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Science: Living World - Eco Spies

Science: Living World - Eco Spies

Program Location: Red Hill Environmental Education Centre


This unit includes the exploration of the features of, and ways in which, living things grow and change, and how living things depend on places in their environment to meet their needs.

  • ST1-1WS-S observes, questions and collects data to communicate and compare ideas. ideas
  • ST1-2DP-T uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity
  • ST1-4LW-S describes observable features of living things and their environments

Key inquiry question/s

  • What are the external features of living things? 
  • How can we improve a local environment to encourage living things to thrive?
  • How do living things change as they grow?

Key syllabus outcomes

  • Describe the external features of a variety of living things (ACSSU017)
  • Identify and group plants and animals using their external features, for example native and introduced plants and animals (SciT SysT)
  • Identify that living things live in different places that suit their needs (ACSSU211)
  • Design and produce an environment to cater for the needs of a living thing (DesT)
  • Recognise that people use science and technology in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022, ACSHE035)
  • Explore how living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030) SciT
  • Record the changes in growth of a common plant or animal, using uniform informal units and appropriate technologies ComT SysT