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Jungle Jive (Stage 3)

The concert has already started! Find a 'ticket' to enter the cool temperate rainforest to discover the delights of this natural environment.

Students discover the adaptations of the rainforest plants and mark on a map where these are located, using compass points and geographical terms. Take a photo of these plants and pose an environmental inquiry question to help develop a broader appreciation for this special environment.

Stages

Stage 3 Geography

Location

Visitor Centre

Duration

2 hours

Cost

Click here. Minimum charges apply. Discounts apply for full day programs!

What Happens?

  • Join in a silent walk to listen to the sounds of the jungle. Use all your senses to experience this environment.
  • Create a compass on the ground using loose parts to indicate north, south, east and west.
  • Discover vegetation with different adaptations in each direction, checking the direction with a personal compass.
  • Using a matrix of requirements of aspect, take photos of vegetation growing in those locations.
  • Mark these locations on their map and pose an environmental enquiry question for each one.

Students Will...

  • Use geographical concepts about place, space and the environment.
  • Develop geographical questions to integrate and plan an enquiry.
  • Communicate geographical information regarding significance of places and what they are like as well as the way we manage these spaces.
  • Use geographical tools such as maps, photographs and satellite images.
  • Participate in fieldwork using compasses.

Curriculum Links

  • Describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments. (GE3-1)
  • Acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry. (GE3-4)
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