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Look Out for Living Things - Early Stage 1

Explore the amazing world of plant and animal habitats in the Gardens and discover the characteristics and needs of living things. This lesson offers students hands-on learning experiences and an opportunity to be a scientist — observing animal tracks and traces, making habitats, and developing critical thinking through interactive story-telling. 

Learning Activities

  • Learn about the needs of living things through interactive, hands-on activities  
  • Discover and observe evidence of animals and plants in their habitats by using our senses 
  • ​Make mini habitats for living things  


Bowden Centre


2 hours


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Key Content
  • Recognising living things and their characteristics, needs, behaviours and the environment in which they live. 
  • Identifying and describing the opportunities for designing habitats for living things 
Syllabus Outcomes
STe-1WS-S – Living World 
Explores the characteristics, needs and uses of living things.
STe-1WS-S – Working Scientifically
Observes, questions and collects data to communicate ideas 
Ste-2DP-DT – Design and Production
Develops solutions to an identified need 
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Sustainable Development Goals

Through our education programs we aim to 
•    ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning (SDG 4)
•    demonstrate actions that work towards making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11)
•    inform and empower students to preserve our forests and halt biodiversity loss (SDG 15)

Through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals we promote prosperity for the whole community, while protecting our planet for future generations.


We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.