Loss of animal or plant species to climate change causes global ‘extinction domino effect’


7 & 9-10

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Biological Sciences – Ecosystems; Lifecycles; Living Things

Earth and Space Sciences – The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

Years: 7, 9, 10

Word Count and Video Length: 464 and 1:27m

This short article and beautifully animated accompanying video which explains the concept clearly in an easy to understand format reports on the latest research from Australian institute Flinders University about climate change and how the extinction of plant or animal species from extreme environmental change increases the risk of an “extinction domino effect” that could annihilate all life on Earth. Excellent for delivering Earth and Space Sciences curriculum for Year 10, as well as Year 7 and Year 9 Biological Sciences looking at food webs and ecosystems.

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7 & 9-10