Feathers, Fur & Scales

Students will discover the body features of different animals as the compare and contrast different taxidermied animals.

Students will use this knowledge of animal features to sort animals into basic groups.

Suitable for

Prep-Year 1

Curriculum links


  • Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)

  • Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)

  • Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawing and provided tables and through discussion, compare observations with predictions (ACSIS027)


2022 curriculum

Prep Science:

  • Observe external features of plants and animals and describe ways they can be grouped based on these features (AC9SFU01).

  • Represent observations in provided templates and identify patterns with guidance (AC9SFI03).

  • Year 1 Science:

  • Identify the basic needs of plants and animals, including air, water, food or shelter, and describe how the places they live meet those needs (AC9S10U1).

  • Sort and order data and information and represent patterns, including with provided tables and visual or physical models (AC9S1I04).

Session type

Workshop session


$5.50 per student


1 hour


Museum at Inveresk