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Life in Aquatic Environments

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Discover all the weird and wonderful creatures that live in our aquatic environment. Students will investigate the aquatic environments in the Botanic Gardens and discover some of the plants and animals that live there.
 
Students will be actively engaged in observing, inquiring and analysing through using dip nets and charts to learn about the observable stages of lifecycles. Students will discover components of the aquatic environment such as food, shelter, temperature and look for indicators of pollution.
 

What happens?

  • Search for minibeasts in our Botanic Garden pond using dip nets
  • Use charts to identify different types of minibeasts that live in aquatic environments.
  • Learn about lifecycles of different aquatic minibeasts
 
Stages: ​ES1, Stage 1, Stage 2
Themes: ​Minibeasts, Environments, Living World, Sustainability, Lifecycles
Duration: ​2 hours
Location: ​Wollongong Botanic Garden
Price: ​$12.50 per student
Contact: ​4227 7667; botanicgarden@wollongong.nsw.gov.au
  

Curriculum Links

ES1

Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)
STe-8NE: identifies the basic needs of living things
STe-4WS: explores their immediate surroundings by questioning, observing using their senses and communicating to share their observations and ideas

Stage One

ST1-9ES: Identifies ways that people use science in their daily lives to care for the environment and the Earth’s resources
ST1-10LW: describes external features, changes in and growth of living things
ST1-11LW: describes ways that different places in the environment provide for the needs of living things
GE1-1: describes features of places and the connections people have with places

Stage Two

ST2-10LW: describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features
ST2-11LW: describes ways that science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions on the environment and on the survival of living things
GE2-1: examines features and characteristics of places and environments
 

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