Students from Warrawong HS enjoyed an extended stay at the IEEC for two days of fieldwork, canoeing and even some late afternoon fishing. I was really impressed with the application of students to their work and those that just couldn't do enough to help.
Students used aerial photos to describe natural and built features of the landscape. Working as a team they identified and described key plants and animals of the mangroves and saltmarsh. Once species had been identified they undertook to compare and contrast the abundance of species near the low tide and high tide zones. This information was used to formulate hypotheses about species distribution and then use a belt transect to identify patterns between species distribution and abiotic factors.
Well done Warrawong HS.
Students requiring additional support can click on this link for access to spreadsheets, an e-journal, work samples and annotated photos. Beneath your photos you'll see links to some YouTube video created by other Year 11 Biology students.