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Science: Living World - Mini Beasts

Science: Living World - Mini Beasts

Program Location: Red Hill Environmental Education Centre

 

Focusing on identifying, recognising importance and sampling minibeasts in their diverse habitats, students will learn that:

  •  "Minibeast" is a term for a variety of arthropods and other invertebrates, including spiders, ants, butterflies, bee and wasps
  • All living things have a habitat that is suited to their needs.
  • All living things have a life cycle.
  • Minibeasts have specific body structures related to their function.
  • Minibeasts can be found on land (terrestrial) or in water (aquatic).

Science Outcomes

  • ST2-1WS-S – Questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations
  • ST2-2DP-T - Selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity
  • ST2-4LW-S - Compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things

Key inquiry question/s

  • How can we group living things? 
  • What are the similarities and differences between the life cycles of living things?
  • How are environments and living things interdependent?

Key syllabus outcomes

  • Collect data and identify patterns to group living things according to their external features, and distinguish them from non-living things (ACSSU044) SysT
  • Identify that science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE050, ACSHE061) SciT
  • Identify that living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)
  • Describe how living things living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073) SysT
  • Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044)
  • Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)
  • Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)