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Teacher guide Exploring the Reef

TLF ID M020700

This is a detailed plan for teaching a unit on exploring the Reef. It includes a unit outline, overview and aim, learning outcomes, inquiry questions, background information about the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, lesson plans and a guide to assessment. The lesson sequence is based on the inquiry based 5Es approach to teaching Science, with a focus on investigations that encourage scientific thinking. The resource includes links to the Australian curriculum including general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities. It also provides student worksheets and links to other useful resources.

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  • This resource is available from the Reef Guardians website.
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  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
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  • Publisher
  • Name: The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
  • Organization: The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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  • Online
  • © Commonwealth of Australia 2016. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) licence