Quick summary: Students are introduced to biodiversity by exploring types of wildlife. Through an independent art and writing exercise students discover that many different animals exist on our planet. This activity introduces the word mammal.
- Biodiversity is both amazing and important, and we should do what we can to look after it.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 1 Science
- Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
- Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS024)
Year 1 English
- Create short imaginative and informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation and appropriate multimodal elements, for example illustrations and diagrams (ACELY1661)
Year 2 Science
- Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS037)
Year 2 English
- Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose (ACELY1671)
Year levels: 1 and 2
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Time required: 45 mins
Learning areas addressed: English.
Teacher input: Lead class in a discussion on wildlife and biodiversity.
Resources required: Art and writing materials, copy the activity sheet.
Keywords: conservation, biodiversity, wildlife.
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