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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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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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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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Diabetes type 2 cured by surgery ABC Radio national

Download the audio or view the transcript of this ABC radio program. It is an excellent example of how approaching a problem from a different perspective and with an open mind may result in an amazing solution. Richard Stubbs, and New Zealand scientist, claims type 2 diabetes is a disease of the gut. If his hypothesis is ...

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The Circulatory System

Students use this resource consisting of six slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to identify the names of the different types of blood vessels and explain that substances are exchanged between the blood and cells at capillary walls. 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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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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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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Gas Exchange

Students use this resource consisting of eight slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand that gas exchange is the absorption of oxygen from the air into the blood and the removal of carbon dioxide from the blood. 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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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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Habitat investigations

This is a detailed plan for teaching a unit on habitats. It includes a unit outline, overview and aim, learning outcomes, inquiry questions, background information about habitats, lesson plans and a guide to assessment. The lesson sequence is based on the inquiry based 5Es approach to teaching Science, with a focus on investigations ...

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Defence Against Disease

Students use this resource consisting of ten slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand how microbes can enter the body and how the body tries to prevent this from happening. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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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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The Menstrual Cycle

Students use this resource consisting of six slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand the changes that occur in a woman's body during the menstrual cycle. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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The Structure of the Heart

Students use this resource consisting of nine slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand the basic structure of the heart and its need for a supply of blood from the coronary artery. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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The Respiratory System

Students use this resource consisting of eight slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand the structures and their functions of the respiratory system. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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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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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.