Adaptation and Evolution: Secondary

The Adaptation and evolution 45 minute learning experience relates to themes in Biological sciences in the Australian Curriculum, the Cross-curriculum priority, Sustainability and the General Capability, Ethical understanding. Students look at a range of structural, behavioural and physiological adaptations of animals from Adelaide Zoo. They will consider the struggle for survival for animals in wild populations. Which ones make it to parenthood? What if the environment changes? How can evolution lead to new species?

Further information

Teachers can access PDF learning resources from the Zoos SA website that provides information for a self-facilitated inquiry about adaptation to complement the introductory session.

Adelaide Zoo

Term 1-4

Adelaide Zoo Education Centre

Sessions are 10:15am, 11:15am or 12:15pm

Level: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Area: Science

Type: Inquiry trail
Cost: Entry fee $12 per student, $8 equity
Participants: Maximum of 33 students
Duration: To be negotiated on booking

School bookings

ALL school visits must be booked in advance.

To book a visit please contact Adelaide Zoo.

Organising your visit

To receive the entry price discount for education groups you must book at least one week before your visit.

Map of the Zoo

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