Dr Ove Goegh-Guldberg

Secondary KLAs:
Science, Technology
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12


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This 5 minute video segment from Catalyst highlights the vulnerability of some of our ecosystems and the way abiotic factors can have a dramatic effect. It also exemplifies the difficult process of having new scientific ideas accepted.

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

(ACSSU176) Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems

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

(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

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Resource type:
ScOT topics:
Global warming, Coral reefs
File type:
ABC - Catalyst
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Monday, 21 December 2009

Resource ID: ececa54d-3617-492c-9033-26e460ace23a