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Poo Detectives (Stage 2)

Students search for clues of the animals that live in the Cumberland Plain Woodland by hunting for scats, tracks and traces using ID charts. They become Threatened Species Rangers and design a safe habitat for the Powerful Owl – and learn more about the animal by dissecting its pellet. 

This excursion supports the Living World strand of the Stage 2 NSW K-6 Science and Technology Syllabus.

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Stages

Stage 2 Science

Location

The Australian PlantBank

Duration

2 hours

Cost

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Excursion key themes:

  • Science knowledge helps us understand animals
  • Actions on the environment impact the survival of living things

Students will:

  • Dissect an owl pellet and identify its contents to determine the owl’s diet
  • Go on a tracks and traces walk through the Cumberland Plain Woodland
  • Become Threatened Species Rangers and design a safe habitat for the Powerful Owl

 

  • Living World
    • Compares features of living and non-living things. (ST2-4WS-S)
  • Working Scientifically
    • Questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations. (ST2-1WS-S)
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