Biodiversity is important to balance the Earth’s ecosystems. Students will learn about the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, evidence for evolution and the effect of various selective pressures, focusing on species observed by Charles Darwin.
In this workshop, students investigate different types of adaptations and the relationships between organisms in terms of specialisation, using a range of interesting Australian and exotic species as examples.
This workshop will be delivered in the Taronga Institute of Science & Learning Seminar Rooms at Taronga Zoo Sydney and is also available at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo. See below for further information.
At the Zoo
|Taronga Zoo Sydney||Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo|
|Students examine the structural and functional adaptations of both native Australian and exotic animals. Compare and explain the relationships between an animal’s specialisation for selected habitats and with the evolution of the species.||Students examine the structural and functional adaptations of both native Australian and exotic animals. Compare and explain the relationships between an animal’s specialisation for selected habitats and with the evolution of the species.|
- BIO11-5 analyses and evaluates primary and secondary data and information
- BIO11-7 communicates scientific understanding using suitable language and terminology for a specific audience or purpose
- BIO11-9 explains the structure and function of multicellular organisms and describes how the coordinated activities of cells, tissues and organs contribute to macroscopic processes in organisms
- BIO11-10 describes biological diversity by explaining the relationships between a range of organisms in terms of specialisation for selected habitats and evolution of species