Science / Year 4 / Science understanding / Biological sciences

Curriculum content descriptions

explain the roles and interactions of consumers, producers and decomposers within a habitat and how food chains represent feeding relationships (AC9S4U01)

Elaborations
  • describing how animals, including humans, obtain their food from plants and other animals
  • observing living things in a local habitat and categorising them as producers, consumers or decomposers
  • researching the different types of decomposers and their importance within a habitat
  • representing feeding relationships of producers and consumers as a food chain and comparing food chains across different habitats
  • recognising how First Nations Australians perceive themselves as being an integral part of the environment
  • investigating the impact of introduced predators such as foxes on small mammal species in Australia
  • researching how the removal of a food source from within a habitat, such as through an insect or rodent infestation, affected other living things within that habitat
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and Creative Thinking
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Living things,  Decomposition (Living things),  Consumers (Food chains),  Food chains

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