Fauna (animals)

Exploring Surface Water Tension and Water Striders

This unit comprising of 6 lesson plans will develop student scientific inquiry skills while learning about water tension and how a water strider utilises water tension to survive.

  • Fauna (animals), Guide/activity booklet, Upper Primary, Water bugs, Water Science,
  • All Regions,

Mosquito Madness

The unit provides 5 lesson plans to allow students to understand the life cycle of mosquitoes, specifically their morphogenesis and the way the organism changes appearance throughout its lifetime. Other key topics include mosquito habitats, ecology and environmental impacts on the mosquito population.

  • Fauna (animals), Guide/activity booklet, Upper Primary, Water bugs,
  • All Regions,

Platypus colouring sheet

Use Melbourne Water’s beautiful image of the platypus as a mindful colouring activity.

  • Activity Sheet, All, Fauna (animals), Lower Primary, Lower Secondary, Teacher, Upper Primary, Upper Secondary,
  • All Regions,

Carp Fact Sheet

Find out about this introduced fish species and how carp impact on our waterways

  • All, Fact sheet, Fauna (animals), Lower Primary, Lower Secondary, Teacher, Upper Primary, Upper Secondary,
  • All Regions,

Exploring the world of waterbugs: How to run a waterbug session with kids

This video takes you through the key steps of how to sample and look for macroinvertebrates (waterbugs) with your kids! Priya makes it simple for you to take testing to your school.

Don’t forget to contact your local Catchment Management Authority to see if you can borrow some equipment to run the testing with your group.

  • Fauna (animals), Teacher, Type, Video, Water bugs,
  • All Regions,

Our platypus – information brochure (posters)

Information developed by Melbourne Water about monitoring for the platypus. Lots of great information and potential posters for the classroom.

  • All, Fact sheet, Fauna (animals), Suitable age group, Topics, Type,
  • All Regions, Melbourne Water,

Creating a frog friendly habitat

Find out all about how to create a frog friendly habitat

  • All, Fact sheet, Fauna (animals), Lower Primary, Lower Secondary, Teacher, Upper Primary, Upper Secondary,
  • All Regions,

Controlling carp fact sheet

Find out all about the National Carp Control Plan – informative and interesting!

  • Fact sheet, Fauna (animals), Lower Secondary, Teacher, Upper Secondary,
  • All Regions,

All about water bugs

Use this information and images about water bugs to put each of the water bugs into the correct habitat on the  in-stream-habitat-poster or play a game of snap!

 

 

  • Activity Sheet, All, Fauna (animals), Game, Suitable age group, Topics, Type, Water bugs, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Woody Habitat Fact Sheet

Find out what woody habitat is and why it is an important part of waterways.

  • Fact sheet, Fauna (animals), Flora (plants), Lower Secondary, Teacher, Upper Primary, Upper Secondary, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Colouring sheet – Growling Grass Frog

  • Activity Sheet, All, Fauna (animals), Suitable age group, Topics, Type,
  • All Regions, Melbourne Water,

Colouring sheet – Frog Life Cycle

  • Activity Sheet, All, Fauna (animals), Suitable age group, Topics, Type,
  • All Regions, Melbourne Water,

Mindfulness Colouring Sheet – Frogs

  • Activity Sheet, All, Fauna (animals), Suitable age group, Topics, Type, Waterways,
  • All Regions, Melbourne Water,

Frog Information from the Amphibian Research Centre

Find out all about the frogs and where you can find them, how to encourage them to your area and some rules around frogs too – Frog Info here!

  • All, Catchments, Fact sheet, Fauna (animals),
  • Corangamite CMA,

Macro Sweep Sample

How do I run a sweep sample for my students?

 

FInd out how to sweep sample now!

  • Fauna (animals), Guide/activity booklet, Teacher, Water bugs, Waterways,
  • Corangamite CMA,

Nine days on Tang Tang Swamp

A beautiful and breathtaking secret insight into life on a drying waterhole at a public wetland located in north central Victoria

  • All, Fauna (animals), Video, Waterways,
  • All Regions,