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Kamay Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

Kamay Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

NSW Department of Education Teachers

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Stage 3 - Science - Living World - Adaptations of living things

Stage 3 science


Kamay Botany Bay EEC

Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell


Immerse your students in a real citizen science project while discovering the structural and behavioural adaptations of some of the amazing plants and animals that inhabit Kamay Botany Bay National Park.



  • ST3-1WS-S plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions 

Inquiry and Focus questions:

  • How do physical conditions affect the survival of living things?
  • How do the structural and behavioural features of living things support survival?

Students will:

  • explore structural features of a possum using the taxidermied specimens
  • complete a scientific drawing
  • undertake the scientific protocols for Scoop a Poop
  • complete a watercolour drawing
  • contribute to a plant id book

Learning across the curriculum content:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
  • Sustainability
  • Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking