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Learning objects Garden detective: explore a New Zealand garden

TLF ID L1182

Search for small creatures in a New Zealand garden. Find animals such as a bumblebee, a weta and a woolly bear caterpillar. 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
    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
    • 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
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.

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