Engage with a variety of conceptual-based questions which explore the impact of fire practices on plants and animals.
These conceptual-based questions provide multiple entry and exit points. They explore concepts at varying complexities and can be used in a number of ways. Some examples include:
small group inquiry
Related activities within this resources:
Activity 1 - Seed germination
We’ve all seen nature spring back into life after a fire. In this resource students will investigate the effect of ash on the germination of native seeds and how fire can be used in productive ways.
Occurs over a week or more, with something to monitor for the class across this time span.
Native seeds, Banksia spp. seeds, dry leaf litter, BBQ area or fire pit, fire lighters, plastic petri dishes, ash
Activity 2 - Diamond Ranking
Students will need to draw upon their critical thinking skills and express their perspective when ranking statements about Indigenous fire practices.
Activity 3 - Exploring ecosystems before and after a controlled burn
Students can select an ecosystem, draw and explain what happens to the ecosystem before and after a controlled burn, linking this back to supporting biodiversity.