Aerial Orang Utans

Secondary KLA:
Science
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10

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This 11 minute video segment form Catalyst shows that although the orang-utans of Borneo are threatened with extinction, we don't know exactly how many are left or where they are. The use of helicopters to locate their nests and estimate population size has helped to challenge our thinking about the requirements of this species and their ability to adapt to impacts of humans.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC5-14LW) analyses interactions between components and processes within biological systems

(SC5-15LW) explains how biological understanding has advanced through scientific discoveries, technological developments and the needs of society

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU176) Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems

(ACSHE228) The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research

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Resource type:
MovingImage
ScOT topics:
Primates, Deforestation
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
ABC - Catalyst
Publisher:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Monday, 16 November 2009

Resource ID: 27106af0-520d-474b-9528-eeb5218dc661