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Learning objects Caving [no spoken instructions]


Explore a limestone cave. Identify glow worms, bats and rock features such as stalactites. Take photos, then match pictures with captions.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify animals that live in caves.
  • Students identify rock formations in limestone caves.
  • Students explore how water shapes rocks in limestone caves.
Educational value
  • Provides the scenario of a limestone cave with cave animals, rock formations and running water that can shape rocks.
  • Shows the difference between stalactites and stalagmites.
  • Simulates taking photos of cave animals and cave features.
  • Tests student understanding with a task matching images to captions.
Year level

1; 2

Learning area
  • science
  • Science/Science inquiry skills
    • Science/Geology
    • Science/Animals
    • Science/Rocks
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Comprehension Activity
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Subject matter expert
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 28 Jan 2014
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • 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.