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Kamay Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

Kamay Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre

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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


View External Features of Living Things excursion outline