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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 1 - Science - External Features of Living Things

Stage 1 science


Kamay Botany Bay EEC

Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell


Become an entomologist for a day! Discover the invertebrates that inhabit the Kamay Botany Bay National Park and study their external features close up. Students will pop on a lab coat and will conduct an investigation, and head down to the beach and rocky shores to identify the diverse marine life found . The students will spend the day immersed in science and the rich biodiversity of Botany Bay. 


  • ST1-1WS-S observes, questions and collects data to communicate and compare ideas 
  • ST1-4LW-S describes observable features of living things and their environments 

Key Inquiry Questions:

  • What are the external features of living things?
  • How do things change as they grow?

Students will:

  • conduct an invertebrate search
  • conduct an ant experiment
  • explore the beach and rock platorms 

Learning across the curriculum content:

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