Form and Function
In an integrated approach, a week full of activities is outlined to link an AQWA visit to this curriculum topic. Helping you with ideas, planning and ensuring you get the most out of your excursion.
Build a reef from LEGO to discover if coral has the power to protect us as you investigate the importance of shape.
Be inspired by some of your favourite AQWA sea creatures as you investigate the concept of form and function to create your ultimate creature with its own set of features and abilities.
The ultimate guide to form and function. Full of examples and fun facts to share with your class, this is the supporting information for our 'Create a Curious Creature' lesson plan.
This booklet provides the background information needed to conduct AQWA’s Shark Designer activity in your classroom. In this activity, you will explore the most amazing and extreme designs of sharks that have ever lived so that your students can then ‘create a creature’ and design a shark of their own.
Drawing design ideas from modern and ancient sharks, students develop their understanding of form and function as they design a shark of their own.
Accompanying student handout.
Students are challenged to imagine a product that could solve one of their everyday problems. For inspiration, information is provided on some of the awesome features of animals at AQWA and how this has led to new inventions.
All the information you need on shark senses – and how they compare to ours – is included in this easy to understand summary. Supports our shark sense classroom investigation.
Overnight Observer is a series of sleepovers just for Year 3! Students will observe sunset, sunrise and everything that happens in between while exploring marine diversity, classification and more!