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Lesson: Introduction to Blueback

This lesson is an introduction to the text, Blueback. Students will discuss the author, the different covers of the book and engage in a shared reading of the first chapter.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 28.04.2022

Beachcombers Field Guide

The Beachcombers Field Guide is an easy to use identification tool that describes some of the more common items you may find whilst beachcombing in the southern half of Western Australia.

Resource type: Field GuideLast updated: 27.04.2022

Lesson: How fish live

Students will identify fish adaptations and discuss how these may help the fish survive in its habitat.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 12.04.2022

Fun Fact Sheet: Hammerhead Shark

Hammerhead sharks are easily identifiable by their distinctive hammer-like heads.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 12.04.2022

Fun Fact Sheet: White Shark

White sharks are warm blooded. They have a heat-exchanging circulatory system that allows them to maintain their body temperature above that of the surrounding seawater. This allows them to swim at high speeds through cooler water.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 12.04.2022

Fishy Fun Sheet: Sandbar Shark – Colour In

WA's shark fisheries are strictly managed and are mainly fished for their meat for sale in fish and chip shops.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 12.04.2022

Marine protected species identification guide

The Western Australian marine environment is home to a number of species that are protected under international agreements and national or state legislation.

Resource type: Field GuideLast updated: 12.04.2022

Fact Sheet: Capture-Recapture method

A population is the number of animals inhabiting a specific area. To manage the marine environment effectively, marine managers need to know the size and composition of animal populations.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 07.04.2022

Lesson: Fish Dissection

Students will conduct a fish dissection to examine and identify the internal anatomy of a bony fish and learn how these features enable the fish to survive.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 06.04.2022

Lesson: Bioregions

Students will locate Western Australia's aquatic bioregions, major centres of Western Australia and the location of key marine habitats on a map.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 06.04.2022

Lesson: What’s this fish?

Students will use a simple dichotomous key to identify various species of fish.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 30.03.2022

Student Resource Sheet: Fish dichotomous key

This student resource sheet is associated with the Lesson: What's this fish?

Resource type: Student Resource SheetLast updated: 30.03.2022

Lesson: What’s a Fish? (Year 5)

Students will investigate the features of fish.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 30.03.2022

Lesson: Gyotaku

Students will create a fish print using a species of bony fish.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 30.03.2022

Fact Sheet: Sharks

Of the 370-plus shark species in the world, more than 100 species live in Western Australian waters. This fact sheet provides general information about the biology of sharks, protected species and their vulnerability to overfishing.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 30.03.2022

Lesson: What’s a Fish (Year 3)

Students will investigate the characteristics of fish.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 24.03.2022

Lesson: Life of a Lobster

Students will gain an understanding of the Western rock lobster life cycle.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 23.03.2022

Hillarys School Excursion: Aquaculture 101

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 10.02.2022

Presentation: Reading sectioned Black Bream otoliths

This presentation is associated with the Lesson: Counting rings

Resource type: PresentationLast updated: 15.09.2021

Fact Sheet: Fish Anatomy

Fishes are a large and varied group of aquatic animals. Worldwide, there are over 32,000 described species, with over 4,400 in Australia (Australian Museum).

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.08.2021

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