Students are introduced to biodiversity by exploring types of wildlife. Through an independent art and writing exercise students discover that many different animals exist on our planet. This activity introduces the word mammal.
- Biodiversity is both amazing and important, and we should do what we can to look after it.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Year 1 Science:
- Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
- Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS024)
Year 1 English:
- Create short imaginative and informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation and appropriate multimodal elements, for example illustrations and diagrams (ACELY1661)
Year 2 Science:
- Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS037)
Year 2 English:
- Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose (ACELY1671)
Time required: 45 mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: Lead class in a discussion on wildlife and biodiversity.
- Art and writing materials
- Copy of the activity sheet
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