Huonville – Year 5/6 Adaptations
A YEAR 5/6 CLASS OF 21 STUDENTS – DIVERSE RANGE OF BEHAVIOURS AND ABILITY LEVELS
PRIOR TO THE ACTIVITY, STUDENTS HAD BEEN EXPLORING THE CONCEPT OF ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS FOR SOME TIME AND HAD DEVELOPED A SOUND UNDERSTANDING OF HOW ANIMALS HAVE EVOLVED OVER TIME IN ORDER TO HELP THEM SURVIVE.
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043, Science Curriculum, Year 5)
FOLLOWING A LOOK AT ADAPTATIONS, STUDENTS BEGAN TO EXPLORE THE CONCEPT OF A BIOME, WHICH RESULTED IN DISCUSSIONS AND ACTIVITIES CENTRED AROUND HABITATS. THERE WAS A BASIC LEVEL OF PRIOR KNOWLEDGE – E.G. ALL STUDENTS UNDERSTOOD HABITAT TO BE AN ANIMAL’S “HOME.”
INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, MANY STUDENTS RECOGNISED THE TERM “BIOME” FROM MINECRAFT.
The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094, Science Curriculum, Year 6)