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Primary Programs

Listed below are the Primary programs currently offered by SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

Click on the boxes to expand the details for each individual program. These have been designed and developed to address the relevant standards of the Victorian Curriculum.

**Please note: Former primary programs linked to the AusVELS Curriculum (Creature Features, It’s all Connected, Antarctica – Extreme Survival and Staying Alive) are still available in 2017 by request.

 

Survival in the Sea - Click To Expand

Survival in the Sea

Levels: Foundation – 2

Students will embark on an underwater journey to meet the amazing animals on display and discover their unique features. Students will identify the basic needs of living things and learn about the diverse ways animals survive in their habitats. They will also learn how some animals’ features change as they grow from babies to adults.

Victorian Curriculum Connections:

• Science Understanding: Biological Sciences

o Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042)
o Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (VCSSU043)

 Science Inquiry Skills: Planning and conducting

o Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050)
o Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)

Key focuses include:

o Basic needs of living organisms
o Marine environments and habitats
o Animal survival and adaptation
o Growth and change in marine animals

Details

Available Terms: 1-4, Monday-Friday

Session times: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

Cost: $14.50 + GST

 

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Adaptations and Classification - Click To Expand

Adaptations and Classification

Levels: Year 3 - Year4

SEA LIFE educators will introduce students to a variety of habitats and the fascinating animals which call them home. During this full building tour, students will deepen their understanding of the differences between living, once living and products of living things by examining ocean artefacts and a range of unique organisms. Students will also be given the tools to identify animals based on physical characteristics and classify them into groups.

Victorian Curriculum Connections:

• Science Understanding: Biological Sciences

o Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (VCSSU057)

• Science Understanding: Science as a human endeavour

o Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions (VCSSU056)

Key focuses include:

o Characteristics of living, once living and products of living things
o External features of animals
o Classification
o Animal survival and adaptation

Details

Available Terms: 1-4, Monday-Friday

Session times: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

Cost: $14.50 + GST

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Eat, Breed, Grow - Click To Expand

Eat, Breed, Grow

Levels: Year 3 - Year 4

During this full building tour, student will explore a wide variety of Australian and Antarctic habitats and investigate the lives of the species who live there. Students will identify the roles species have in food chains and the impact humans can have on these. They will also Observe animals in different stages of their life cycles and learn about the diverse ways marine creatures have young..

Victorian Curriculum Connections:

• Science Understanding: Biological Sciences

o Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive(VCSSU058))

• Science Understanding: Science as a human endeavour

o Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions(VCSSU056)

Key focuses include:

o Life cycles
o Food chains
o Habitats
o Ecosystems

Details

Available Terms: 1-4, Monday-Friday

Session times: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

Cost: $14.50 + GST

 

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Extreme Survival - Click To Expand

Extreme Survival 

Levels: Year 5 - Year 6

With a focus on extreme habitats including Antarctica, coral reefs and Rock Pools, students will investigate how animals have adapted to survive in a variety of conditions, and how these influence their growth and survival. Students will study the extreme weather conditions in Antarctica and learn how humans have used technology to overcome the challenges of the continent, from early explorers to modern day scientists. They will use this as a base to examine how animals have adapted to survive in a range of challenging Antarctic and Australian habitats, and consider the influence of changing environmental conditions.

Victorian Curriculum Connections:

• Science Understanding: Biological Sciences

o Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)
o The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (VCSSU075)
 
• Science Understanding: Science as a human endeavour

o Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth’s surface (VCSSU079)

Key focuses include:

o Australian habitats
o Extreme environments
o Adaptations for survival
o Antarctic conditions

Details

Available Terms: 1-4, Monday-Friday

Session times: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

Cost: $14.50 + GST

 

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Save Our Seas - Click To Expand

Save Our Seas

Levels: Foundation - Year 6

Science: Foundation to level 6

Geography: Foundation to level 6

Adapted to the group’s age and focus, this full building tour will introduce students to amazing species as they learn about sustainability in our oceans. Students will get up close with animals from diverse habitaAdapted to the group’s age and focus, this full building tour will introduce students to amazing species as they learn about sustainability in our oceans. Students will get up close with animals from diverse habitats and discuss some of the human impacts threatening their survival. Students will explore these issues and leave empowered to make a difference by learning how small actions can make a big change.

Key focuses include:

• Marine environments and habitats
• Animal survival and adaptations
• Conservation issues and actions
• Marine Sustainability

Details

Available Terms: 1-4, Monday-Friday

Session times: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

Cost: $14.50 + GST

 

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Aquarium Experience - Click To Expand

Aquarium Experience

Levels: Foundation - Year 6

Recommended for students on camp, City Experience, English language students or those visiting for the experience rather than a key learning focus, this program has more time for exploration and inquiry led questions. One of our engaging educators will guide students through all exhibits to observe animals in Australian and Antarctic habitats and lead relevant discussions. The tour is made more exciting with a viewing of the Ice-Age 4D cinema, visit to the interactive rock pools and an additional animal encounter included within the two hour tour.

Key focuses include:

o More time to explore and ask questions
o 4D cinema viewing
o Rock pools
o Additional animal interaction (subject to availability)

Details

Available Terms: 1-4, Monday-Friday

Session times: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

Cost: $14.50 + GST

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Booking and Enquiries:

Contact our Bookings Officer on (03) 9923 5911 or click here to email us.

Alternatively, you can fill out the School Excursions Online Enquiry Form.

Please note, our Bookings Office is open weekdays from 8:30am until 2pm. If you have an urgent enquiry after this time, please call 03 9923 5925.

Full Pricing Information:

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