Adaptation: Years 4-7

This program includes an introductory 45 minute session related to themes in Biological sciences in the Australian Curriculum, the Cross-curriculum priorities and General capabilities.

Themes explored during the session include some of the more unusual animal adaptations and reasons why they occur. Students explore concepts of physical, behavioural and physiological adaptations that help animals survive and thrive in their environments in a learning environment surrounded by lion, red panda, koala and snake skins.

Further information

Teachers can access PDF learning resources from the Zoos SA website that provide information for a self-facilitated inquiry about animal adaptations linked to the Australian Curriculum.

Adelaide Zoo

Term 1-4

Adelaide Zoo Education Centre

To be negotiated on booking. Bookings must be made at least one week in advance.

Level: 4, 5, 6, 7
Area: HASS - Geography, Science

Type: Program
Cost: $35 per class for the introductory session. Entry fee $10 per student, $8 equity
Participants: Maximum of 33 students
Duration: Approx. 45 minutes

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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