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Flying Foxes, the Secret Forest Superheroes

In the dead of night, while everyone is sleeping, a group of animals is out saving the forests… one poo at a time.

Curriculum Outcomes
Living World
ST2-4LW-S: compares features and characteristics of living and non-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
  • identify that science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE050, ACSHE061) SciT
  • identify that living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)
  • conduct an investigation into the life cycle of plants and/or animals (ACSSU072) SciT
  • describe how living things depend on each other and the environment to survive, (ACSSU073) SysT
  • GE2-2 describes the ways people, places and environments interact
  • GE2-4 acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry
  • Investigate the importance of natural vegetation and natural resources to the environment, animals and people, for example: (ACHGK021, ACHGK022, ACHGK024)
  • explanation of the importance of natural vegetation to animals and the functioning of the environment eg provision of habitats, production of oxygen
Stage 2 Geography: Earth’s Environment
How does the environment support the lives of people and other living things?
How can people use places and environments more sustainably?
Stage 2 Science and Technology: Living World
What are the external features of flying foxes?
What is a flying fox’s life cycle like?
How do flying foxes and the environment help each other?   
How do scientists collect data and look for patterns when researching flying foxes?