Treetop kangaroos

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

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This ABC In Depth feature article includes everything you wanted or needed to know about tree kangaroos. This article describes their reproduction, classification, adaptations and issues relating to their conservation.

NSW syllabus outcomes

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

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

(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

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

(ACSSU112) Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs; human activity can affect these interactions

(ACSHE223) Science knowledge can develop through collaboration and connecting ideas across the disciplines of science

(ACSHE121 ACSIS130) ACSHE121 ACSIS130

(ACSSU176) Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems

(ACSHE158) Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries

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

(ACSIS172) Critically analyse the validity of information in secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems

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

(ACSHE192) Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries

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

(ACSIS206) Critically analyse the validity of information in secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems

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Resource type:
Text
ScOT topics:
Kangaroos, Endangered species, Marsupials
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
ABC - Scribbly Gum
Publisher:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Monday, 8 March 2010

Resource ID: 6725a59c-48c9-4818-85fe-fd7e446e4eb9