In this section we explore
Ecosystems - where does the Tasmanian Devil live, what is its food chain
and what is affecting this.
The following articles and
resources offer some background information
This article describes the
impact of the non-native red-fox on the local Tasmanian ecosystem. A
short article - easily readable by 7-10.
This article is written in
simpler language suitable for grades 3-8 and explains some of the effects
of loss of Devils on other animals
There is a good discussion
question at end - which links to a
UniServe Science, with staff
from Faculty of Veterniary Science have developed activites for Primary
and Secondary students.
The Primary resource is aimed
at Year 3-4 and investigates food chains involving the Tasmanian Devil
Guide (pdf 108kB)
Activity Sheet (pdf 136kB)
The Secondary resource is
aimed at Year 7-8 and investigates food webs involving the Tasmanian
Guide (pdf 133kB)
Activity Sheet (pdf 90kB)