This activity will introduce what mangroves are, their basic biology and where they are found.
Background information about mangroves may be found in the Fact Sheet: Mangroves and Poster: The Mysteries of Mangroves.
This activity may be run using the internet or during a library session, or as a whole class discussion or comprehension activity, based on an informative book.
Teacher Resource Sheet: Mangrove flashcards is available for you to assist in promoting discussion.
Students will require a copy of Student Worksheet: What are mangroves?
Western Australian curriculum
|Humanities and Social Sciences||Knowledge and understanding||Geography||ACHASSK089|
|English||Language||Expressing and developing ideas||ACELA1498|
|English||Literacy||Interacting with others||ACELY1688, ACELY1709|
|Science||Science understanding||Biological sciences||ACSSU043, ACSSU094|
- Lead a discussion with students about mangroves. Has anyone seen a mangrove? Where do you find them? How would you describe a mangrove?
- Use Mangrove flashcards to help stimulate discussion.
- Provide students with Student Worksheet: What are mangroves? and allow time to search the internet or through informative books to collect the information.
- Engage students in a class discussion to share their responses.