Year 3/4 Curriculum Links


Compare characteristics of living and non-living things and examine the differences between the life cycles of plants and animals (AC9S3U01)
  • Students make observations and identify living things in the forest, based on their features.
  • Students sort and classify living and non-living things in the forest.
Explain the roles and interactions of consumers, producers and decomposers within a habitat and how food chains represent feeding relationships (AC9S4U01)
  • Identify the components of a forest ecosystem and the connections between living and non-living things.
  • Explore the roles and interactions of producers, consumers, and decomposers in forest ecosystems.

  • Construct simple food chains to represent feeding relationships in a forest environment.
Consider how people use scientific explanations to meet a need or solve a problem (AC9S4H02)
  • Students identify the different ways people interact with forest landscapes.
  • Students examine their role in the future of forest landscapes.


The importance of environments, including natural vegetation and water sources, to people and animals in Australia and on another continent (AC9HS4K05)
  • Students explore the role of forests from an environmental, social/cultural and economic perspective.
Sustainable use and management of renewable and non-renewable resources, including the custodial responsibility First Nations Australians have for Country/Place (AC9HS4K06)
  • Explore the importance of sustainable management of forests.
  • Students understand the role of forests and forest products as natural, renewable resources.

Design and Technology

Describe the ways of producing food and fibre (AC9TDE4K03)
Examine design and technologies occupations and factors including sustainability that impact on the design of products, services and environments to meet community needs (AC9TDE4K01)

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