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Endangered species - marine turtles

This is a detailed plan for teaching a unit on endangered species - marine turtles. It includes a unit outline, overview and aim, learning outcomes, inquiry questions, background information about the marine turtles, lesson plans and a guide to assessment. The lesson sequence is based on the inquiry based 5Es approach to ...

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Animal adaptations

This is a detailed plan for teaching a unit about structural and behavioural adaptations of animals and plants. It includes a unit outline, overview and aim, learning outcomes, inquiry questions, background information about adaptations, lesson plans and a guide to assessment. The lesson sequence is based on the inquiry ...

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Exploring the Reef

This is a detailed plan for teaching a unit on exploring the Reef. It includes a unit outline, overview and aim, learning outcomes, inquiry questions, background information about the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, lesson plans and a guide to assessment. The lesson sequence is based on the inquiry based 5Es approach to ...

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Biodiversity of the Western Volcanic Plains Flora and Fauna Field Guide - iTunes app

View descriptions of the flora and fauna of Victoria's western volcanic plains region including details about physical features, habitat, diet, reproduction and taxonomic classification together with images and distribution maps. Plant and animals are grouped by broad categories such as mammals, reptiles, birds, fern, shrub ...

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Exploring the human body

This resource for basic physiology and anatomy has a comprehensive outline of all the systems of the body and sensory organs, with animated graphics and activities to help explain them, plus links to visual and interactive resources online.

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Why are dogs such top smellers?

This engaging article outlines the science behind the sense of smell. It explains what makes dogs' noses and their sense of smell so powerful. It also describes how understanding the science has had implications for the potential development of new technologies.

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Marijuana Madness

This eleven minute video segment from Catalyst provides a thorough analysis of recent research that demonstrates the relationship between marijuana and psychosis and how marijuana actually affects the brain.

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Digestion Experiments 1

Students use this resource consisting of thirteen slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand that enzymes digest foods so that they can be absorbed into the blood. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Cats, Dogs and Us: Education pack (years 1-2)

This education pack is an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) resource designed to build students' understanding about the special place domestic cats and dogs have in people's lives. The pack consists of a teaching guide, a student magazine and five student worksheets focusing on topics such as the physical characteristics ...

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Cats, Dogs and Us: Lesson plans (years 1-2)

This teacher resource is an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) resource designed to encourage students to examine the physical characteristics and natural behaviours of cats and dogs, and discuss the various ways we live with and care for cats and dogs around the world. It consists of five lesson plans, three ...

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Let's go fishing

This is a detailed plan for teaching a unit on fish and sustainable fishing practices. It includes a unit outline, overview and aim, learning outcomes, inquiry questions, background information about fishing in the Marine Park, lesson plans and a guide to assessment. The lesson sequence is based on the inquiry based 5Es ...

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Organisation in Living Things

Students use this resource consisting of eight slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand the relationship between cells, tissues, organs and organ systems in multicellular organisms. The example provided is in humans. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Specialised Cells in the Breathing System

Students use this resource consisting of five slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand how cells in the mucous membrane perform their function. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Comparing Respiration and Burning

Students use this resource consisting of five slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand the differences between aerobic respiration and burning. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Transport of Gases

Students use this resource consisting of four slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand how oxygen and carbon dioxide are transported around the body. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Digestion Experiments 2

Students use this resource consisting of ten slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand that enzymes work best at a specific pH. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Eggs on ice

This 11 minute video segment from Catalyst addresses some economic, social and scientific issues around the development of reproductive technologies.

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The Heart as a Double Pump

Students use this resource consisting of six slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand why the heart is described as a double pump. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Organ Systems at Work

Students use this resource consisting of four slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand that different organ systems need to work together in a healthy organism. The example provided is in humans. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Human Fertilisation

Students use this resource consisting of seven slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand that fertilisation is the fusion of the egg and sperm nuclei, and know what happens to the egg after fertilisation up until implantation. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.