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Risks and rewards in the animal kingdom (Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5)

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Why do animals take risks? Come explore the world from the perspective of a hungry bird and test what is the best way to find food and feed your babies


Animals have to make several decisions in nature, such as where to find food, water or hide from predators! But how do they do it? In this activity, students will explore the challenges of a bird looking for food in different environments through the game “Hungry birds”. Depending on where they decide to look for food, different predators will show up and make their task more difficult. Students will have the chance to make their own decisions and think about the consequences for the future of their hungry bird family.

Join biologist Diego Moura in the journey to becoming a parent bird and deciding where to find food for your hungry babies! The activity allows students to play the game and collect their own data to test different hypotheses. All of that while discussing their ideas with a real-life scientist.



Event Details

Event Type

Live Event - By Request

Delivery Platform



45 Minutes


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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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Terms and Conditions

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

Presenter Bio

Diego is a researcher biologist currently doing his PhD at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. Diego is trying to understand how germs can influence animals when they are choosing partners to reproduce. Diego has worked with poisonous frogs in the Brazilian rainforest, now he conducts several experiments with colorful small fish in the lab. Diego also has a degree in science teaching, and he has worked as a science author for book publishers. In his free time, Diego likes playing video games and learning new languages.

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Technology and Materials Requirements

Either a smartphone, tablet, or computer for students to play Hungry Birds on, either individually or as a group. Hungry Birds 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.

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A Zoom link will be emailed closer to the event date

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Name: Arludo

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Website: https://arludo.com/virtual-incursions/

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