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.
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