Freshwater Ecosystems (9–10)
Investigate the biotic and abiotic components of an aquatic ecosystem.
Students will learn how the recirculating wetland in the Australian Garden acts as a natural bio-filtration system, keeping the water cool, clean and clear, as well as supporting a host of aquatic life. They will test the physical and chemical properties of a freshwater ecosystem and use the presence or absence of biological indicator species to assess ecosystem health.
Year 9 to Year 10
- Conduct physical and chemical tests to investigate the health and biodiversity of the wetland
- Pond for aquatic invertebrate to support findings
- Investigate the biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem
- Health and biodiversity
- Aquatic invertebrates
Level 9-10 Science
Morning: 10.15am - 11:45am (1.5 hours) Afternoon: 12.45pm - 2.15pm (1.5 hours)
$13.50 per student
Meet at the Visitors Centre at Cranbourne Gardens