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Learning objects New developments [includes spoken instructions]


Survey populations of mammals and birds. Test how urban development impacts on wildlife. Notice the balance between development and wildlife conservation. Explore interactions between national parks, creeks, wetlands, bridges, towns and farms.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students link urban development to effects on wildlife populations.
  • Students explore interactions between wildlife populations and national parks, creeks, wetlands, bridges, towns and farms.
Educational value
  • Provides a landscape scenario for students to explore four potential development sites and find out what animals live in each area.
  • Allows students to investigate the effects of development on wildlife by placing a town, bridge or national park in different locations.
  • Provides information about places where development is not permitted.
  • Shows how each development decision affects the population of mammals and birds.
  • Includes audio instructions.
Year level

F; 1; 2

Learning area
  • science
  • Science/Science understanding
    • Science/Ecology
    • Science/Habitats
    • Science/Animals
    • Science/Built Environment
    • Science/Environment
    • Science/Simple experiments
    • Science/Sustainable development
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Subject matter expert
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
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    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.