‘Environmental Factors’ is a Year 6 Biological Sciences unit designed in line with the Australian National Curriculum. It is designed to cover 10 lessons, with PowerPoint presentations for all of the content, with worksheets and activities to help cement the concepts. Over the course of the unit, students learn to understand the effect of environmental stimuli on living things, both in the short term through behaviour and growth, and long-term through evolution.
In this unit students explore the following concepts;
In this lesson, students will investigate how the environmental factors which affect the growth and development of living things.
This lesson students will learn what mould is and undertake an experiment to create mould.
This less will look at evolution and how the environment can change living things over many generations.
This lesson will look at some of the most extreme cases of living things surviving in the most extreme environments.
In this lesson, students will explore the behaviours that animals use to survive in their environments.