This program is designed to complement the C2C Science units for Prep-Year 3. Students will use their senses to investigate the needs of living things, both animals and plants in natural and man-made environments. Students will have the opportunity to use scientific equipment such as a magnifying glass, tweezers, binoculars, stethoscopes and iPads to investigate the natural environment around Barambah. Using their senses to complete a scavenger hunt students will record their findings in a Science Journal.
Students will discuss the needs of the various living organisms they discover along Bush Explorers walk and use these findings to make inferences and discuss the impact that human activities can have on the environment. Students will participate in giving back to country activities to learn about sustainable human practices that can support the needs of other living things.
The kindergarten Bush Explorers program draws on elements of the Early Years Learning Framework of Identitiy, Connectedness and Wellbeing. Students will explore interactions between people and environments; explore ways to be healthy and safe; and build positive dispositions towards learning.
Learning objectives are to support what children are learning through play at Kindergarten.
Name the five senses
Know the body organ assocoated wiith the five senses.
Understand that we use different senses when exploring different objects.
Science - Prep
Living things Have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)
Participate in guided investigations and make observations using the senses (ACSIS011)
Engage in discussions about observations (ACSIS233)
Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211)
Year 1 and 2
People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022) and (ACSHE035)
Science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions (ACSH051) and (ACSHE062)
OI.2 All life forms, including human life, are connected through ecosystems on which they depend for their wellbeing and survival.
Critical and creative thinking
Pose factual and exploratory questions based on personal interests and experiences.
Pose questions to identify and clarify issues, and compare information in their world.
Pose questions to expand their knowledge of the world.