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Animal habitats: Connected Learning Experience (CLE)

In this series of activities, students investigate animal habitats. They learn that habitats are places that provide many of the needs of living things and so contribute to their survival.

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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.

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Plant scan

Show an alien how much you know about plant life on Earth. Answer a quiz on plant structure and function. Identify labels for plant parts. Match each plant part with its function. This learning object is the last in a series of two objects.

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Banks' brown butterfly

This is an information sheet on Banks' brown butterfly ('Heteronympha banksii') with description, distribution, habitat, host plant and images. The information sheet is available as a PDF for download.

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Bright copper butterfly

This is an information sheet on the bright copper butterfly ('Paralucia aurifer') with description, distribution, habitat, host plant and images. The information sheet is available as a PDF for download.

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Sites2See: Aim to sustain

A page supporting learning for sustainability, with selected links to interactive resources, including videos, games and activities for K-6 students, teachers and parents. This resource relates to the 'Aim to sustain' resources produced for Stage 3 and 4 students.

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Aim to sustain: Help a habitat

Students will identify and explore ways in which human activity threatens animal habitats. The resource includes videos, SMART notebooks, worksheets and links to further interactive resources. Students have the opportunity to compose and present persuasive texts. The resource includes support notes for teachers and/or supervisors. ...

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Working hard to save a rare cockatoo

Conservation-minded volunteers have been planting trees near Hume, NSW, to help re-establish a continuous habitat for the Glossy Black Cockatoo. This rare species is currently listed as vulnerable in the ACT and NSW. Find out about this cockatoo and how a dedicated band of volunteers is helping to provide the habitat it needs.

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Penguin diversity - mask making

This is a teacher resource that uses mask making to explore the adaptations of various species of penguins that enable them to live in different environments. It is designed as a one-hour lesson and includes teacher notes, a classroom PowerPoint presentation with important information about different species of penguins ...

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Melbourne trapdoor spider

This is an information sheet on the Melbourne trapdoor spider ('Stanwellia').

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Goodbye, tiger

Do you know the locations of native tiger populations around the world? Surprisingly, Africa is not one of them! See how tiger populations have decreased worldwide over about the last 100 years. Find out why tiger populations are dwindling and that some species of tiger are already extinct.

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Victoria's huntsman spiders

This is an information sheet on the three types of huntsman spiders found in Victoria. It contains descriptions, information on habitat and biology, and images.

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Red-back spider

This is an information sheet on the red-back spider ('Latrodectus hasseltii').

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White-tailed spider

This is an information sheet on the white-tailed spider ('Lampona cylindrata').

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Giant Gippsland earthworm

This is an information sheet on the giant Gippsland earthworm ('Megascolides australis').

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Aim to Sustain

Students identify and explore ways in which human activity can threaten biodiversity and the health of our planet. Students are encouraged to take positive action to promote sustainability. The four resources: Get the message, Help a habitat, Alien invaders and A world of difference include videos, SMART notebooks, worksheets ...

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Eltham copper butterfly

This is an information sheet on the Eltham copper butterfly ('Paralucia pyrodiscus lucida') with description, distribution, habitat, host plants and images. The information sheet is available as a PDF for download.

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Siberian tigers

Imagine a world where the only place Siberian tigers lived was in captivity. Watch this clip to learn more about the natural habitat of Siberian tigers and the things that threaten their survival in the wild. Chinese scientists are breeding this endangered species in captivity and zoologist, Liu Dan, explains his hope that ...

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Fungi: how they grow

If a mushroom is not a plant, what is it? Discover a group of living things that are neither animals nor plants. Explore the mysterious world of fungi and find out the conditions that they need before they can grow.

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Scientists in Antarctica

Explore the driest, windiest, coldest place on Earth. Discover why scientists flock to Antarctica every year. This clip explains how studying the tiny bubbles buried in the Antarctic ice can teach us about what the Earth was like long ago.