Science Good News Stories (Foundation – Year 2)

Date

Tuesday 7 September, 10:00am - 10:30am AEST (Term 3)

Cost

Free

Location

Online

Bookings

Please call 1300 966 784

Students will meet scientists and hear good news stories on National Threatened Species Day.

Program description

On National Threatened Species Day, celebrate the animals that share our world with us. This webinar will inspire Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 students by engaging them in real and hopeful stories about endangered animals. 

Your students will meet scientists who are working at the zoo and in the wild. They will share stories about how endangered animals are being brought back from the brink.  

Students will learn: 

  • The life cycles, features and basic needs of local endangered animals 
  • What a zoo scientist does in their work 
  • How communities are working together to help wild animals 
  • How science skills are used in real-life conservation projects 

Program sequence

Before your webinar

Connect  

Use the activities in the Teaching Guide (below) to spark students’ curiosity before the webinar.

During your webinar

Connect and Understand  

Students will meet scientists who are working at the zoo and in the wild. They will share stories about how endangered animals are being brought back from the brink.  

After your webinar

Understand  

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

Act  

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

Program resources

Coming soon

Learning outcomes

Victorian Curriculum F-2

Science

People use science in their daily lives (VCSSU041) 

  • Students will meet zoo scientists and hear about how they use science skills and knowledge in their daily work 

Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042) 

  • Students will learn about the life cycles, features and basic needs of local endangered animals 

Plan your webinar

Important notes: 

  • Session will open 10 minutes before the scheduled start time  
  • Participant mic and video will be turned off  
  • Each webinar may have participants from multiple schools  
  • Students can communicate with Zoo Teachers by typing in the Q&A  
  • If you need to know which of your students are attending, please do a roll call before or after the webinar