CATEGORY: 5-6

Spotlight on Survival

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

Interactive discovery of some of the different types of adaptations found in the animal kingdom.  Students explore the differences between reproductive, behavioural and structural adaptations.

Background Information

Using a blended learning approach, students apply information from a number of videos to solve a series of image drag and drop and multiple choice quizzes.  Students apply their learning to an imagined scenario that alerts them to the potential long term issues of survival connected to global warming.

Year Level: Yrs 5-6

Prior Knowledge

Students need a basic understanding of global habitats and the types of creatures that might be found there. Groups of commonly recognised birds, reptiles and mammals that are found globally are referred to in this Course.

Course Connections

Does this course link to other Ecolinc programs?

This course is an ideal introduction to the following on-site program:

Adaptations for Survival

or this course can stand alone as a learning experience.

Learning Intentions

  1. Students will gain a basic introduction into how structural, behavioural and reproductive adaptations of living things enhance their survival
  2. Students will be able to make predictions and describe the effect of environmental changes on living things
  3. Students will organise material into tables and investigate simple cause-and-effect relationships

Estimated Duration: 50 minutes

Victorian Curriculum

Science: Biological Levels 5/6

  •  Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)
  • The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment   (VCSSU075)

Course Creator: Jo Tate