The place that’s right for me

The place that’s right for me
Publication Date: January, 2011
Type of Resource: Interactive/Simulation

This online resource is a basic introduction to animal habitats.

This is a Scootle resource in the form of an interactive challenge for Year 1 students that requires them to make decisions about animals and their habitats.

Students can explore how animal body parts and functions are suited to their needs within their respective habitats by exploring simulated environments of different animals' habitats. It presents data on each animal, including diet, and details the relationship between its physical characteristics and adaptation.

This interactive resource will engage student's interest in exploring the needs of native Australian animals and relate them to body structure and function. Students may explore the basic features of native animals by designing animals using different body parts.

This interactive supports student learning about the needs and habitats of Australian animals. Visuals and verbal instructions are clearly presented.

A ‘View’ button leads students directly to the challenge while a ‘Details’ button provides useful teacher curriculum support.

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.

This resource uses Adobe Flash, which will not work on the Apple iPad and may not work on the Google Chrome browser beyond December 2020.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 1 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things have a variety of external features > ACSSU017