Teaching Resources & Planning Documents.

Our focus on Science Foundations & complementing School Curriculums

Our planning documents and resources have been provided by Cathy Paddock, a primary teacher of 36 years from the UK

Some of the web links relate to UK sites, but have been tested and are accessible here in Australia. Our planning documents have a UK bias but are very easily adapted to suit your class. You are free to use these documents as you wish.

If you wish to have our help with any of your planning, or need specific resources, please do not hesitate to contact Cathy at info@animalsonthemove.com.au we will do our best to help you.

 

Chains & Web

Food Chains

 

Assessment

 

Environment & Interdependence

 

Key Ideas for Animals

 

Life Cycles

 

Stories For Aboriginal Culture

 

 

On The Move

 

Living Things

Living & Growing

 

Chicken Hatching & Rabbit Rearing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animals On The Move. Leaders in Animal Education

We aim to stimulate, nourish and promote a childs love for all creatures & the environment

Our aim is to promote a greater understanding of the uses of companion and farmed animals in society and to create awareness of the ecological and human threats to the environment, which effect our native animal population.

We offer 6 highly visual, hands-on educational experiences and animal programs that come to you!

Farmyard Education Encounter Details

The Farmyard & Early Learning

Our focus on Science Foundations & complimenting the Australia School Curriculum.

Farmyard Objective: To identify and describe animals commonly found in the farmyard and also to investigate and report the use of animals in our daily lives.

Biological Science
Our farm animals have basic needs, which include food & water. From piglets to turkeys, our friendly farmyard animals showcase a variety of external features and the different stages of growth, how they change and have offspring similar to themselves.

Natural & Development of Science
Children can explore and observe the animals using their senses.

Physical Science
The way an animal moves does depend on a variety of factors, including their size and shape.

Use & Influence Of Science
People use science in their everyday lives, which includes caring for their environment and living things.

Communication
We encourage children to communicate their observations and ideas in a variety of ways through oral discussion and direct animal interaction. We ask thought provoking questions and have plenty of activity sheets available from our website you are welcome to download & print out prior to our visit

View Farmyard Encounter details

 

Australian Native Bush Babies Educational Details

The Bush Babies Australian Native Wildlife Encounter & Early Learning

Our focus on Science Foundations & complimenting the Australia School Curriculum.

Bush Babies Objective: For children to know that conservation of wildlife begins with awareness of wildlife.

Biological Science
Bush Babies can be grouped and classified on the basis of observable features. For example; prey tend to have eyes on the sides of their head for wider vision of their predators. In contrast to prey, a predators eyes are located on the front of their heads for them to best focus on a target in front of them, their prey!

The Bush Babies encounter clearly demonstrates the diverse structural features of each creature and ways in which they adapt to help them survive in their environment.

Our Native Animal Handlers explain and discuss how the growth and survival of living things are effected by the physical conditions of their environment and the importance of wildlife conservation.

The Use & Influence of Science
We believe scientific knowledge helps people understand the effects of their actions and informs personal and community decisions on animal welfare.

View Bush Babies Australian Wildlife Encounter details
Mini Pets Education Details

Mini Pets Encounter & Early Learning

Our focus on Science Foundations & complimenting the Australia School Curriculum.

Mini Pets Objective: To teach children how to handle small animals and promote a caring attitude towards all creatures.

Biological Science
Our chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs each have their own distinctive external features which we discuss.

Natural & Development of Science
The Mini Pets selection of cute & cuddly rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens are young and able to be handled by all ages. Children can explore and observe the baby animals using their senses.

Physical Science
From chickens to guinea pigs children can see the way each animal moves which is influenced by the animals size and shape.

Use & Influence Of Science
We discuss the 5 animal freedoms to create awareness of animal welfare.

We encourage children to communicate their observations and ideas in a variety of ways through the oral dicussion and direct animal interaction. We ask thought provoking questions and have plenty of activity sheets available from our website you are welcome to download & print out prior to our visit.

View Mini Pets Encounter details

 

Milking On The Move Education Details

Milking On The Move & Early Learning

Our focus on Science Foundations & complimenting the Australia School Curriculum.

