Teaching overview

Learning points

  • Koalas mainly eat the leaves of the eucalyptus tree.
  • Eucalyptus leaves are poisonous to most animals, but koalas have adapted to digest them.
  • Koalas use a lot of energy digesting eucalyptus leaves, which means they need a lot of sleep.

Curriculum keywords

  • Animals
  • Habitat
  • Adaptation

Spark a discussion

  • What do koalas eat?
  • Why is it unusual that koalas eat eucalyptus leaves?
  • Why do koalas need a lot of sleep?

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