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Look at a desert environment where bilbies and other animals live. Listen to a description of the habitat. Help bilbies to gather food such as seeds, bulbs and spiders. Avoid being eaten by predators such as cats and foxes. Find enough food before the night ends. Then find a burrow to shelter in. Notice that rabbits compete for the same resources as bilbies. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.
F, 1, 2
Living things, Habitats
Key Learning Objectives
Students identify factors that threaten the survival of bilbies.
Students identify features of an ecosystem that bilbies depend on for their survival.
Highlights the threats to the survival of an endangered Australian species by using an animated game-based activity.
Provides students with images and brief texts about the bilby and its habitat.
Simulates the behaviour of a predator species and the dangers faced by the bilby in its habitat over the period of a single night.
Provides feedback to events during the activity.
Supports repeated use by encouraging students to explore ways to help a bilby reach safety.