Learning objects Garden detective: explore an Australian garden

TLF ID L1118

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.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students recognise that that the environment contains many living and non-living things too small to be seen clearly without magnification.
  • Students recognise that many small living things have similarities and differences to larger living things.
  • Students appreciate the diversity of plants and animals.
Educational value
  • Enables students to use a magnifying glass to explore a garden and collect small animals.
  • Introduces the term 'habitat' and explains that this is a place where a creature finds food and shelter.
  • Prompts students to return the creatures to their habitat.
  • Includes audio instructions.
Year level

F; 1; 2

Learning area
  • science
Strand
  • Science/Science understanding
Strand
  • Science/Science understanding
    Concept
    • Science/Living things
    • Science/Animals
    • Science/Classification
    • Science/Groups
    • Science/Habitats
    Skill
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Script writer
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    Browsers
    • any - minimum version: Microsoft Edge (Windows); Default Android Browser
    • Google Chrome - minimum version: 35+ (Windows, macOS, Android)
    • Firefox - minimum version: 45+ (Windows & Mac)
    • ms-internet explorer - minimum version: 10+ (Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 7+ (Mac); Safari for iOS 9+ (iOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.