Cool australia biodiversity 3&4 presentation

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This resource supports teachers to engage children is the topic of biodiversity - by asking the question 'what makes something living?' It covers living and non-living things, habitat, adaptations and finish with a fun quiz. Use this presentation to introduce the topic or to conclude and confirm learning outcomes.

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  • Cool australia biodiversity 3&4 presentation

    1. 1. Biodiversity Years 3 & 4
    2. 2. What is biodiversity? ‘Bio’ refers to biology. Which means the study of living things.
    3. 3. What is biodiversity? ‘Diversity’ means variety of things.
    4. 4. ‘Bio’ + ‘Diversity’ means… Biodiversity: The variety of living things on Earth.
    5. 5. Living things… How do you know if something is alive?
    6. 6. Is this alive?
    7. 7. Is this alive?
    8. 8. Is this alive?
    9. 9. Is this alive?
    10. 10. Is this alive?
    11. 11. Is this alive?
    12. 12. Something is alive if it… • Moves Corn = not alive • Breaths • Senses • Grows • Reproduces • Gets energy Pig = alive
    13. 13. Living things need homes • All living things need homes to survive • We call their homes ‘habitats’ What is the habitat of this Koala?
    14. 14. This is a river habitat…
    15. 15. This is a river rainforest habitat…
    16. 16. Living things have special features Living things have special features that help them to survive in their habitat. For example: • A polar bear has fur to keep it warm in the Artic • A kangaroo has big feet to help it jump quickly • A cat has a long tail to help it balance
    17. 17. What features does this animal have?
    18. 18. What features does this animal have?
    19. 19. Quick Quiz Questions: 1. What does biology mean? 2. What does diversity mean? 3. What does ‘biodiversity’ mean? 4. Which of these things are living? Koala, gum leaf, bacteria, table, water bottle. 5. What is a habitat? 6. Why do animals need special features?

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