Garden detective: Australian garden

Garden detective: Australian garden
Publication Date: January, 2013
Type of Resource: Interactive/Simulation

This online resource is a game that simulates an Australian garden.

The resource is an interactive game that allows users to investigate the ecology of an average Australian garden.

Students can explore, find, collect, read about and classify a range of creatures commonly found in an Australian garden, including: crickets, wasps, slaters, ants, and dragonflies. In all there are 24 creatures to find.

This interactive game would be suitable for Year 1 students learning about the external features and habitats of creatures commonly found in an Australian garden.

Additional Information

Scootle is a program developed by Education Services Australia and is freely available to Australian educators. Use of the site's resources requires logging in via your local education network or by registering directly with the Scootle website.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 1 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided... > ACSIS027
  • Year 1 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things have a variety of external features > ACSSU017
  • Year 1 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things live in different places where their needs are met > ACSSU211