Changing the natural environment

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Task no. 1

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Changing the natural environment

Students examine images from Sources 17 to 21 to identify changes to the environment as a result of new residential developments.

a. Examine the images of new housing estates and developments below to investigate environmental changes.

b. Examine the environmental changes that have occurred due to the expansion of urban areas in Sydney in Sources 18 to 21 and complete Table 3 from the downloadable resource.

In identifying the environmental changes that have occurred you may use your own words or words from the following word bank:

Environmental changes word bank:

air pollution, exotic vegetation planting, hard surfacing, land clearing, land level changes, native vegetation removal, noise pollution, soil compaction, tree removal, water course modifications (drain, pipes, landfill), water pollution.