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Stage 4 (years 7-8) Manly Coastal Field Trip

Student outcomes 

Students will learn to:                

  • SC4-7WS - Process and analyse data from their first-hand field investigations to identify trends, patterns and relationships and draw conclusions. (ACSIS130)
  • SC5-PW1- Identify where waves transfer energy and while using the CEC wave model, students will describe the wavelength, frequency and simulate different types of waves on Manly Beach.  
  • Plus - Stage 4 Geography outcome relating to liveability, landscapes, landforms and water.          


This field trip has been developed so that Science students can develop a range of fieldwork skills to acquire and process first hand data so that they can assess the environmental quality and liveability of Manly.

These field skills may be selected from:

  1. Water Quality Tests - delivered by CEC Educator
  2. Field Sketch / Cabbage Tree Bay - delivered by CEC Educator or teacher
  3. Manly Beach Weather and waves - delivered by CEC Educator
  4. Interpreting Spatial Resources - delivered by CEC Educator or teacher

The lead teacher and CEC Educator will choose the 3-4 sites and field investigations that meet their student’s needs. Thus 4-5 classes can participate or if required we could consider up to 8 classes. CEC Educators will provide all the equipment and lead all or just some of the sites.

This flexible delivery would reduce costs, while upskilling and supporting all teachers to deliver some fieldwork sessions during the day.

Schools may arrive by bus or ferry and classes will rotate through sites supervised by their school teachers, following the schedule specifically written for their group size and requirements.