A presentation by an environment reporter on the issue of lack of water in the Murray-Darling River system as raised by a number of scientists in a report to the Federal Government. A number of the scientists also present their view of the situation.
Assumed prior learning
Suggestions for using this resource
Suggestions for using the resource…
- as a context for students in Year 6 to experience the discovery of information related to science (eg salinity, acid sulfate soils) using audio material from the Internet
- as a source of names of Australian scientists for students in Yrs 6 – 8 to search the Internet for information about their science backgrounds and the organizations they work for.
- as an information source for students in Year 6 - 8 to devise a strategy for collecting data about a scientific phenomenon and to possibly use this data to conduct an investigation of the problems of salinity.
by students in Year 8 to research a spectacular Australian landform such as the world
Key species responses: how water management influences biodiversity in the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth (CLLAMM)http://www.csiro.au/science/CLLAMM-key-species-responses.html and the UNSW paper referred to on the web page [these two resources best for Y8]