Science Talk 2007: Melanie Bishop

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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An interview and laboratory tour with Dr Melanie Bishop, a benthic marine ecologist at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Melanie talks to students from Epping Boys High School about her work studying benthic marine ecosystems and the animals that live there. Melanie shares insights into a career in marine biology.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC4-14LW) relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction

(SC4-15LW) explains how new biological evidence changes people's understanding of the world

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU111) There are differences within and between groups of organisms; classification helps organise this diversity


(ACSHE120) Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations

(ACSHE121) Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management

(ACSHE224) People use understanding and skills from across the disciplines of science in their occupations

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Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Scientists, Biologists
File type:
Centre for Learning Innovation
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 20 October 2008

Resource ID: 2e43efaa-4953-42f3-8f37-e8fbf2df733f