Environmental Studies with Mr Lyon

August 13th, 2013 Animal Displays with Sim (Dandenong Council)

Here are a few words we heard today:

–          Taxidermy

  • Remove the guts, bones and eyes
  • Make a ‘teddy’ from the skin and paws

–          Mammal

  • People are mammals
  • Birth live young
  • Feed milk to babies

–          Marsupials

  • Marsupials have pouches
  • Kangaroo
  • Possum

–          Nocturnal

  • Nocturnal animals come out at night
  • Hopping mice
  • Owl
  • Eyes are larger

–          Monotreme

  • Platypus and four species of echidna
  • Mammals that lays eggs

–          Reptiles

  • Cold blood
  • Scales
  • Blue tongue
  • Smell with tongue

–          Hunting and eating

  • Prey
  • Predator

–          Tree hollows for possums and birds to live in

–          Whiskers

–          Scales

–          Eyebrows

–          Wings, feathers

–          Pouch

–          Camouflage

–          Vegetarian/herbivore, carnivore and omnivore

–          Animals

  • Tawney frogmouth
  • Cockatoo
  • Brushtail possum
  • Echidna
  • Cookaburra
  • Sugar glider
  • Kangaroo joey
  • Owl
  • Frog
  • Snake


We’ve noticed litter in our school and discussed where it comes from, why it happens, where it goes and how it effects our environment. From our discussion on the life of an icy-pole wrapper, this is what we came up with…

Litter may flow down the drains around our school and into the local wetlands. After exploring wetland water, we found many creatures living in it that we have not seen before…









11 thoughts on “Environmental Studies with Mr Lyon

  1. I can’t what to have the ducklings for the holidays its going to be fun because me and the ducklings will see more ducks and the ducklings will say “that looks fun can i have a swim”.

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