A Christmas Bush Story

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

STEMLinc Video Conferencing: It’s nearly Christmas.  What are the Australian rain forest animals so excited about? Learn how the adaptations of the Sugar Glider make it an ideal choice for Santa’s helper. (Image: Territory Wildlife Park)

Year Levels: P – 2

STEM in a box: Yes

Background Information:

Sugar Gliders are fascinating and iconic Australian creatures. Investigate their adaptations and meet some of the other animals living with them in rain forest habitats through an exploration and extension of a delightful children’s Christmas picture book.

Prior Knowledge:

No prior knowledge required.

Learning Intentions:

In this program students will:

  • Discover how different body parts of sugar gliders link with their functions.
  • Understand how Sugar Gliders are able to fly.
  • Discover a variety of Australian animals living in a rain forest environment.
  • Students learn how to identify Sugar Gliders in their own area.


In this program students will:

  • Move around like Sugar Gliders or other rain forest creature
  • Predict which Australian animals survive in particular habitats
  • Act out specific animal movements within the rain forest
  • Listen to a Christmas storybook set in the Australian rain forest
  • Sing to the Mik Mak’s Christmas Australian animal song
  • Colour their own Sugar Glider Christmas card

Victorian Curriculum:

Science – Inquiry Skills

  • 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)
  • The way objects move depends on a variety of factors including their size and shape: a push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape ( VCSSU048  )

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Date and TimeTicket availableBooking link

Term Lesson Date/time Click to book (Note 1 ticket = a class of 25 students)
4 November 27th 10 am Book here
4 November 27th 12 pm. Booked out   Book here
4 November 27th 2 pm  Book here