Australian Curriculum Biological Science Foundation Unit- Features of Living Things

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In this Foundation Science unit, students explore how living things have basic needs, including food and water, and is aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

 It is an 10 lesson unit (designed to be taught over a term) that contains all lesson resources including worksheets and posters.

 The editable planner includes relevant Australian Curriculum links and resources needed column. There is one for version 9 and version 8.4 of the Australian Curriculum.

The lessons are kept simple and succinct, five to six steps each, to help you save time. The clear instructions highlight the key points, allowing you to focus on the students and make the most of the learning opportunities.

 Mrs Amy123 is known for its fun and engaging lessons that involve a wide range of cooperative learning strategies. This means that some lessons will not feature worksheets, though many will. The unit is made as hands on as possible including class and small group experiments.

 This unit also includes a grading guide that shows what each grade (A-E) would look like based on two activities from the unit. This document is also linked to the Achievement Standard for Foundation Biological Sciences.

Included are:

  • Editable planner (8 pages)  (Version 8.4 and Version 9)
  • Worksheets & Resources (including answer keys) (20 pages)
  • Editable Grading Guide (1 page)
  • Editable learning intentions and success criteria

Outcomes covered:

Science Understanding:

Biological Sciences: Observe external features of plants and animals and describe ways they can be grouped based on these features (AC9SFU01)

Science as a Human Endeavour

Nature and development of science: Explore the ways people make and use observations and questions to learn about the natural world (AC9SFH01)


Inquiry Skills: Questioning and Predicting: Pose questions and make predictions based on experiences (AC9SFI01)

Planning and Conducting: Engage in investigations safely and make observations using their senses (AC9SFI02)

Processing and analysing data and information: Represent observations in provided templates and identify patterns with guidance (AC9SFI03)

Evaluating and Reflecting: Compare observations with predictions with guidance (AC9SFI04)

Communicating: Share questions, predictions, observations and ideas with others (AC9SFI05)


Version 8.4

Biological Sciences:

  • Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)

Science Endeavour:

  • Nature and development of science: Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE013)

Inquiry Skills: ·

  • Questioning and Predicting: Pose and respond to questions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS014)
  • Planning and Conducting: Participate in guided investigations and make observations using the senses (ACSIS011)
  • Processing and analysing data and information: Explore a point of view (ACHASSI022)
  • Interpret data and information displayed in pictures and texts and on maps (ACHASSI024)
  • Evaluating and Reflecting: Engage in discussion about observations and represent ideas (ACSIS233)
  • Communicating: Share observations and ideas (ACSIS012) 

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