In Class With… David Suzuki

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In this In Class With... event, environmentalist Dr David Suzuki answers students’ questions about the environment, the world, climate change, ecosystems and a range of other Biological and Earth and Space Sciences topics.

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Dr David Suzuki is an award-winning geneticist and broadcaster and holds 29 honorary degrees from universities in Canada, USA and Australia, so there’s no one better to share his passion for the environment, discuss his career path and inspirations, and answer students’ questions. You can also read his weekly blog Science Matters here.

This resource can be used alongside a range of topics across Upper Primary and Secondary, including heat energy from the Physical Sciences curriculum, Chemical reactions of photosynthesis within the Chemical Sciences curriculum and Ecosystems and Climate change topics.

In Class With… David Suzuki

Part I: Career path and early inspirations.

Video length: 13:26 mins

In Class With… David Suzuki

Part II: Student questions

Video length: 43:42 mins

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Possible Curriculum Connections


Biological Sciences – Ecosystems; Cells; Genetics; Lifecycles; Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Chemical Reactions

Earth and Space Sciences – Extreme Earth Events; The Changing Earth

Physical Sciences – Energy

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

Physical Sciences – Energy