On Friday 8 June, Belinda Comerford and Liz Morris visited the grade 5/6 students at Windsor Primary School. The students were given a brief introduction to the research going on within the Centre for Geometric Biology before splitting up to examine communities of sessile (non-moving) invertebrate animals.
The students used identification cards and jars of a single celled algae to use as a food source to investigate the following questions:
- How many different types of animals can you see?
- Are there more or less than you thought there might be?
- What do you notice about their size and shape?
- How do they get their food?
- How are they all able to live together?
Thanks to the 5/6 teachers Laura O’Meara and Tom Gosling for inviting us into the classroom.