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Alien vs prey (Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4)

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How do you choose what to eat for lunch? Do other animals make similar choices? Get inside the mind of an extra-terrestrial predator as you attempt to survive as long as possible on an alien planet


A sea shell that shoots a poisonous harpoon, sharks with extendable jaws, spiders that fish their prey with a net – these all seem like characteristics from out of this world, but are found right here on earth! Have you ever wondered why such traits come to be?
In this session, students will test their survival skills by playing Xenon Crow, a videogame that uses augmented reality to simulate a foreign planet. Students will act as predators as they explore this new hostile environment to survive as long as possible. By doing so, they will learn which traits prey have evolved to stop them from becoming food, and which traits are important for predators to survive.
While students play, we will collect anonymised performance data and graph it, so that students can be a part of the scientific process by collecting and interpreting their own data!



Event Details

Event Type

Live Event - By Request

Delivery Platform



45 Minutes


Please email us for pricing details

Payment Instructions

Booked groups will be invoiced after the date of their virtual incursion



Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Science and Tech » Working Scientifically and Design and Production » Living World

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Full Terms and Conditions here: https://arludo.com/virtual-incursions-tcs/

Terms and Conditions

Full Terms and Conditions here: https://arludo.com/virtual-incursions-tcs/

Presenter Bio

Marilia is a PhD candidate at Macquarie University where she studies animal behaviour (why do animals do what they do) and visual ecology (how animals see and interpret the world). She enjoys going to the beach, playing games, and taking pictures of insects.

Joining The Event

Technology and Materials Requirements

Either a smartphone, tablet, or computer for students to play Xenon Crow on, either individually or as a group. Xenon Crow can be downloaded for free from App Store or Google Play.

This virtual incursion will run via Zoom. A device with internet connectivity with the capability of streaming video is required.

Attendees can choose to have their cameras enabled or disabled, but all microphones will be muted.

The incursion will include a live presentation and time for a Q&A. Questions can either be submitted as part of your DART booking form or in the Zoom chat.

All student participants must be supervised by a teacher or parent/guardian for this virtual incursion.

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Arludo

Phone: Send us an email!

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://arludo.com/

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