Students explore the basic needs of Asian Rainforest species and threats to their survival. Students will discover that protecting trees ensures that rainforests stay magical places for both animals and people.
Students discover the identity of a mystery creature by comparing animal groups and their coverings. An understanding of classification gives students a better appreciation of biodiversity within animal groups.
Film: After being dropped off with his 'boring, old Grandpa' one boy's dismay is turned into a thrilling adventure through the power of a shared imagination, a 'Radio-Flyer' and a story telling Grandpa.
A short animation by Michael Leunig: A writing stimulus for a story about a book that came to life. Lots of description to start with describing the boring, grey room, before the book opens and the room is transformed by the butterflies.