Stage 3: Surviving in a Changing World

Stage 3: Surviving in a Changing World

Overview

Adaptations are remarkable features that have evolved in animals over millions of years to help them thrive in their environment. But what happens when that environment changes too rapidly? In this workshop, students will observe a range of animals’ adaptations and use animals at Taronga Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital as a case study in considering how adaptations are challenged by today's changing environments.

They will explore what we can do to combat the negative human impacts on the environment after getting a first-hand insight into the global ramifications of our daily choices. How can marine species tell the difference between a plastic bag and a jellyfish? And what can we do to combat negative human impacts on the environment? 

What's involved

This workshop is available at Taronga Zoo Sydney only and will be delivered in the Taronga Institute of Science & Learning Seminar Rooms or the Taronga Wildlife Hospital. See below for further information.

At school

Students identify, investigate and observe a native Australian animals that lives in or around their school. Students use creative thinking techniques to create a concept map and investigate waste in their school.

At the Zoo

Taronga Zoo SydneyTaronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
In this workshop, students will observe a range of animals’ adaptations and visit Taronga Zoo Sydney’s Wildlife Hospital to use as a case study in considering how adaptations are challenged by today's changing environments.This workshop is not available at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Outcomes

Stage 3

  • ST3-4LW-S examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things
  • ST3-11DI-T explains how digital systems represent data, connect together to form networks and transmit data