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Learning objects Science reporter: environmental scientist


Explore the biographical profile of an environmental scientist. Learn about their life and work. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Then choose photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students understand scientists as people, including their professional activities and personal interests.
  • Students recognise the diversity of scientific activities and resulting benefits to society.
  • Students answer questions by researching and synthesising a range of data types.
Educational value
  • Illustrates how scientists live and work.
  • Provides biographical information about scientists at work, their professional activities and personal interests.
  • Includes interview transcripts, sound clips, photos and videos.
  • Demonstrates real-world applications of science.
  • Includes an option to print an article compiled by the student.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10

Learning area
  • science
  • Science/Science as a human endeavour
    • Science/Philosophy
    • Science/Scientific endeavour
    • Science/Scientists
    • Science/Values
    • Science/Culture
    • Science/Ethics
    • Science/Everyday life
    • Science/Experiments
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 27 May 2014
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 6.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: 1.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Netscape Communicator - minimum version: 6.2 (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 1.2 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: X
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: 2000 - maximum version: XP
    Platform requirements
    • Initial load time may exceed 10 seconds on a dedicated 64kbps connection due to the use of rich media content. Load time on some screens may exceed 10 seconds on a dedicated 64kbps connection due to the use of rich media content.
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