Presentation on theme: "Animals that grow up in families"— Presentation transcript:
1Animals that grow up in families (Australian Curriculum: Science Year Two)A teaching slideshow for young learners Created by Queensland MuseumStrategic Learning February 2012(Version 1.0)
2Animals that grow up in families- Year 2 Australian Curriculum: Science links Science UnderstandingBiological sciencesLiving things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)Science as a Human EndeavourNature and development of scienceScience involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE034)Use and influence of sciencePeople use science in their everyday lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE035)Science Inquiry SkillsQuestioning and predictingRespond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS037)
3CopyrightThe text in this slide show is shared under the Creative Commons Licences BY, NC, SAImages marked QM are copyright (The State of Queensland - Queensland Museum) and must not be reproduced in any format without permission. Please contact:Queensland MuseumPO Box 3300South Brisbane BC Qld 4101Phone:Images sourced from flickr.com are used under Creative Commons licences:Slide 4-Babbitt family tree by FrodoBabbsSlide 5,33,42 Red Bull Ant by eyeweedSlide 17 magpie nest by Bryant OlsenSlide 18 Australian Magpie-lark chicks by Stephen BarnettSlide 25 Australian magpie wb by Lip KeeSlide 27 Feathertail glider 1 by Doug BeckersSlide 29 Acrobates_pygmaeus.jpg by vmuseumSlides Myrmecia brevinoda and Cataglyphis velox 24 photos from Mckillaboy’s photostream by Tim KeppensAll other images by Narinda Sandry (Strategic Learning Queensland Museum)If you have any difficulties downloading this resource please contact QM and we will provide alternatives.
4Teacher notesChoice of slide/text colours: Please note that the selection of text and slide background was made intentionally for the benefit of vision impaired students. However slide show colours should be changed to suit particular student needs. Information regarding this decision can be found in the following document , specifically page 3.You need to view this ppt. as a show for hyperlinks to work.The resource is designed to be used in parts, not as a linear presentation. Each section is hyperlinked back to the main page so you can view the number and order of animals as needs require.
17MagpiesWhen mother and father magpie are ready to have their young, the mother makes a safe place to lay her eggs.NSWhat do human parents do when they are going to have a baby?
18Mother magpie lays 3-6 brown speckled light blue or green eggs and sits on them for about 20 days until they hatch.Father magpie feeds the mother while she is on the nest.Bryant Olsen
19While the chicks are in the nest, mother is kept very busy giving them food. The father and other family members help too.Stephen BarnettThey are very protective and fathers often swoop when they think their babies could be in danger.
20When the chicks are 4 weeks old and have grown enough, they begin to try to fly. Their parents keep close to them. Why?NSWhen a young child is first learning to walk, what do human parents do?
21NSEven though the chicks can fly, the parents still feed their squawking babies. The babies follow mum and dad around squawking for food.
23After watching the older birds they learn to find food for themselves. NSAfter watching the older birds they learn to find food for themselves.
24When the adults have more chicks the next year, the youngsters also help to feed the new babies. The older birds will call out to the other birds when they find some food to share or when there is danger.NS
25MagpiesWhen they are 2-3 years old, the chicks often leave the family territory to find their own mate and a place to raise their own babies.Australian Magpies often live to a mature age of around 20 years old!QM
26Stages of growth of magpies eggchickS.BarnettB.OlsenyoungadultLip KeeBack to main page
28Feathertail gliders belong to a special group of animals which have a pouch. Feathertails also have special skin on each side so they can glide from branch to branch.Doug BeckersWhat are baby Feathertails called? How many babies would this little pouch hold?
29The newborn joeys are very tiny, with no hair and eyes closed The newborn joeys are very tiny, with no hair and eyes closed. They stay in mum’s pouch for protection while they grow and to drink milk from their mum.QMAfter about 65 days the joeys come out of mum’s pouch but stay in the nest until they are about 100 days old. By this time they have more hair and their eyes have opened.
30VmuseumFeathertails spend their days in ball-shaped nests of leaves in safe places like tree hollows. They come out at night to eat nectar, gum, sap and insects.
31QMFeather tails live in groups of up to twenty. They keep each other warm and warn each other of danger.
32Feathertails live for about 4 years in the wild. This is a mature feathertail glider.QM
33Feathertail glider life stages 12newbornyoung3mature4adultBack to main pageQM Photos
35Ants Ants grow up in a special type of family called a colony. Tim KeppensA young queen ant starts the colony by laying some eggs in a safe place like under a flat rock. She looks after these eggs until they change into adult ants to help her.
36The first job for the new ants is to make the nest bigger The first job for the new ants is to make the nest bigger. The ants dig special tunnels called chambers. These are a bit like rooms in your house.Tim Keppens
37What do you notice about the size of the queen? Tim KeppensTim KeppensThen the ants do other jobs like taking the new eggs the queen lays to a room where all the eggs are kept.What do you notice about the size of the queen?
38The eggs grow bigger because the ants feed them and keep them clean. What do you notice about the growing young? Do they have legs or eyes?Tim Keppens
39The workers go out and collect food and bring it back to the nest The workers go out and collect food and bring it back to the nest. They swallow and chew the food then regurgitate it for the young.Tim KeppensIf you want to see some video of them feeding the ‘fly’ to their young then click on
40When the young grow bigger they are taken to another room or chamber. The worker ants roll the grubs in little stones to make it easier for them to spin their cocoon.Photos byTim Keppens
41Inside the cocoon, the young change from a grub or larva into a an ant that looks like the adults. When they come out these new ants then start to work with all the other ants.Tim Keppens
42When ants die they are carried out of the nest. The ants work every day until they die. Worker ants can live for 2 years. Some queen ants can live for around 20 years!When ants die they are carried out of the nest.Photos by Tim Keppens
43Ant stages of growtheggsgrub or larvacocoonadultBack to main page