Cholera's prevention preferable to its cure

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


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This ABC article by Dr Karl describes in detail aspects of how water balance occurs with some interesting examples of when things go wrong. He then outlines the disease, cholera and how it is associated with bacteria carried by water and the disruption to our water balance. Dr Karl looks at the causes and effects of cholera as part of our search for better health.

NSW syllabus outcomes

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

(SC5-14LW) analyses interactions between components and processes within biological systems

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU150) Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs that carry out specialised functions that enable them to survive and reproduce

(ACSSU175) Multi-cellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal systems to respond to changes to their environment

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Resource type:
ScOT topics:
Health, Cholera, Homeostasis
File type:
ABC - Dr Karl's Great Moments in Science
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Friday, 6 November 2009

Resource ID: 9d9f7528-9f62-4f38-ab62-a22372a912c6