Landscape Journey

an image of a map of australia with a model car on top of it.

Ecosystems within Australia are diverse in type and location.

How it works

Move the model car to different places in Australia. Check the round window for pictures of the landscape where the car has stopped.

Things to try or ask around the exhibit

  • How does the landscape change in Australia?
  • Can you see how different areas have different types of plants?

Background

If you drive around Australia, you’ll find very different environments such as alpine, rainforest, wetland, desert and coastal areas. These areas have different temperatures, rainfall and types of soil, which allows certain plants to grow in certain areas.

Finding the science in your world

Each environment has particular benefits and challenges for humans, plants and animals, but each ecosystem is also fragile, and requires a great deal of care to maintain its health.