Freshwater Ecosystems

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Freshwater Ecosystems

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.

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Year Level

Year 9 to Year 10

Students will

  • Conduct physical and chemical tests to investigate the health and biodiversity of the wetland 
  • Pond for aquatic invertebrate to support findings

Key focuses

  • Investigate the biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem
  • Health and biodiversity
  • Aquatic invertebrates 

Curriculum Links

Level 9-10 Science

Available Times

Morning: 10.15am - 11:45am (1.5 hours) Afternoon: 12.45pm - 2.15pm (1.5 hours)

Program Cost

$13.50 per student

Meeting Point

Meet at the Visitors Centre at Cranbourne Gardens

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