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Kamay Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

Kamay Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

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Stage 2 - Science - Classification of Living Things

Stage 2 science


Kamay Botany Bay EEC

Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell


Students will be immersed in nature at Kamay Botany Bay National Park. They will conduct a scientific study to discover the species of birds living in the bushland, grassland, and beach habitats. Using their science journal, students will identify and record the bird species they discover, annotate a scientific drawing of bird, and group and classify feathers, seeds, and shells.

Join us for a fantastic science day to explore the amazing habitats at Kamay Botany Bay National Park.


  • ST2-1WS-S questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations 
  • ST2-4LW-S compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things


Inquiry and Focus questions:
  • How can we group living things? For example, what are the external features of a bird that we can use to classify birds?
  • How are environments and living things interdependent? For example, birds and seeds.

Students will:

  • complete a scientific drawing of a bird
  • record birds they observe  on a bird walk 
  • classify shells on the beach and rock platforms
  • create ephemeral art of bird wing shapes

Learning across the curriculum content:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
  • Sustainability
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy