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Garden detective: explore an Australian garden

Search for small creatures in an Australian garden. Find animals such as a scorpion, a lacewing and a cicada. Have a close look at their body parts. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is one in a series of two objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Garden detective: group Australian animals

Search for small creatures in an Australian garden. Find animals such as a scorpion, a lacewing and a cicada. Have a close look at their body parts. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is one in a series ...

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Animal search

Sort animals into groups based on their physical features. For example, identify a group of animals that have a backbone, then identify a subset that have slimy skin. Work through a list of features to classify animals and identify a given vertebrate: fish, amphibian, reptile or mammal. This learning object combines four ...

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Animal search: is it a reptile?

Sort animals into groups based on their physical features. For example, identify a group of animals that have a backbone, then identify a subset that have tough, dry skin and are covered in scales. Work through a list of features to classify animals and identify a reptile. This learning object is one in a series of four ...

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Animal search: is it an amphibian?

Sort animals into groups based on their physical features. For example, identify a group of animals that have a backbone, then identify a subset where the adult female lays eggs. Work through a list of features to classify animals and identify an amphibian. This learning object is one in a series of four learning objects. ...

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Animal search: is it a fish?

Sort animals into groups based on their physical features. For example, identify a group of animals that have a backbone, then identify a subset that breathe with gills. Work through a list of features to classify animals and identify a fish. This learning object is one in a series of four learning objects. The series is ...

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Garden detective: New Zealand garden

Search for small creatures in a New Zealand garden. Find animals such as a bumblebee, a weta and a woolly bear caterpillar. Have a close look at their body parts. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is ...

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Garden detective: explore a New Zealand garden

Search for small creatures in a New Zealand garden. Find animals such as a bumblebee, a weta and a woolly bear caterpillar. Have a close look at their body parts. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is one in a series of two objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Garden detective: group New Zealand animals

Search for small creatures in a New Zealand garden. Find animals such as a bumblebee, a weta and a woolly bear caterpillar. Have a close look at their body parts. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is ...

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Forensic science: identikit

Explore how identikit pictures are used to describe physical characteristics of a person's face and head. Look closely at a photo of a person, then build an identikit picture. Match horizontal sections of eyebrows, eyes, nose and mouth. Identify the suspect in a police lineup. This learning object is one in a series of ...

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Forensic science: building a profile

Explore how criminal suspects are described in police profiles. Build a profile describing yourself or a friend. Take fingerprints, draw an identikit picture and record physical characteristics such as height, weight and blood type. This learning object is one in a series of eight objects.

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Mystery substances: pure substances

Solve crimes by identifying pure substances. Carry out chemical tests on common substances such as salt, baking soda and sugar. Observe and record how each substance reacts with a range of liquids and to heating. Build up a data table of chemical properties and use it to match mystery substances found at crime scenes. This ...

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Mystery substances: pure and mixed substances

Solve crimes by identifying pure substances and components of mixtures. Carry out chemical tests on common substances such as salt, baking soda and sugar. Observe and record how each substance reacts with a range of liquids and to heating. Build up a data table of chemical properties and use it to match mystery substances ...

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Mystery substances: find the culprit

Solve crimes by identifying pure substances and components of mixtures. Carry out chemical tests on a mystery substance such as salt, baking soda or sugar. Observe and record how a substance reacts with a range of liquids and to heating. Refer to a data table of chemical properties and use it to match a mystery substance ...

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Mystery substances: mixed substances

Solve crimes by identifying substances in mixtures. Carry out chemical tests on a mixture of common substances such as salt, baking soda and sugar. Observe and record how each substance reacts with a range of liquids and to heating. Refer to a data table of chemical properties and use it to match mystery substances found ...

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Garden detective: Australian garden [ESL]

Search for small creatures in an Australian garden. Find animals such as a scorpion, a lacewing and a cicada. Have a close look at their body parts. Collect different creatures and find out what features they have. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the ...

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Animal search: is it a mammal?

Sort animals into groups based on their physical features. For example, identify a group of animals that have a backbone, then identify a subset that make milk to feed their babies. Work through a list of features to classify animals and identify a mammal. This learning object is one in a series of four learning objects. ...

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Animal search: is it a mammal: assessment

Test your understanding of animal groups based on their physical features. Work through a list of features to classify animals and identify a mammal. For example, identify a group of animals that have a backbone, and then identify a subset that make milk to feed their young. Answer true/false questions about features of ...

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Animal search: is it a reptile: assessment

Test your understanding of animal groups based on their physical features. Work through a list of features to classify animals and identify a reptile. For example, identify a group of animals that have a backbone, and then identify a subset that have dry, scaly skin. Answer true/false questions about features of reptiles. ...

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Animal search: is it an amphibian: assessment

Test your understanding of animal groups based on their physical features. Work through a list of features to classify animals and identify an amphibian. For example, identify a group of animals that have a backbone, and then identify a subset that have slimy skin. Answer true/false questions about features of amphibians. ...