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Living Things (Kindergarten – Year 4)

Living Things (Kindergarten – Year 4)

Course Codes

STe-3LW-ST, GEe1, ST1-1WS-S, ST1-4LW-S, STe-4MW-ST, ST2-4LW-S, ACHGS001, ACSSU002, ACSSU004, ACSSU017, ACSSU030, ACSSU072, ACHGS004, ACHGK002, ACHGK004

Course Description

All living things have basic needs for survival – food, water, shelter and air. This program will explore various living things including both plants and animals, their natural habitats, and learn the important role they play in our world. Students will discover what the basic needs are for all living things in urban, rural and natural habitats, and how we can help them survive. This unit aims to bring student prior knowledge to a conscious level, making explicit all the basic needs of living things. Students use the experience to draw a living thing and identify how they would meet its needs.


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Course Details

  • STe-3LW-ST explores the characteristics, needs and uses of living things
  • GEe1 identifies places and develops an understanding of the importance of places to people
  • ST1-1WS-S observes, questions and collects data to communicate and compare ideas
  • ST1-4LW-S describes observable features of living things and their environments
  • STe-4MW-ST identifies that objects are made of materials that have observable properties
  • ST2-4LW-S compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things
  • Pose questions and make observations (ACHGS001)
  • Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)
  • Daily and seasonal changes in our environment affect everyday life (ACSSU004)
  • Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
  • Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)
  • Identify that living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)
  • Draw conclusions based on discussions of observations (ACHGS004)
  • Investigate the importance of places they live in and belong to, for example: (ACHGK002, ACHGK004)
  • identification of places they live in and belong to, discussion of why places are special and how people care for them, explanation of why people need to take care of places

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