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Rainforests of NSW
Stage 3 (Years 5-6), HSIE
‘Rainforests of NSW’ is one of our education resources for Stage 3 students. It illustrates rainforest types, structure, energy and nutrient cycles, and food chains within NSW national parks. ‘Rainforests of NSW’ is an expansion of the HSIE syllabus unit ‘Global Environments – Rainforests’, and has some excellent ideas for school excursions.
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The ‘Rainforests of NSW’ teaching kit has been prepared to help teach the value of rainforests in NSW. Students will learn about rainforest types, structure, energy and nutrient cycles, and food chains. Further fact sheets cover the importance of rainforests, the human impact upon them, and managing for risk.
Highlighting some key local rainforests in places like Dorrigo National Park – part of the New England group of the World Heritage Gondwana Rainforests of Australia – this kit was created with Stage 3 students in mind. It expands upon the HSIE sample unit ‘Global Environments – Rainforests’ from the HSIE syllabus support document, and encourages local field studies of our rainforests.
This teaching kit was developed by NPWS Discovery for Schools staff in the NSW North Coast region to support schools participating in the Discovery for Schools excursion program.
|Stage||Stage 3 (Years 5-6)|
|Key learning area||HSIE|
ENS3.5. Demonstrates an understanding of the interconnectedness between Australia and global environments and how individuals and groups can act in an ecologically responsible manner.
ENS3.6. Explains how various beliefs and practices influence the ways in which people interact with, change and value their environment.
This teaching kit includes: