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Inhabiting Intertidal Rocky Shores

Students will learn about the rocky intertidal zone, the organisms that live there and the challenges they face to survive. The presentations ‘Inhabiting the Intertidal’ and ‘The Intertidal Zone: a reef platform’ relate to this lesson plan.


  • Beachcomber
  • Biodiversity
  • Biology
  • Ecosystems
  • Food web
  • Habitat
  • Human Impacts


  • 7-10
  • Early 3-6
  • Late 3-6



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Students will:
  • Develop an understanding of the intertidal environment.
  • Understand the properties of limestone.
  • Understand that organisms develop adaptations to survive in their environment.
  • Develop knowledge of food webs in the intertidal environment.

Australian Curriculum Outcomes

  • ACSHE061
  • ACSHE081
  • ACSIS064
  • ACSIS066
  • ACSIS088
  • ACSIS105
  • ACSIS216
  • ACSIS218
  • ACSIS221
  • ACSIS231
  • ACSIS232
  • ACSSU043
  • ACSSU073
  • ACSSU075
  • ACSSU095
  • ACSSU112
  • ACSSU176

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