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Teacher guide Classroom Antarctica: Predators and prey

TLF ID M020511

In this learning sequence, students explore feeding relationships between Antarctic animals. They investigate food chains and explore different predator-prey relationships in the food web. The activity compares the food chains of blue whales and orcas (killer whales) and considers how the changes in the amount of daylight between summer and winter in Antarctica affects the supply of krill for whales. Finally students are introduced to how scientists use satellite technology to track and collect data on penguins. Classroom Antarctica is a collection of teaching and learning activities for Years 3 to 8 that provides a range of short investigations on topics aligned to the Australian Curriculum. The activities are supported by resources sourced from the Australian Antarctic Divisions' scientific and environmental program.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is available on the Classroom Antarctica website.
Year level

4

Learning area
  • Science

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
  • URL: http://www.australia.gov.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Government Department of the Environment: Antarctic Divis
  • Organization: Australian Government Department of the Environment: Antarctic Divis
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.antarctica.gov.au/
  • 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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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
Rights
  • © Commonwealth of Australia 2016. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.