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Explore the amazing world of invertebrates. Learn how the environment provides for the needs of all living things. Investigate different habitats, observe minibeasts and discuss their similarities, differences, features and special adaptations.


Stage 2 Science & Technology


Learning Centre
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney


2 hours


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Excursion key themes:

  • Needs of plants and animals and their role in an ecosystem 
  • Classification and diversity of aquatic and terrestrial minibeasts  
  • Invertebrate lifecycles

Students will... 

  • Observe invertebrates and their habitats around the Gardens 
  • Use fieldwork to identify plants and animals and their adaptations in land and aquatic environments
  • Explore the lifecycle of selected insects and annelids, i.e., earthworms, stick insects and silkworms (if available).

The children absolutely loved digging in the dirt looking for minibeasts.

Teacher, Inner Sydney Montessori School

Stage 2 Science & Technology
questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations

compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things 

 Inquiry question: How can we group living things?
  • collect data and identify patterns to group living things according to their external features, and distinguish them from non-living things (ACSSU044) SysT  

Inquiry question: What are the similarities and differences between the life cycles of living things?

  •  identify that living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)
  •  conduct an investigation into the life cycle of plants and/or animals (ACSSU072)

Inquiry question: How are environments and living things interdependent?

  •  describe how living things depend on each other and the environment to survive, for example: (ACSSU073) SysT
                                − bees and flowers       − birds eat and disperse seeds

We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.