Rainforest fruit power

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

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This ABC In Depth feature article discusses human potential use rainforest fruit-bearing plants and the need to maintain biodiversity. Many biotic interactions that effect reproduction and dispersal are described. Issues about using seed banks to try to maintain biodiversity are discussed.

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

(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:
Text
ScOT topics:
Biodiversity, Vitamins, Endangered species, Rainforests
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
ABC - Scribbly Gum
Publisher:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Thursday, 5 November 2009

Resource ID: 441d0cbc-fbd8-4767-9c60-ee8eed878132