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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

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: How big is jinormous?

Students will measure out the length of a whale shark and compare it to lengths of other creatures in the ocean.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 06.04.2022

Lesson: Discovering Ningaloo Reef

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

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: Welcome back Jack

Students will engage in a shared reading of the Western Australian children’s story, Jinormous Jack.

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

Student Resource Sheet: Creature Feature

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 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

Lesson: Life of a Lobster

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

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 23.03.2022

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