The Year 6 students at the College put on their scientific hats recently to complete a water study on macro-invertebrates.
As part of the Year 6 syllubus, students are dealing with water as a natural resource. With this content to consider, a field trip was arranged. Busselton has a significant amount of water to explore, but the wetlands at Wonnerup were chosen on what was a beautiful winter’s day.
The students were provided with all the necessary equipment needed to gather samples from the wetland and were then asked to extract any living macro-invertebrates they could find. The students were then to try and identify what they found. Opportunities were provided for the participants to study their findings under the microscrope.
Mr Andrew Dijkstra organised the outing which proved to be a terrific success. To complete the experience, the students were able to watch local birdlife from the bird hide and were given a talk to by an ornithologist. The process of observing and identifying what they saw here was also a major part of the day.