Queensland dolphins intentionally beach themselves to trap food

Beached as bro! Dolphins in Queensland’s Fitzroy River chase fish onto muddy banks and beach themselves, before sliding back into the water. Use this article to demonstrate an application of specific adaptations and changing ecosystems to students in years 5, … Continued

Your backyard could help reduce global warming

Gardens cool urban temperatures by six degrees, study finds. Inspire students to help slow global warming from home with this article suitable for Biological, Earth and Space and Physical science students in year 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. … Continued

Where the wild things are: As humans stay indoors, nature is emerging

As COVID-19 forces us to abandon public spaces and stay home, nature appears to be “reclaiming” the streets. This article provides a positive view of physical isolation by reporting the reduction of human impact on nature. It is suited to … Continued

The big five mass extinctions

Biologists suspect we’re living through the sixth major mass extinction. Earth has witnessed five, when more than 75% of species disappeared. Use this article to investigate how the Earth has changed over time long before humans arrived. It is suited … Continued

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, … Continued

If we want to control greenhouse gases then we need to think ‘blue carbon’

Blue carbon ecosystems like seagrass and mangroves are a heavyweight in capturing carbon, but we’re losing them quickly. This interesting article explains carbon capture in action to students in year 10 studying Earth and Space Sciences or Senior Secondary Earth … Continued

If we keep heading the way we’re going, the platypus is in big trouble

posted in: Biological Sciences | 0
Development and drought are pushing the platypus, like many other native Australian species, on the path to extinction. Suitable for years 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 for Biological Sciences study, or year 10 Earth and Space Sciences. Word Count: … Continued