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These Fighting Extinction Schools teaching resources provide real-world examples that highlight and explain aspects of Key Knowledge points from the VCE Study Design.

 

Ask a Zoo Expert

Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Teach about the scientific effort it takes to protect a species in the wild.

Watch the video on Vimeo
Download the Animal Toolkit
Download the Excursion Teaching Guide

Curriculum:VCE Environmental Science Unit 3 – Area of Study 1: Why is maintaining diversity worth a sustained effort?

3 Mountain Pygmy-possums huddled together on their backs to stay warm
Mountain Pygmy-possum

Teach the science of components, functions, and interactions of functioning body systems.

Watch the video on Vimeo
Download the Knowledge Organiser
Download the Animal Toolkit​

Curriculum: VCE Biology Unit 1 – Area of Study 2, Outcome 2: Functioning systems

Overhead shot of Southern Corroboree Frog
Southern Corroboree Frog

Teach the science of animal structural, physiological, and behavioural adaptations.

Watch the video on Vimeo
Download the Knowledge Organiser
Download the Animal Toolkit

Curriculum:VCE Biology Unit 2 – Area of Study 2, Outcome 2: Adaptations and diversity

Tasmanian devil with joey on her back stand behind grass looking towards camera
Tasmanian Devil

Teach the science of relationships between organisms within an ecosystem.

Watch the video on Vimeo
Download the Knowledge Organiser
Download the Animal Toolkit

Curriculum:VCE Biology Unit 2 – Area of Study 2, Outcome 2: Adaptations and diversity

 

Additional resources

Animal Toolkits

Each Toolkit has been curated by the Zoos Victoria Education team in consultation with Threatened Species experts. They contain a wealth of information including: videos, scientific information, media links, actions you can take and links to the Science curriculum.

Zoos Victoria video showcases

Search our Vimeo showcases to find videos on animal species. The videos cover a range of topics such as:

  • Keeper talks
  • Interviews with experts
  • Explaining the science behind Zoos Victoria's conservation efforts
  • Observational videos to allow your students to watch and wonder
  • Much more!
Teacher Tribe Membership

Teacher Tribe Members get access to even more teaching resources to support learning in the classroom and help teachers and students take action for wildlife.  These additional resources include:

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