Assessment strategy - land management
Suggestions for gathering information about student learning are provided in each of the activities in this module. Once satisfied that sufficient information has been collected, teachers may make judgments about students’ demonstration of outcomes. Typical demonstrations of this module’s intended outcomes are provided here to give teachers an indication of the pattern of behaviour to look for when making judgments.
Science and society
6.2 Students design and perform controlled investigations to produce believable evidence.
- account for changes in water quality parameters sampled in field data collection
- explain the need for conservation farming practices, on the basis of evidence obtained through experimentation.
6.3 Students use scientific concepts to evaluate the costs and benefits of applications of science (including agricultural and industrial practices).
- relate specific types of agricultural practice to specific environmental impacts
- explain the role of science and scientists in monitoring land and environmental conditions and proposing solutions to environmental problems
- propose and justify methods of sustainable agricultural practice.
Earth and beyond
6.3 Students argue a position regarding stewardship of the earth and beyond, and consider the implications of using renewable and non-renewable resources.
- explain how past land use has affected the Australian environment and contributed to land degradation
- justify the need for agricultural practices that are sustainable in the long term.
Life and living
6.3 Students prepare scenarios to describe the potential long-term effects of changes in biodiversity caused by human action on ecosystems.
- describe the changes that humans have made to the natural landscape through agricultural practices
- explain the positive and negative effects of agricultural practices on habitats and on biodiversity within those habitats
- explain how agricultural practices can be compatible with biodiversity conservation.
Last updated 6 August 2010