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Adaptations and Features Year 5-6

Year levels

Year 5, Year 6

Cost

See Plan Your Visit

Availability

Monday to Friday (during school term)

Themes

Australian Animals, Biodiversity, Endangered Species

Discover the diversity of Australian animals, their amazing adaptations, and the environmental conditions they need to survive.

Program description

In Adaptations and Features Year 5-6, students will discover Australian animals' structural features, adaptations, and how they depend on delicate ecosystems for survival. Students can use their newfound understanding of animal adaptations to identify features, classify the incredible animals at the Park, and discover connections between living things.

Students will learn:

  • To identify the structural features and adaptations of Australian animals
  • How Australian animals rely on each other and their environment to survive

Program sequence

Before your visit

Connect 

Use the activities in the Teaching Guide (below) to spark students curiosity before their zoo visit. 

During your visit

Connect and Understand 

Students will explore and be challenged to classify animals based on their features and adaptations that help them survive.

Your Park visit will include: an introduction to the day, Zoo Teacher workshop (30 minutes), and a self-guided walking trail. Check out your Teaching Guide for other ideas of what to do at the Park.  

After your visit

Understand 

Use activities in the Teaching Guide to deepen students’ learning back at school. 

Act 

Use the Teaching Guide to enable students to master their knowledge and skills in real-world contexts. 

Program map and itineraries

Your booking confirmation email will list your group's education workshop time/s.

Program resources

Learning outcomes

Victorian Curriculum 5-6

Science

Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)

  • Students will learn about structural and behavioural adaptations and how they help animals to survive in their environment through insightful observations

The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (VCSSU075)

  • Students will learn about the fragile nature of ecosystems, what animals need to thrive in their environment

Plan your excursion 

Adaptations and Features Year 5-6 is an outdoor all-weather program; the students will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection

School groups will enter Kyabram Fauna Park via the Main entrance. Organising teachers please check with in with our Admissions team upon arrival. More Information. 

Book your education experience

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You will need to know the following to book your zoo excursion or online workshop:

  • Education program of your choice (if applicable)
  • Preferred date
  • School name and address
  • Contact details of organising teacher
  • Number of students/classes and their year level