Learning objects Why are dogs such top smellers?

TLF ID M016119

This engaging article outlines the science behind the sense of smell. It explains what makes dogs' noses and their sense of smell so powerful. It also describes how understanding the science has had implications for the potential development of new technologies.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource could be used to develop the literacy capability of year 8 students while at the same time adding to understanding of the Science as a Human Endeavour. The anatomy of a dog's nose is related to its effectiveness.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • Science
  • Technologies

Other details

Contributors
  • Author
  • Name: ABC - Ask an Expert
  • Organization: ABC - Ask an Expert
  • Description: author
  • Contributor
  • Name: ABC - Ask an Expert
  • Organization: ABC - Ask an Expert
  • 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
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © 2013 Australian Broadcasting Corporation.