Dogs sniff out endangered insects

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Lifecycles, Living Things

Earth and Space Sciences – Renewable/ Non-Renewable Resources, The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems, Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

Years: 4, 5, 6, 7

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Word Count: 623

Three dogs have been trained to find endangered insects, and they could revolutionise conservation practices. This short article would sit alongside Biological and Earth and Space sciences for years 4, 5, 6, and 7. It would work well when teaching adaptations of species and co-dependency within ecosystems.

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