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Hillarys School Excursion: Aquaculture 101

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 28.06.2022

Fun Fact Sheet: Golden Ghost Crab

Have you ever seen holes on the beach that look as though they have been made by someone poking an umbrella in the sand? You may actually have been looking at the burrow of a golden ghost crab.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fun Fact Sheet: Eels

Although snake-like in appearance, eels are not actually related to snakes or the reptile family at all.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fun Fact Sheet: West Australian Seahorse

Swaying in the current, anchored by their grasping tails, seahorses are actually a type of small fish - with bony plates protecting their bodies instead of scales.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fact Sheet: Sawfish

The unusual-looking sawfish family are a type of ray and are therefore related to sharks . Found in both marine and freshwater, these predatory fish derive their name from their long snouts lines with sharp points. An identification and general information guide on Sawfish.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fact Sheet: Marron

Marron are the largest freshwater crayfish in Western Australia and the third largest freshwater crayfish on Earth. Find out more about the biology of these freshwater species in this fact sheet.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

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: 09.06.2022

Fact Sheet: Western Rock Lobster

Colourful and protected by a strong carapace, the western rock lobster is one of the family of 'spiny' lobsters - and the target of WA's largest and most valuable fishery. This fact sheet explores the basic biology of the western rock lobster.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

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: What’s the difference? (Year 1)

Students will compare and contrast features between a whale (a mammal) and a whale shark (a fish).

Resource type: LessonLast 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

Lesson: What’s a Fish? (Year 1)

Students will investigate the external characteristics of fish.

Resource type: LessonLast 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

Video: Fish Dissection

Dissection of an Australian herring

Resource type: VideoLast updated: 24.02.2022

Teacher Guide: Scientific sand sculptures

Build sandcastles with a difference - students will work in teams to build some popular marine creatures. They will learn about various body parts of the creature they build, and the functions of these parts. They will also learn about the local area where they are completing their activity and discuss some of the items they find washed up on the beach.

Resource type: Teacher GuideLast updated: 11.01.2022

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

Lesson: Fish Dissection – Senior Secondary

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: 10.05.2021

Student worksheet: Fish anatomy

This worksheet is associated with the Lesson: Fish Dissection

Resource type: Student WorksheetLast updated: 13.04.2021

Poster: Bony Fish – Internal Anatomy (simple)

Fishes are a large and varied group of aquatic animal, superbly designed for underwater life. Bony fish represent the largest and most diverse class of fishes, with well over 20,000 species. This interactive poster explores the internal anatomy of a bony fish.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 13.04.2021

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