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Level 5-6

At this level we are able to extend a students understating of how animals utilise the natural environment to help them grow, develop and survive, we will involve students in developing ideas to reduce habitat destruction, reduce the effects of global warming and increase the survival chances of our native wildlife. We will examine how our wildlife have been affected by flooding, fires and geological events creating geographical isolation of populations.

The students will be able to examine the purpose of having darker skin covering for southern species of animals and link this fact to the absorption of heat and sunlight to increase the metabolism of a reptile. The absorption of heat and sunlight aid the reptiles in developing stronger bones but also increases their ability to digest food.