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Hot, wet and wild
Adaptations have a unique function in enabling animals to survive in challenging, ever changing environments – explore how animals adapt, thrive and survive
Melbourne Zoo’s pedagogy aligns with best practice and approaches for VCE Biology and has a strong focus on collaborative learning and developing inquiry skills. This program incorporates group investigation and close examination of Zoo animals to allow students to consider structural, physiological and behavioural adaptations to ensure homeostasis with regard to animals’ thermoregulation and osmoregulation.
The Hot, Wet and Wild learning program is designed to address the area of study and outcomes in VCE Biology Unit 2: Organisms and their environment - Area of Study 1: Adaptations of organisms.
This program can be used to meet the requirements of the school- assessed coursework (SAC).
This program takes place at...
- Melbourne Zoo
- Healesville Sanctuary
- Werribee Open Range Zoo
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