2018 Biology and Investigating Science – Fieldwork / Depth Study at Penrith Lakes EEC
Pre-visit questions and resources
What is Penrith Lakes?
Why are we investigating it?
- For background material view the Penrith Lakes Draft Vision Plan
Why do we conduct fieldwork?
How do we conduct fieldwork?
(For ‘depth study’ modelling refer to student worksheet on this website)
Post-visit questions and resources
Write a report answering – How healthy are Penrith Lakes? Give reasons for your answer.
How sustainable is the lakes ecosystem?
Suggestions for post visit Depth Study –
(Note: students should come up with their own questions)
Can mining sites be restored to a sustainable condition?
What factors impact on the water quality of a lake?
Why might the population of waterbirds differ between lakes?
Click here to view the Historical abiotic data graphs for the Final Detention Basin
Click here to view Understanding water quality
Additional Geography Resources – Pre/Post Visit