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Little Life Workshop

Little Life Workshop

Investigate life cycles and ecological relationships in a fun interactive workshop

Hands-on biology workshop for early learners!

Your children will gain an appreciation of the complexity of life in this fun workshop when your preschool 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 kids will investigate these plus much more!

Designed for exploration, your children will learn about the relationships between animals and plants as they rove among the stations.

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Early Years Learning Framework Learning Outcomes

  • 1.2 Develop emerging autonomy, interdependence, resilience and sense of agency
  • 2.4 Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment.
  • 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity.
  • 4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating.
  • 4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.
  • 4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials.
  • 5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes.

ELYF links to all of our preschool science workshops

Victorian Curriculum

  • Objects and parts of the world around us have names and particular characteristics (VCSSU021)
  • Supported to engage in simple scientific inquiry (VCSIS026)
  • Supported to use the senses to identify some characteristics (VCSIS027)
  • Make links between observations and findings (VCSIS029)
  • Use pictures, symbols, concrete objects and/or simple familiar words to facilitate communication (VCSIS030)
  • Science is about exploring the world around me (VCSSU031)
  • Actively join in exploration of familiar objects and events (VCSIS036)
  • Use both general terms and simple, scientific vocabulary to begin to describe their activities and observations (VCSIS040)

School Testimonials

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Ellerman Child Care Centre

We thought it was fantastic, enjoyable and inspiring. Great variety of hands on resources... the presenter did not patronise the children. The children were talking about their 'learnings' all afternoon! Highly informative and entertaining!
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Butterflies Early Learning

We would definitely book this again!

Science Show Demonstrations

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 minibeasts

What is the difference between spiders and insects

Face-lift

Discover the position of bones and major organs behind facial skin

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

Handstampers

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

Operation

Look inside the human body

Resin blocks

Use magnifiers to sort out the mini-beasts

Skeleton Stan

What do your bones look like?

UV flowers

How do insects see flowers?

Web of life

Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 ecology

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Requirements

Appropriate for ages 3 to 5 with a maximum of 30 children per class. Please note that we are not permitted to cater for children under the age of 3.

6 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.

During Social Distancing – Contact us
and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements. Further details here

We're a COVID SAFE Company

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Cost

$480 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop.

Call 1300 856 828, or use this form to inquire or make a booking for your preschool.


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  • 3.5 hours of on-demand videos
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