A new ‘iron dragon’ pterosaur

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A newly described species suggests that Aussie pterosaurs might have lived longer than we thought. Use both articles to show students the scientific developments around fossils and evolution happening in Australia. It would be suited to students in years 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10 studying Biological, Chemical or Earth and Space Sciences.

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Space tourism – a launch Australia can’t afford to miss – Australia’s Science Channel

The little-known native foods about to change the world – Australia’s Science Channel

From 3D printing to bioplastic, seaweed just keeps on giving – Australia’s Science Channel

Corals can’t adjust to acidic oceans – Australia’s Science Channel

Scientists closing in on deadly frog fungus – Australia’s Science Channel

Using nets and turtle eggs to take maths outside the classroom – Australia’s Science Channel

Robots will need to understand why they’re doing work – Australia’s Science Channel

This Australian invention could fix our recycling crisis – Australia’s Science Channel

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Years: 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Cells, The Body, Genetics, Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Atoms, Particle Models

Earth and Space Sciences – Rocks and Minerals, The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Technology.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter, Change of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface