Animals of Australia

What Australian animals do you know?

Read the introduction of Australia’s Animals andĀ find what each number refers to.

  • 3
  • 800
  • 2
  • 4000
  • 50
Answers:
3 groups of mammals - monotremes, marsupials and placentals
over 800 bird species, including the emu
2 crocodile species
4000 fish species
50 marine mammals

Take notes on the different AustralianĀ animals as you continue to read.

Mammals

  • dingo –
  • numbat –
  • quoll –
  • Tasmanian devil –
  • bilby –

Marsupials

  • kangaroo –
  • wallaby –
  • koala –
  • wombat –

Monotremes

  • platypus –
  • echidna –

Birds

  • honeyeater –
  • emu –
  • cassowary –
  • kookaburra –
  • penguin –
  • lyrebird –
  • parrot –

Reptiles

  • python –
  • tree snake –
  • crocodile –
  • turtle –
  • lizard –

Marine animals

  • whale –
  • dugong –
  • dolphin –
  • shark –
  • fur seal –

Choose one of the animals from the list and do some further research on it. Find a photo of it and take notes on the animals physical appearance, habitat, diet and reproduction.

Go to Unit 10 Researching to learn effective research skills.

Writing about your ideal job

What is your ideal job?

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Use the internet to research your ideal job. Think about:

  • What is the job title?
  • List the tasks that you would need to do for this job
  • Where is this job located?
  • Are there many job opportunities for this job?
  • What is the average annual salary for this job?
  • What type of clothes do you need to wear for this job?
  • Do you need to work with other people in this job? Explain.
  • How many hours do you need to work every week?
  • Is there an option of different work hours eg. full-time, part-time or casual?
  • Do you need to complete any study for this job? Explain.
  • How many days of holiday does this job have every year?
  • Do you need to travel for this job? Explain.
  • Research any other relevant information for your ideal job.

Once you have researched your ideal job, write paragraphs about all the informationĀ  you have found.

Is your ideal job something you could aim for in the future?

For more activities on how to research go to Unit 10 Researching.