Activity Outcomes

New Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Science & Technology
ST2-10NE - Describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features.
ST2-11NE - Identifies that science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions on the survival of living things.
ST3-11NE - Describes the physical conditions of their environment that affect the growth and survival of living things.

New Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum English
Stage 2
EN2-11D – Expressing themselves
Responds to and composes a range of texts that express viewpoints of the world similar to and different from their own. - Understand differences between the language of opinion and feeling and the language of factual reporting or recording (ACELA1489).

NSW Board of Studies HSIE
Stage 2 & Stage 3
ST2-1VA, ST3-1VA - Shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities. H.S.I. E Syllabus.

Activity Ideas

Observe and document your experiments on plant growth. Grow beans or native seed in plastic cups on a base of cotton buds. Place some in a dark place, some without water and have one in the sun and without water as a control. Record the differences.

Select an animal and research its habitat and the human impact on habitat over the past 50 years. Decide the three most important factors which have affected the animal and draw a poster to explain this to someone your age.

Become an eco warrior and describe how you would help the environment or an animal species. Describe what your role would be? Describe this as a explanation or a creative writing story.

Write a diary entry. Pretend you are an animal researcher observing an animal - what do you see? Use descriptive language. What are the factors you would consider, climate, captivity, food diet?


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  • Science & Technology
  • Human Society & its Environment
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Arts
  • Personal Education