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Video Cracked soils

TLF ID M016422

This brief video segment from Catalyst demonstrates how scientists have developed probes to measure the water content of soils and therefore monitor the effectiveness of irrigation and the efficiency of water usage.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a brief but effective video that addresses the Australian Curriculum cross curriculum priority, Sustainability, particularly for year 9 science students who have studied ecosystems. It is an excellent example of how current Australian scientific research is directed towards the needs of contemporary society.
Year level

9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • Science

Other details

Contributors
  • Author
  • Name: ABC - Catalyst
  • Organization: ABC - Catalyst
  • Description: author
  • Contributor
  • Name: ABC - Catalyst
  • Organization: ABC - Catalyst
  • 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
  • Video
Rights
  • © 2013 Australian Broadcasting Corporation.