Eco Farming

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

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This six and a half minute video segment from Catalyst provides an example of a new strategy to balance human activities and needs with the maintenance of a quality and sustainable environment. Viewers will discover how EcoTender, a land management scheme being trialled by the Victorian Government, is combining science and economics to fix our damaged Australian farmland. It provides a good example of the benefits of scientific modelling.

NSW syllabus outcomes

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

(SC5-15LW) explains how biological understanding has advanced through scientific discoveries, technological developments and the needs of society

Australian curriculum content descriptions

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

(ACSHE157) Scientific understanding, including models and theories, are contestable and are refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community

(ACSHE158) Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries

(ACSHE228) The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research

(ACSIS169) Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between variables and identifying inconsistencies

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Resource type:
MovingImage
ScOT topics:
Rabbits, Introduced species, Salinity
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
ABC - Catalyst
Publisher:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Resource ID: b5a4806b-0b79-41b0-ac4c-67822e2bb1cc