Carbon pumping: in for the krill

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The ocean’s real heavyweight is a vital but poorly understood creature, say scientists. Use this thought-provoking article with students in years 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 studying Biological, Chemical or Earth and Space Sciences. It would be particularly suited when studying the interconnectedness of species including ecosystems and food chains. It should help students to understand how such a small species can have such a huge impact on the world.

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Years: 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10


Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, The Body, Lifecycles, Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Atoms

Earth and Space Sciences – The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Technology.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems, Diversity and Evolution

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter, Change of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface