Pipe dreams

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

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This ABC In Depth feature article is a case study shows how the impacts of human activities including irrigation on the environment and agriculture cannot always be predicted. The Ord River has long been touted as a possible northern food bowl. But nearly four decades after the irrigation scheme was created, why has it failed to live up to expectations? This resource deals with important sustainability issues but is dated to 2008.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC5-13ES) explains how scientific knowledge about global patterns of geological activity and interactions involving global systems can be used to inform decisions related to contemporary issues

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(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:
Water, Salinity, Dams, Irrigation
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
ABC - Science Feature
Publisher:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Friday, 6 November 2009

Resource ID: 999dfca2-3fec-419e-ab24-37a3439681f8