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 – living world
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 describe observable features of living things and their environments ST1-4LW-S
- Students use the forms to make artworks according to varying requirements (CA-VAS1.2)
- What are the external features of living things?
- How can we improve a local environment to encourage living things to thrive?
External features of living things
- describe the external features of a variety of living things (ACSSU017)
- identify and group plants and animals using their external features, for example: SciT SysT
- native and introduced plants and animals
Living things live in different places
- identify that living things live in different places that suit their needs (ACSSU211)
- recognise that people use science and technology in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022, ACSHE035)
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.