In this resource discover the beauty and uniqueness of the Great Barrier Reef and some of its inhabitants. Learn about some amazing sponges that produce valuable biochemicals with the potential to treat several medical conditions. Investigate some of the factors affecting the survival of reef organisms and how human activities and climate change are having an impact on the reef.
Curriculum Areas: Environmental studies; Junior Science (Life & Living Essential Learnings Year 7 & 9); Biology (Key concepts 3-5; Key Ideas 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14-16, 20, 21, 24-26); Science 21 (Scientific Priority: Environment; Focus Area: Cellular Life - Body Systems & Behaviour, Evolution, Diversity); Marine Studies (Core Topic 6 & 7: Marine Biology & Managing Marine Resources).
Designed for: Middle School-Year 12. Some resources are more suited to Senior Biology, Science 21 or Marine Studies, including a Biology Extended Response Task.
Date Uploaded: 8 July 2009