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Living in the extremes

Onsite
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels

Background

Every organism has a unique habitat within which it lives. This is where the basic needs of the organism, including food, water and shelter, are met. All organisms have a variety of features that enable them to survive in this habitat.


Learning Intentions

In this activity students will:

  • Understand that living things live in different places where their basic needs are met.
  • Learn that organisms have a variety of external features that enable them to survive in their habitat.

Activities

Students will:

  • Examine three live native Australian animals and one native plant.
  • Investigate the distribution and habitat requirements of these organisms.
  • Identify the external features of these organisms that enable them to survive in their habitat.

Victorian Curriculum

  • People use science in their daily lives (VCSSU041)
  • Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042)
  • Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape; daily and seasonal changes affect everyday life (VCSSU043)

Outreach

Ecolinc offers the following outreach options: