Scientific Drawing

This activity will teach students the role of scientific drawing in producing clear, neat and accurate representations of what they see in nature. Scientists use drawings to develop and communicate their ideas to their peers and the wider community. The activity will...

Reptile Retreat

The objective of this activity is to introduce students to the needs of living things, specifically reptiles. Students will discuss the life-cycle of reptiles. Students will be introduced to the role of reptiles within Australian ecosystems, particularly those...

Ecological Sampling

Ecological Sampling aims to develop student skills in observing, counting, estimating, predicting, recognising patterns, measuring and graphing through undertaking scientific survey methods. Ecological Sampling Instructions Scientific Sampling Worksheet Quadrat...

Tree Planting

This activity demonstrates to students the correct use of equipment and the accepted techniques involved with planting trees. Students are also encouraged to discuss the role that trees and plants play in the natural environment. Tree Planting Instructions Tree...

Natural vs Unnatural

This activity is designed to develop student skills in recognising and sorting natural and unnatural things that may be found in our local environment. Student ability to discuss the implications of unnatural items within the environment is also enhanced....

Building a Frog Pond

The activity objectives are to introduce students to the needs of living things, specifically amphibians. Students will discuss the life-cycle of frogs and the changing needs they have with their changing lifestyle. They will also learn about the role of frogs as...