Muscles vs Springs

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Cells; The Body; Genetics

Physical Sciences – Forces; Energy

Additional: Careers; Maths; Technology; Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Diversity and Evolution; Form and Function

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion; Energy

Years: 5, 7, 8, 10

Video Length: 1:14m

Short amusing video synopsis of research that focused on why different organisms have different methods of travel – muscles or springs. Could be used to deliver Year 5 Biological Sciences (ACSSU043) showing how different organisms have specific adaptations to assist them in their environment; Year 7 Physical Sciences – (ACSSU117) – to demonstrate how gravity affects different organisms differently on Earth and how they have adapted to best combat that; Year 8 Physical sciences – (ACSSU155) thinking about potential & stored energy in organisms bodies, & Biological Sciences (ACSSU149) showing that organisms have specialized systems in their bodies, this shows they differ depending on the organism to be most useful; or Year 10 Physical Sciences (ACSSU190) thinking about energy transfer and which is the most energy efficient way for an organism to move, or Biological Sciences (ACSSU185 ) showing how different species have evolved to move in different ways to be the most efficient for them.

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