Information for Teachers
Australian Science Standards
BS (ACSSU73) Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive
BS (ACSSU73) Plants provide shelter for animals
GS (ACHASSK088) The importance of environments, including natural vegetation, to animals and people
UIS (ACSHE062) Science has contributed to a discussion about an issue such as loss of habitat for living things (human activity)
New Zealand Science Achievement Objectives
LW: The interdependence of living things in an ecosystem
LW: The key structural features and functions involved in the life processes of plants and animals
NS: Scientists’ investigations are informed by current science theories and aim to collect evidence that will be interpreted through processes of logical argument
How to search the internet
1 Keep your request short
Fewer words will give a more accurate search.
2 Choose exactly what you want
For example: Arctic Circle Climate
3 Use quotes
Double quotes around a set of words tell the search engine to consider those exact words in that exact order without any change. For example: “Arctic Circle Climate”
4 Use the plus sign (+)
If you add a plus sign (+) between words, the internet will search for all the words. For example: migrate+birds+whales+mammal
5 Use the minus sign (–) to say what you don’t want
Use a minus sign (–) to show words you do not want to appear in your results. For example: if you search for burrowing animals and do not want mammals in your search, –mammals will exclude mammals. Note that you need to put a space before the minus sign for the word to be excluded.
6 Be very clear about what you don’t want
Ask questions and make predictions
After reading Living with the Tides, you may have many questions about the types of tidal habitats and the creatures that live there.
List your questions
- Compare your list with questions that others have.
- Choose a question you would like to investigate.
- You can work alone, with a partner, or in a small group.
You may want to choose one or more of these questions to investigate
Q1. What are the main types of tidal habitats?
Q2. How do waves and tides influence tidal habitats?
Q3. How do plants and animals survive in tidal habitats?
Q4. What is being done to protect tidal habitats?Go to Part 2 Plan and investigate →
Plan and investigate
Do searches in the internet or in books or talk to people who can help to find the information you are looking for.
Your teacher may suggest suitable websites for further information.Go to Part 3 Record and analyse data →
Record and analyse data
Find a way of recording your information that will allow you to see any patterns in the data.
Data Chart for Living with the TidesDownload Chart
Go to Part 4 Evaluate the information →
Evaluate the information
1. Look over the information you have gathered and the patterns you have found.
What do these tidal environments have in common? Why are they fragile?
2. Search for other patterns.
What might happen to these environments in the future? How can they be protected?
3. Makes notes about what you find.Go to Part 5 Communicate and share ideas →