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Science: Living World - Marvelous Microbes

Science: Living World - Marvelous Microbes

Program Location: Red Hill Environmental Education Centre


Students immerse themselves in the world of Micro-organisms.  They learn about the characteristics and properties of Micro-organisms.  They also experience using microscopes; fair scientific testing; accurate data collection; hypothesising and drawing knowledge based conclusions.

Science Outcomes

  • ST3-1WS-S – Plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions
  • ST3-2DP-T –Plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity
  • ST3-4LW-S -  Examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things

Key inquiry question/s

  • How do physical conditions affect the survival of living things?
  • How do the structural and behavioural features of living things support survival?

Key syllabus outcomes

  • Plan and conduct a fair test to show the conditions needed for a particular plant or animal to grow and survive in its environment (ACSSU094) SciT
  • Describe how changing physical conditions in the environment affect the growth and survival of living things.
  • Test predictions by gathering data and use evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena (ACSHE081, ACSHE098) SciT
  • Understand that scientific and technological knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE083, ACSHE100) SciT
  • Describes adaptations as existing structures or behaviours that enable living things to survive in their environment (ACSSU043) SciT