Call of the wild

Call of the wild

Lesson 2 of 13 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
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  • Sustainability
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Lesson summary

In this activity, students are given a range of animal names and are asked to find other students with the same animal name using only the call and characteristics of their animal.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand that we associate many animals with the call they make and animals communicate for a range of purposes
  • learn to listen to the different animal sounds and identify which animal is which.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian curriculum content descriptions:

Year 5 Science:

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

Year 6 Science:

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

Syllabus OutcomesST3-10LW, ST3-11LW

Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor

Time required: 15 – 20 mins

Level of teacher scaffolding: Assign students with animal names. You may need to give the students an indicator of the sound if they don’t know.

Resources required

  • Printed animal name for each student, or create your own

Additional info

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