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Exploring and observing living things in Kings Park

Explore a bush habitat using observation skills to discover the living things that call Kings Park home. Use guided investigations to help understand that all animals need certain things for survival. Discuss what might happen to these animals if their habitats change. Look for minibeasts, animal signs such as tracks and feathers, and identify habitats. Share observations and create model minibeast to take home.

'This is the best excursion I’ve ever taken the children to. Highly engaging and constant opportunity for active participation and exploration.' - Year 1 Teacher


By the end of this program students will:

  • Discuss the needs of animals, and how pets and animals in the bush have different needs
  • Use their senses to conduct an inquiry into the animals that live in bushland
  • Use scientific equipment safely
  • Identify minibeasts based on their observable features
  • Share their discoveries with the rest of the class
  • Listen to a story and think about what might happen if the bushland habitat changes.

Australian Curriculum Links

Kings Park Education Programs complement learning outcomes of the Australian Curriculum.

Download: pdf'Homes and Hideaways' Australian Curriculum Content Codes98.84 KB

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Tags: Year level: Pre-primary,1,2
Curriculum links: English,Geography,Science,Sustainability
Program type: Education program
Maximum duration: 60 minutes