Experience Engage Enable
T: Telephone02 9816 1298
DoE $12 per student - GST free
Non-gov school cost $22 per student - GST free, minimum charge $600
Please provide one learning space, with a smart board, for all participating classes for the duration of the day. The space needs to accommodate multiple classes.
Please arrange tables in groups.
Hats, sturdy, closed shoes essential, mask (if required).
Students wear reusable name tag. Sports uniform recommended.
Invertebrate Explorer - available free from Apple Books
|Medical or special needs||
Notify Field of Mars staff prior to incursion.
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 incursion 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.
|9.30 - 11.00||
Classes A and D
|11.30 - 1.00||
Classes B and E
|1.30 - 3.00||
Classes C and F
Students investigate the variety of invertebrates that live in the gardens on school grounds and will use a range of equipment to find, capture and study these important animals and observe and learn about their external features.
Where do invertebrates live?
What are the features of invertebrates?
Students will work in small groups to search for and collect invertebrates from leaf litter, gardens and trees in the school or local area using equipment provided by Field of Mars teachers.
Collected specimens will then be examined using personal magnifiers and identified using ID charts. Some of the collected invertebrates may be magnified onto a smart board and features identified with the students.
Field of Mars EEC staff can photograph any magnified invertebrates and send the images as a link for further examination and study at the request of the classroom teacher.
Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus (2017)
explore and answer questions through participation in guided scientific investigations
compare observations with those of others
make safe choices when using materials and equipment
External features of living things
describe the external features of a variety of living things
Living things live in different places
identify that living things live in different places that suit their needs
Other syllabus links
Learning experiences will also support but not explicitly teach the following outcomes and content:
Geography K-10 Syllabus (2015)
Features of places
investigate features of places and how they can be cared for, for example:
description of the natural and human features of places
consideration of how a place can be cared for
Curriculum note - this incursion is aligned with the language, learning models and experiences of the Primary Connections Stage 1 unit Schoolyard Safari.
Geography K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2015
Field of Mars Reserve
East Ryde NSW 2112
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