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DoE $22 per student - GST free
Non-gov school cost $32 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.
Invertebrate Explorer - available free from Apple Books
|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.
|9.30 - 11.00||
|11.30 - 1.00||
|1.30 - 3.00||
Students will investigate observable features of invertebrates and create digital artwork using a stylus and iPad.
The focus of this session is for students to work cooperatively to conduct an investigation, using simple equipment, to explore and discover invertebrates living in the school grounds. Students will work in small groups to search for and collect invertebrates in the gardens within the school.
Collected specimens will then be examined using personal magnifiers and identified using ID charts. Some of the collected invertebrates will be magnified onto a smart board and features and adaptations explained.
After careful observation and study of an invertebrate students create an observational drawing of one using a stylus and iPad. Students will use a number of apps to manipulate their created image.
Images will be downloaded and provided to the school as a digital copy.
Time permitting students will display their artworks for a short exhibition allowing students to appreciate and evaluate their works.
Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus (2006)
Outcomes and content
Other syllabus links
Learning experiences will also support but not explicitly teach the following outcomes and content.
Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus (2017)
Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2006
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
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