Students compare the structure of a bee and an ant. They discover how these anatomical structures relate to function and help the animal to survive. Activity adapted from Activate Your Students: An inquiry-based learning approach to sustainability.
- compare the structures of two closely related insects – an ant and a bee
- start to apply their understanding of how structure relates to function and helps the animal to survive
- apply the common words used to describe insect features.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian curriculum content descriptions:
Year 3 Science:
- Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044)
- Represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways such as diagrams, physical representations and simple reports (ACSIS060)
Year 3 English:
- Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features and selecting print,and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose (ACELY1682)
Year 4 Science:
- Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)
- Represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways such as diagrams, physical representations and simple reports (ACSIS071)
Year 4 English:
- Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts containing key information and supporting details for a widening range of audiences, demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features (ACELY1694)
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