Students explore examples of genetic diversity and explain its significance within the larger concept of biodiversity.
- recognise that each individual organism has all of its features, adaptations and internal chemistry coded in its genes.
- link the conservation needs of a species with genetics diversity i.e., for groups of individuals within in a region potentially having different genetics diversity compared to the same species in other regions.
- show how genetic diversity assists survival in a species.
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Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Year 7 Science:
- There are differences within and between groups of organisms; classification helps organise this diversity (ACSSU111)
- Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs; human activity can affect these interactions (ACSSU112)
- Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions (ACSIS130)
Year 8 Science:
- Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions (ACSIS145)
Syllabus Outcomes: SC4-7WS, SC4-14LW, SC4-15LW.
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