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Classification and Adaptations Year 7-8

Year levels

Year 7, Year 8


See Plan Your Visit


Monday to Friday (during school term)


Adaptations, Australian Animals, Classification

Students will develop their understanding of animal adaptations and classification by observation of animals and examining biological artefacts.

Program description

In this program, students will learn to classify animals based on their characteristics. They will also determine what adaptations animals have that help them survive and identify some threats animals are facing in the wild. By understanding what animals require to thrive in the wild, students will learn how they can adapt their behaviour to help ensure survival of all species.

Students will learn:

  • How to observe the structural and behavioural adaptations of animals
  • To group and classify animals in various ways
  • The impact of humans on places, habitats and ecosystems

Program sequence

Before your visit


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

During your visit

Connect and Understand 

Students will undertake animal observations, explore artefacts and visit animal habitats to help them understand the complex world of animal adaptations and classification. Students can use their newfound understanding of animal classification to classify the diversity of the animal kingdom at Kyabram Fauna Park.

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


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


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.

Learning outcomes

Victorian Curriculum 7-8


There are differences within and between groups of organisms; classification helps organise this diversity (VCSSU091) 

  • Students will learn about classification systems and, through facilitated observations of organisms living and once living, note the differences and classify in a range of ways 

Identify, analyse and explain interconnections within places and between places and identify and explain changes resulting from these interconnections (VCGGC101) 

  • Students will learn about the impact of humans on places, habitats and ecosystems and what effect these impacts may have 

Plan your excursion 

This program 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. 

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  • 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