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Make it alive: brush-tailed rock wallabies

Investigate the steep, rocky habitat of the endangered Victorian brush-tailed rock wallaby. Discover what these wallabies eat and how feral animals such as goats, which eat the same plants, are affecting their chances of survival. Help the rock-wallaby escape from dangerous wild dogs and find enough food before the sun ...

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Make it alive: flatback turtles

Investigate the coastal dune and beach habitat of the endangered flatback turtle. Discover what these turtles eat in the ocean. Examine how feral animals such as wild pigs, are affecting their chances of survival. Help the turtles, once they have hatched from their nests, to reach the safety of the ocean without being eaten ...

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Make it alive: superb parrots

Investigate the woodland habitat of the endangered superb parrot. Discover what these parrots eat and where they nest. Find out how feral birds and insects such as Indian mynahs, starlings and honeybees are affecting their chances of survival. Help the parrot escape from dangerous feral cats and find enough food before ...

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Life science: food chain

Examine an ecosystem consisting of hawks, snakes, rabbits and grass by exploring the changing population of each species as part of a food chain. Observe the effects of introducing disease and altering the number of individuals in each population. Analyse tables and graphs to monitor the change in the different species ...

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Life science: evolution: mutation and selection

Explore the effects of random mutation and natural selection on the evolution of camouflage in a fictitious population of insects. Adjust the colour of the environment and observe the process of natural selection over many generations. Notice the change in average fitness of the bug population and examine the genetic makeup ...

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Read between the lines: neighbourhood: assessment

Assess your understanding of signs around a neighbourhood so that you can answer a question about pets. Analyse the information in each sign to work out the implied meaning, and to determine the opinions, feelings and ideas about pets in the neighbourhood. Record your opinion of what each sign means. Review the information ...

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Read between the lines: shopping centre: assessment

Assess your understanding of signs around a shopping centre so that you can answer a question about how friendly it is towards children. Analyse the information in each sign to work out the implied meaning, and to determine the opinions, feelings and ideas about children in the shopping centre. Record your opinion of what ...

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Read between the lines: park: assessment

Assess your understanding of signs in a park so that you can answer a question about whether it is healthy for children. Analyse the information in each sign to work out the implied meaning, and to determine the opinions, feelings and ideas about how healthy the park is for children. Record your opinion of what each sign ...

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The night of the bilby: get home alive [ESL]

Look at a desert environment where bilbies and other animals live. Help bilbies to gather food such as seeds, bulbs and spiders. Avoid being eaten by predators such as cats and foxes. Find enough food before the night ends. Then find a burrow to shelter in. Notice that rabbits compete for the same resources as bilbies. ...

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The night of the bilby: safe habitat [ESL]

Survey a desert environment to see if it is a suitable area to release bilbies. Estimate the amount of food available by trapping insects and small animals. Inspect the habitat for animal tracks made by predators or competitors. Fence the area to keep out unwanted animals and then remove any remaining threats. This learning ...

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Animal behaviours

This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources allows students to investigate a range of animal behaviours - defensive behaviours; reproductive behaviours; locomotion; communication; feeding behaviours; adaptive behaviours; and nesting behaviours. Images enable students to build a picture of behaviours such as the strategies ...

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Wall lizard catching saddle-backed bush-cricket

This colour image is a photograph of an adult wall lizard catching a green saddle-backed bush-cricket that is resting on a leafy stem. The lizard is a mottled greyish-brown with a darker line of brown flecks down its sides. The cricket is female, is mainly green and has a distinctive saddle behind its head.

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Southern fur seal and giant petrel

This colour image is a photograph of a southern fur seal ('Arctocephalus gazella') eating a penguin, with a northern giant petrel ('Macronectes halli') taking off close by. The fur seal is dark grey and its face resembles that of a large dog. The petrel is grey-brown with a mottled pale head and breast.

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Great white shark attacking

This colour image is a photograph of a great white shark ('Carcharodon carcharias') breaking the surface of the water as it attacks a small prey species. The shark has a grey dorsal surface (back), a white underbelly and sharp triangular upper teeth.

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Little egret catching and eating a fish

This photograph of a little egret ('Egretta garzetta') was taken in Mozambique, Africa. It has caught a large fish in a wetland. The egret has breeding plumes on its chest.

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Energy flow in a grassland ecosystem: collection

This is a collection of 35 digital curriculum resources that explores the flow of energy in an ecosystem. The collection comprises 22 images, 9 video clips and 4 interactive simulations that investigate the interrelationships between organisms in a variety of ecosystems, including a grassland ecosystem. The video clips ...

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Teaching ideas: ecosystems

This collection, containing 26 digital curriculum resources, allows students to explore aspects of the flow of energy and matter in ecosystems. The resources comprise teaching sequences, units, worksheets, videos, podcasts and a card game. A variety of contexts is provided to allow students to investigate relationships ...

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Animal weapons: inland taipan snakes and king brown snake

This is a colour clip showing a clutch of young inland taipan snakes ('Oxyuranus microlepidotus') emerging from eggs in an underground chamber before venturing out to encounter different types of predator. One of the young taipans explores the surrounding landscape but is attacked and eaten by a king brown snake ('Pseudechis ...

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Animal weapons: bulldog ant

This is a colour clip showing Australian bulldog ants (also known as bull ants) attacking and killing their prey. The ants attack a honey bee, grasping it with their jaws and arching their bodies to sting the bee. The bee, lacking in flexibility, is unable to launch its stinger. They also kill a beetle, giving it to their ...

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Animal weapons: Sydney funnel web spider

This is a colour clip showing the Sydney funnel web spider ('Atrax robustus'), the world's most venomous spider, in a forest habitat, where it is seen attacking and killing an insect. The clip explores the mystery of the male spider's deadly venom. It also shows the mating behaviour of funnel web spiders, which sees males ...