Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

Leading Living Learning

Telephone02 9668 2070

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

Living world - Classification of living things

Students will be immersed in nature and discover the species of birds living in the bushland and beach habitats. Using their science journal, students will identify and record the bird species they discover, annotate a scientific drawing of bird, and group and classify feathers, seeds and shells. Join us for a fantastic science day to explore the amazing habitats at Kamay Botany Bay National Park.

Classification of living things – Stage 2 Science excursion

Location

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

Key Inquiry Question

How can we group living things?

Key syllabus Outcome

Questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations ST2-1WS-S

Skills Outcomes

  • questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations ST2-1WS-S
  • collect data and identify patterns to group living things according to their external features, and distinguish them from non-living things (ACSSU044) SysT  
  • Computational Thinking (ComT):
    • Algorithmic Design – create a dichotomous key
    • Abstraction – scientific bird drawing
    • Pattern Recognition – identify bird calls
    • Decomposition – identify bird species and habitat