Our Earth possesses a staggeringly diverse range of natural plant and animal species. For thousands of years, these animals have each played a fundamental role in the healthy operation of their ecosystems.
Now, wildlife populations around the world are falling as humans have an increasing impact on the natural world. As much as 60% of the world's animal population has been destroyed in the last 50 years. And with climate change and increasing habitat destruction showing no signs of slowing, we might see many more species pushed to the edge of extinction.
Many of our most beloved species are critically endangered. We need people who understand animal adaptations and the impact the physical environment has on these species to create a solution to protect them and ensure their numbers can rebound.
Are your students up to the challenge?
- Task 1: Create team contract
- What do animals need to survive?
- Task 2: Where do our Australian animals live?
- Task 3: How and why do animals adapt?
- Task 4: How have our Australian animals adapted?
- How does the environment affect animals?
- Task 5: What is threatening our Australian animals?
- Task 6: Choose which animal to save