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This Year 1 biology unit of work has a 10 lesson program investigating three Australian animals – kangaroo, koala and platypus. The lessons vary in length and sometimes may need more than one session. Whiteboard presentations introduce each animal with a story, addressing physical features, survival needs and habitat. A written copy of the three stories is included for teachers not having access to an electronic whiteboard or similar system. Lesson planning notes provide a suggested sequence of presentation and include a wide range of student activities. All worksheets and answers are included.


The word bank provides subject specific words and their definitions to print and place on a word wall and/or use with vocabulary games. The cards have been organised into two levels of difficulty and are coloured appropriately. There is a black and white version. There is a choice of two different fonts – Vic Mod Cursive and KG Neatly Printed. Vocabulary game suggestions and instructions are included.


Australian Curriculum Links:


(Source: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), downloaded from the Australian Curriculum website on (30/08/2016).


You will find:

  • 10 lesson Science program 
  • Australian Curriculum links
  • Teacher’s Notes
  • 3 full colour, illustrated stories for the electronic whiteboard
  • Transcripts of the stories
  • Focus questions
  • Comprehension sheets for each story
  • KWL charts for each animal
  • Flipbooks on each animal
  • Features of Animals sheet
  • Finding Facts research sheet
  • Venn Diagram – habitat activity
  • Information Chart
  • 2 formal assessment tasks
  • Answers
  • Cross Curricula Notes
  • Word Bank
  • Editable word cards


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Australian Curriculum Science Year 1 Biology Unit of Work

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