Life Cycles on Country

Students develop an understanding of animal life cycles, body systems, structural adaptations and behaviours, with a particular focus on Australian marsupials.

Cross Curriculum Priorities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

A_TSICP1 First Nations communities of Australia maintain a deep connection to, and responsibility for, Country/Place and have holistic values and belief systems that are connected to the land, sea, sky and waterways.

A_TSIC1 First Nations Australian societies are diverse and have distinct cultural expressions such as language, customs and beliefs. As First Nations Peoples of Australia, they have the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their cultural expressions, while also maintaining the right to control, protect and develop culture as Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property.

A_TSIC2 First Nations Australians’ ways of life reflect unique ways of being, knowing, thinking and doing.

Curriculum Links

AC9S3U01 Compare characteristics of living and non-living things and examine the differences between the life cycles of plants and animals

AC9S3I06 Write and create texts to communicate findings and ideas for identified purposes and audiences, using scientific vocabulary and digital tools as appropriate

AC9S3I05 Compare findings with those of others, consider if investigations were fair, identify questions for further investigation and draw conclusions

AC9S3I04 Construct and use representations, including tables, simple column graphs and visual or physical models, to organise data and information, show simple relationships and identify patterns

AC9S3I01 Pose questions to explore observed patterns and relationships and make predictions based on observations

AC9E3LE01 Discuss characters, events and settings in different contexts in literature by First Nations Australian, and wide-ranging Australian and world authors and illustrators

AC9E3LY02 Use interaction skills to contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas

AC9E3LY12 Recognise and know how to write most high frequency words including some homophones

AC9AVA4C01 Use visual conventions, visual arts processes and materials to create artworks that communicate ideas, perspectives and/or meaning

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Unit Includes

  • 1 Focus Area
  • 3 Lessons



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