Earth and Environmental Science Field Trip
Morialta Falls
Earth and Environmental Science Field Trip
On 27 November, students braved the (gentle) rain while on their final field trip for SACE Stage 1 Earth and Environmental Science; this time accompanied with Stage 1 Essential Science. The final field trip for the year was to the pristine Morialta Falls where students looked at the distinguishing features of metamorphic rocks and discussed how the four earth spheres interact with each other (Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Geosphere and Biosphere).

Morialta Falls is an interesting location as it is so close to residential areas, while still being extremely natural. As such, we were very lucky to see a koala, lots of grey kangaroos and a number of native bird species such as the yellow-tailed black cockatoo, galahs and rosellas. Despite the rain, it was a great opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the natural environment and see how earth processes work first-hand.

This was the last of three fantastic field trips throughout the year with SACE Stage 1 and 2 students, including a four-day trip to the Flinders Ranges and a day trip to Hindmarsh Falls and Encounter Bay. The Stage 1 students are now looking forward to next year where they will be going on more Earth and Environmental Science adventures (potentially to Halls Gap, Victoria) as Stage 2 students.
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  • AuthorStefania Pulford
  • Date27-Nov-18
  • CategoriesTerm4