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Get access to the biggest names and brightest minds in STEM with our In Class With… series.

Marine Research Facility Specialist, Rob King aka The Krill Whisperer took on questions from school students around Australia in this exclusive In Class With… event.

With questions about his career pathway, the design process and advice for students, Rob King inspires students to do what they love and make the most of opportunities.

For students learning about the use and influence of science, and human impact on the environment, this In Class With… will inspire, engage and answer all the big questions!

Video Length: 23 min

Take Part:

You can ask your questions to an inspiring STEM innovator via our next In Class With… event!

Stay tuned to find out more about this event and get ready to submit your questions.

The number of krill populations has dropped drastically and we need your help to find out who is responsible.

Download the activity to read the information about the local inhabitants of the Antarctic to see if you can solve the mystery!


This resource is supported by the Australian Antarctic Division.

The Royal Institution of Australia is the official education partner of the Australian Antarctic Division

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Years: 7-12


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Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering


Learning Connections

Student Skill Summary

Australian Curriculum Connections - Version 8.4

Sub StrandContent Descriptor
Biological SciencesBiological Sciences is concerned with understanding living things. Students investigate living things, including animals, plants and microorganisms, and their interdependence and interactions within ecosystems. They explore life cycles, body systems, structural adaptations and behaviours; how these features aid survival; and how their characteristics are inherited from one generation to the next.
Earth and Space SciencesEarth and Space Sciences is concerned with Earth’s dynamic structure and its place in the cosmos. Students view Earth as part of a larger celestial system. They explore how changes on Earth such as day and night and the seasons relate to Earth’s rotation and its orbit around the sun. Students investigate the processes that result in change to Earth’s surface, recognising that Earth has evolved over 4.5 billion years and that the effect of some of these processes is only evident when viewed over extremely long timescales. They explore the interactions and interdependencies of the biosphere, geosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere and appreciate the influence of human activity on the Earth system.
Sub StrandYear LevelContent TopicContent CodeContent Descriptor
Nature and Development of Science7Scientific Knowledge Changes Our Understanding of the WorldACSHE119Scientific knowledge has changed peoples’ understanding of the world and is refined as new evidence becomes available
Use and Influence of Science7Use of Science Understanding and Skills in OccupationsACSHE121People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have influenced the development of practices in areas of human activity
9Use of Scientific Knowledge Affects Lives and Generates Career OpportunitiesACSHE160People use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they accept claims, explanations or predictions, and advances in science can affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities