Rocky Shore Ecology Lab

An ideal way to prepare your students for this interesting field trip.


Your students will be able to study the physical, chemical and biological factors influencing the ocean rock platform communities of N.S.W., Queensland and Victoria or any other state if you want to build your own transects. This package is also excellent as a comparison study to allow your students to analyse species diversity between spatially variant ecosystems.


New features include:

  • Kite Diagrams - Investigate species numbers and distribution across a transect.
  • Distribution Graphs - Compare the dispersal of all species across the entire transect.
  • Population Estimate Activity - Using the capture/recapture technique.
  • Food Web Activity - Build your own food chains and food webs with up to 36 Species!

This package features an extensive blackline masters, including:

  • Classroom studies
  • Computer simulation studies
  • Extensive organism profiles
  • Blank data sheets for your own field trip
  • Study sheets include:
    • Zonation
    • Adaptations
    • The Environment
    • Transect Studies
    • Transect Profile
    • Comparison Studies

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Single Quadrat in a Transect.
Screen showing a quadrat.
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Single quadrat Distribution diagrams Kite diagrams Profile screen Capture screen Food Web