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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

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

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: CSIRO Publishing
  • Organization: CSIRO Publishing
  • Description: Technical implementer
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.publish.csiro.au/
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Animator
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au/
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Person: Rod Rees
  • Description: Script writer
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
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/.