Biodiversity study by Year 11
Our Green Valley campus provides us with terrific natural teaching resources, which allows us to embrace the outdoors. This includes our own school pond together with resident ducks! Year 11 have started their new unit on Ecology and have been investigating the biodiversity of our school pond. They used nets, buckets, trays and keys to sample the pond and measured abundance and species richness. Year 11 then constructed food webs and assigned each organism a trophic level after analyzing their data. They applied the biodiversity index and considered abiotic and biotic factors to establish that the school pond is a stable healthy ecosystem with numerous habitats, communities and populations.