Welcome to Perth Zoo

Discover the amazing ways some animals have adapted to their environments around the world, and use that knowledge to create a new species that exhibits ideal adaptations for survival in future Perth [2100 AD]. 

Overview

Students explore the amazing variety of ways that animals adapt to their environments to find and capture food, stay cool, avoid predators and ambush prey through the creation of their own unique species. The speed and consequences of human-induced change is discussed and we explore what actions students can take to reduce impacts. Students take part in a fun interactive presentation that utilises audience response key pads to make decisions. It also includes live animal encounters and biological artefacts. One member of the group (student or adult) will be required to dress up in a costume to create a creature with adaptations that are chosen by the class. This session takes place in one of our indoor education experience areas.

Curriculum Links

  • Science as a Human Endeavour Science Inquiry Skills
  • Science Understanding (Biological Sciences)
  • Geographical Knowledge and Understanding | Geographical Inquiry and Skills

Resources

 

Teacher Support Pack (PDF)

Student Activity Sheets (PDF)

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