Text Orchids: Nature's sexy sirens

TLF ID M016245

This ABC In Depth feature article is an excellent resource for students researching adaptations for pollination in Australian plants. Provides many interesting examples of the interdependence of plants, fungi and animals.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource addresses the Australian Curriculum literacy capability for capable year 10 science students as well as addressing science understanding relating to the biological sciences and Science as a Human Endeavour. The description of the diversity of orchids and the variety of mechanisms of attracting pollinators can be used as a stimulus for discussion of evolution.
Year level

11; 12

Learning area
  • Science

Other details

  • Author
  • Name: ABC - Scribbly Gum
  • Organization: ABC - Scribbly Gum
  • Description: author
  • Contributor
  • Name: ABC - Scribbly Gum
  • Organization: ABC - Scribbly Gum
  • 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
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  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • © 2013 Australian Broadcasting Corporation.