Minibeasts Incursion (Foundation – 2)

Theme: Science – Biological Sciences
Level: Foundation – 2

Through simple experiments, students will learn about the role and behaviour of animals in our environment. They will study and classify our specimens, and make a mini worm farm.

Activities

  • Discuss classification of living things.
  • Sort animal models into various groups.
  • Examine and sort preserved specimens based on different characteristics.
  • Understand why some of our specimens need to be dead for classroom use (e.g. safety and practicality).
  • Be part of a drama, using our senses to feel what it is like to have too many feet or just one foot.
  • Use proper handling techniques to remove worms from the soil.
  • Compare different types of worms.
  • Test worms’ behaviour towards light.
  • Make a mini worm farm for future life cycle study.

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Victorian Curriculum: Content Descriptions

Science

  • 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)

Testimonials

“This incursion served as a great tune in for my year 1 children about different animals and minibeasts. They were super excited to explore further once the session ended.” Doncaster Gardens Primary School

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