Kelp’s record journey has an environmental downside

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems

Earth and Space Sciences – Extreme Earth Events; The Changing Planet

Additional: Careers, Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’ Surface 

Years: 6, 7, 9, 10

Word Count: 458

The unexpected discovery of southern bull kelp on an Antarctic beach has revealed how vulnerable Antarctica is to ecological changes driven by climate change and the impacts of pollution. This short report can be used to alongside the Biological Sciences Curriculum for Years 6, 7 or 9 thinking about ecosystems or the Year 10 Earth and Space Sciences Curriculum topic of Global Systems.

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