Junior Version – Foundation to Level 2
There are different types of ecosystems in the ocean and the types of living things found in them are different.
Humans use the living things found in the oceans for a variety of purposes.
Human activity affects the well-being of living things in the oceans.
The ocean is a source of huge amounts of renewable energy, including wind and tidal energy.
Renewable energy sources can be a way to provide energy to humans with less impact on the environment.
Matching living things to their ocean environment by looking at their physical features.
Demonstration of how an oil spill can impact the living things in the area, and how long these effects last.
Demonstration of a turbine and how it is used to generate electricity.
Making a simple windmill to learn about wind turbine design.
Exploration of material properties and how that affects what can be built in the ocean.
90 minute workshops also include these activities:
Testing the impact of ocean acidification on living things that have shells.
Completing a life cycle puzzle and discussing the similarities and differences between living things from the ocean and from the land.
Demonstration of the forces involved in oceanic currents, such as the East Australia Current.
Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211)
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)
Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose (ACSSU031)
Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape (ACSSU019)
Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways (ACSSU032)
A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (ACSSU033)
People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022)