Year 11

VCE Biology Fieldwork (Unit 1 Area of Study 2)

Ricketts Point Sea StarRicketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Students will discover the physiology and behaviour of common marine species within Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary and how these adaptations assist their survival in this challenging environment. Abiotic factors in the environment will also be introduced and how these impact species internal systems (homeostasis). Students will undertake a field investigation across the intertidal zone to gain a better understanding of the relationships between organisms within an ecosystem. They will have the opportunity to develop their fieldwork skills including quadrat surveys, species identification, classification, observation and data recording.

The Forest Environment (Enviro Science Unit 1)

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

Discover the forest environment, it’s structure, functions and natural processes.

The Forest Experience (O&E Studies Unit 1)

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

Explore how people value and experience forests.

Hazards and Disasters in the Forest (VCE Geography Unit 1)

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

Explore the magnificent forest ecosystems of the Victorian Central Highlands, and investigate the hydro-meteorological hazards and disasters that characterise the region.  Visit sites with contrasting ecological functions and response to bushfire, and that are at varying stages of recovery from such disaster. Discuss human responses to the region’s bushfire hazards and disasters, including prediction of risk and vulnerability, planning protection and mitigation, recovery and reconstruction. Complete fieldwork activities that will collect primary data for the unit’s SAC requirement.

Impacts of Forest Use (O&E Studies Unit 2)

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

Discover the characteristics of forest environments and the impacts of human activities in Toolangi State Forest.

Wood as a Resource (Design & Tech)

Toolangi State ForestToolangi State Forest

State forests are managed for multiple uses, including the provision of timber resources. Explore the use of forests as a source of timber for a range of uses.