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Field of Mars Reserve, Pittwater Road, East Ryde.
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2023 DoE $24 per student - GST free
2023 Non-gov school cost $34 per student - GST free, minimum charge $600
Students will be outdoors most of the day, walking in rugged terrain.
This excursion may not be suitable for people who have recently been unwell.
Backpack, medication, low-waste food, water bottle, sunblock, raincoat, hat, sturdy shoes, mask.
Students wear reusable name tag and sports uniform.
All student waste to be taken home by students.
Optional one or two parents per class, no siblings. Closed shoes essential.
Check COVID-19 restrictions.
|Medical or special needs||
Notify Field of Mars staff prior to excursion.
Students, staff and visitors must not attend if unwell, even with mild symptoms.
|Extreme or wet weather||
Days predicted to be above 35ºC, high winds, extreme bush fire danger and dust storms may result in the excursion being modified, postponed or cancelled.
Cancellations with less than three school weeks' notice will incur a $500 administration fee. This does not apply to cancellations due to weather, fire danger or COVID-19 restrictions.
Classes A and B
Classes C and D
|9.45 - 10.30||
Introduction, recess and toilets
|10.30 - 12.00||Adaptations bushwalk||Invertebrate investigations|
|12.00 - 12.30||
Lunch and toilets
|12.30 - 2.00||Invertebrate investigations||Adaptations bushwalk|
|2.00 - 2.15||
Conclusion, pack up and depart
Students will learn about structural and behavioural adaptations of Australian plants and animals through a range of hands-on activities. They will investigate adaptations in an adaptations lab, investigate the adaptations of plants and animals on a bushwalk and discover some of the behavioural adaptations of Australian animals during an active game.
Students will be introduced to the concepts of structural and behavioural adaptations through a guided observation of a spiny-leaf insect on the IWB. Students will collect and observe their own invertebrates and conduct and self-directed investigation of structural and behavioural adaptations. Students will use specialised equipment and tools to enhance their observation skills and record their findings in a fieldwork journal.
Students will explore the Field of Mars Reserve looking for different structural and behavioural adaptations of a range of native plants and animals. Students will explore different ways of recording scientific information in their fieldwork journal.
Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus (2017)
Adaptations of living things
describe adaptations as existing structures or behaviours that enable living things to survive in their environment
describe the structural and/or behavioural features of some native Australian animals and plants and why they are considered to be adaptations
Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2017
Field of Mars Reserve
East Ryde NSW 2112
telephone 02 9816 1298
We’d like to acknowledge the Wallumedegal Peoples of the Darug Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we stand and pay our respects to Elders past and present.
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