Dung beetles use sky and wind to find direction

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Lifecycles, Living Things

Earth and Space Sciences – 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, 8, 9

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Word Count: 485

It takes a surprisingly complex set of inputs to roll a ball of poo in a straight line. This compelling article would be well suited to Biological sciences for years 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.

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