Green Zone Years 4-6

UNIFY Series Year 4-6

Course Information

Green Zone transforms your students into citizen scientists. They develop sophisticated scientific inquiry skills as they compare and contrast green zones and designated fishing zones in Moreton Bay.

This program includes a high quality research voyage on-board Inspiration with Moreton Bay EEC. The voyage costs an additional $35 per student and the school or students pay for transport to and from Manly Harbour, east of Brisbane.

Note: Schools who cannot travel to Manly Harbour can still participate in this course. Please contact the IMPACT Centre to find out more.

Green Zone helps schools to build staff and student capability simultaneously. Web conference supervisor can co-teach with our online teacher.

Target Group

Teacher judgement and student interest in the topic should assist selection. Some schools use this project as an opportunity to extend mid-to-high achieving students and to build staff capability.




Lesson Overview

1Introduction to Green Zone and web conferencing skills
2Scientific inquiry skills and introduction to the eLearn environment
3Pre-test, interpreting data skills
4Introduction to Moreton Bay – past, present, future
5Evidence, types of data, presenting, organising and interpreting data
6Planning investigations – fair testing and variables
7Field trip briefing, analyse and interpret data from previous field trips
8Research Field Trip – Manly Boat Harbour (no web conference)**
9Determine patterns, trends and anomalies, draw inferences
10Evaluate scientific process, draw evidence-based conclusions
11Post-test, eLearn activities
12Review, consolidate and extend on project learning. Celebrate success

Assessment and Reporting


Assessment consists of a pre-test to provide diagnostic data and identify starting points, a post-test to gauge distance travelled, a working scientifically template and Green Zone Log (portfolio).

 Schools are provided with a report containing pre- and post-test results, attendance data and survey feedback as well as qualitative report card comments for inclusion as an OLA.



Last updated 03 December 2018
Last updated 03 December 2018