Getting started

Select ONE question from the list below:

  • What if our river systems and wetlands were degraded beyond repair?
  • How can we protect our global fish stocks?
  • Should taxes pay for the protection of biomes?
  • Is sustainable farming a feasible option for everyone in the world?
  • Which biome is most important in terms of meeting our needs?
  • How is drought affecting our Biomes?
  • How did the recent bushfires affect our Biomes?
  • What has been the most significant impact that humans have had on our natural biomes?

Your investigation question should be an open-ended question that can be answered and must be focused on ONE specific biome.  

Here’s a starting place

Biome basics http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/index.php

Biomes of the world http://www.mbgnet.net/

Biome habitats http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/

General geography textbooks – Good for a Year 9 reading level

Thompson, Kate 2016 Geography NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Stage 4 & 5, Cambridge, Melbourne p.117.
EXPLORE 910 ACW
Collins, Drew et.al. ,2016 Insight Geography Australian Curriculum for NSW, Oxford, Melbourne p.57.
EXPLORE 910 COL

Now get specific

Be a smarter searcher

Words in your marking criteria can help.

“Food production” and threats and Australia
Salinity and food industry and Australia
Drought impact farming
Improving food production Australia

“food security”

“Food production” and sustainability

Bushfires and National parks

Impact bushfires

“fish kill” “Darling river”

Getting the video organised

Newspapers

You can only resist too long’ the threat to Sydney’s food bowl SMHDec 22 2017

Try deforestation

Good for newspaper articles

Videos good for this question

  • What has been the most significant impact that humans have had on our natural biomes?

Impact of humans on Darling river

Impact of humans on this wetland

academic language:

Options for presentation

  • Short video/ animation OR Pre-filmed TED-style talk (not more than 3-5 mins)
  • Website
  • A primary school resource
  • Slides (not to be large amounts of writing that are read off)
  • Magazine articles
  • Short Story
  • Audio tour
  • Podcast or Vlog
  • Prezzi


to use iMovie

How to use Movie Maker