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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

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

Fun Fact Sheet: Cleaning Station

There are many symbiotic relationships between organisms in the marine environment, which can have either beneficial of detrimental effects.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Estuary Eutrophication – Word Search

Estuary Eutrophication - Use your best detective skills to find the hidden words in the puzzle.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Seagrass – Double Puzzle

The Secrets of Seagrass. Unscramble each of the clue words. Then copy the letters in the numbered cells to other cells with the same number to reveal the message.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Mangrove – Double Puzzle

The Mysteries of Mangroves. Unscramble each of the clue words. Then copy the letters in the numbered cells to other cells with the same number to reveal the message.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Poster: Marine Habitats of Western Australia

The Western Australian coastline is as diverse as it is vast. This poster explores the myriad of marine habitats found in Western Australia.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

Lesson: Musical habitats

Students will demonstrate limited habitat resources through playing a 'musical chairs' game.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 06.06.2019

Lesson: Dominate

Students will demonstrate competition between species, competing for similar habitat resources.

Resource type: LessonLast 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

Poster: Estuarine fish in the mixing zone

Estuaries are an essential part of Western Australia's coastal environment. The sheltered waters, abundance of food and lack of large predatory fish provide a key habitat for many fish species, for either some or all of their lifecycle.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 06.06.2019

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