Secondary KLAs:
Science, Technology
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12


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This 6 minute video segment from Catalyst explains how the dugong, a vulnerable to endangered species is protected and that very little is known about it. Biologists are capturing animals to get baseline information about their blood and tissues in an effort to find out more about them and to secure their future. They are also investigating their behaviour and breeding patterns.

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

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

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Resource type:
ScOT topics:
Classification, Dugongs
File type:
ABC - Catalyst
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Friday, 18 December 2009

Resource ID: 6665f38d-5e7c-4ac5-b810-2802d2f72d1b