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Lesson: Discovering Ningaloo Reef

Students will explore the diversity of marine life on Ningaloo Reef.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 06.06.2019

Lesson: Lolly bags

Students will identify similarities and differences between objects and learn how to construct a simple dichotomous key.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 06.06.2019

Student Worksheet: Extraction to analysis

This worksheet is associated with the Lesson: Ageing fish

Resource type: Student WorksheetLast updated: 06.06.2019

Poster: A Balancing Act

This poster shows the diversity of Western Australia's marine and coastal environments and the increasing number of activities that place growing pressure on the sustainability of our aquatic resources.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

Presentation: Is it a fish?

This presentation is a related resource for the Lessons: What's a fish? - Year 3 and What's a fish? - Year 5

Resource type: PresentationLast updated: 06.06.2019

Poster: Protected Marine Species

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: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

Poster: Dangerous Marine Creatures

Animals have developed feeding and defence mechanisms to help them survive int heir natural habitats. We need to be aware of these to avoid being accidentally injured.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

Poster: The Mysteries of Mangroves

Where the forest meets the ocean. Mangroves are land plants that are able to live in saltwater. Find out more about these specialised plants.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

Poster: The Secrets of Seagrass

Not your normal grass. Seagrasses area a marine flowering plant that can live underwater.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

Poster: Echinoderms: Spiny-skinned creatures from the ocean

Spiny-skinned creatures from the ocean. With echino meaning spiny and derm meaning skin - 'echinoderms' have to be spiny-skinned animals.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

Poster: Sponges

Ancient, colourful and full of holes! Not only for use in the bath.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

Poster: Molluscs

Soft bodies, hard shells. Molluscs, one of the largest groups in the animal kingdom, have soft bodies and generally have a hard shell for protection - so they are often called 'shellfish'.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

Poster: Crustaceans

These animals are covered with a protective outer shell so are names crustacean, meaning 'hard-shelled'. Crustaceans belong to the group of animals called arthropods, meaning 'joint-legged'.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

Poster: Fish Fiziks

Why do dead fish float? how do fish that live on the bottom stay there and not float to the surface? How do fish move around in the water? These are all serious questions about fish survival and the ancient science of physics.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

Poster: Cnidarians

The name cnidarians comes from the greek word 'cnidos', meaning stinging nettle. A key feature of these animals is the presence of 'nematocysts' or stinging cells, found mainly in the tentacles.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

Poster: Seacrets to sex and survival

For a species to survive, it must reproduce successfully and in the ocean, as on land, this is not always easy.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

Poster: The language of fish

In the ocean, as on land, communication happens between individuals and between species.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

Poster: Chemical Defence

With the existence of many predators in the environment, aquatic animals have developed an amazing variety of defence mechanisms.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

Poster: Christmas Island

Christmas Island is 2,650 kilometres north-west of Perth, Western Australia and is part of the Indian Ocean Territories (IOTs).

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

Poster: Demersal Scalefish

There are over 3,000 species of bony fish that have been recorded in Western Australia. Of these, the most highly sought after by recreational and commercial fishers are the demersal scalefish - fish that live on or near the sea floor.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

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