Microfibres are polluting the Great Barrier Reef

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Lifecycles, Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Mixtures and Separations, Solids/Liquids/Gases

Earth and Space Sciences – Renewable/Non-Renewable Resources, The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems, Form and Function

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter, Change of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

Years: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Not only majorly suffering from the effects of climate change, the Great Barrier Reef is also polluted with microplastics and fibres. This thought-provoking article could be used alongside Biological, Chemical, and Earth and Space sciences for years 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. It is a good real-life example of dependent ecosystems (and human impact) as well as mixtures and separations.

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