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Stage 2 Program - Living Things / Feathers, Fur or Leaves

NSW Science and technology syllabus/ Living World

Students describe that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non living things and grouped, based on their observable features. ST2-10LW.

ACARA Science Syllabus

  • Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive. ACSSU073
  • Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things ACSSU044
  • Living things have life cycles ACSSU072


  • All life forms including human life, are connected through ecosystems on which they depend for their wellbeing and survival. O1.2
  • World views are formed by experiences at personal, local, national and global levels, and are linked to individual and community actions for sustainability. O1.4

This excursion compliments primary connections Feathers, Fur or Leaves

Using local flora and fauna students discover how different adaptations support the seven life processes. Students explore symbiotic relationships and start to classify animals. 

Using a variety of specimens and the seven life processes students establish living from non-living things.

Students have the opportunity to dissect a squid and investigate the internal adaptations of a cephalopod.

The Micro Eye gives students a closer look at some of the unique adaptations of our live specimens.

To consolidate their learning students will start to classify various animals and objects.

Students break down a lifecycle using either a plant or animal.

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