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Investigating Science – Intertidal Wetlands

Investigating Science: Cause and Effect: Observing; Inferences and Observations



Bobbin Head’s intertidal wetland is located in a drowned river valley on the Cowan Creek.

Using the scientific process, scientists and researchers are able to accumulate an evidence-based body of knowledge about the ecosystem functioning and the human interactions, providing a framework to manage human impacts.

Special Note

This program requires a low tide day to enable the students to study the crabs. Please ask our staff when you are making a booking.

Inquiry questions

How does observation instigate scientific investigation?

How does primary data provide evidence for further investigation?

How does the collection and presentation of primary data affect the outcome of a scientific investigation?

How do conclusions drawn from the interpretation of primary data promote further scientific investigation?

What inferences can be drawn from observations?

Excursion locations

This program is offered at Bobbin Head. Click on the image to find out more about this site.

Investigating Science - Intertidal Wetlands Resource Hub

The Investigating Science - Intertidal Wetlands Resource Hub supports the fieldwork program and includes pre-visit activities, teacher programming outline and resources. This resources will support schools/students wanting to complete this as a depth study. Please contact the Centre for more information.