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.
- 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.
Surcharge of $40 per day applies to all Biological Science topics.
Victorian Curriculum: Content Descriptions
- 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)
“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