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Climate solutions. Improving photosynthesis and removing fish DNA from your strawberries (Stage 4, Stage 5)

On Demand

Improved genetic engineering can improve yields and mitigate the effects of extreme weather events.


As part of the Powerhouses 100 Climate Conversations weekly podcast, selected innovators have presented simple positive messages to schools about what can be done to save our planet.

Plant Scientist at the Australian National University Professor Bob Furbank discusses genetic engineering to improve plants ability to harvest sunshine to make food. Why is this needed? Extreme weather events brought about by climate change have the potential to limit food production and improving yields in the short term is essential. We must act now to mitigate the damage that has already been done.

This is an edited recording of an interview on Monday 22 May 2023 from the Powerhouse. (24min)



Event Details

Event Type

On Demand (available until: 30-Jun-2027 05:00PM)

Delivery Platform

Youtube Recording


24 Minutes





Syllabus Outcomes

SC5-CW1a,d,e, SC5-CW2, CH11/12-1, CH11/12-2, PH11/12-1, PH11/12-5

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Science and Tech » Living World 7-10

Learning Intentions & Success Criteria

Participants will learn to:

  1. Identify various pathways into STEM careers
  2. Understand that failure is part of learning
  3. Accept, though question that climate change is supported by evidence
  4. Explore solutions that are diverse and achievable
  5. Ask questions and express their voice through protest in the search for truth.

Success can be measured by the ability of the learners to:

  1. Explain the key points raised in the program
  2. Identify at least one variable described in the presentation
  3. Generate expansive questions
  4. Suggest ways to continue investigations
  5. Discuss limitations of the key ideas
  6. Propose a career path for their own journey with STEM

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Technology and Materials Requirements

This webinar was recorded live on 22 May 2023.

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Phone: 61 2 9217 0222

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Website: www.powerhouse.com.au

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