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this activity students (in pairs) will explore the basic adaptations of
organisms living in the ocean. Breathing, swimming, feeding and reproduction
all require special organs adapted to a life in the ocean. Students will
dissect two different molluscs to compare similarities and differences between
the two organisms in light of their different habitats and life styles.
functional and evolutionary differences among major phyla will then come to
life through a visit to the SIMS Research Aquarium, where students will interact
with and learn about the biology and specialist adaptations of some of the
harbour’s resident fauna.
a final wrap up, students will learn about marine research in their backyard
and beyond through exploring the interactive displays of the SIMS Discovery
SC4-6WS Follows a sequence of instructions
to safely undertake a range of investigation types, collaboratively and
SC4-7WS Processes and analyses
data from a first-hand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends
patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions.
SC4-14LW Relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and
A minimum of 15 students and maximum of 30 applies for this workshop.
For more information about the program:
T: (02) 9435 4600