Sunfish seekers

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10


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This ABC In Depth feature article is an interesting and lengthy account of this highly unusual fish and the reason it is threatened, despite its enormous reproductive capacity. Issues with difficulty in tracking these animals and the need for further research are explained.

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

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

(ACSHE119) Scientific knowledge changes as new evidence becomes available, and some scientific discoveries have significantly changed people’s understanding of the world

(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:
Animal behaviour, Ecosystems
File type:
ABC - Scribbly Gum
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Thursday, 5 November 2009

Resource ID: 8b4c9d85-7cda-49d3-b0f3-c1583b595ff5