Festival Activity Centres
No Water Off a Duck's Back
Students become wildlife biologists, studying feathers when they are wet, dry or soaked in oil. By interpreting their discoveries they realize that oily feathers create havoc for ducks. They try cleaning the feathers and then think about how successful their efforts would be on a larger scale.
Life Systems, Grade 4 (Habitats and Communities)
Plants and animals are interdependent and are adapted to meet their needs from the resources available in their particular habitats.
Changes to habitats (whether by nature or human means) can affect plants and animals and the relationship between them.
Society relies on plants and animals
- analyse the effects of human activities on habitats and communities;
- investigate the interdependence of plants and animals within specific habitats and communities;
- demonstrate an understanding of habitats and communities and the relationship among the plants and animals that live in them