Lesson 1 - What is a Bush Blitz?

The worksheets for each lesson can be found in the work booklet (click for PDF).

 

This lesson is intended to answer the following questions students may have about a Bush Blitz expedition:

1. What is a Bush Blitz and what is its importance?

2. What and who is the expedition going to involve?

3. How can I (the pupils) follow my teacher’s progress on the Bush Blitz expedition?

Lesson 2 - Putting Bruny Island on the map

This lesson is intended to answer the following questions students may have about what Bruny Island looks like:

1. Where is Bruny Island?

2. What are the land features of Bruny Island?

3. Where is Bruny Island in relation to where we are (in Sydney) and to Antarctica?

Lesson 4 - How animals have adapted to life on Bruny Island

This lesson is intended for students to learn about:

1. How biodiversity is linked to variety in habitat.

2. How animals have physically adapted to surviving the cooler climates of Bruny Island.

3. How to conduct a fair test (in a controlled experiment).

Lesson 5 - Bringing back the thylacine

This lesson is intended to:

1. Raise awareness about extinction of species due to humans.

2. Raise the ethical question of whether humans should bring back species from extinction, and the pros and cons of re-introducing the thylacine to Tasmania.