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Lesson: A mangrove ecosystem

Students will explore the function of a mangrove ecosystem through the construction of a storyboard.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 12.12.2019

Teacher Resource Sheet: Mangrove Scene

This Teacher Resource Sheet is associated with the Lesson: A mangrove ecosystem

Resource type: Teacher Resource SheetLast updated: 12.12.2019

Lesson: Mangrove creature feature

Students will investigate an animal or plant that depends upon mangroves for survival.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 11.12.2019

Lesson: What are mangroves?

This activity will introduce what mangroves are, their basic biology and where they are found.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 11.12.2019

Fact Sheet: Mangroves

Mangrove forests are one of Australia's most geographically widespread ecosystems. They provide a crucial role in the protection of Australia's coastline as well as being vital for the biological health and productivity of Australia's coastal waters.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 27.11.2019

Lesson: Coral Creations

Students will learn about the make-up of a coral reef and the symbiotic relationship that exists between coral and algae by making themselves a sweet treat.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 07.11.2019

Lesson: A day in the life of …

Students will choose an animal from the rock pool and write a description of a day in the life of that animal.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 07.11.2019

Lesson: Life in a rock pool

Students will design their own rock pool habitat.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 31.10.2019

Lesson: Making Spirals

Students will investigate how shells are made.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 31.10.2019

Lesson: Sharing a Shell

Students will engage in a whole-class shared reading of the book, Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 30.10.2019

Fact Sheet: Seagrasses

Seagrasses support highly productive and diverse ecosystems. These specialised marine plants are vitally important in the coastal environment because they are a source of food and shelter, oxygenate water, trap sand and recycle nutrients; and provide breeding habitats and nursery areas for many marine organisms.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 17.10.2019

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: 16.10.2019

Fact Sheet: Marine Debris

Marine debris is the name given to rubbish that finds its way into our oceans and coastal environment.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 19.09.2019

Fact Sheet: Blowfish

The common blowfish or 'blowie', is abundant in estuaries and coastal waters throughout south-west Western Australia. While the blowfish will never win a popularity contest, it has an important role in marine ecosystems. The blowie is native to WA and keeps our waterways clean by eating waste scrap, bait and berley.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 22.08.2019

Fact Sheet: Rowley Shoals

Rowley Shoals is a coral garden of Eden, with shelf atolls, coral gardens and giant clams famed as pristine and surpassing some of Australia's better known reefs.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 18.06.2019

Fact Sheet: Prince Frederick Harbour

Cruising along the coast, it can be difficult to fathom the true scale of the Kimberley, with thousands of islands, inlets, bays, rivers and creeks. It is not until you enter the huge bay of Prince Frederick Harbour that you are given a real appreciation for the dimensions of the Kimberley coast.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 18.06.2019

Fact Sheet: Ord River

The East Kimberley is home to the impressive Ord River, a 650 kilometre long watercourse with an expansive catchment area of around 55,100 square kilometres.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 18.06.2019

Poster: Cocos Islands Food Web

Discover who eats who and the important relationships between the terrestrial and marine environments on Cocos Islands. This food web poster also highlights how humans fit into the food chain and allows you to imagine what may happen if we were to impact the food chain in some way such as overfishing.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 11.06.2019

Poster: Christmas Island Food Web

Discover who eats who and the important relationships between the terrestrial and marine environments on Christmas Island. This food web poster also highlights how humans fit into the food chain and allows you to imagine what may happen if we were to impact the food chain in some way such as overfishing.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 11.06.2019

Poster: South Coast Food Web

Discover who eats who off the south coast of Western Australia. This poster shows the feeding relationships between some common temperate water species.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 11.06.2019

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