Title What animals live here?
Summary Tourists love to visit game reserves in the bushveld and see big game but in the City of Cape Town, most wild animals are very small. Some larger animals do survive in the City’s nature reserves but they are difficult to observe because they are secretive, nocturnal or live in burrows. In this activity, learners will investigate which animals live in a local nature reserve and classify the animals they observe.
Activity CS CA FW
Design a Leaf
Indigenous plants that grow in a Mediterranean climate are adapted to survive these dry summers. In this lesson learners will build models to show how leaves are adapted to reduce the loss of water from plants.
How do plants and animals survive?
In this fieldwork activity, learners will observe plants and / or animals in their school grounds and a nature reserve. They will decide how these plants / animals are adapted to survive in their particular habitats, and how they interact with other plants / animals.
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Invasive and indigenous
Invasive alien plants cause many environmental problems. In this practical fieldwork activity, the learner will conduct an
investigation comparing the variety of plants in two plots of a similar area, one in natural vegetation and the other in an area invaded by alien plants.
CS CA FW
Going, going … gone! 7-9
What do terms like rare, endangered and extinct mean? Do these terms apply to any of the plants and animals in the lowlands of the City of Cape Town? In this activity, the learner will define these terms in their own words and find out more about some of Cape Town’s special and threatened plant and animal species – and why they need our help.
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Key to learning approaches
CA CB CS FW
classroom activities computer based computer supported fieldwork