Corals can’t adjust to acidic oceans

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Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Lifecycles, Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Chemical Reactions, Atoms

Earth and Space Sciences – Renewable/non-renewable resources, The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems, Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function

Chemical Sciences – Change of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

Years: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Word Count: 449

A year-long study has confirmed that corals and coralline algae are under threat from acidic and warming waters caused by climate change. This short, emotive article could be used for discussion with years 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 studying Biological, Chemical or Earth and Space Sciences.

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