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Kamay Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

Kamay Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

NSW Department of Education Teachers

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Stage 4 - Geography - Landscapes and Landforms

Stage 4 geography


Cape Solander and Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell


Students will investigate, undertake fieldwork and collect data at Cape Solander and Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell.

They will compare the landscapes and landforms at both sites with a focus on the environmental and human processes that have formed and transformed them.


GE4-1 locates and describes the diverse features and characteristics of a range of places and environments

GE4-2 describes processes and influences that form and transform places and environments

GE4-5 discusses management of places and environments for their sustainability

GE4-7 acquires and processes geographical information by selecting and using geographical tools for inquiry

Key inquiry questions

  • What landscapes and landforms are found here? 
  • What environmental and human processes form and transform landscapes and landforms?
  • Why do people value landscapes and landforms?
  • To what extent are landscapes and landfroms managed and protected?

Students will

  • Create a field sketch.
  • Use and take abiotic measurements.
  • Interprete topographic and aerial maps/complete a cross section.
  • Investigate landscape features and processes.
  • Identify human impacts transforming the landscape.
  • Learn about the value of places, landscapes and landforms.

Learning across the curriculum content

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
  • Sustainability
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking