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NSW Syllabuses

Science K–10 (inc. Science and Technology K–6) - Stage 3 Living World

Outcomes

A student:

  • ST3-10LW

    describes how structural features and other adaptations of living things help them to survive in their environment

  • ST3-11LW

    describes some physical conditions of the environment and how these affect the growth and survival of living things

Content

  • Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment. (ACSSU043)
  • Students:
  • observe and describe the structural features of some native Australian animals and plants SE
  • present ideas and explanations about how the structural features and behaviour of some plants and animals help them to survive in their environment, eg shiny surfaces of leaves on sand dune plants and nocturnal behaviour in some animals LCCT
  • research the conditions needed for a particular plant to grow and survive in its environment, eg an indoor plant, plants in deserts, drought-resistant wheat or salt-tolerant plants L
  • The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment. (ACSSU094)
  • Students:
  • identify some physical conditions of a local environment, eg temperature, slope, wind speed, amount of light and water
  • make predictions about how changing the physical conditions of the environment impacts on the growth and survival of living things, eg different amounts of light or water on plant growth or the effect of different temperatures on the growth of yeast or bread mould CCTPSCN
  • use gathered data to develop explanations about how changing the physical conditions of the environment affects the growth and survival of living things LNSE