Taronga Zoo - Rainforest heroes: iPad app

TLF ID M017703

This iPad app provides an experience of Taronga Zoo's stunning Wild Asia rainforest trail. Guided by volunteer researcher Heidi Greentree and a GPS map, students create a PDF field report using the photographs they have taken, observations made and information collected. This can be emailed for further research and discussion once back at school. The app’s ‘Did you know?’ content and the video footage provide factual support. The chosen photographs, correct field observations and the virtual food selected for the animals all drop into a field report which is editable and can be used for follow up back at school. Free for iPad on the App store or through the Taronga Zoo Education Centre while on excursion.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This iPad app set in Taronga Zoo’s Wild Asia precinct provides stage 3 students with learning opportunities anywhere, anytime and /or while on location at Taronga Zoo, Sydney. It provides opportunities for students to solve problems using their literacy and numeracy skills within the context of the Taronga Zoo map and the required activities. Students enter their observation and unlock the electronic backpack which contains the report. It enables collaboration between students in online activities and as well as offline observations, discussion and problem solving, and uses representations including graphs, to show and describe observations.
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technologies

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © State of New South Wales, Department of Education and Communities, 2014.