Minibeasts Incursion (Foundation – 2)

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Minibeasts Incursion (Foundation – 2)

Theme: Science – Biological Sciences
Level: Foundation – 2
Through simple experiments, students will learn about the role and behaviour of animals in our environment.
They will study and classify our specimens and make a mini worm farm.

Activities

  • Discuss classification of living things;
  • Sort animal models into various groups;
  • Examine and sort preserved specimens based on different characteristics;
  • Understand why some of our specimens need to be dead for classroom use (e.g. safety and practicality);
  • Be part of a drama, using our senses to feel what it is like to have too many feet or just one foot;
  • Use proper handling techniques to remove worms from the soil;
  • Compare different types of worms;
  • Test worms’ behaviour towards light;
  • Make a mini worm farm for future life cycle study.
Surcharge of $40 per day applies to all Biological Science topics.

Victorian Curriculum: Content Descriptions

Science
  • People use science in their daily lives (VCSSU041);
  • Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050);
  • Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051);
  • Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations (VCSIS053);
  • Compare observations and predictions with those of others (VCSIS054);
  • Represent and communicate observations and ideas about changes in objects and events in a variety of ways (VCSIS055).

Incursion Pricing

$290+GST

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Up to 30 students

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90-minute workshops

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A minimum booking of 2 x 90-minute workshops is required

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Outer regions incur time and travel costs

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Testimonials

“Jenelle was fantastic with the students and kept them engaged with a good mix of information and hands-on activities.”

Laburnum Primary School

“This incursion served as a great tune in for my year 1 children about different animals and minibeasts. They were super excited to explore further once the session ended.”

Doncaster Gardens Primary School