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Unit plan: Making a case for possum biocontrol

YearRangeCurriculumStrand

7-8
9-10
11-13

Upper Primary
Lower Secondary
Upper Secondary

Science


Technology


Nature of Science
Living World

Nature of Technology
Technological Practice
Technological Knowledge

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Overview

Students collect information from the public about methods of controlling possum numbers and then present a report on the use of biocontrol.

Purpose

To demonstrate the complexity of the possum control problem. To show that biotechnological solutions involve input from a wide range of sources and that a successful outcome cannot be implemented without extensive consultation with the public.

Keywords

Biocontrol, possum damage, ecological niche.

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