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Marine WATERs - Western Australia - Teacher Education Resources Government of Western Australia

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Light Up Our Oceans

Students will understand how light affects the biology and ecology of marine life.


  • Adaptations
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Ecosystems
  • Marine Science


  • 7-10
  • Late 3-6



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Students will:
  • Understand the relationship between depth and light in the ocean.
  • Understand the scientific principles governing the distribution of light through the water column.
  • Understand that varying levels of light affect the ability of marine flora and fauna to exist at different depths.
  • Identify the ways marine life has adapted to surviving at different light levels.

Australian Curriculum Outcomes

  • ACSHE081
  • ACSIS232
  • ACSSU080
  • ACSSU094

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