Students will investigate an animal or plant that depends upon mangroves for survival.
This lesson may be used as a standalone lesson, however it will also build on knowledge from the Lesson: What are mangroves?
In this lesson, students will complete research on a species found in the mangrove environment. Students could present their findings as a poster, a presentation or a written report.
The Student Worksheet: Mangrove creature feature will provide students will some guidance for information to be gathered during their research.
Western Australian curriculum
|Science||Science understanding||Biological sciences||ACSSU073, ACSSU043|
|English||Language||Expressing and developing ideas||ACELA1498|
|English||Literacy||Creating texts||ACELY1694, ACELY1704|
- Allocate or ask students to choose a mangrove-dependent animal from the following list:
- Estuarine crocodile
- Mud crab
- Fiddler crab
- Mangrove jack
- Provide students with Student Worksheet: Mangrove creature feature and allocate class time or as homework to complete. Discuss with students how findings should be presented.
- Provide students with an opportunity to present their findings to the class.