The Junior School successfully applied for and received a Landcare grant to conduct some stream watch research around their local area.
As part of their Term 3 Science unit, Year 6 students engaged in an ecological investigation of this local stream which forms part of the Macquarie Rivulet, to be an early warning for pollution events, and to ensure the ongoing health of our local waterway.
This project provided a valuable opportunity for students to know and explore God's creation. Year 6 students used their senses and prior knowledge of the scientific process to observe and understand God's world further.
Through engaging with this project students explored environmental issues, engaged in problem solving, and took practical action to improve their local environment. Students developed a deeper understanding of environmental issues by taking a closer look at water samples from the rivulet at different times and dates. Throughout the process, students were part of the solution as active agents for change, ensuring their local waterways were clean and habitable for existing species. Students worked together for a common purpose and towards a goal of maintaining a safe and thriving habitat that local community members can enjoy.
Thank you to Landcare for the grant! It was a wonderfully engaging project as students engaged in the specific skills of observing qualities, measuring quantities, sorting/classifying, inferring, predicting, experimenting, and communicating.
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