2015

Welcome to the Murder under the Microscope 2015 online tasks.

Complete the Environmental issues and Quizzes at any time, individually, in pairs or small groups.

Research and collaborate to find the answers to the Eco-disasters, Eco-successes and Solve the mystery tasks.

Submit your answers by the dates below:

  • Eco-disasters August 6 to August 7
  • Eco-successes August 13 to August 14
  • Solve the mystery August 27 to August 28

For more information email catchment.headquarters@det.nsw.edu.au

Environmental issues
Glossary
Web resources
Games
Primary quizzes
Stick insects
Northern hairy-nosed wombat
Secondary quizzes
Lichens
Animal recognition systems
Eco disasters & successes
Clues & submission links
Solve the mystery
Clues & submission links
Quiz text version (.doc 2.2MB)

2014

Hiatus at headquarters

Congratulations to the teachers and students who completed the 2014 online tasks. Check out the lists of winners.

Environmental issues
Activity cards
Experiments
Weblinks
Primary quizzes
Peacock spider
Mahogany glider
Orange bellied parrot
Top predators
Secondary quizzes
Peacock spider
Mahogany glider
Macquarie Island
Top predators
Eco disasters & successes
clues & submission links
Solve the mystery
clues & submission links
Quiz text version (.doc 720kB)

About

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Murder under the Microscope is Australia’s largest online educational, environmental activity. Typically, Murder under the Microscope hosts an interactive mystery game for students in Years 5 to 10.

This year, Murder under the Microscope provided online investigative tasks to support student learning in the syllabuses listed below. The tasks supported students in developing their understanding of ecosystems, environmental problems and solutions.

NSW Stage3 NSW Stages 4 and 5 States outside NSW
  • NSW Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus
  • New NSW Science K-10 (incorporating Science and Technology K-6) Syllabus
Years 7 and 9
  • New NSW Science K-10 (incorporating Science and Technology K-6) Syllabus
Years 8 and 10
  • New NSW Science K-10 Syllabus
  • NSW Geography 7-10 Syllabus
Australian Curriculum: Science Years 5 to 10

Further information

For further information or to receive alerts and updates, please send an email to catchment.hq@det.nsw.edu.au or telephone + 61 2 9244 5599

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