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
Outcome 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

Walk around your school grounds, observe and document the wildlife, insects and birds. How many species can you find? Research the habitat of one animal, bird or lizard that you have spotted in your school. Return each day for a week, or one day each week for a term, to observe how the habitat and the animal changes over a period of time. Document and keep a record of these changes.

How has the wildlife around your school, adapted to its surroundings?

Which native animal would you most like to see? Write an information report on the native animal and present the information to the class.

Research on the internet food chains and food webs. What would happen to the ecosystem if bats were to become extinct? Create the food chain of the micro bat or another species.

Map out the species of bats from your local area. Research micro bats and how they use sound waves to communicate. Draw an illustration to show how this happens.

Domestic animals can threaten wildlife species. Write a report on why cat owners need to be responsible for their pet.


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