Ancient Lands - Australia

This theme is the Year 5-6 Science and Technology Unit: 
An Ancient Land - Changes that have occurred over long periods of time. 
Designing and making a model of various landforms. 
Investigating animals that existed in prehistoric times. 
Designing a model of a prehistoric environment.

Sites

Coasts In Crisis
http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/c1075/contents.html
Information on types of coasts and changes over time.

Gondwana Timeline
http://www.trump.net.au/~joroco/gondwanatimeline.htm
Summary of Geological history of Australia.

Walking with Dinosaurs - Australian Dinosaurs
http://www.abc.net.au/dinosaurs/meet_the_dinos/ozdino1.htm
Information about Australian dinosaurs compiled by Leigh Dayton and Dr. Paul
Willis.

The World of Australian Dinosaurs
http://www.yidaki.com.au/world_dinos.html
Information on why Australian dinosaurs were unique.

Some Australian Dinosaurs
http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/dinosOz.htm
Short profiles on some Australian dinosaurs.

Australian Landform Facts
http://www.ga.gov.au/education/facts/landforms/
Information on Australian Landforms.

Hotlist Australian Landforms
http://ptc.nsw.edu.au/members/smcgowan/topic7/hotlist.htm
Links to significant landforms and locations.

Earth From Space
http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/efs/feat.htm
Search for views of distinctive landforms seen from space.

Visible Earth
http://www.visibleearth.nasa.gov/
A directory of images of earth.

Thinkquest: Volcanoes Online
http://library.thinkquest.org/17457/english.html
Information on various volcanoes around the world and types of eruptions.

Volcano World
http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/
Comprehensive site about volcanoes.

Brainpop: Volcanoes
http://brainpop.com/science/earth/volcanoes/index.weml
Watch flash videos about volcanoes.

Volcano Livecams
http://www.educeth.ch/stromboli/livecams/index-en.html
Connect to volcano webcams around the world.

Geological History of New Zealand
http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/evolution/geologicalHistory.shtml
Modern New Zealand is world renown for being geological active with high
mountains, frequent earthquakes and geothermal activity.

Current Earthquakes
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqsww/
World map showing earthquake locations in the last hour, day and week.

Understanding Earthquakes
http://www.crustal.ucsb.edu/ics/understanding/
Learn about earthquakes and answer a quiz.

Lessons

Australian Dinosaur Quest
http://www.cap.nsw.edu.au/bb_site_intro/stage1_Modules/dinosaur_quest/dinosaur_quest.htm
Travel back in time and provide pictures and information about the dinosaurs of
Australia.

Australian Landforms
http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/quests/ozlandforms.html
Students prepare a brochure or web page on one spectacular landform in Australia
using the links provided and highlight its scenic features, origins and
geological significance.

Unit Plan - What\'s On The Surface
http://www.michigan.gov/scope/0,1607,7-155-10710_10733_10738-33528--,00.html
Set of ten lessons on identifying landforms and creating a landform model.

Australian Landforms Worksheet
http://www.lakemunmor-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/onlineworksheets/stage%203/Ancient%20Land.htm
Click on the links provided to answer the questions.

Exploring Landforms
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/827.html
This unit investigates several types of landforms. Students will explore and
choose a famous landform to investigate and create a presentation.

Towel Geology
http://www.geosociety.org/educate/LessonPlans/TowelGeology.pdf
Lesson using artistic approaches to promote critical thinking about geology and
geologic processes.

Landforms Discovery
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/landforms/
Students learn how water and erosion affect the landscape.

Making Volcanoes
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/understanding/
Students create a volcano to learn how they act as giant cooling vents for
Earth’s inner core.

Dinosaur Task Cards
http://www.internal.schools.net.au/edu/lesson_ideas/dinosaurs/dino_primary.html
Complete task cards about different dinosaurs and create a prehistoric scene.

Dinosaurs Thematic Unit
http://www.libsci.sc.edu/miller/Dinosaurs.htm
Students will explore prehistoric times to expand their knowledge of dinosaurs
to create a diorama.

Teacher Reference

Australian Dinosaur Sites
http://www.alphalink.com.au/~dannj/sites.htm
Profiles of significant digging sites around Australia.

Australian Topographic Maps
http://www.ga.gov.au/map/globalmap/
Choose from a large selection of topographic maps of different parts of
Australia.

Geomorphology Maps of Australia
http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/DAAC_DOCS/geomorphology/austrtxt.html
View geomorphic maps by state and region.

Geological History of Australia
http://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/3396ef5639aca277ca2569e3001e8a78?OpenDocument
Summary of Geological History of Australia.

How To Create a Lava Flow
http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/volc_models/lava_flows.html
This model is easy to demonstrate and very useful in relating hazards associated
with lava flows.

Volcano and Earthquake Hotlist
http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~atm/scott.list/058.htm
Extensive list of links to sites on volcanoes from around the world.
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Updated March. 2006

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