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7iC Semester 2 - Eco-School Challenge - iCan Make a Change: Biodiversity

A collaborative unit to focus on eco-issues at Hale School


Examine the flora and fauna of Hale School and suggests ways to increase the levels of biodiversity around the school.

To make sure everyone has a sound understanding of their preferred eco-topic you are expected to construct bullet-point notes for Biodiversity. Notes are to be submitted by the end of lesson 10. Transfer your focus questions to your note-making sheet and get highlighting.

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Oliver search strategies

Use the Oliver catalogue to search for more items that may be useful for your issue.

Online encyclopaedias

Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and reliable information. It may be best to access these articles from the Online encyclopaedias page through the Hale portal. Don't forget Britannica has ready made citations for you to use.

  • Variety of reading levels
  • Quality resources including text, images, videos and ‘Web’s Best Sites’
  • Read aloud facility
  • Size your font up or down
  • Ready-made citation

It is best to access articles by opening  Online Encyclopaedias portal page and then search using general keywords. For example:

How do we connect young people to their environment? Sustainable Schools: (NSW 2021)

Suggested videos

Australia's biodiversity at breaking point – a picture essay

This is a great picture essay about how land clearing, deforestation, emissions, drought and warming oceans are all worsening the attack on Australia’s threatened species. Click here to view

Reference Generator

It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards.

A sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on these pages would look like:

"Biodiversity." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 9 Apr. 2018. Accessed 30 May. 2018.

Jakab, C 2007, Biodiversity, Macmillan, South Yarra, Vic.

Teknologiraadetdk 2013, World Wide Views on Biodiversity 2012 - Documentary, 22 February, accessed 30 May 2018, <>.