Longneck Lagoon Environmental Education Centre

Telephone02 4573 6323

Emaillongneck-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Stage 2

Longneck Lagoon EEC offers a range of NSW syllabus linked excursions for Stage 2 students.

Excursions for Science and Technology K-6

Excursions for Geography K-6

Stage 2 programs are delivered in groups (preferably class groups) with a maximum group size of 30 students. EEC teaching staff lead all teaching and learning activities. 

Numbers above 60 can be negotiated and incur an additional staffing fee to enable experienced and trained staff to lead a third group (total maximum number of students is 90 per day).

Science & Technology K-6

Living World - Who’s bugging who

NSW​ Science​ and​ Technology​​ K-6​ Syllabus outcomes

  • describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features ST2-10LW

Inquiry questions

  • How do the life cycles of living things differ?
  • How does the environment affect living things?
  • How do some plants and animals depend on each other for survival?

Activities

  • Identify characteristics of an aquatic environment.
  • Dipnetting for water bugs.
  • Identify a range of water bugs using microscopes.
  • Learn about adaptations and inter-relationships between species of water bugs.
  • Bush bug habitat walk.
  • Collect, identify and classify bush bugs.

Excursion summary for printing (WORD 14 KB)

Science and Technology K-6

Earth and Space - Soil and stone 

NSW Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus outcomes

  • a student investigates regular changes caused by interactions between the Earth and the Sun, and changes to the Earth’s surface ST2-10ES-S

  • a student questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations ST2-1WS-S 

Inquiry questions

How do natural processes and human actions change the Earth’s surface over time?

Students:

  • Investigate why the Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity, for example: characteristics of soils

  • Identify that scientific knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions, for example: investigate how erosion is caused by human activity, for example walking on bush trails; investigate how erosion can be minimised, for example constructing boardwalks 

Activities

  • Investigate soil at two sites conducting a range of soil experiments.

  • Conduct further investigations of soil using microscopes. Classify a sample of rocks and stones using different criteria. Conduct an experiment to investigate the movement of water through soil.

  • Learn about the impacts of erosion on the landscape by participating in an erosion experiment. Observe examples of erosion at Longneck Lagoon EEC.

    Excursion summary for printing (WORD 14 KB) 

Geography

The Earth’s environment – environmental explorers

NSW​ Geography​​ K-6​ Syllabus outcomes

  • Examines features and characteristics of places and environments GE2-1
  • Describes the ways people, places and environments interact GE2-2

Inquiry questions

  • How does the environment support the lives of people and other living things?
  • How do living things in the environment interact with each other?
  • What can we learn about caring for and valuing the environment from the practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples?

Activities

  • Cultural Knowledge Walk
  • Bush study
  • Creek investigations.

Excursion summary for printing (WORD 14 KB)