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Facilitated Day Program
Years: Preschool – year 12, program levelled acordingly
Students: up to 60 students
Duration: 1 hour (50mins for preschool – yr2)

2014: $5.75 per student (minimum group cost $75)
2015: $6.00 per student (minimum group cost $80)
2016: $6.25 per student (minimum group cost $85)
Teacher / student ratio: 1:15

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Discover Australia’s diverse and changing landscapes
Explore the variety of weird and wonderful Australian plants
Connect your senses as you compare the conditions of each unique ecosystem

Have you ever walked across Australia in an hour?
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Australia’s ecosystems from subtropical rainforests to the arid red centre and more as you explore how the Australian environment has shaped our unique plants.

Download 'Rainforest Gully (teacher notes PDF - 593 KB)
Download Plants of the Mallee Shrublands (teacher notes PDF - 635 KB)

The Australian Curriculum – Science Links

Foundation Year
Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)
Science involves exploring and observing the world using the senses (ACSHE013)
Explore and make observations by using the senses (ACSIS011)

Year 1
Living things have a variety of external features(ACSSU017)
Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211)

Year 2
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)
People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE035)

Year 3
Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from nonliving things (ACSSU044)

Year 4
Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)

Year 5
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)

Year 6
The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094)

Year 7
There are differences within and between groups of organisms; classification helps organise this diversity (ACSSU111)

Year 9
Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems (ACSSU176)

Year 10
The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence (ACSSU185)

Years 11 and 12
Ecosystems are diverse, composed of varied habitats and can be described in terms of their component species, species interactions and the abiotic factors that make up the environment (ACSBL019)
Relationships and interactions between species in ecosystems include predation, competition, symbiosis and disease (ACSBL020)


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