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Students explore threatening processes and their effects on Western Australia’s native species through an interactive game where they are the decision makers. Which species will survive and why? How can students change the game to improve the chances of survival for all species?

Overview

This experience provides an introduction to the current threats to the survival of Western Australian species in the wild. It is loosely based around the ‘The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins which many students are familiar with, but it is not essential to have watched the movies or read the books. The context for the ‘Danger Games’ investigates five Western Australian species, their adaptations or ‘special talents’ and how they fare when faced with threats in the wild. Students make decisions based on their understanding of the animals adaptations and decide which ones will survive when faced with particular threats. The students then consider how they could change the game to save species

Curriculum Links

  • Science as a Human Endeavour Science Inquiry Skills
  • Science Understanding (Biological Sciences)
  • Geographical Knowledge and Understanding | Geographical Inquiry and Skills

Resources

Teacher Support Pack (PDF)

Student Activity Sheets (PDF)

Enquire about The Danger Games today!

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