Longneck Lagoon Environmental Education Centre

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Stage 2

Science & Technology K-6

Living World - Who’s bugging who

NSW​ Science​ and​ Technology​​ K-6​ Syllabus outcomes

  • describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features ST2-10LW

Inquiry questions

  • How do the life cycles of living things differ?
  • How does the environment affect living things?
  • How do some plants and animals depend on each other for survival?


  • Identify characteristics of an aquatic environment.
  • Dipnetting for water bugs.
  • Identify a range of water bugs using microscopes.
  • Learn about adaptations and inter-relationships between species of water bugs.
  • Bush bug habitat walk.
  • Collect, identify and classify bush bugs.


The Earth’s environment – environmental explorers

NSW​ Geography​​ K-6​ Syllabus outcomes

  • Examines features and characteristics of places and environments GE2-1
  • Describes the ways people, places and environments interact GE2-2

Inquiry questions

  • How does the environment support the lives of people and other living things?
  • How do living things in the environment interact with each other?
  • What can we learn about caring for and valuing the environment from the practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples?


  • Cultural Knowledge Walk
  • Bush study
  • Creek investigations.