Prep – Year 2 Curriculum Links


Observe external features of plants and animals and describe ways they can be grouped based on these features (AC9SFU01)
  • Students observe and identify the features of living things in the forest.
Identify the basic needs of plants and animals, including air, water, food or shelter, and describe how the places they live meet those needs (AC9S1U01)
  • Students explore a range of habitats within forest ecosystems.
  • Students identify the ways forests can meet the needs of living things.
Describe how people use science in their daily lives, including using patterns to make scientific predictions (AC9S1H01)
  • Students develop an understanding of the role science plays in keeping forests healthy.


The features of familiar places they belong to, why some places are special and how places can be looked after (AC9HSFK03)
  • Students examine the numerous ways people interact with forest environments and how they can care for them.
The natural, managed and constructed features of local places, and their location (AC9HS1K03)
  • Students examine the way people interact with forest environments and how they are managed.
How places change and how they can be cared for by different groups including First Nations Australians (AC9HS1K04)
  • Students examine the way people interact with forest environments and how they are managed.
A local individual, group, place or building and the reasons for their importance, including social, cultural or spiritual significance (AC9HS2K01)
  • Explore why forests are important to different groups of people.

Design and Technology

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter (AC9TDE2K03)
  • Students explore the concept of managing environments for sustainable resource production.
  • Students identify the wide range of forest products used in daily life.
Identify how familiar products, services and environments are designed and produced by people to meet personal or local community needs and sustainability (AC9TDE2K01)
  • Students play and explore with wood materials, components and tools to generate a design.
  • Students use design thinking while exploring wood materials, components and tools.

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