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

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This ABC In Depth feature article is a case study provides a useful contrast to the irrigation developed in the Ord River. Over ten years ago Cooper Creek escaped large-scale irrigation when scientists and graziers banded together to protest the plan. But has time and more research borne out that decision? 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, Rivers, 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: b439b162-e681-4177-9fe0-0ba74de78c37