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
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
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