Observing Animals: Year 3
This program is suited to the Engage or Explore phase of a unit of work focussing on the idea that living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and that living things have features in common. A visit to the gallery could also be used as part of the Elaboration phase of such a unit by asking students to complete tasks based on their classroom investigations.
The program will be most effective if students already have a working knowledge of the terms; mammals, reptiles, spiders, insects, fish, birds, amphibians and crustaceans. You might wish to add some others to extend the program – molluscs, plants, sponges and monotremes are possibilities.