Working in… Earth Sciences – Marine Biologist 2

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The Working In… series compiles a selection of fascinating STEM jobs in a multitude of fields. They are designed to highlight the variety of STEM careers available to students that they may not have considered, or been aware of before now. Find out where your future career may lie here.

Shirley’s job as a marine biologist revolves around discovering and studying new sponges, that might hold the key to developing new medicines for hard to cure illnesses. She spends her time both in the lab as well as out on boats and diving to explore and study new species. She talks about her role, how she got into it, and why she loves her work so much.

Find out how Shirley uses Biology and Maths in her career with this resource for Year 4, 5, 6, 7, and 9 students who are learning about ecosystems and marine species.

Working In… Earth Science – Marine Biologist

Video length: 4:08 mins

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Years: 4, 5, 6, 7, 9


Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Living Things

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems


4-7 & 9