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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 4/5 - Science - From Bay to Beyond

Stage 4/5 Science


Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Kurnell


From Bay to Beyond supports the living world content strand of Stage 4/5 science. It allows students to gather data in the field whilst learning about the unique ecosystems of Kamay Botany Bay. Students will explore both the coastal rock platform and coastal woodland ecosystems.

This unique program combines perspectives of traditional Aboriginal land management and sustainability integrated with hands on science skills and content.


Stage 4

SC4-14LW relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction.

LW1 There are differences within and between groups of organisms, classification helps organise this diversity.

Stage 5

SC5-14LW analyses interactions between components and processes within biological systems.

LW2 Conserving and maintaining the quality and sustainability of the environment requires scientific understanding of interactions within the cycling of matter and the flow of energy through ecosystems. 

Students will

  • Describe adaptations of living things to factors in their environment.
  • Explore the effects of bushfire, drought and flood on Australian ecosystems.
  • Use an identification key to identify living organisms.
  • Use scientific equipment to measure abiotic factors of a marine and woodland ecosystem.
  • Complete sketches of natural flora.
  • Investigate a rocky platform.

Learning across the curriculum content

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