Pest Tales provides primary teachers with a complete and up to date resource which highlights pest animal species in Australia, their impact and current ways of managing the damage they inflict on the environment, economy and people.
A list of lesson plans, activities and interactive scenarios present teachers with strong links to curriculum profiles.
Pest Tales supports the progression of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in the classroom by providing several web-based scenarios which engage the student through problem solving strategies based on real life situations.
Pest Tales is designed specifically for
year 5 and 6 students.
Link: Download the Teacher guide powerpoint presentation (6Mb .pptx file). This is a ready to use presentation complete with notes if you want to use it in class. Other file formats below.
Discover the destructive world of pest animals in Australia.
Some people hate them, some people love them, some people eat them and some people keep them as pets. What do you think about Australia's pesky rabbit?
Find out more about pest animals and then create your very own powerful pest.
Can a giraffe become a pest animal in Australia? Complete this activity and you might be surprised by the answer.
Discover food chains and what happens when a fox comes along and visits your food chain.
Work out how to stop pest birds from visiting your school yard and making a pest of themselves.
Is it really a good idea to let your pet fish go in the river? Find out how to stop your pet goldfish turning into an alien.