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Changing Biomes - Stage 5

Students will learn about the ecology of the Cumberland Plains Woodland, an example of a woodland biome, and how humans have resulted in its listing as critically endangered. Students will undertake mapping exercises to observe and quantify how the Cumberland Plains Woodlands have been altered. They will undertake water and soil quality testing and learn about sustainable rehabilitation stratagies taking place within the Cumberland Plains Woodland.



Stage 5 Geography





2 hrs


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Excursion Key Themes:
  • Investigate the Cumberland Plains Woodlands as an example of a woodland biome
  • Explore how human impacts have resulted in the Cumberland Plains Woodland listing as critically endangered
  • Investigate sustainability strategies to minimise environmental impacts on the remaining Cumberland Plains Woodland
Students will...
  • Create a sketch map of the study area from a satellite image. Walk through the woodland mapping evidence of human impacts.
  •  Perform soil and water quality testing to asses the health of the woodland
  • Investigate sustainability stratagies that minimise environmental impacts on the woodland
Analyses the effect of interactions and connections between people, places and environments

Assesses management strategies for places and environments for their sustainability

Acquires and processes geographical information by selecting and using appropriate and relevant geographical tools for inquiry

Changing biomes

investigate the human alteration of biomes to produce food, industrial materials and fibres and the environmental effects of these alterations, for example: (ACHGK061)
  • examination of human alterations to the physical characteristics of biomes eg vegetation removal, agriculture, land terracing, irrigation, mining VR   
  • assessment of environmental impacts of human alterations to biomes eg habitat and biodiversity loss, water pollution, salinity GS ST   
  • discussion of successful sustainability strategies that minimise environmental impacts  

Each component was perfectly connected to the requirements of the Geography Curriculum. The whole team was supportive, professional and each team member genuinely showed they enjoyed their job!
Teacher, Bass High School