Topic outline

  • Whales Rescue Dilemma

    Dr Dominique BLACHE, Agriculture & Natural Sciences, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA

    Stan KOIOS, Department of Education & Training, Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA

  • Topic 1

    What is It About?

    The story develops from the idyllic scene of holiday makers wandering along a Tasmanian beach to dealing with dying pilot whales and grappling with the dilemma of whether or not we should be saving beached whales. Through a staged story interspersed with probing questions students are guided to think more deeply about the issues that surround the topical problem of what humans should do when these intelligent marine mammals are facing death.

  • Topic 2

    Where Can It be Used?

    This dilemma can be used by general science classes of 13 year old's onwards when they are studying environmental science. The material would also be suitable for biology students whose syllabus requires them to study ecosystems.

  • Topic 3

  • Topic 4