This is a 5 lesson unit designed to cover the second of two Biological Science content areas for
Year 4 students.

Students learn about ecosystems and the importance of balance and the relationships between living things.

The final assessment piece is a very large game, which will take some time, both in preparation and also in execution, but should be well worth the investment of time. It is best played in large groups, so if you’re in a bigger school, consider asking if any other teachers would be interested in taking part.

5 x 1 hour lessons
Cross curriculum
13x resources/worksheets
Overview

In this unit, students:

  • Research the variety of ecosystems that exist around the world.
  • Explore the different roles that living things can have within an ecosystem.
  • Predict what will happen when living things in feeding relationships are removed or die out.
  • Examine the risks to ecosystems, especially those caused by humans.