Science Good News Stories (Year 5 – 6)


Tuesday 7 September, 2:30pm - 3:00pm AEST (Term 3)






Please call 1300 966 784

Year 5-6 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 Year 5-6 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 features and adaptations 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


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


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


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 5-6


Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (VCSSU073) 

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

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

  • Students will learn about the features and adaptations of local endangered species 

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