Danger Zone Years 4-6

UNIFY Series Years 4-6

Course Information

Danger Zone transforms your students into citizen scientists who develop a rich understanding of the purpose and process of scientific inquiry and mathematical investigation as they investigate the plight of endangered animals from Australia and beyond.

This program includes a high quality research excursion to Australia Zoo led by the zoo’s education team. The excursion costs an additional $35 per student and the school or students pay for transport to and from Australia Zoo at Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast.

Note: Schools who cannot travel to Australia Zoo can still participate in this course. Please contact the IMPACT Centre to find out more.

Target Group

Teacher judgement and student interest in the topic should assist selection. Some schools use this project as an opportunity to extend mid-to-high achieving students and to build staff capability.




Lesson Overview

1Introduction to Danger Zone and web conferencing skills
2STEM skills and introduction to the eLearn environment
3eLearn Test, attitudes toward conservation & sustainability
4Questioning & Predicting, Planning & Conducting
5Types of data, presenting, organising & interpreting data
6Evaluate sources of evidence, Danger Ranger Animal data collection
7Processing and analysing data and information, data collection
8Visualising data, Danger Ranger Infographic
9Danger Ranger Infographic
10Evaluate process, draw evidence-based conclusions, finalise infographic
11Post-test, eLearn activities
12Review, consolidate and extend on project learning – celebrate success

Assessment and Reporting


Assessment consists of a pre-test to provide diagnostic data and identify starting points, a post-test to measure distance travelled, and a student-produced Danger Ranger infographic.

Schools are provided with a report containing pre- and post-test results, attendance data and survey feedback as well as qualitative report card comments for inclusion as an OLA.
Last updated 04 December 2018
Last updated 04 December 2018