For food production, diversity brings strength

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Chemical Reactions, Atoms

Earth and Space Sciences – Extreme Earth Events, The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Maths, 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

Years: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Word Count: 463

Mathematical research suggests that when it comes to growing crops, more is more. This short article provides students with a real-life application for maths and science skills and would be particularly suited to Biological, Chemical and Earth and Space sciences for years 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.

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