Old Bernie's Pond


Clean up Old Bernie's Pond. See how it has become polluted and invaded by introduced species. Restore the pond by choosing actions such as planting native species and removing sources of pollution. Look at the effects of each change. Earn points to get a certificate.

Educational details

Educational value
  • Presents a scenario of a degraded pond and asks students to restore the habitat.
  • Provides advice on what constitutes a healthy pond habitat.
  • Provides a menu of actions that can be taken; some favourable to the pond habitat, some harmful.
  • Shows graphically how actions selected by the student change the pond habitat.
  • Provides feedback for student choices that improve or harm the habitat.
  • Rewards success with a certificate that can be printed out.
  • Provides a glossary that can be printed out.
  • Provides both audio and textual instructions.
Year level

2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7

Learning area
  • Science
  • Studies of society and environment

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Department of Education\, Tasmania\; e-magine Centre of Excellence in
  • Organization: Department of Education\, Tasmania\; e-magine Centre of Excellence in
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  • Address: TAS, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.education.tas.gov.au/
  • Name: Crank Media Pty Ltd
  • Organization: Crank Media Pty Ltd
  • Description: Technical implementer
  • Address: TAS, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
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