Stage 2 Brochure

Australian Environments – The Great Yowie Hunt | Stage 2 | Science

This excursion addresses outcomes from the Science, Mathematics and English K-6 Syllabuses.

Focus – Science Substrand – Living World Knowledge and Understanding – Natural Environment

Students explore the natural environment and learn about science as a unique way of answering questions about the health of plants, animals and ecosystems, and the importance of this information in decision-making and problem solving. There are ranges of highly engaging hands on activities that provide students with the opportunities to develop improved visual and scientific literacy.

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First Contacts – It Didn’t Always Look Like This | Stage 2 | History

This excursion addresses outcomes from the NSW History, Science and Mathematics K-6 Syllabuses.

Focus – Australian History Content – First Contacts

It provides opportunities for students to investigate change over time in the Penrith Lakes area of Sydney, local heritage and the impacts of various eras of human occupancy.

The teaching and learning activities provide students with the knowledge and understanding to participate in the ongoing development of a just and equitable Australian society that genuinely reconciles with Aboriginal peoples.

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Additional Resources – Pre/Post Visit

Tessa’s Story Tessa’s Story Teaching Unit

 

The Earth’s Environment | Stage 2 | Geography

This excursion addresses outcomes from the NSW Geography Syllabus.

Focus – Geography – Natural Environment

The geographical inquiry process will investigate Penrith Lakes Scheme as a contemporary geographical land use issue at a local scale. Through investigation of the issue, students will examine the geographical characteristics of the site, the interconnections between the place and a range of people with varying points of view, the role of government in the issue, and sustainability considerations. Students will also develop understanding of the decision-making processes and roles and responsibilities of the different levels of government.

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73

 

Additional Resources – Pre/Post Visit

Geographical ToolkitPenrith Lakes Draft Vision Plan