There are differences within and between groups of organisms; classification helps organise this diversity
Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food webs; human activity can affect these interactions
Identify reasons for classifying living things.
Classify a variety of living things based on similarities and differences in structural features.
Use simple keys to identify a range of plants and animals.
Outline the structural features used to group living things, including plants, animals, fungi and bacteria.
Explain how the features of some Australian plants and animals are adaptations for survival and reproduction in their environment.
Identify the features of food webs and food chains and how human activity can affect these interactions.
Construct and interpret food chains and food webs, using examples from Australian ecosystems.
Describe interactions between organisms in food chains and food webs, including producers, consumers and decomposers.
Describe examples of beneficial and harmful effects that micro-organisms can have on living things and the environment.
Predict how human activities can affect interactions in food chains and food webs using examples from Australian land ecosystems.