Life Cycles Incursion (Foundation – 4)

Theme: Science – Biological Sciences
Level: Foundation – 4

Students will explore the life cycles of plants and animals. They will set up a variety of mini greenhouses to further explore growth and change over time.

Activities

  • Discuss the differences between living and nonliving things.
  • Classify plants based on the way they reproduce.
  • Investigate different methods of seed dispersal.
  • Identify life cycle stages in plants.
  • Make several mini green houses to observe how different species emerge from their seeds – ongoing experiment.
  • Explore the life cycles of different living insects.
  • Observe and discuss differences in life cycle between species.

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Victorian Curriculum: Content Descriptions

Science

  • F-2 Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (VCSSU043)
  • F-2 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)
  • 3-4 Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive (VCSSU058)
  • 3-4 Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (VCSSU057)
  • People use science in their daily lives. (VCSSU041)
  • Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events. (VCSIS050)
  • Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions. (VCSIS051)
  • Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations. (VCSIS053)
  • Compare observations and predictions with those of others.(VCSIS054)
  • Represent and communicate observations and ideas about changes in objects and events in a variety of ways. (VCSIS055)

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“The program had great pace and variety allowing our students to consolidate and extend their learning. There was great discussion. Charlie handled the students comments and questions brilliantly and kept them on task.” Killara Primary School

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