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Pond Dipping - Habitats and lifecycles

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Facilitated Day Program
Years: Grade 3-6
Students: 25 students, sessions able to be run 30 mins apart
Duration: 1 hour
2014: $5.75 per student (minimum group cost $75)
2015: Book now and get 2014 prices!
Teacher / student ratio: 1:25

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Discover the differences between a whirligig, boatman and a backswimmer
Explore the inhabitants on a microscopic level
Connect the dots in the life cycle of a pond

Investigate the teaming life in a fresh water pond. Who feeds on who? Analyse your catch macroscopically and then see every hair and claw with our microscopes. Classify and categorise your findings into a simple food web.

The Australian Curriculum – Science Links

Year 3
Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from nonliving things (ACSSU044)
Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings (ACSIS215)

Year 4
Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)
Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)
Safely use appropriate materials, tools or equipment to make and record observations, using formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS066)
Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings (ACSIS216)

Year 5
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)
Use equipment and materials safely, identifying potential risks (ACSIS088)
Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations (ACSIS218)

Year 6
The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)
Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena (ACSHE098)
Use equipment and materials safely, identifying potential risks (ACSIS105)
Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations (ACSIS221)

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