Primary Connections Unit - Aligned to the Australian Curriculum: Science
What is that? Is it alive? Is it similar to other things I know? Humans have always sought to make sense of the world around them by grouping things they see, for example as edible, threatening or useful. Scientists develop classification systems to try to understand the diversity of life and how species are related throughout history. As more and more species disappear from the face of the Earth, we are caught up in a race to discover what we never knew we had.
The Feathers, fur or leaves? unit is an ideal way to link science with literacy in the classroom. It provides opportunities for students to explore features of living things, and ways they can be grouped together. Through hands-on activities, strong>
A digital version of this unit is available free for educational, non-commercial use by Australian educators through the NDLRN/Scootle or your local jurisdictional portal.
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