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Animal and plant survival

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The Ecolinc wetland and grassland is home to a variety of native plants and animals. All these living things depend on each other and the wetland and grassland ecosystem to survive. 

Key Learning Question

How do living things rely on their adaptations and each other to survive?


Learning Intentions

In this activity students will:

  • Understand the terms environment and biodiversity
  • Demonstrate how plants and animals depend on each other and the environment to survive. 


Students will:

  • Examine various native animals and determine structural and behavioural adaptations
  • Undertake various experiment in the laboratory, to observe a range of plant adaptations
  • Explore grassland ecosystem feeding relationships and interactions by constructing food chains and food webs
    Investigate the effect of urbanisation on native animals.

Victorian Curriculum

  • Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (VCSSU057)
  • Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive (VCSSU058)


Ecolinc offers the following outreach options:

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)