Life cycles of living things

Stage 2 students will explore the lifecycle of and the unique features of living things. 

Monday - Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sydney Olympic Park Education Centre, Bicentennial Park

$565 per class of up to 30 students

4 hours

Bus drop-off area and all-day bus parking in P10f.

2024 Education Bookings Closed

Thank you for your support, we are fully booked for Terms 1 and 2, 2024.  We will no longer be delivering school excursion programs due to changes in our organisation.

About the excursion

Stage 2 students will explore the lifecycle of living things and the unique features of living things that allow us to classify them.

Activities include

  • Students will examine the features of waterbugs and compare the life cycles of two organisms living in our unique mangrove wetlands.
  • Students will use binoculars to closely observe the diverse species of waterbirds within the park and classify these birds according to observed features.
  • Learn about the incredible life cycle of the short-finned eel, their importance to Aboriginal people and how they developed sustainable eel traps woven out of natural fibre. Learn a traditional Aboriginal weaving technique by weaving your own bracelet.
  • Discover the animals that call the Badu Mangroves home, and learn about the unique life cycle of the Sydney grey mangrove.

Learning outcomes

ST2-1WS-Squestions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates scientific representations
ST2-4LW-STcompares features and characteristics of living and non-living things
ST2-5LW-Tdescribes how agricultural processes are used to grow plants and raise animals for food, clothing and shelter
GE2-1examines features and characteristics of places and environments
GE2-2describes the ways people, places and environments interact
GE2-3examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments
GE2-4acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry


Cross-curriculum priorities

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Sustainability