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Planning A Model Home

Planning A Model Home
Science Biological Sciences
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This assessment is to be used alongside the ‘Animals for Building A Model Home’ resource. Students display their understanding of living things and their basic needs by planning a model home for their chosen animal. There are prompting questions to guide students, and a marking sheet for the teacher. 

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Curriculum Codes

AC9S1U01 9

Identify the basic needs of plants and animals, including air, water, food or shelter, and describe how the places they live meet those needs

ACSSU002 8.4

Living things have basic needs, including food and water

ACSSU211 8.4

Living things live in different places where their needs are met


Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met

STe-1WS-S old

Observes, questions and collects data to communicate ideas

STe-2DP-T old

Develops solutions to an identified need

STe-3LW-ST old

Explores the characteristics, needs and uses of living things

ST1-1WS-S old

Observes, questions and collects data to communicate and compare ideas

ST1-2DP-T old

Uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

ST1-4LW-S old

Describes observable features of living things and their environments

ST1-5LW-T old

Identifies how plants and animals are used for food and fibre products

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