Why are dogs such top smellers?
This engaging article outlines the science behind the sense of smell. It explains what makes dogs' noses and their sense of smell so powerful. It also describes how understanding the science has had implications for the potential development of new technologies.
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NSW syllabus outcomes
(SC4-14LW) relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction
Australian curriculum content descriptions
(ACSSU150) Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs that carry out specialised functions that enable them to survive and reproduce
(ACSHE135) Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations
(ACSHE136) Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management
- Resource type:
- Interactive Resource
- ScOT topics:
- Animal structure and function, Dogs, Nose, Receptors
- File type:
- ABC - Ask an Expert
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation
- Date created:
- Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Resource ID: b26f73f6-d4ac-4fad-8f60-e5c2adfcbb8a