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A picture of a koala
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Publication Date: 22 April 2015

ARKive is a not-for-profit organisation that curates free photos and videos of a wide variety of animal and plant species from around the world.

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living... > ACSSU185
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The transmission of heritable characteristics from one generation to the next... > ACSSU184
  • 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
  • Year 2 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves > ACSSU030
  • Year 3 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be... > ACSSU044
  • Year 4 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive > ACSSU073
  • Year 4 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things have life cycles > ACSSU072
  • Year 5 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to... > ACSSU043
  • Year 6 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical... > ACSSU094
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Classification helps organise the diverse group of organisms > ACSSU111
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities, can... > ACSSU112
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Cells are the basic units of living things and have specialised structures and... > ACSSU149
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic... > ACSSU176
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Multi-cellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal... > ACSSU175
  • Year Foundation > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things have basic needs, including food and water > ACSSU002
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences
Artist's impression of an ant
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Publication Date: 03 September 2014

This online resource is an interactive key that can be used to assist in the identification of invertebrates.

Type of Resources: Interactive/Simulation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 4 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive > ACSSU073
  • Year 5 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to... > ACSSU043
  • Year 6 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical... > ACSSU094
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Classification helps organise the diverse group of organisms > ACSSU111
Artist's impression of a tree
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Publication Date: 02 September 2014

This online resource is a companion to the Queensland Museum's, Backyard Explorers—Leader's Guide.


Type of Resources: Practical activity/investigation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 6 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical... > ACSSU094
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Classification helps organise the diverse group of organisms > ACSSU111
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities, can... > ACSSU112
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic... > ACSSU176
An artist's impression of a tree
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Publication Date: 02 September 2014

This online resource is a guide for teachers to assist them with the teaching of biodiversity and the biohealth of local environments. 


Type of Resources: Teacher background info
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 6 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical... > ACSSU094
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Classification helps organise the diverse group of organisms > ACSSU111
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities, can... > ACSSU112
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic... > ACSSU176
Artist's impression of a penguin on an ice floe
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Publication Date: 29 July 2014

This online resource is a digibook containing a collection of resources that includes: videos, maps, an interactive timeline and other information about Antarctica.

Type of Resources: Unit of Work
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities, can... > ACSSU112
  • Year 7 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science knowledge can develop through collaboration across the disciplines of... > ACSHE223
  • Year 7 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Scientific knowledge has changed people's understanding of the world and is... > ACSHE119
  • Year 7 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have... > ACSHE121
  • Year 7 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology... > ACSHE120
A picture of a beach
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Publication Date: 23 June 2014

This online resource is an ABC News web page with information on the risks to the Great Barrier Reef due to plans to develop major ports along the Queensland coastline.

Type of Resources: Blog/News article /Research
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities, can... > ACSSU112
  • Year 7 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have... > ACSHE121
Science ASSIST Logo
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Publication Date: 23 June 2014

This web page contains an animation activity where students can remove threats to the Great Barrier Reef to see how their removal would affect the marine life of the reef. 

Type of Resources: Interactive/Simulation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities, can... > ACSSU112
garbage bin
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Publication Date: 26 April 2014

In this online resource students investigate waste creation and management.

The students investigate this issue through their own experiences and case studies.

Type of Resources: Unit of Work
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 4 > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can... > ACSSU074
  • Year 4 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions > ACSHE062
Ecosystems and change cover
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Publication Date: 07 April 2014

An inquiry-based learning sequence of hands-on activities, digital interactives, animations and videos that cover systems analysis, human body systems, hormones, tropisms, diseases, pathogens, home

Type of Resources: Unit of Work
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose,... > ACSIS174
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Critically analyse the validity of information in primary and secondary sources... > ACSIS172
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Evaluate conclusions, including identifying sources of uncertainty and possible... > ACSIS171
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Plan, select and use appropriate investigation types, including field work and... > ACSIS165
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to... > ACSIS166
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between... > ACSIS169
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent... > ACSIS170
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic... > ACSSU176
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Multi-cellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal... > ACSSU175
  • Year 9 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they accept claims,... > ACSHE160
A flower with a wasp on it.
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Publication Date: 07 April 2014

This online resource is a group of 5 lesson plans designed by ASTA for the Australian Curriculum Year 9 'Ecosystems' topic.

Type of Resources: Unit of Work
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose,... > ACSIS174
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Critically analyse the validity of information in primary and secondary sources... > ACSIS172
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Plan, select and use appropriate investigation types, including field work and... > ACSIS165
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between... > ACSIS169
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically > ACSIS164
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic... > ACSSU176
  • Year 9 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Advances in scientific understanding often rely on technological advances and... > ACSHE158
  • Year 9 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they accept claims,... > ACSHE161