Earliest life found in ancient Aussie rocks

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The Pilbara’s famous stromatolites finally give up their secret. This fascinating discovery could be used with students studying Biological, Chemical or Earth and Space Sciences in years 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10. It would be particularly suited to students with an interest in geology, fossils and early life on Earth.

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Years: 4, 5, 7, 8, 10

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Cells, Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Mixtures and Separations, Atoms

Earth and Space Sciences – The Solar System, Rocks, The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

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

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter, Change of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface, Earth in Space