Milking Demonstration Objective: For children to understand that milk originates from animals, such as cows, goats and sheep and that foods go through a process of change to become a specific product.

Children & Students will:

  • Gain an understanding of where milk comes from and the process that turns grass into milk.
  • Learn about dairy farms, the structural and external features of a cow and how to hand milk.
  • Discover how much milk a cow produces each day and the type and amount of pasture it consumes.
  • Learn how everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways by separating the milk from the cream and butter making.

Questions we explore

What products are made from milk?
What do cows need to make milk?
How does the milk get from the cow to your fridge?
How many people drink milk daily?
How does milk make our bodies healthy?

View Milking Demonstration details

 

Pet Care Programs Education Details
Our focus on Science Foundations & complimenting the Australia School Curriculum.

Pet Care Program Objective: To introduce children to the basic health and nutritional requirements of a pet through animal management and animal feed. To help children learn to be responsible pet owners.

Responsible pet ownership means a commitment to meeting an animals needs.

In a quality Pet Care learning environment and through adult guidance, children learn valuable lessons on how to treat the Rabbits and Guinea Pigs responsibly, with respect and care.

Children learn the daily responsibilities of pet ownership and how to meet the needs of the animals including; maintaining a clean environment, providing an accurate amount of feed and socially interacting with the animals on a daily basis. The tasks can be time consuming but necessary for happy and healthy pets.

Key characteristics of our PET CARE PROGRAM include:

 

  • Building positive behaviours towards all creatures
  • Understanding animal values and best care practice
  • Engaging behaviourally, emotionally and cognitively
  • Developing curiosity and intrinsic motivation
  • Expressing ideas and feelings through interaction
    with the animals and caring for them
  • Helping to build technical skills to carefully handle and care for a pet
  • Creating awareness of animal health needs

 

View Pet Care Program details
Rabbit Rearing Education Details

Biological Science
The Rabbit Rearing Life Cycle Program demonstrates that living things grow and change and have offspring similar to themselves. Living things have life cycles and depend on each other and their environment to survive.

Children are taught the basic needs of kittens, including a diet of food and water and the important duties and responsibilities of caring for a pet.

Natural & Development of Science
Children can explore and observe the rabbits using their senses.

Physical Science
Children can observe the way the rabbits move and hop around, depending on their stage of development, size and shape.

Use & Influence Of Science
Children develop an understanding of the daily needs of an animal for its survival. By caring for the rabbits and providing a suitable environment for them to thrive in.

Communication
We encourage children to communicate their observations and ideas in a variety of ways through oral discussion and direct animal interaction. We ask thought provoking questions and have plenty of activity sheets available from our website you are welcome to download & print out prior to our visit.

View Rabbit Rearing Program details

 

 

Animal Welfare is a human responsibility toward animals and encompasses all aspects of animal health and well being. Today’s children are tomorrows adults. Children are the consumers, the farmers, and the policy makers of the future and need to be guided in the right direction.

Since 1995, Animals On The Move have given children the opportunity to individually interact with Farmyard Nursery Animals and have taught children about where food comes from with our Milking and Butter Making Demonstration.

Over the years more programs have been introduced to teach children how to responsibly care for a pet and how caring for our environment helps protect native wildlife.

Animals On The Move advocates the responsible treatment of animals and recognises the contribution animals make for human purposes, such as, companionship, research and teaching.

Animals On The Move has developed and will continue to develop, highly visual and hands-on, educational animal experiences and programs to be used in Schools, Kinders and Child Care to help strengthen the bond between humans and animals.

School Enquiry

Would you like an Educational Experience to come to you?

We focus on Science Foundations & Complimenting the Australia School Curriculum

School Enquiry

Happy animals are happy pets!

Click on the links below for informative literature for your school, kinder or child care animal programs or if you’re wanting to learn more about caring for your pets.
There’s also fun activity sheets, cute animal invites for your pet party and more…

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RABBIT REARING HANDBOOK

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ACTIVITY SHEETS

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PET CARE HANDBOOK

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PRICE LIST 2013

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