No, koalas aren’t functionally extinct

Claims koalas have been made “functionally extinct” due to the recent bushfires is an exaggeration of their actual plight.

This article could be used alongside Biological or Earth and Space Sciences for years 4 through 10 to discuss a range of topics such as climate change, specific adaptation, ecosystems and human impact on our world as well as thinking about careers, technology and mathematical modelling

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Years: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10


Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Genetics, Lifecycles, Living Things

Earth and Space Sciences – Extreme Earth Events, The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

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

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface