Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

Leading Living Learning

Telephone02 9668 2070

Emailbotanybay-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Living world - Adaptations of living things

Immerse your students in a real citizen science project while discovering the structural and behavioural adaptations of some of the amazing plants and animals that inhabit Kamay Botany Bay National Park.

Living world - Adaptations of living things Stage 3 Science excursion

Location

Botany Bay EEC, Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell.

Key inquiry question

How do the structural and behavioural features of living things support survival?

Key syllabus outcomes

Plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions ST3-1WS-S

Skills outcomes

Describe adaptations as existing structures or behaviours that enable living things to survive in their environment (ACSSU043) ScIT

  • Algorithmic Design – create Plant ID using Book Creator
  • Abstraction – botanic drawing through scratch art
  • Decomposition – Book Creator using text, image

On the day activities

During the full day fieldwork excursion, students will:

  • explore structural features of both possums using the taxidermied specimens
  • complete a scientific drawing
  • undertake the scientific protocols for Scoop a Poop
  • complete a watercolour drawing
  • contribute to a plant id book