School Biology Workshop... Little Life! | Fizzics Education

Little Life

Investigate life cycles and ecological relationships

Hands-on biology workshop!

Your students will gain an 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 concepts plus much more!

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Online Class Version

We’ve run live interactive distance programs since 2010 and are highly experienced in making online classes engaging for students on a variety of web conferencing platforms.

  • All of the same curriculum points will be covered, but the activities may vary from those listed for face-to-face incursions.
  • Our online classes include demonstrations, Q&A, and hands-on activities (you will receive a materials list upon booking).
  • Full child protections are in place
  • We usually connect to classes & homes via Zoom, however if you wish to use a different software we can work with you on getting the connection live.

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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).

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science & Technology Syllabus Content
A student:

explores the characteristics, needs and uses of living things

describes observable features of living things and their environments

compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things

examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Victorian F – 10 Science Curriculum

Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (VCSSU057)

Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive (VCSSU058)

Safely use appropriate materials, tools, equipment and technologies (VCSIS067)

Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (VCSSU073)

Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)

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School Testimonials


St Andrews Primary Maryong

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.

Dalgety Public School

I like the practical, hands-on nature (of the programme). The animal noises to tune the children in at the start worked well. Age appropriate and informative.

Science Show Activities

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


Check out flowers, bark or your own hand with this digital microscope


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?

kids holding Adaminiby leaf insects

Feedback about this school science incursion on living things


Appropriate for Years K to 6 with a maximum of 30 students per class

12 School desks or 6 trestle 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.

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

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Go further – Complete Units of Work to support your teaching!

Hours of High-Quality videos, printable experiments, quizzes, vocabulary lists,
Scope & sequences, cross-curricular teaching ideas,  marking rubrics & more
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$495 GST Free for a 60-minute workshop or $540 GST Free for a 90-minute workshop.

Available as an online class anywhere in the world.
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In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!

Call 1300 856 828, or click below to make a booking for your primary school.

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Extension Ideas!

Scientist Q & A

Often students attend our science workshops and shows with questions that stem beyond the covered topic area. Ask a scientist aims to give students a chance to get their questions answered! Run as a 30-minute session at a cost of $70 inc. GST.

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