Feral Focus

Western Australia Science curriculum framework

Student outcomes and links to relevant activities

Feral Focus links directly to the following curriculum levels and is designed for secondary students up to year 10.

Early adolescence (Level 3, Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6) - Science

Outcomes

Content organiser

The focus for learning is on:

Students should be taught:

Activity

Life and Living

Interdependence of living things

  • roles, relationships, cycling of matter, flow of energy and the interdependence of living things
  • changes to natural systems and the effects on organisms, habitats and sustainable environments
  • relationships between organisms in ecosystems that aid or hinder their survival
  • (eg parasite/host, competition, collaboration)
  • habitats and adaptations affect organisms' chances of survival, patterns of distribution and abundance
  • changes to environments have different causes and effects (eg toxins, feral species, habitat change, endangering species)
  • people are interdependent with natural systems and their activities have consequences for the environment
  • care of the environment involves ecological sustainability, rehabilitation and retention of biodiversity

Earth and Beyond

Sustainability of life and wise resource use

Physical and natural systems and sustainability

  • relationships between resource use, human impacts on the environment and ecological sustainability
  • relationships between resource use, human impacts on the environment and ecological sustainability
  • (eg how humans causesalinity problems and the extinction of species)
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