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An Ancient Land


General

Landforms

Australian Landforms - a WebQuest developed by UniServe Science
http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/quests/ozlandforms.html

Fabulous Facts about Australia: Australia's Distinctive Landscape - from Geosciences Australia
http://www.ga.gov.au/education/facts/

Plants and Animals

Oz fossils - from ABC, includes Megafauna, dinosaurs
http://www.abc.net.au/ozfossil/

Dinosaurs

Australian dinosaurs - from Walking with Dinosaurs, ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/dinosaurs/meet_the_dinos/ozdino1.htm

Dann's Dinosaurs (All Australian Version)
http://www.alphalink.com.au/~dannj/

ZoomDinosaurs.com - from Enchantered Learning, an American site but with lots of teaching and craft ideas, and information pages include Australian dinosaurs such as Minmi and Muttaburrasaurus
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/

Polar dinosaurs in Australia - from United States Geological Survey
http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/polar.html
Accompanying graphic

Dinosaurs and Fossils - from Museum Victoria
http://www.museum.vic.gov.au/dinosaurs/

In from the cold - a series of articles from New Scientist
http://www.newscientist.com/hottopics/dinosaurs/ncold.jsp

Download-a-Dinosaur - paper craft created by Phil Heiple
http://www.rain.org/~philfear/download-a-dinosaur.html

Dinosaur Cut-outs - from Learningpage.com, download a 15 page background mural and 10 dinosaurs to add to the mural, all with teacher instructions, also fact sheets and fun sheets
http://www.learningpage.com/free_pages/galleries/dino.html

Australian Megafauna

Prehistoric Life - Ice Age Mammals in Australia - from Museum Victoria
http://www.museum.vic.gov.au/prehistoric/mammals/australia.html

Unique Australian animals

Activities for Kids - from Ettamogah Wildlife Sanctuary, includes paper craft, dot-to-dot pictures
http://ausinternet.com/ettamogah/kids.htm

Monotremes

Echidnas and Playtpus from Parks and Wildlife, Tasmania
http://www.dpiwe.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/ThemeNodes/LBUN-5363HZ?open

Monotreme Printout - from Enchantered Learning
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/monotreme/Monotremeprintout.shtml
also Echidna printout and Duck-billed Platypus

Marsupials

Unusual Mammals: Marsupials & Monotremes - from edHelper, full versions require subscription
http://www.edhelper.com/AnimalReadingComprehension_106_1.html

Marsupial Mammals - from Museum of Paleontology, University of California Berkeley
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/mammal/marsupial/marsupial.html

Information about Koalas - from Australian Koala Foundation
https://www.savethekoala.com/

Why are these monotremes and marsupials unique to Australia?

Polar Mammals - from The Age of Reptiles, ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/science/ozfossil/ageofreptiles/fauna/mammals.htm

Australian Mammals: Evolutionary Development as a Result of Geographic Isolation - from Access Excellence
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEPC/WWC/1995/australia.html

Fauna of Australia - from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fauna_of_Australia

Significant Australian fossils

Australia's Fossil Past - from Culture and Recreation Portal, Australian Government
http://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/articles/fossils/

Australian Fossil Sites - from Australian Museum
http://www.amonline.net.au/fossil_sites/index.htm

Riversleigh - from ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/science/ausbeasts/sites/riversleigh.htm

Gogo Fish Fossil Site - from Australia Before Time, Department of the Environment and Heritage
http://www.ahc.gov.au/publications/geofossil/gogo.html

Ediacara Fauna Fossils - from Australia Before Time, Department of the Environment and Heritage
http://www.ahc.gov.au/publications/geofossil/ediacara.html

OZ fossils - from ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/ozfossil/

Australian Beasts - from ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/science/ausbeasts/factfiles/

Dinosaur Hunters - from ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/science/slab/dinohunters/default.htm

Ediacara Hills - from Museum of Paleontology, University of California Berkeley
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/vendian/ediacara.html

Common Fossils of the Sydney Basin - from Australian Museum
http://www.austmus.gov.au/factsheets/common_fossils.htm

Australian Plants

Gondwana - The Southern Supercontinent - Parks and Wildlife Tasmania
http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/geo/gondwana/biogeography.html

Antarctic flora - from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antarctic_flora

Australian Flora - from Australian Explorer
http://www.australianexplorer.com/australian_flora.htm

The Wollemi Pine
http://www.wollemipine.com/index.php

The Wollemi Pine a very rare discovery - from Botanic Gardens Trust
http://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/information_about_plants/wollemi_pine

Introduction to the Glossopteridales - from Museum of Palaeontology, University of California, Berkeley
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/seedplants/pteridosperms/glossopterids.html

Plant fossils - from Prehstoric Life, Musuem Victoria
http://www.museum.vic.gov.au/prehistoric/time/plant.html




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