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Pond Dipping - Habitats and lifecycles

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Facilitated Day Program
Years: Preschool to year 2
Students: 25 students, sessions able to be run 30 mins apart
Duration: 50 mins

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



Discover the teaming life of a fresh water pond
Explore the skimmers, slinkers and swimmers with magnifying glasses
Connect the dots in the life cycle of a pond

Get hands on and dip for the weird and wonderful creatures that live in our ponds. Can you figure out what plants and animals are in your bucket? Who feeds on who? And what do they need to survive.

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)
Share observations and ideas (ACSIS012)

Year 1
Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211)
Participate in different types of guided investigations to explore and answer questions, such as manipulating materials, testing ideas, and accessing information sources (ACSIS025)
Compare observations with those of others (ACSIS213)

Year 2
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)
Compare observations with those of others (ACSIS041)


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