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Bird Life

Science and Technology: Living World



Bird life incursion provides your students an opportunity to 'spread their wings' outside to learn and play in the natural spaces within their school. 

Students will learn all about birds through a series of hands-on, engaging activities that include building nests, making birds and searching for food.

By participating in these nature based activities the students will connect to the natural world whilst learning about their local school environment.

Inquiry questions

What are the needs of birds?

What are the features of birds?

How can we look after birds in our area?

Learning activities

Diving in with Literature

Students will use the story “Waddle Giggle Gargle” by Pamela Allen to springboard into the world of birds and their needs. 

Build a nest

Birds need nests to help complete their lifecycle. Students take on the role of the   bird and  create a nest using natural resources in the school grounds. 

Clay Play - Make a Bird

Using clay and natural resources, students make a small bird and some eggs to fit in their nest. This activity allows students demonstrate their knowledge of the external features of a bird.

Worm Hunt 

The early bird gets the worm! In this game, students get active to collect food to feed their baby bird.

Caring for birds

To finish this session, students will think about how they can help to care for the birds in their local area.

Sample Timetable

NOTE: Gibberagong staff can work within established school times on the day. Please contact the Centre to disucss.



9.30am - 11.00am Class A
11.30am-1.00pm Class B
1.30pm - 3.00m Class C

Teacher Information

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Your school


2023 DoE $15 per student - GST free

2023 Non-gov school cost $25 per student - GST free, minimum charge $575 per class. 

Risk Assessments

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Please provide one learning space/classroom for all participating classes for the duration of the day. 

Please ensure the space has a smart board

What to bring

Backpack, medication, low-waste food, water bottle, sunblock, raincoat, hat, sturdy shoes, mask.

Students wear reusable name tag and sports uniform.

Adverse weather

On days where the weather is unsuitable (see risk assessment), a Gibberagong staff member will contact the organising teacher to discuss alternative arrangments.

Medical notifications

Notify Gibberagong EEC by completing and returning the medical form before the incursion. This form will be sent out upon confirmation of booking.

Syllabus outcomes and content

Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus 


A student:

> explores the characteristics, needs and uses of living things STe-3LW-ST


Living World


  • recognise that living things have basic needs including air, food and water

  • compare the basic needs of some plants and animals


Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2017

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