Biodiversity Audit – Grade 4 & 5 – Habitat Mapping

Activity Introduction

An audit is a technique that through unbiased exploration helps establish the baseline levels of a particular facet of an organisation (your school in this case). Once baseline has been ascertained, you can move to improve wherever you fell short. To perform an environmental audit, one is required to investigate, measure, analyse and evaluate our environment, in an unbiased way using a resource or activity.

Grade: 4 & 5

Prior Knowledge: Basic map work

Resources Required: Paper, coloured pencils/crayons, clipboards (if available)

Key Concepts & Skills: Biodiversity, Creativity & Innovation, Curiosity, Communicating, Collaborating, Analysing

Assessment Task (If Applicable): No

Extra Notes: Outside lesson so weather dependent

Duration: 1-1.5 hours

Level of teacher facilitation: Low

Curriculum links: Natural Science – Life & Living; Social Sciences – Geography – Map Skills

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