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This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of the translucent, shell-like cover secreted onto a leaf by a sap-sucking, lerp insect ('Cardiaspina textrix'). (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hemiptera, Family: Psyllidae.)
This is a colour photograph of a green cicada on a twig. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hemiptera, Family: Cicadidae.)
This is a colour photograph of water striders ('Aquarius' sp) on the surface of a pond. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hemiptera, Family: Gerridae.)
This clip shows black-and-white silent footage of slum housing in inner-city Melbourne in 1947. It shows the squalid interior of a house with crumbling plaster and holes in the wall that reveal the wooden lathes behind, boarded-up windows, peeling paint and wallpaper, and a cracked ceiling covered in cobwebs. The camera ...
This is an information sheet on psyllids, with description, life cycle, biology, and particular coverage of psyllids that feed on wattles, genus 'Acizzia'.
This is an information sheet that names the 46 species of invertebrate listed as threatened in Victoria under the 'Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988'. It also provides information about the threats to them, including habitat loss.
Students investigate their school garden. They look at the needs of the garden, what creatures live there and the importance of how these creatures interact with the garden.
This unit of work focuses on minibeasts - the bugs, insects and other tiny creatures usually found under our feet. Students investigate: how to recognise common minibeasts; the characteristics of insects in particular; their life cycles and needs; their habits and habitats; their contribution to the environment; and how ...
Students investigate the creatures that live in a garden and their importance to it.
This unit focuses on learning about the insects usually found under our feet.
This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney. It shows the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind in City Road, Darlington, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, and was taken between 1890 and 1917. The classical Italianate ...
This is a colour photograph of a mounted specimen of a cicada ('Cicadetta' sp.) showing the pattern of wing venation. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hemiptera, Family: Cicadidae.)
This is a colour photograph of a yellow Monday cicada, one of a number of colour forms of the cicada 'Cyclochila australasiae'. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hemiptera, Family: Cicadidae.)
This is a colour illustration of a cutaway view of an ear to show how a 1999 version of a cochlear implant would have been fitted, enabling profoundly deaf people to interpret sounds and speech. The grey implant is shown fastened to the bone just above the external ear, with the thin electrode extending into the snail-shaped ...
This is the 1999 version of the cochlear implant, originally developed by Australian Professor Graeme Clark, which assists profoundly deaf people in interpreting sounds and speech. The photograph shows a small silver receiver-stimulator, roughly the shape of a figure 8, containing a large circle above a smaller half-oval. ...
This is a colour photograph of an exuvia, or empty nymphal cicada skin, on a tree trunk. As the exuvia is the final shed skin of the nymphal cicada, it shows the form and structure of a cicada nymph. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hemiptera, Family: Cicadidae.)
This is a colour photograph of a Queensland fruit fly ('Bactrocera tryoni'). (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Diptera, Family: Tephritidae.)
This is a group of colour scientific illustrations of 26 Australian insects of the Order Hemiptera, showing their extraordinary diversity in structure, size and colour. Some of those included are a cicada, stink bugs, assassin bugs and some beautifully coloured shield bugs. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, ...
This clip shows an interview with Joie Boulter, the carer for Dion Beasley, a young Tennant Creek artist, talking about his art and the creation of the Cheeky Dog label to market his work. Her narration is illustrated with rapidly changing images of T-shirts decorated with Dion's art, accompanied by techno music. Short ...
Search a rainforest habitat in north-east Australian for clues about animals that live there. Track down hidden animals. Find clues such as animal sounds, tracks and shadows. Check species descriptions to identify which animals might live in the area. Write a survey report including observations and conclusions.