Stage 6 Depth Study: Ausmap

Stage 6 Depth Study: Ausmap

Overview

This full day program takes students through the Citizen Science Australian Microplastic Assessment Project. AUSMAP is coalition of school students, environment groups, universities and educators gathering critical new data about microplastic in our waterways.

Your students will apply the process of working scientifically by developing a hypothesis, collecting and processing data from the Sydney Harbour foreshore, and evaluating the impact of microplastics on marine fauna.

The data collected by your students helps to create vivid maps of microplastic pollution hotspots around Australia, enabling communities and government to implement behaviour change, regulate industry, and develop better waste management systems.

What's involved

This full day program is available at Taronga Zoo Sydney only. See below for further information. 

Outcomes

Year 11 Earth and Environmental Science

  • Questioning and predicting EES11-1 develops and evaluates questions and hypotheses for scientific investigation
  • Conducting investigations EES11-3 conducts investigations to collect valid and reliable primary and secondary data and information
  • Processing data and information EES11-4 selects and processes appropriate qualitative and quantitative data and information using a range of appropriate media
  • Analysing data and information EES11-5 analyses and evaluates primary and secondary data and information
  • Communicating EES11-7 communicates scientific understanding using suitable language and terminology for a specific audience or purpose
  • Communicating EES11-11 describes human impact on the Earth in relation to hydrological processes, geological processes and biological changes

Year 11 Investigating Science:  

  • Questioning and predicting INS11-1 develops and evaluates questions and hypotheses for scientific investigation
  • Conducting investigations INS11-3 conducts investigations to collect valid and reliable primary and secondary data and information
  • Processing data and information INS11-4 selects and processes appropriate qualitative and quantitative data and information using a range of appropriate media
  • Analysing data and information INS11-5 analyses and evaluates primary and secondary data and information
  • Communicating INS11-7 communicates scientific understanding using suitable language and terminology for a specific audience or purpose
  • Knowledge and Understanding INS11-8 identifies that the collection of primary and secondary data initiates scientific investigations

Year 12 Investigating Science:  

  • Questioning and predicting INS12-1 develops and evaluates questions and hypotheses for scientific investigation
  • Conducting investigations INS12-3 conducts investigations to collect valid and reliable primary and secondary data and information
  • Processing data and information INS12-4 selects and processes appropriate qualitative and quantitative data and information using a range of appropriate media
  • Analysing data and information INS12-5 analyses and evaluates primary and secondary data and information
  • Communicating INS12-7 communicates scientific understanding using suitable language and terminology for a specific audience or purpose
  • Knowledge and Understanding INS12-12 develops and evaluates the process of undertaking scientific investigations