Year levels

Year 3, Year 4

Cost

Free

Availability

Student webinars for this program run every week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from October 6th 2020. Times are detailed below.

Themes

Aboriginal Culture, Adaptations, Australian Animals, Classification, Ecosystems / Habitats, Endangered Species, Food Chains / Webs, Life cycles

Students will meet our Aussie icons and learn more about the unique animals who call this continent home.

Program description

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.

In Aussie Animal Adventurers, Year 3-4 students will learn about different Australian animals, their features, habitats and life cycles. They will explore how animals depend on each other and the environment to survive. They will also consider how science helps people to understand the effects of their actions and care for wildlife.

Students will learn:

  • Animal features, habitats and life cycles
  • What animals need in their environment to survive
  • Human impacts on wildlife

Student webinar

Aussie Animal Adventurers 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.

Webinars run every week from Tuesday 6th October 2020:

  • Mondays 1:45pm - 2:15pm AEDT
  • Mondays 2:45pm - 3:15pm AEDT
  • Tuesdays 2:45pm - 3:15pm AEDT
  • Wednesdays 2:45pm - 3:15pm AEDT

Program resources

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

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Narrated PowerPoint – Interactive student activities lead by Zoo Teachers. Download for hours’ worth of activities to use independently or as a class.

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Student worksheet – instructions for students to learn independently

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Virtual Excursions FAQ – frequently asked questions about our Virtual Excursions

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Learning outcomes

Victorian Curriculum Year 3-4:

  • Science – Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things
  • Science – Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive
  • Science – Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions
  • Geography – Types of natural vegetation and the significance of vegetation to the environment, the importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected; the use and management of natural resources and waste, and different views on how to do this sustainably