HASS - year 5/6

All of our field trip programs at this level encompass a range of geographical content, as the students naturally engage with and respond to their environment. They record features on a basic map and collect leaf samples to help understand the forest system, and explore how we use the area we are visiting.


Content Descriptions
Sample activity


The environmental and human influences on the location and characteristics of a place and the management of spaces within them (ACHASSK113)Year 5


The impact of bushfires or floods on environments and communities, and how people can respond (ACHASSK114)Year 5

  • mapping and explaining the location, frequency and severity of bushfires or flooding in Australia
  • explaining the impacts of fire on Australian vegetation and the significance of fire damage on communities
  • researching how the application of principles of prevention, mitigation and preparedness minimises the harmful effects of bushfires or flooding




Understanding how fire behaves in a range of habitats and landscapes, including fire frequency and intensity.

Understanding how the natural environment responds to fire (regeneration)

Exploring ways in which people and communities respond to the impact of fire, and how this can be influenced by understanding natural processes

Explore the application of science and research in fire management.


Organise and represent data in a range of formats including tables, graphs and large- and small-scale maps, using discipline-appropriate conventions (ACHASSI096 and ACHASSI124)



Students anotate basic map to locate natural and man-made features of a site. Use compasses and measuring equipment to identify reference points and a sense of scale.

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