Learning Activity 5: Feedback on findings
In the classroom after the field trip, analyse the data as outlined in the individual worksheet (above). Complete Analysis of Field Work Observations: Questions 2-3 and 6-7.
Draw graphs by hand or use a computer program like MS Excel.
Discuss your findings and answer the questions in the worksheet Threats to Biodiversity (below). For additional information, read Module 4: Urban nature under pressure.
Share your answers to the investigation question in a small group or class discussion (Question 3).
Assessment tasks and tools
Completed individual worksheets: Analysis of Fieldwork Observations and Threats to Biodiversity.
Taking it further …
Find out more about specific invasive alien and indigenous species by doing projects such as:
Finding out about invasive aliens:
Research two invasive alien species, giving their scientific and common names.
Explain why they were imported into South Africa and where they originally came from.
Explain how they have impacted on the environment in South Africa.
Describe the methods used to control these species.
Finding out about useful indigenous plants:
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Research two useful indigenous plant species, giving their scientific and common names. Find out what part(s) of the plant is used and what it is used for. Find out whether or not plants are being cultivated or harvested in a sustainable way so that they are not threatened
You can complete this project on the computer, using information and illustrations in this resource and related websites. Type and illustrate your projects using MS Word or PowerPoint.
These project outlines were developed by Mrs Lesley Watson of Bergvliet High School