Learning objects Garden detective: Australian garden

TLF ID L699

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. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the animals to their habitats. This content is also suitable for use on tablet devices (Android and iPad).



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 classify tiny animals from the environment in a number of ways.
  • 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.
  • Encourages students to look closely at the animal body parts to identify groups of animals with similar features.
  • Includes audio instructions.
Year level

F; 1

Learning area
  • science;
  • english
Strand
  • Science/Science understanding
  • English/Literacy
    Skill
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Script writer
    • Technical implementer
    • Animator
    • Date of contribution: 2016-09-27
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au/
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2016-09-27
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2016-09-27
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Metadata contributors
    • Resource metadata contributed by
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    Browsers
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    • ms-internet explorer - minimum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 11.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 7.0 (MacOS) - maximum version: 7.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • ms-windows - minimum version: 7 - maximum version: 10
    • macos - minimum version: v7.1 - maximum version: OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia (CC BY-SA 3.0 AU) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/au/.