Dogs sniff out endangered insects

Three dogs have been trained to find endangered insects, and they could revolutionise conservation practices. This short article would sit alongside Biological and Earth and Space sciences for years 4, 5, 6, and 7. It would work well when teaching … Continued

Koala populations hanging by a thread

Koala populations would once have stretched across the Australia, but new research shows they have shrunk to the point where we could lose them forever. This cautioning article could be used alongside Biological and Earth and Space Sciences for years … Continued

Scientists closing in on deadly frog fungus

A deadly frog fungus has devastated amphibian populations across every continent, but new studies show that it doesn’t exist at all in New Guinea. This short article could be used alongside Biological and Earth and Space Sciences for years 6, … Continued

Mathematics could identify species extinction risks

Topics: Biological Sciences - Living Things; Ecosystems Earth and Space Sciences - The Changing Earth Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems Earth and Space Sciences - The Earth's Surface Years: 6, 7, 9, … Continued

Forests need decades to recover from fires and logging

Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems 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 Years: 6, 7, 9, 10 Forests need … Continued

Australia’s rehabilitation of abandoned mines offers lessons for the world

Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems Years: 6, 7, 9 Australia’s rehabilitation of abandoned mines offers lessons | Cosmos Word Count: 1479 Across the globe, countries are … Continued

Doubts cast on Indonesian orangutan report

Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems Years: 6, 7 Doubts cast on Indonesian orangutan report | Cosmos Word Count: 476 In this short article, zoologists question the reliability … Continued

Antidepressants and Valium found in Australian stream wildlife

Topics: Biological Sciences - Ecosystems Earth and Space Sciences - Renewable/Non-renewable resources Additional: Careers, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Biological Sciences - Interdependence and Ecosystems Earth and Space Sciences - The Earth's Surface Years: 6, 7 Antidepressants, Valium among 60 pharmaceuticals … Continued