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EXCURSION TO HEALESVILLE SANCTUARY

Last week our 5/6 level went on an excursion to Healesville Sanctuary.

This was to increase our knowledge about our Inquiry topic for this term – Endangered Animals.

A great day was had by all. It was wonderful to see Australian animals in their natural habitats and to learn about how and why they are endangered.

Below are some photos and our comments about the excursion.

Endangered Animals – Presentations

Below are four books which we produced.

In each are our Endangered Animals research projects.

We worked extremely hard on our projects, and as you can see each is different and unique. We hope you enjoy reading our books. We hope you understand just how important it is to maintain the delicate balance which exists in the animal kingdom. Each and every day there are animals which become vulnerable and which run the risk of becoming endangered and eventually extinct.

Can we afford to allow this to happen?

Each animal is unique and special and has an important role to play in the balance of their individual ecosystems. Lack of balance in any ecosystem, eventually leads to lack of balance in the human ecosystem. Each animal is vital in maintaining balance in its habitat and in its food chain, and ultimately in the very existence of the diverse ecosystems on our beautiful planet. 

We have been moved by the depth of damage which man has created on the earth. Each of us has the responsibility of maintaining peace and order, not least of all in the diverse habitats of our planet. 

Well done to George, David, Christine, Anton, Anna,

Jade and Julie for the work on their projects.

Well done to Long, Kelvin, Junjila, Luke, Sandra, Tina D.

and Tiffany for the work on their projects.

Well done to Travis, Tina L., Trinity, Tyson, Vien, William

and Yvonne for the work on their projects.

Well done to Christopher, Allan, Jordan, Anthony, Nikki,

and Mathew for the work on their projects.

Endangered Animals

As we move into the next part of our study of Systems and Relationships,

we will be looking at endangered animals.

Click on the picture below to find out what ‘endangered’ means.

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 Do you know any animals which are endangered?

Do you know why particular animals become endangered?

How does the destruction of habitats fit in with endangered animals?

How has man contributed to animals becoming endangered and extinct?

Do you know of any groups which are working

to help re-establish populations of animals which are on the endangered list?

Click on the picture below to watch videos of animals

which are on the endangered list.

Included in this link are also some amazing images of

the beauty of animals in their natural habitats.


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 Click on the link below to take you to videos about Endangered Australian Animals

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Click on the picture of the animals below to take you to a great website

which will help with your research on your chosen animal.

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Systems and Relationships – Food Chains and Food Webs

Our new topic this term is Systems and Relationships.

We will be looking at the different biomes in the world, and the habitats of animals.

Along with this we will look at ecosystems, endangered animals, as well as food chains and webs.

I thought this song might help you get into the swing of things!

Here are two great YouTube videos to help you understand

the importance of food chains, food webs and habitats

You may use the link below to help you better understand ecosystems and food chains.

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Study Jams – Ecosystems

These links may also help with your research project.

BBC – Bitesize

Woodlands Resources – food chains

What do you think about this topic so far? Are you enjoying it?

How do you think man has contributed to destroying animal habitats?

Why is it important to have and to maintain ecosystems throughout the world?