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The Mysterious Long-Footed Potoroo

Lesson Overview:

Students will learn about the endangered Long-footed Potoroo  and the important role they play in forest ecosystems. 

Year Level/s:

4, 5, 6

Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:

Geography, Science

National Curriculum Codes:


Strand Content Description:


  • ACHGK021 - The types of natural vegetation and the significance of vegetation to the environment and to people.
  • ACHGK022 - The importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected.
  • ACHGS027 - Collect and record relevant geographical data and information, for example, by observing by interviewing, conducting surveys, measuring, or from sources such as maps, photographs, satellite images, the media and the internet.
  • ACHGS032 - Reflect on their learning to propose individual action in response to a contemporary geographical challenge and identify the expected effects of the proposal.
  • ACHGS038 - Present findings and ideas in a range of communication forms, for example, written, oral, graphic, tabular, visual and maps; using geographical terminology and digital technologies as appropriate.


  • ACHGK024 - The natural resources provided by the environment, and different views on how they could be used sustainably.
  • ACSSU043 - Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment.
  • ACSSU073 - Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive.
  • ACSSU094 - The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment.

General Capabilities:

Critical and Creative Thinking

Cross Curriculum Priorities:


Curriculum Connections:


ScOT Catalogue Terms:

Animal Structure and Function, Attitudes, Conservation, Ecosystems, Environmental Influences, Environmental Management, Geographical Location, Natural Resources, Oral Presentations, Reasoning, Research Questions, Sustainable Development, Vegetation


Forests - Ecology and Natural Processes, Forestry - Sustainability and Certification, Forestry Products - Processing and Technology, Forest Futures - Carbon Renewable Resources and Innovation

Resource Type/s:

Primary: Activity

Secondary: Lesson Plan, Student Worksheet


The Mysterious Long-Footed Potoroo

Teacher Resource

The Mysterious Long-Footed Potoroo

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Student Resource

The Mysterious Long-Footed Potoroo Student Worksheet

File Size: 786.53 kb
File Type: PDF


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