Ancient DNA

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

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This 9 minute video segment from Catalyst explains the role of Australian Centre for Ancient DNA.It is an internationally recognised research centre for the study of minute traces of preserved genetic material - species studied date from a million years ago to more modern day mysteries... from mammoths to the Tassie devil, from the hobbit to HMAS Sydney's unknown sailor.

NSW syllabus outcomes

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

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU184) The transmission of heritable characteristics from one generation to the next involves DNA and genes

(ACSSU185) The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence

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

Resource ID: 5d258988-309f-4658-a3fc-5789a94a8036