Australian Animals - Session Topic 2
a very large mass of land. In fact, the area of the continent is larger
than 7.5 million km2.
It is almost 4000 km from the west coast to the east, and more than 3000
km from the south coast to the north. Being so large, it is also subject
to a range of climates. This means that several different habitats exist
throughout Australia, making homes for our native animals. The main habitats
found within Australia are:
The following activities
will help you learn about the different habitats found in Australia. By
the end of this session you should be able to name them and describe some
of their features. Make sure you carefully read all the information before
What you need to do...
|* To complete this session,
you need to work through each activity listed below.
Visit the web site, Australian
Habitats. This site has lots of information about the different types
of habitats found in Australia. PRINT out this file and keep it
with your Unit Book as you may need it for other activities.
Read the "Australian Habitats"
document and answer the questions at the bottom of the sheet. Carefully
check your answers before handing in the sheet.
open a new Painting document and draw a full page picture of one
of the habitats described in "Australian Habitats". Make sure you
use colour and you may like to add some animals.
PRINT out your
finished picture and SAVE it into the
folder on the Junior School Server. Save it as your own name: Eg.
View the video, "Fern Gully"
and write a critical review using "ClarisWorks". Your review should
outline the plot and main characters, and include your thoughts:
What did you most enjoy about
the video? Why/Why not?
Was there anything that you
did not enjoy? Why/Why not?
Who was your favourite character?
Would you recommend it to others?
Continue to search
the internet for "web sites" on Australian animals. Record in
your Unit Book the URLs of any that you find.
Email your teacher when you
have completed all of the above activities.
you done these things:
|- Visited the "Australian
Habitats" website and printed out the information?
|- Answered the questions
on bottom of the "Australian Habitats" sheet?
|- Drawn a picture of an
Australian habitat using ClarisWorks Painting?
|- Watched and reviewed the
video, "Fern Gully"?
|- "Located" and "recorded"
any URLs of Australian animal web sites?
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