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Squawks in the night (Australian Curriculum: Science Year 1) A slideshow for young learners Created by Queensland Museum Strategic Learning February 2012.

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2 Squawks in the night (Australian Curriculum: Science Year 1) A slideshow for young learners Created by Queensland Museum Strategic Learning February 2012 (Version 1.0)

3 Links to Australian Curriculum The following digital resource is intended for use with younger learners to develop their scientific understanding and investigations of the diversity of living things and how changes in the sky impact on the behaviour of living things. More specifically, the content is intended to help facilitate the delivery of the following aspects of the Australian Curriculum: Science – Year 1 Strand: Science Understanding Sub strand: Earth and Space Sciences Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape (ACSSU019)(ACSSU019 Sub strand: Biological Sciences Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017) Strand: Science as a Human Endeavour Sub strand: Nature and development of science Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE021) (ACSHE021) Sub strand: Use and Influence of Science People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022)environment(ACSHE022) Strand: Science Inquiry Skills Sub strand: Questioning and Predicting Respond to and pose questions and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS024) (ACSIS024)

4 Copyright The text in this slide show is available for reproduction under the Creative Commons Licences BY SA NC Images marked QM are copyright (The State of Queensland - Queensland Museum) and must not be reproduced in any format without permission. Please contact: Queensland Museum PO Box 3300 South Brisbane BC Qld 4101 Email: Phone: 07 3842 9241 Images sourced from are used under creative commons licences: – Sketch of child sleeping by lilfly – Car headlights by ASurroca – Doctor and nurse team by Re Surge International – Construction workers at night by WSDOT (Washington State Department of Transportation Other images – Flower with insect – provided by Narinda Sandry with permission for use in this QM resource Animal calls are © CSIRO with permission to use for QM resources

5 Teacher Notes View ppt. in slide show mode to hear sounds and enable animations. Photo quality is reduced to enable faster downloads. Should you require a better quality show contact QM for assistance. Please note that the selection of text and slide background was made intentionally for the benefit of vision impaired students. Information regarding this decision can be found in the following document. Individual students will have unique vision needs. pdf pdf vi&multi/bowmandutton/bowmandutton4.html

6 Squawks in the night! Nocturnal living things Sugar Glider QM GC

7 Did you know that when you go to sleep at night, some living things are just waking up? This slideshow is about living things that are active at night. What happens at night? Lilfly

8 Night time animals find their way, find food, make homes and look out for danger just like day time animals. Except they must do these things in the dark! QM JW But how do they find their way in the dark?

9 What do you notice about this bird’s eye? Some night time animals have very large pupils and special eyes so they can see very well in the dark. Face a partner and cover your eyes with your hands. Count to 15 and then quickly look into each others eyes. What do you notice? QM JW

10 The eye belongs to a Tawny Frogmouth. Tawny Frogmouth QM GC Tawny Frogmouths are active at night. Tawny Frogmouth QM JW

11 Other animals have different features. Greater Glider QMBilby QM BC Eastern Horseshoe bat QM What do you notice about these night time animals?

12 Some night time animals have large spoon shaped ears. Why do you think this is? Often I can hear danger before I can see it Brushtail Possum QM GC

13 What do you notice about the colour of the fur of these animals? Planigale QM image JW Mahogany Glider QM BC

14 Animals that come out at night often have darker body coverings than their day time relatives. Can you think why? King Parrot QM JW Harlequin bug QM JW Piedish Beetle QM JW NightDay Southern Boobook QM BC

15 Living things that are awake at night are described as nocturnal. I choose to come out at night! The darkness gives us some protection. We can find the things we like to eat more easily! Brushtail Possum QM GC

16 Living things which do most of their activity during the day are called diurnal. Lorikeet Rainbow Lorikeet QM JW Clearwing Swallowtail QM BC Scientist doing field work QM JW I need the sunlight to see flowers and plants! Eastern Water Dragon QM JW I need the sun to warm my blood!

17 Many animals choose to move quietly. Why do you think this is? Giant Wood Moth QM GC This is a good thing to do, especially at night. Why do you think this is?

18 But some nocturnal animals like to call loudly to their friends. Have you heard any of these? Field Cricket QM JW Graceful Treefrog QM JW

19 Many native nocturnal animals are killed each year. Can you guess what by? Feral Cat QM GC Red Fox QM BC ASurroca

20 It is often difficult for scientists to study nocturnal animals. Why do you think this is? QM images GC and JW

21 Plants also behave differently during the day and at night. Flowering plants usually open their flowers during the day to attract insects.

22 Plants take sunlight into their leaves to make food for their growth. Eucalyptus tree QM JW As they do this, they also make the oxygen we breathe. Does this happen at night?

23 Some humans need to be nocturnal. WSTOD Can you think of others? ReSurge International

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