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5. Human Impact - Positive and Negative

This is one of six education resource topics created for teachers of science and social science. This page includes activities for students looking at the effect we, humans, have had on the beach environment.

The chart below outlines all activities that can be used in the classroom as well as out in the environment.

Activities

Environmental Education Aspect

Environmental Education Concept

Curriculum Links

Suggested Curriculum Level

 

5a

The past - how have people affected beaches?

Activity summary and activity sheets
(132KB, pdf)

PDF of PowerPoint Presentation
(3.58MB, pdf)

About the environment

Personal and social responsibility for action
Sustainability
Interdependence

Social Science

Any

5b

How do people affect beaches?

Activity summary and activity sheets
(270KB, pdf)

About the environment

Personal and social responsibility for action
Sustainability
Interdependence

Social Science Science

Level 3 and above

5c

Positive and negative beach use posters

Activity summary and activity sheets
(1.19MB, pdf)

About the environment

Personal and social responsibility for action
Sustainability
Interdependence

Social Science

Any

5d

Photo montage - human impact on dunes

Activity summary and activity sheets
(247KB, pdf)

PDF of PowerPoint presentation
(4.25MB, pdf)

About the environment

Interdependence
Sustainability

Social Science Science

Any

5e

Current issue case study - vehicle damage in sand dunes

Activity summary and activity sheets
(103KB, pdf)

PDF of PowerPoint presentation
(1.12MB, pdf)

About the environment

Sustainability

Social Science Science

Any

5f

Beach traffic survey

Activity summary and activity sheets
(229KB, pdf)

About and in the environment

Sustainability
Personal and social responsibility for action

Social Science Maths

Level 3 and above

5g

Beach erosion - summary of impacts

Activity summary and activity sheets
(592KB, pdf)

About the environment

Sustainability
Interdependence

Social Science Science

Levels 3-4

5h

Climate change

Activity summary and activity sheets
(130KB, pdf)

Climate change and the beach (8.02MB, PPT)

About the environment

Sustainability
Interdependence

Social Science Science

Level 4 and above

5i 

Impacting interconnectedness

Activity summary and activity sheets
(393KB, pdf)

About the environment

Sustainability
Interdependence

Social Sciences
Science

Level 2 and above

5j 

Rubbish and recycling at the beach 

Activity summary and activity sheets (4.02MB, pdf)

About and for/with the
environment

Personal and social
responsibility for
action
Biodiversity
Sustainability
Interdependence

Literacy
Arts
Science
Social Science

 
Levels 1- 4