Sugar ants love pee, and it might reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Pee-loving ants that chomp down on urea could help prevent nitrous oxide release into the atmosphere.

An interesting new way to look at Carbon Capture for year 10 Earth and Space Sciences, as well as relevant to the year 6, 7 and 9 Biological Sciences curriculum.

Word Count: 528

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Years: 7, 9, 10

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Living Things

Earth and Space Sciences – The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface