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NSW Syllabuses

Science K–10 - Stage 1 Living World


A student:

  • ST1-10LW

    describes external features, changes in and growth of living things

  • ST1-11LW

    describes ways that different places in the environment provide for the needs of living things


  • Living things have a variety of external features. (ACSSU017)
  • Students:
  • describe some external features of a variety of living things, including plants and animals
  • use a range of methods, including fieldwork, to identify plants or animals in their local area
  • devise simple classification systems based on the observable external features of plants or animals identified in the local area
  • Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves. (ACSSU030)
  • Students:
  • record the changes in growth of a common plant or animal, using informal units, provided tables and digital technologies as appropriate ICTN
  • observe and record some of the changes a common plant or animal shows during its life, using an appropriate digital technology, eg a camera ICTNL
  • compare the appearance of adult living things with their offspring, eg trees, insects, birds, reptiles, cats or humans
  • Living things live in different places where their needs are met. (ACSSU211)
  • Students:
  • observe the different places in a local land or aquatic environment where living things can be found, eg a schoolyard, pond, beach or bush
  • explore the needs of a plant or an animal in its environment
  • describe how some different places in a local land or aquatic environment provide for the needs of the animals or plants that live there CCT
  • observe and record ways people use science knowledge and skills in their daily lives to care for living things, such as gardeners, farmers or pet carers (ACSHE022, ACSHE035) CCLEU