To create skin like a chameleon’s, watch a chameleon closely

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Cells, Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Solids/Liquids/Gases

Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter

Physical Sciences – Energy

Years: 4, 5, 8, 9, 10

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The way they change colour is even smarter that we thought. Use this article to discuss technological developments with students in year 4, 5, 8, 9, and 10 studying Physical, Chemical or Biological Sciences. It would work particularly well with students looking to contextualise their understanding of reflection, cells and materials.

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