Koala-spotting drones a flying success

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems; Living Things

Additional: Careers, Technology; Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems and Interdependence

Years: 5, 6, 7, 9

Koala-spotting drones a flying success – Australia’s Science Channel

Koala-spotting drones a flying success

Word Count: 735 + 56 second video


Queensland-developed drones that detect koalas in trees have proven their worth, spotting the furry creatures more reliably than people on the ground. This adorable, yet fascinating article could be used alongside Biological Sciences curriculum for a number of year groups, thinking about how technology can assist when it comes to ecosystems and gathering data.

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