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Amazing adaptations

Outreach
1 Hour
Book Program
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Outreach

Background

Plants and animals have adaptations to help them survive in an environment. These adaptations help them survive seasonal changes and predation.

Note: This is a stand-alone Outreach program and should not be booked in conjunction with the onsite program ‘Adaptations for Survival’ as it covers some of the same content.


Key Learning Question

What adaptations do animals have that help them to survive in their environment?


Learning Intentions

The students will:

  • Define the term ecosystem and adaptation
  • Demonstrate structural and behavioural adaptations of wetland and grassland animals.

Activities

The students will:

  • Observe the Spiny Leaf Insect, frog and lizard
  • Discuss structural and behavioural adaptations of the insect, frog and lizard.

Victorian Curriculum

Science - Biological sciences

  • Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive their environment (VCSSU074)
  • Growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions in their environment (VCSSU075)

Learning Continuum

The following Learning Continuum is a guide for teachers to show the links between the programs Ecolinc offers onsite, online and through outreach. The Learning Continuum can be used to access Ecolinc resources to support the development of units of work.

Ecolinc Learn Online is an online learning management system offering interactive online courses for students and teachers. These courses can be undertaken either as a pre-visit, post-visit or stand-alone. Students are encouraged to do the pre-learning course before coming to Ecolinc for an onsite program.

Outreach programs are conducted by an Ecolinc education officer at your school. They are available to moderately disadvantaged primary schools in the Geelong, Ballarat and western suburbs areas (or within 100km radius from Bacchus Marsh)

Learn Online Pre-program:

Spotlight on survival

Deadly

It’s a match

Outreach:

☞ Amazing adaptations