During this term’s Science Inquiry unit, our students have been very busy investigating and exploring language, concepts and skills surrounding Biological Sciences. They have been exposed to various texts, documentaries and short video clips to ascertain their knowledge on concepts such as habitats, life cycles, food chains, and adaptations that plants and animals use for survival.
The overarching key understandings / ideas that students have focused on in this unit are that:
- Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves
- Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things
- Living things have life cycles
- Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive
All students chose an animal from the zoo and formed questions to guide them in their investigation. They based their questions on the above ideas and embarked on their own research and development of information which they have been working very hard on to put together in recent weeks.
Here are some books that we created. Click on the link which should direct you to our investigations
ring-tailed-lemurs – Ring Tailed Lemurs by Hana
red-panda-booklet – by Isabelle
Chimps – Chimpanzees by Maggie
HERE ARE SOME OF OUR MINI DOCUMENTARIES CREATED BY STUDENTS IN 34E – PLEASE CLICK ON LINK TO VIEW
Red Kneed Tarantula – by Leo
Regent Honey Eater and Brown Snake – by Angus and Otto
Southern Corroborree Frog – By Thomas