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Garden Safari - Invertebrates

Gardens are home to thousands of tiny animals that don’t have a backbone. These animals, called invertebrates are extremely diverse in how they look and where they live.

Science and Technology - Stage 1 
  • ST1-4LW-S  A student describes observable features of living things and their environments 
Skills 
  • ST1-1WS-S  A student observes, questions and collects data to communicate and compare ideas 
  • ST1-2DP-T  A student uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity 
  • Literacy capability 
  • Numeracy capability 
  • Information and Communication Technology capability 
  • Critical and Creative Thinking capability 
  • Personal and Social capability 
  • Ethical Understanding capability 
  • Intercultural Understanding capability. 
Below are some websites with more information about the four invertebrates discussed in this unit.  

More about Fig wasps 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kctIFkVaZQs 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fpKDtLjva 
https://australianmuseum.net.au/learn/animals/insects/fig-wasps/ 

More about Cicadas and the Great Cicada Blitz 
https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/Stories/2017/Great-Cicada-Blitz 
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/the-great-cicada-blitz-nsw-australia 

Lindsay Popple’s Cicadas of Australia website http://dr-pop.net/cicada-list.htm  has lots of detail about cicadas.