Available late Term 1
Available to schools in the Sutherland Shire and St George areas. Other schools please contact us to book an Easter Bilby video conference.
Science and technology – natural environment
Students learn about Australia's unique animals through an interactive Australian Easter text, craft activities and music. Students will make a Bilby, gift and card to take home.
75 minutes. Up to 3 sessions (one class each) per day.
All sessions must be held in the same room due to the large amount of equipment and set-up required. Room and supply requirements will be detailed on your booking sheet.
Key syllabus outcomes
- Students explore the characteristics, needs and uses of living things (STe-3LW-ST)
- Students experiment with a range of media in selected forms (CA-VAES1.2)
- What do we notice about living things?
Characteristics and basic needs of living things
- recognise that living things have basic needs including air, food and water (ACSSU002)
- compare the basic needs of some plants and animals
Students listen to the text, Easter Bilby by Ali Garnett and Kaye Kessing.
Students are introduced to the bilby and other desert animals through an interactive presentation. They learn about the features of the bilby that allow it to survive in the desert, what it eats and where it sleeps.
Students also learn feral animals and their impact on our native wildlife. They consider ways to help protect natural heritage and to help save the bilby.
Students rotate through a range of craft activities including: using paper clay and a mould to create a bilby; decorating a hessian basket with natural materials; and colouring in a card.
Students sing an Easter Bilby song and receive an Easter Bilby temporary tattoo.