Living by the Bay is a day program immersing students in a sensory exploration of Moreton Bay. Super Scientists become familiar with scientific language and activate their senses through a series of rotational activities.
Super Scientists put their sensory skills into practice by exploring a terrestrial garden environment and venturing out onto the Wynnum foreshore to observe and identify living and non-living things. Super Scientists investigate needs of organisms they discover.
During training and explorations, Super Scientists gain hands-on experience as they use microscopes, eye loupes (magic eyes), and sensory materials.
The program concludes with a reflection on the needs of living things and discussions around care of habitats. The Super Scientists, as a result of their training and field work are recognised as being 'Champions for the Bay'.
- Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)
Science as a Human Endeavour
Nature and development of science
Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE013)
Science Inquiry Skills
Planning and conducting
Participate in guided investigations and make observations using the Science involves exploring and observing the world using the senses (ACSIS011)
Critical and creative thinking
- Inquiring - identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
- Understanding ethical concepts and issues
Personal and social capability
The biosphere is a dynamic system providing conditions that sustain life on Earth
Actions for a more sustainable future reflect values of care, respect and responsibility, and require us to explore and understand environments
Science Unit 1 ‘Our Living World’