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Year 1 - Habitat hunters

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​Habitat hunters is a year 1 day program where students explore the external features of living things and the habitats they live in. Students arrive and are giving their 'habitat hunter' badge to initiate them in the role of being a habitat hunter. Students embark on two main activities for the day – learning about the needs of animals and their external features then learning about habitats and the effect of change. 

Students explore the Centre grounds and complete the iPad animal adventure activity. Equipped with iPads, students explore the Centre looking for the resident animal models and their QR codes. Once scanned these sculptures come to life through video, informing students of important facts of external features and their needs! 

The next activity has students exploring rainforests and mangrove environments nearby and exploring different habitats. The day finishes with reflection and debrief of their learning outcomes, followed by a Wildlife presentation to look at external features of real life animals and reptiles. 

Curriculum Intent

Science

Science Understanding

Biological Science

  • Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
  • Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211

Science as a Human Endeavour

Nature and development of science

  • Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE021)

Use and influence of science

  • People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022)

Science Inquiry Skills

Questioning and predicting

Planning and conducting

  • Participate in guided investigations and make observations using the senses  (ACSIS025)

Processing and analysing data and information

Communicating

  • Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways (ACSIS029) 

Cross curriculum priorities

Sustainability

  • OI.2 All life forms, including human life, are connected through ecosystems on which they depend for their wellbeing and survival
  • OI.7 Actions for a more sustainable future reflect values of care, respect and responsibility, and require us to explore and understand environments.

General capabilities

  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Ethical understanding
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • Personal and social capability.​
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Last reviewed 14 October 2021
Last updated 14 October 2021