Living Things & the Environment Incursion (Levels 3 – 6)

Theme: Science – Biological Sciences
Level: 3 – 6

Students will investigate the importance and diversity of living things. They will set up a variety of mini greenhouses to further explore the affects of environmental conditions on plant growth.

Activities

  • Discuss the differences between living and nonliving things.
  • Discuss diagrams of plant needs, nutrient cycles and food webs.
  • Match plant samples to a variety of different biomes.
  • (Levels 5-6) Examine a selection of soil types and match to Australian biomes.
  • Use thick and thin materials to model capillary action in plants.
  • Observe and discuss a demonstration of transpiration that can be easily extended in a school environment.
  • Make mini greenhouses to use for further testing of environmental conditions and the importance of biodiversity.
  • Test how people can aid water conservation in desert regions.

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