Quick summary: Students are asked to invent their own animal using their knowledge of the features that animals have.
- Students understand that animal features can be used to interpret how animals live.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Years 1 & 2 Visual Arts
- Explore ideas, experiences, observations and imagination to create visual artworks and design, including considering ideas in artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists (ACAVAM106)
- Use and experiment with different materials, techniques, technologies and processes to make artworks (ACAVAM107)
- Create and display artworks to communicate ideas to an audience (ACAVAM108)
Year 1 Science
- Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
Year 1 English
- Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning about key events, ideas and information in texts that they listen to, view and read by drawing on growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features (ACELY1660)
Year 2 English
- Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to analyse texts by drawing on growing knowledge of context, language and visual features and print and multimodal text structures (ACELY1670).
Year 2 Science
- Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS037).
Syllabus Outcomes: ST1-10LW, EN1-4A, EN1-4A, ST1-4WS, VAS1.1, VAS1.2.
Year levels: 1 and 2
Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor
Time required: 45 mins
Learning areas addressed: Science, The Arts.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Lead students in a discussion around animal features, making notes on the board.
Resources required: Art materials.
Keywords: Biodiversity, features, adaptations, ecosystems.
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