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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


$13 per student. Minimum charges apply.

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
Investigates their questions and predictions by analysing collected data, suggesting explanations for their findings, and communicating and reflecting on the processes undertaken
Describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features
Describes ways that science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions on the environment and on the survival of living things
Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things

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