Wet and Dry
Theme: HSIE Unit for Year 1-2: Wet and Dry Environments - Natural
environments, geography, wetlands, deserts, changing environments, water
use, water conservation.
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Biomes Of The World
Information about six biomes including rainforests, deserts, tundra and
Blue Planet Biomes
Discover facts about our planet, its complex patterns of biomes, plants,
and animals, and how climates ultimately determine the biomes of our
Enchanted Learning: Biomes
Read simple descriptions of different habitats around the world.
Fabulous facts about Australian landforms.
Zoom School: Deserts
Simple description of desert environments and links to information about
Australian Desert animals and deserts around the world.
This site provides a short summary of eight significant Australian
Map of climate zones of Australia and brief explanation of rainfall
ABC: Our Animals
Looks at Australian animals, their physical features, food, homes and
environment and social groups.
Unique Australian Animals
Database of Australian Animals.
Wet Tropics World Heritage Area
Information on rainforest plants and animals and Aboriginal rainforest
Life on Australian Seashores: Understanding Tidal Zones
General information on tidal zones and sea life that inhabit them.
Learn about a flood and hear the story of one of its survivors, 15
year-old Victor Heiser.
Amazing images of terrible tornadoes.
Killer Wave: Tsunami
Information about Tsunamis and simulation showing how they form.
Roebourne: Bush Tucker and Medicine
Bush foods information from students of Roebourne School Western
Aboriginal Bush Food
Information on Bush foods of three New South Wales tribes.
Learn about the effects of floods and dams, pollution, deforestation and
The Rotten Truth: Garbage
Site explains what garbage is in a simple way.
Click on each letter of the alphabet to view a word that is related to
caring for the environment.
Following Oral Directions Lesson
Following directions is very important. It helps you get the information
you need to understand something and to learn important things.
Students work in pairs giving each other instructions on moving a set of
Geography Skills In Your Town
In this lesson, students will focus on the five themes of geography by
creating books, Web sites, or multimedia presentations showcasing the
unique features of their town.
Everything Comes From Something
In this lesson students will learn about renewable and nonrenewable
resources and trace resources\' points of origin by constructing and
analyzing a product map.
Water, Water, Everywhere
In this lesson, students will identify water and land as examples of
Adapting To The Land
Students will consider how the environment affects how people live,
identify examples of human adaptation, and appreciate human-environment
What Would You Work Hard For?
This lesson has students go through a simulation to learn about value,
abundance, and scarcity and asks them to consider the things that they
would be willing to work very hard for.
We Change Our Environment
Students draw conclusions about different methods of adaptation that have
occurred in their local area over time.
The Three Little Pigs in Earthquake Land
This lesson teaches students some of the basics of earthquakes and
volcanoes and helps them to think about how to prepare for them.
Treating Our Tropical Treasures with TLC
Students learn about the value of tropical rainforests and understand that
rainforests are scarce resources.
No Magic Borders
In this lesson, students will learn about how important it is to take care
of our land and protect it from pollution.
Environment Australia Activities
These activities and education kits will help you to learn about some of
the biggest threats to our environment and what you can do to make a
Australian Animal Printouts
Fact sheets about Australian animals.
Fire and The Australian Landscape
This site discusses the role of fire in shaping the Australian Landscape.
Wetland Education Resources
Includes teacher resources and wetland images.