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Guided Excursion Programs K - 10

*NEW* OCEAN SCHOOLS PROGRAM

The OCEAN SCHOOLS PROGRAM - an exciting new interactive lesson for schools visiting SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

SEA LIFE Sydney's education team offer a range of exclusive guided tour programs. With a range of options available you will be able to develop the perfect day out of the classroom, for every school level. 

We are delighted to introduce our newly named Education Program from Term 2 and ongoing. Our lessons will always meet your curriculum requirements and we will continue with the same outstanding educational service from our educators.

We have renamed our lessons to be aligned with our sister SEA LIFE Aquariums in Melbourne, Auckland and on the Sunshine Coast. Please check out the descriptions of the OCEAN Program below.

OCEAN Tots - Early Childhhod

OCEAN Kids - Primary

OCEAN Teens - Secondary 

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For feedback relating to our new program please send an email to our Education Manager 

 

Guided Tour Times

Our guided tours are unique, interactive journeys through the beauty and intricacies of the underwater world. You may choose to enhance your students' learning with one of the following topics. If there is a special request for a particular topic we will do our best to accommodate you.

Please note the guided tours are for one hour with an educator and is limited to a minimum of 10 students and maximum of 30 per tour.

After your one hour guided tour you may then self guide for another hour with teachers and parent helpers assisting.

Guided Tour times are at 10am each day Monday to Friday during school terms.

We can accommodate more than one class per day at the 10am time slot.

 

OCEAN Kids Kindergarten

OCEAN Kids Kindergarten: Habitats

This program highlights the wonder of the aquatic world and allows for a journey of discovery where, problem solving and care for the marine environment are encouraged and fostered. Students will recognise and compare the needs of living creatures including their homes and plants needed to survive. At the end of this guided tour students will be able to identify the basic needs of living things. Students will visit the dugongs, walk through the shark tunnels and meet Cleo the Clownfish and many more beautiful discoveries.

Elaborations: ACSSU002, ACSIS233 & ACSIS012

Key focuses:

o Basic needs of living organisms

o Marine environments and habitats

o Animal survival and adaptation

o Growth and change in marine animals

Worksheets

Teachers are invited to download worksheets for use during or after your excursion. 

OCEAN Kids: Years 1 & 2

OCEAN Kids Year 1 & 2: External Features

This program teaches your students all about the wonderful objects in the sea, and their shapes, sizes, names & colours and why animals and plants are designed the way they are for their survival. Leaders can utilise worksheets to get students focused, or the students can complete it themselves.

Elaborations: ACMMG009, ACMNA005, ACSSU005, ACSHE013, ACSIS233, ACSSU211, ACSIS012 & ACSSU017

OCEAN Kids Year 1 & 2: Animal Breeding

This program is designed to teach your students about plants and animals of the aquatic world growing and changing. They will recognise the different characteristics of the life cycle of penguins, fish, reptiles and even dugongs as they explore our different interactive zones.

Elaborations: ACSSU002,ACSIS024, ACSSU1030, ACSIS037, ACSIS011, ACSIS024, ACSIS037 & ACSSU044

OCEAN Kids ALL Primary: Conservation

This conservation-based program is designed to get your students thinking about how science is used to care for our amazing marine environments. Students will identify ways in which we can manage and protect precious resources, such as water, and learn how to reduce and recycle waste at home and in school, to help protect threatened species and their habitats.

Elaborations: ACSHE022, ACSHE035, ACSIS024, ACSSU031 & ACSSU032

NSW Syllabus Outcomes Covered:

    • ST1-10LW - describes external features, changes in and growth of living things.
    • ST1-11LW - describes ways that different places in the environment provide for the needs of living things.

Worksheets

Teachers may download these worksheets for use in the classroom prior to or after your excursion. 

OCEAN Kids: Years 3 & 4

OCEAN Kids Year 3 & 4: Life Cycles

Students will explore a variety of marine habitats and investigate the lives of the species that live there. They will also observe animals in different stages of their life cycles and learn about the diverse ways marine creatures have young. Students will describe the different stages of the life cycles of fish, sharks, sea horses and mammals!

Elaborations: ACSSU072, ACSHE051, ACSHE062

OCEAN Kids Year 3 & 4: Classification

In this program students will be introduced to a variety of habitats and the fascinating animals which call them home. 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. They will also be given the tools to identify animals based on physical characteristics and classify them into groups.

Elaborations: ACSSU044 & ACSHE083

OCEAN Kids Year 3 & 4: Food Webs 

In this program students explore a variety of marine habitats and investigate the lives of the species that live there. Students will identify the roles species have in food chains and the impact humans can have on these. 

Elaborations: ACSSU044 & ACSHE083

OCEAN Kids Year ALL Primary: Conservation

This conservation-based program is designed to get your students thinking about how science is used to care for our amazing marine environments. Students will identify ways in which we can manage and protect precious resources, such as water, and learn how to reduce and recycle waste at home and in school, to help protect threatened species and their habitats.

Elaborations: ACSHE022, ACSHE035, ACSIS024, ACSSU031 & ACSSU032

NSW Syllabus Outcomes Covered:

  • ST2-10LW - describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features.
  • ST2-11LW - describes ways that science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions on the environment and on the survival of living things.

Worksheets

Teachers may download these worksheets for use in the classroom prior to or after your excursion.

OCEAN Kids: Years 5 & 6

OCEAN Kids Year 5 & 6: Adaptations

A program designed to teach your students all about the three different adaptations animals and plants have to survive in the aquatic environment – structural, functional and behavioural. This program also looks at relationships between animal structural and functional adaptations.

Elaborations: ACSSU043, ACSSU094, ACSHE083, ACSHE100

OCEAN Kids All Primary: Conservation

A program designed to teach your students about how science is used to protect aquatic habitats and how people in our local community work together to save endangered species. Students will also investigate different renewable resources and how aquariums such as SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast work to maintain strict environmental standards.

Elaborations: ACSSU112, ACSSU116 & ACSSU075

NSW Syllabus Outcomes Covered:

  • ST3-10LW-describes how structural features and other adaptations of living things help them to survive in their environment.
  • ST3-11LW-describes some physical conditions of the environment and how these affect the growth and survival of living things.

Worksheets

Teachers may download these worksheets for use in the classroom prior to or after your excursion. 

OCEAN Teens: Years 7 to 12

OCEAN Teens Year 7 to 10: Classification

Students will learn how and why classification is an important skill set for scientists. Students will consider the physical and behavioural features of animals on display, then draw upon similarities and differences that exist to organize species into taxonomic groups. They will also have an opportunity to practice their classification skills through the use of the dichotomous key.

Elaborations: ACSSU185 & ACSSU111

OCEAN Teens Year 7 to 10: Food Webs

Students will learn why and how food chains and food webs function, and the roles & interactions of varying organisms within them. Students will also consider the impact human activity can have on these systems, and consider the concept of sustainability and renewable resources. Through real-life case studies, students will observe and discover a range of unique physical and behavioural adaptations & interactions employed by marine life to find food, and prevent becoming someone elses!

Elaborations: ACSSU150, ACSSU175 & ACSSU176

NSW Syllabus Outcomes Covered:

  • SC4-14LW-relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction.

Worksheets

Teachers may download these worksheets for use in the classroom prior to or after your excursion. 

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Remember: You can also combine your visit to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium with WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye and Madame Tussauds Sydney and make great savings for your own or other classes at your school. View all pricing options and info here.