Mini Beasts: AusVELS Levels Foundation, 1 & 2

Domain: Science

This program supports the following areas of the AusVELS.

Content description
Science understanding and knowledge Biological science
Foundation:  
Living things have basic needs, including food and water

Level 1: Living things have a variety of external features

Level 2: Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves
Science as a human endeavour

Nature and development of science
Foundation: 
Science involves exploring and observing the world using the senses.

Level 1 & 2: Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events. 

Science inquiry skills

Planning and Conducting
Foundation: Explore and make observations by using the senses

Level 1 & 2: Participate in different types of guided investigations to explore and answer questions, such as manipulating materials, testing ideas, and accessing information sources

Evaluating
Foundation: Share observations and ideas

Level 1 & 2: Compare observations with those of others

Cross curriculum priorities (Indigenous / Asia / Sustainability): Sustainability

For VELS curriculum links refer to the education kit. It highlights the Physical, Personal and Social learning strands, and the Interdisciplinary Learning strand.

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