Investigate fire ants
What is investigate?
The Investigate: fire ants competition is an initiative of the NSW Department of Primary Industries to stimulate an interest in science, technology and agriculture in students and to support the teaching of these subject areas in schools. Stage 3 students will design and report on an investigation that aligns with outcomes from the NSW Science and Technology syllabus.
Fire ants for 2016
This year the focus is on emerging biosecurity threat, the red imported fire ant, which was detected at Port Botany in November 2014. Fire ants can negatively affect our recreational spaces, agricultural production and out-compete native species. By participating in the competition students will understand the role that science plays in their everyday lives.
- Investigate: fire ants competition
- Teachers materials
- Research material on biosecurity and fire ants
- Investigate: fire ants brochure