Model predicts “impossible to put out” firestorms


6-7 & 9-10

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Biological Sciences – Ecosystems

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

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

Years: 6, 7, 9 10

Word Count: 483

The shape of a bushfire, not just its intensity, determines whether it will become a catastrophic firestorm, say researchers and modelling can help predict that. A topical look at how Maths is relevant to Australian-living survival, with links to the Year 6, 7 and 9 Biological Sciences Curriculum looking at ecosystems as well as Year 6 or 10 Earth and Space Sciences Curriculum with relation to Extreme Earth Events and Carbon cycle.

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6-7 & 9-10