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  1. 1. AUSTRALIA: Virtual Tour Kelsey Gustafson ED 205
  2. 2. Main Page About the Author Discovery of Australia Quick Facts about Australia Great Barrier Reef Travel Nature Sports Waterfalls Natural Resources Resources QUIZ STORYBOARD
  3. 3. About The Author <ul><li>I’m a junior at Grand Valley State student. I’m majoring in Psychology and Elementary Education. I plan on traveling to Australia in the near future, and becoming a teacher or a school psychologist. </li></ul>[email_address] Contact Author:
  4. 4. Discovery of Australia <ul><li>Books today credit Captain Cook for discovering Australia and New Zealand… </li></ul><ul><li>However, Captain Dalrymplye objected to this </li></ul><ul><li>Cook couldn’t of had discovered Australia since already had maps that showed the continent. </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese actually traveled there as early as the ninth century for natural resources </li></ul><ul><li>But Captain Cook was an amazing navigator and succeeded with flying colors with what ever he did </li></ul>All about Captain Cook
  5. 5. Quick Facts About Australia… <ul><li>Consists of 6 States, and 2 Territories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Worlds smallest continent, sixth largest country </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Capital is Canberra </li></ul><ul><li>Economy: Very Wealthy </li></ul><ul><li>Population increase from 19.9 million to 2.1 million </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Due to natural causes (birth) and net immigration </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Great Barrier Reef <ul><li>The Great Barrier Reef is the biggest structure made up of living organisms </li></ul><ul><li>Stretches 2,060 km </li></ul><ul><li>Exploration of the Reef began in 1770 </li></ul><ul><li>Not just one big reef, consists of THOUSANDS of reefs </li></ul><ul><li>1,500 species of fish </li></ul><ul><li>Breeding area for humpback whales, which migrate from Antarctica </li></ul>
  7. 7. Travel <ul><li>Sydney </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize as one of the most culturally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>diverse cities in the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sydney Opera House </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 main National Parks around Sydney </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the finest theaters, Capitol Theatre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sydney Harbor Bridge -75th annivsary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Byron Bay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most famous for lighthouse trademark </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pristine beaches and lush rainforests </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cairns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Located near great barrier reef </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cable cars to take you over the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mountains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Australian Butterfly Sancuary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skydiving </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Sports <ul><li>Rugby </li></ul><ul><li>Cricket - try to play online </li></ul><ul><li>Surfing -one of the most popular </li></ul><ul><li>Golf </li></ul><ul><li>Soccer </li></ul><ul><li>Sailing </li></ul><ul><li>Cycling </li></ul><ul><li>Martial Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Swimming </li></ul><ul><li>Spear Fishing </li></ul><ul><li>Bowls </li></ul><ul><li>Volleyball and Basketball </li></ul>
  9. 9. Nature Australia holds all sorts of species, there’s such a variety between the ocean, rainforests and deserts… <ul><li>The Outback </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Australian Kangaroos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Australian Dingo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Australian Crocodiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Australian Snakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Australian Spiders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Australian Lizards: Variety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Camels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plus many more </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Great Barrier Reef </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 species of whales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>200 Species of birds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 breeds of sea turtles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14 species of sea snakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1,500 species of fish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5,000 species of molluscs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>400 species of coral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60 species of sea grass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>500 species of seaweed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plus much more! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rainforest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.1% of the countries land mass, but for it’s small size it holds a large portion of Australia’s biodiversity: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>36% of mammals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50% of birds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>23% of Reptiles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>27% of frogs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>37% of fresh water fish </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>60% of butterfly species </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>65% of ferns… </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Waterfalls <ul><li>Top Ten Waterfalls out of many around Australia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jim Jim Falls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wallaman Falls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mitchel Falls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fitzroy Falls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ellenborough Falls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blencoe Falls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mackenzie Falls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Russell Falls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ebor Falls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tia Falls </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Natural Resources <ul><li>Nickel </li></ul><ul><li>Tungsten </li></ul><ul><li>Mineral sands </li></ul><ul><li>Lead </li></ul><ul><li>Zinc </li></ul><ul><li>Diamonds </li></ul><ul><li>Natural gas </li></ul><ul><li>Petroleum Bauxite </li></ul><ul><li>Coal </li></ul><ul><li>Iron ore </li></ul><ul><li>Copper </li></ul><ul><li>Tin </li></ul><ul><li>Gold </li></ul><ul><li>Silver </li></ul><ul><li>Uranium </li></ul>
  12. 12. Quiz <ul><li>What’s Australia’s Capital? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sydney </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Canberra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cairns </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. True or False? Sydney Harbor Bridge is 75 years old. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>True </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>False </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What’s one of the top ten falls? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Russell Falls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crowe Falls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jack Jack Falls </li></ul></ul><ul><li>True or False? Captain Cook discovered Australia. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>True </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>False </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Resources <ul><li>http://dl. screenaustralia </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. usp . nus .edu. sg /post/australia/menzies1.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. captaincookwhitby </li></ul><ul><li>http://library. thinkquest .org/22642/ nwonders /reef. htm </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. immi htm </li></ul><ul><li> factbook /print/as.html </li></ul>
  14. 14. Storyboard