Virtual Excursion | Animal Classification and Adaptations
By understanding animals’ adaptations and classifications, students will learn how humans can adapt their behaviour to help these species into the future.
Zoos Victoria is offering free Virtual Excursions programs. Each excursion comes with a teaching guide, activities and a student webinar. While not a tour of the zoo, you will have an expert educator working remotely to talk directly to you.
This Year 7-8 Virtual Excursion program brings the science of the animal kingdom to life. Students will be challenged to classify animals, determine the adaptations that help the animals survive and consider the threats they are facing in the wild.
Students will learn:
- How to observe the structural and behavioural adaptations of animals to survive in their environment
- About ecosystems and what animals need to thrive in their environment
- The impact of humans on places, habitats and ecosystems
This Virtual Excursion program includes a free 30-minute student webinar. A Zoo teacher will run a workshop for your students and answer their questions. Students won’t be on camera and will type their questions and ideas.
Student webinars for this program run every week on:
|Tuesdays 12:00pm - 12:30pm AEST|
|Wednesdays 12:00pm - 12:30pm AEST|
|Thursdays 12:00pm - 12:30pm AEST|
In addition to the student webinar, this Virtual Excursion includes the following teaching resources:
Teaching guide – instructions for activities to do before and after your webinar
Narrated PowerPoint - Interactive student activities lead by Zoo Teachers. Download for hours’ worth of activities to use independently or as a class.
Student worksheet – a template to help students apply their learning
Virtual Excursions FAQ - frequently asked questions about our Virtual Excursions
Victorian Curriculum Year 7-8:
- Science – Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs and can be affected by human activity.
- Science – Identify, analyse and explain interconnections within places and between places; and identify and explain changes resulting from these interconnections.