Experience Engage Enable
T: Telephone02 9816 1298
DoE $16 per student - GST free
Non-gov school cost $26 per student - GST free, minimum charge $600
Please provide one learning space, with a smart board/IWB, for all participating classes for the duration of the day. The space needs to accommodate multiple classes.
Hats, sturdy, closed shoes essential, mask (if required).
Students wear reusable name tag. Sports uniform recommended.
Habitat - available free from Apple Books
Ringtail possum - 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
What animals live in tree hollows?
Students begin the session learning about tree hollows and their importance in providing Australian wildlife a place to shelter and to raise offspring. Students will then explore their school grounds recording and making observations on habitat features and any tree hollows they find.
Nest box building
Working in groups of 3, students will apply their knowledge of mathematical concepts to assemble a nest box. The flat packed box represents a 3D fan. To assemble the box students manipulate the panels to create perpenticular lines and right angles to make a rectangular prism.
Once the box is complete, students use tape measures to measure the box dimensions including height, width and depth. A workbook will be provided to each student to record their findings. Students then research their nest box’s potential inhabitants and the best aspect for placement using a multi-modal book on iPad. Students will share their findings with the class along with the habitat requirements of the species.
One constructed nest box will remain with the class to install in a suitable location. All other nest boxes will be deconstructed at the end of the session.
Schoolyard habitat hunt
As a class, students recall the habitat feaures of their school grounds to determine the most suitable location for their class nest box. After the incursion, student use their workbook to identify and record on a simple map the position of the class nest box.
Mathematics K-10 Syllabus (2012)
Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus (2017)
Survival of living things
describe how living things depend on each other and the environment to survive
Mathematics K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012
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