Audio Chemicals on the Great Barrier Reef

TLF ID M016174

This program deals with a range of human impacts on the Great Barrier Reef. Herbicides from land runoff have been traced to algae and sea grasses in river mouths and coastal zones along the Great Barrier Reef. Effects include retardation of photosynthesis and growth of corals. Other pressures on the reef include high water temperature and increasing water acidity. This program diverts to a discussion about the nature of scientific research. Download the audio or view the transcript of this ABC radio interview.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This is an excellent case study for year 7 to year 10 science students as it reveals science as a human endeavour in the pursuit of the Australian cross curriculum priority, Sustainability. Issues involving the Great Barrier Reef arouse student interest.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • Science

Other details

Contributors
  • Author
  • Name: ABC - Science Show
  • Organization: ABC - Science Show
  • Description: author
  • Contributor
  • Name: ABC - Science Show
  • Organization: ABC - Science Show
  • Description: author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Organization: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Audio
Rights
  • © 2013 Australian Broadcasting Corporation.