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Research and Development - MARINE BIOLOGIST

 

Online

 

Finding Nemo - Another Story!Clownfish "Nemo"

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle   

ICTAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Information and Communication Technology Capability
Critical
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking
Personal and social capability
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability
Literacy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

1. Watch "Exploring the Reef with Jean-Michel Cousteau!"
https://youtu.be/uy-fi0RvqMA

 

2. Using the movie, "Finding Nemo" as a start, create another story using the Australian seashore.

Resources:

3. Use DoInk to create your animation. Share with your class.

 

Do Ink

 

 

The Great Barrier Reef: how can it be saved?

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

ICTAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Information and Communication Technology Capability
Critical
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

1. Read the following articles:  Reading

The Conversation 6 April 2017

The Conversation
The Conversation 3 April 2016

The Conversation
The Conversation 30 January 2015

The Conversation
The Conversation 3 October 2012

The Conversation
BTN: 31 March 2015

BTN
 

2. Research Analysis.

  • What are the issues raised within these articles?
  • Has the critical thinking changed over time?
  • What research facts have come to light?
  • What is the biology of the Crown of Thorns?
  • What are the challenges of this biology?

3. Create an Infographic about this topic and the current thinking by Marine Biologists using one of the following programs:

Easelly

Easelly
Venngage

Venngage
Canva

Canva
Piktochart

Pikto

4. Present your infographic to the class

 

 

Websites, Games & Apps

What Eats What? - the food chain game

PrimaryPrimary

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Australian Curriculum General Capability: Information and Communication Technology Capability





What Eats What? Game
Matchem Game

PrimaryPrimary

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Australian Curriculum General Capability: Information and Communication Technology Capability



Matchem Game
Seagrass Search Game

PrimaryPrimary

ICT
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Information and Communication Technology Capability

Seagrass Search
Birds of the Coast Game

PrimaryPrimary

ICT
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Information and Communication Technology Capability

Birds of the Coast
Ocean Facts & Activities (USA - focused)

PrimaryPrimary

Ocean Facts & Activities
Predator - Protector Game

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle

ICT
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Information and Communication Technology Capability

Predator Protector game
Enquiring Minds - Bridges to Higher Education

MiddleMiddle

ICT Australian Curriculum General Capability: Information and Communication Technology Capability


Sharks

Enquiring Minds - Sharks
 
Eye on the Reef - App

Eye on the Reef


PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle High School Secondary

ICT Australian Curriculum General Capability: Information and Communication Technology Capability




COST: Free
DEVELOPER:
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Eye on the Reef Screenshots

WebQuests

WebQuest: Sensory Biology and the Plight of the Right Whales [only available on the WebArchive.org OR as a Word Doc here]

High School Secondary

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ICTAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Information and Communication Technology Capability

 

Designed for students in Years 9 - 12 but talented students in Year 8 could attempt this well constructed WebQuest. Students now have the added challenge to update this WebQuest to reflect the Southern Right Whale.

Sensory Biology and the Plight of the Right Whales

Resources to use:

Australian Museum: Southern Right Whale

Wild About Whales

WWF - Southern Right Whale

SWIFFT - State Wide Integrated Flora & Fauna Teams - Southern Right Whale

 


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