These activities are based around the Ecosystems topic in the Australian Curriculum – Science.
Completion of these specific activities requires students to have a basic understanding of some of the functions of the Atlas of Living Australia. The ALA User Guides provide simple instructions on the necessary processes, but we recommend the teacher to go through some of the basics with the students first, especially given that most of the activities ask students in various ways to evaluate the Atlas as a data source.
While these activities are designed to meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum with a local focus, they are not the only ways that the ALA can be used in Year 9 and 10 classes. Feel free to amend these activities to suit your needs, or if you can see other ways to incorporate ALA use, please do so. We would be keen to hear about how you’re using the Atlas in your classroom.