Flirting with the enemy: fish using sharks to exfoliate

Rubbing against the sharks’ sandpaper-like skin might remove parasites and skin irritants for bold fish. Learn about this dangerous relationship observed between sharks and fish in this resource for Year 3, 4 and 6 Biology students learning about features of … Continued

Predator and Prey

Who eats whom in Antarctica? Learn about the predator and prey relationships in the Antarctic. This extended resource is designed for Year 4 Biology students who are learning how living things depend on each other. It covers the relationships between … Continued

Holy galloping ants

The Saharan silver ant clocks up record speeds over blistering hot sands. This article could be used to demonstrate an application of specific adaptations to students in years 5, 8, 9, and 10. Contextual maths and activity idea included. Word … Continued

If you’re a vole, beware white owls when it’s full moon

Light-reflecting plumage tricks their prey. This article would be useful for students in year 3, 5, 7, and 10 studying Biological or Earth and Space Sciences. It would be particularly well suited to adaptation in year 5 and evolution in … Continued

Predator exposure can help vulnerable species survive in the wild

Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems, Genetics, Lifecycles, Living Things Additional: Careers, Technology. Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems, Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function Years: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Scientists don’t really get the female … Continued