It is estimated there are 435,000-510,000 undiscovered species in Australia. 45% of the land and over 90% of our marine areas have never been comprehensively surveyed by scientists, leaving a massive gap in our knowledge of Australia’s biodiversity and the impacts of land use. Bush Blitz is a project aiming to categorise as many plant and animal ... Read more »

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. Backyard Bush Blitz – Exploring Habitats – Years 5 & 6
    Backyard Bush Blitz – Exploring Habitats – Years 5 & 6
  2. Backyard Bush Blitz – Exploring The Ethics Of Entomology – Years 5 & 6
    Backyard Bush Blitz – Exploring The Ethics Of Entomology – Years 5 & 6
  3. Backyard Bush Blitz – Collection Methods – Years 5 & 6
    Backyard Bush Blitz – Collection Methods – Years 5 & 6
  4. Backyard Bush Blitz – Microhabitats In The Schoolyard – Years 5 & 6
    Backyard Bush Blitz – Microhabitats In The Schoolyard – Years 5 & 6
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  9. Backyard Bush Blitz – Understanding Different World Views In Insect Identification – Years 5 & 6
    Backyard Bush Blitz – Understanding Different World Views In Insect Identification – Years 5 & 6
  10. Backyard Bush Blitz – Pollinators And Decomposers – Years 5 & 6
    Backyard Bush Blitz – Pollinators And Decomposers – Years 5 & 6
  11. Backyard Bush Blitz – Looking Closer At Species – Years 5 & 6
    Backyard Bush Blitz – Looking Closer At Species – Years 5 & 6
  12. Backyard Bush Blitz – Drawing Insects – Years 5 & 6
    Backyard Bush Blitz – Drawing Insects – Years 5 & 6