Somerville Secondary College


Featured Learning AreaScience
Additional Learning AreasBiology, Geography
Learning Capabilities DevelopedEthical Capability


The animal Kingdom is the largest of all of the 5 different areas of living things. Students will learn about the range of animals within this kingdom from sponges to flatworms and from jellyfish to giraffes. Students will learn about animal adaptations and the characteristics which make that animal special and help it to survive.

Student interest and choice of topics plays a large selection as to the focus of learning within this subject. Topics to choose from include Animal behaviour; Reproduction; Breeding programs; Habitat Conservation; Animal Conservation.  An excursion to Melbourne Zoo, Moonlight Sanctuary is part of this subject but not included in subject fee.