Iridescent camouflage in Nature

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems; Genetics

Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional: Careers

Concepts (South Australia):

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

Physical Sciences – Energy

Years: 4, 5, 9, 10

Word Count: 612

Scientists have researched why some animals have iridescence in their markings, using bumble bees as experimental subjects – and how this impacts on human life.

Could be used to deliver Biological Sciences for Year 4 (ACSSU073) Year 9 (ACSSU176) & Year 10 (ACSSU185) as well as Year 5 for both Biological Sciences (ACSSU043) and Physical Sciences (ACSSU080)

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