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Moth Cycle Bogong Moths

Follow the links below to learn about the Bogong Moth.

https://australianmuseum.net.au/bogong-moth

https://animalsake.com/bogong-moth-facts


Life Cycles

Directions:

  1. Take what you have learned about the Bogong Moth and create a Bogong Moth Life Cycle.  

  2. Cut out a circle or use a paper plate as your base.

  3. Next, draw all of the phases of the life cycle. Add as many details as you can.

  4. Consider drawing in the phases or building them with playdoh, noodles, or construction paper. The sky is the limit!  Challenge yourself by figuring out which phases of the life cycle match up with the different seasons and add the seasons to your life cycle.  

  5. Use the picture on the right for inspiration.


Camouflage

Moths in general, but especially Bogong Moths are great at camouflage.

Follow the link below.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.tristro.net/uploads/ideas/docs/4126-moth-coloring-  page.pdf

https://www.deborahwirsu.com/the-art-of-camouflage/


Directions:

  1. Take out a blank sheet of paper. Write your name, date, and grade at the top.

  2. Using the moth coloring sheet as inspiration, draw a moth.

  3. Then color it to blend in with something in your house, maybe the couch, wall, or even a blanket.  Next, cut out the moth that you drew.

  4. When you are finished, place your moth on the surface and see how long it takes someone to see it.

The Great Barrier Reef

Watch the videos below to learn about The Great Barrier Reef.

 

Spend some time learning about the Great Barrier Reef, the Nat Geo video is a great place to start.  Now that you are an expert on the Great Barrier Reef complete the following activities.


Growing coral

If you happen to have the help of an adult at home, this might be a fun project.

Directions:

Follow the link below to complete this Awesome Project!
https://seaworld.org/-/media/Animals/Just-for-Teachers/Classroom-Activities-PDFs/4-8/Growing-Coral.ashx

Make sure to keep a journal log or pictures of your project to submit as artifacts. Include your name, the date you began the project, and grade.

Here are materials you will need.

  • plastic bowls
  • pieces of charcoal
  • porous brick
  • tile
  • cement or sponge water
  • table salt
  • liquid bluing (found with bleaches at grocery stores)
  • food coloring
  • measuring tablespoons
  • masking tape
  • pens
  • ammonia (to be handles by an adult)
  • sugar
  • clear glass

Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef Food Web

Following the link below to learn about the food chain system in the Great Barrier Reef.

http://www.greatbarrierreef.com.au/information/great-barrier-reef-food-web/


Directions:

  1. Take out a sheet of notebook paper. Write your name, date, and grade on the first three lines. Title your paper Great Barrier Reef Food Web.

  2. Using the information you learned from the previous link, create a Great Barrier Reef food web.  Be sure to include producers (plants/planktons), primary consumers (herbivores), secondary consumers (scavengers) and decomposers.  Get creative and colorful with your food web. Look back at the videos above to discover who does what.

Letter

The Great Barrier reef is in danger of dying due to changes in ocean temperature and the impact humans have on the reef.  

Directions:

  1. Take out a sheet of notebook paper. Write your name, date, and grade on the first three lines. Pretend you are a student in Australia, write a letter to a lawmaker pleading for protection of the coral reef.
     
  2. Be sure to use all of the scientific facts you have learned in persuading the lawmakers to provide more protection.
     
  3. There is more information about threats to the Great Barrier Reef at the following link.
    http://www.kidcyber.com.au/great-barrier-reef/


Great Barrier Reef Animal

Directions:

  1. Check out the information about animals of the Great Barrier Reef at the following link.
    https://www.thoughtco.com/animals-of-the-great-barrier-reef-4115326

  2. Take out a blank sheet of paper. Write your name, date, and grade at the top.

  3. What is your favorite animal found in the Great Barrier Reef?  Draw and color a picture of that animal.

  4. At the bottom of your paper write down at least 4 facts about your animal.
Don’t forget to place this completed activity/product into the pocket of your white Journey into Reading envelope.

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