CATEGORY: Primary, F-2, STEMLinc

Australian Animal Adventures

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

Explores the diversity of animals that live in your local area.  Look for the clues that are left behind to discover more about these amazing animals.  Students will look at local animals living in their backyards and find out what they can do to protect them.  This video conference is presented in collaboration with Australian Environmental Education. (Note: ZOOM platform only)

Year Levels: Yrs P-2

Duration: 1 hour

STEM in a Box:

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Background Information: 

Lots of animals live in our backyards.  Some are nocturnal, some leave their footprints, others build their nests and burrows.  Make students more aware of animal activity in their local environment.

Prior Knowledge:

No prior knowledge is required.

Learning Intentions

In this program students will:

  • learn about classifications in the animal kingdom
  • identify habitats and apply geographical tools for inquiry based learning
  • develop knowledge of sustainability practices and interactions between people, places and environments

Activities

In this video conference students will:

  • classify vertebrates and invertebrates
  • identify habitats, scats, tracks and traces
  • engage in field work practices and observations
  • interact with the presenter live from Australian Environmental Education

Victorian Curriculum

Biological Science: Level 2

  • Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met. VCSSU042

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