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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. 

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)


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