Vitamin D

Secondary KLA:
Science
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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This 8 minute video segment from Catalyst shows how research can also help us to optimise our health, especially into older age. It describes an example of how sometimes research gives us mixed messages. Sun exposure helps our body to produce the hormone, vitamin D but it also increases incidence of melanoma.

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

(ACSSU175) Multi-cellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal systems to respond to changes to their environment

(ACSHE160) People can use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they should accept claims, explanations or predictions

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

(ACSHE194) People can use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they should accept claims, explanations or predictions

(ACSHE230) The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research

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Resource type:
MovingImage
ScOT topics:
Health
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
ABC - Catalyst
Publisher:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Resource ID: 344134a3-d074-47df-8927-d6bffb0a852f