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Little Life Workshop

Investigate life cycles and ecological relationships
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  • Spiny leaf insect hanging from a student\'s hand
  • X-rays,bug catchers, microscopes
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Hands-on biology workshop!

Your students will gain appreciation of the complexity of life in this fun school science workshop when your primary classroom becomes a hands-on biology lab!

  • Check out our mini-beasts, are they male or female? 
  • Learn about life cycles and basic ecological relationships between plants and animals
  • How do biologists track animals? What techniques do animals use to hide? 
  • What are the parts of flowers? Your primary students will investigate these plus much more!
What schools are saying about our science shows & workshops
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Students were very excited. Loved too many aspects - couldn't decide which was the best part. Very hands-on - all children engaged all the time. Excellent.
St Andrews Primary Maryong; Little Life visit


Australian Curriculum and NSW K to 10 Syllabus Links

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

  • Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002).
  • Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017).
  • Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211).
  • Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030).
  • Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044).
  • Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072).
  • Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043).
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NSW Science & Technology Syllabus Content

A student:
  • identifies the basic needs of living things (STe-8NE).
  • describes external features, changes in and growth of living things (ST1-10LW).
  • describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features (ST2-10LW).
  • describes how structural features and other adaptations of living things help them to survive in their environment (ST3-10LW).

    NSW K - 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Science Workshop Experiments

Bug Vision What is the difference between a human eye and a compound eye?
Camouflage frogs Sort the frogs into their best hiding place
Different insect legs Use magnifiers to determine which legs hop, dig, swim and carry nectar
Drawing mini-beasts What is the difference between spiders and insects
Finding slaters Are they an insect? How many can you find in the leaf litter?
Flower power  Dissect the flowers; match the flower parts to the flower model
Hand stampers Which animals would make these tracks?
Invertebrate rubbings Take home a rubbing of your favourite minibeast
Insect Sounds Identify the insects from their audio recordings
Life cycles Explore the life cycles of butterflies, frogs, chickens, plants and more
Microscopes Check out flowers, bark or your own hand with this digital microscope
Classification Can you sort the shells into the similar groups?
Resin blocks Use magnifiers to sort out the mini-beasts
UV flowers How do insects see flowers?
Chopped block Can you work out how old the tree is?
Animal X-rays What is similar about these vertebrates? What is different?


  • Appropriate for Years K to 5 with a maximum of 30 students per class
  • 12 Tables arranged around a room
  • Chairs are not required
  • Access to 2 electrical power sockets
  • Duration 60 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes
For us to provide the best possible learning experience, the materials used during the presentation may be varied to suit the conditions and the audience. Please chat with our presenter if there is a particular focus that you'd like us to cover.


  • $360 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop
  • $450 inc. GST for a 90-minute workshop
  • Minimum school science visit cost is $450 inc. GST per day
  • In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!
Call 1300 856 828, or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your primary school. 

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We don't charge per student as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your school office. Most schools tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions please contact us.

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1300 856 828

Unit 10/55 Fourth Ave
Blacktown, NSW 2148, Australia
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