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Mathematics / Year 6 / Measurement and Geometry / Using units of measurement

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Curriculum content descriptions

Interpret and use timetables (ACMMG139)

Elaborations
  • planning a trip involving one or more modes of public transport
  • developing a timetable of daily activities
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Time,  Timelines

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Late again!

Ever missed an appointment because you misread a timetable? Well it is easily done if you don't know how to read 24 hour time. In this clip, see how to read 24 hour time and find out where it is commonly used. Look at the other time system used -12 hour time. Find out what those letters 'am' and 'pm' really mean! Compare ...

Online

reSolve: Time - Mission Control to ISS

This sequence of two lessons explores reading and interpreting timetables. Students are challenged to construct a daily schedule for three astronauts on the International Space Station given a series of activities and duties undertaken. They are then presented with a scenario and order the events, and add and subtract times ...

Interactive

Time tools: 24-hour to the minute: time challenge

Use this tool to match clock times to the time presented on a Master clock. This learning object is one in a series of twelve learning objects.

Interactive

Rainforest: make a walking track

Mark the route for a walking track on a map of a rainforest. Choose a section of track based on instructions about distances, compass directions and grid references. Keep adding sections of track to get to the rest house. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words.

Interactive

Time tools: 12-hour to the minute

Explore time by using the clock controls to change and match times on analogue and digital clocks. Explore 12-hour time and the passing of time from am to pm. Match clock times to the time presented on a Master clock. Play a game and find the matching time cards in the smallest number of possible tries.

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How to tell time using a sundial

Find out how to tell the time without a clock! A sundial uses the position of the sun to indicate the time. Typically, a stick (gnomon) casts a shadow upon a plane or surface that has markings, which indicate the time by the position of the shadow. See if you can create a sundial of your own.

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The Moghul emperors of India

Discover an empire so wealthy that its rulers could construct magnificent palaces with ceilings of silver and jewels set in their walls. In this half-hour video made in 1977, writer and presenter Keith Adam will guide you through the rich history of the last great empire in India before it lost territory to its Hindu neighbours ...

Online

Personal timelines

This unit explores the concept and language of time and then moves to using sources to create a personal representation of the passing of time by exploring memory and creating a personal timeline.

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Talking Time: an exploration of time - how we change over time

This integrated lesson sequence that explores the concept and language of time and then moves to using sources and artefacts to show their own personal history. Students will share personal artefacts and those shared from their families to explore concepts of time, history and change.

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Astronomical regulator clock - Charles Frodsham, 1865

This is an eight-day astronomical regulator clock made by Charles Frodsham and Co. of London in 1865.

Audio

Dame Enid Lyons: a pioneer for women in parliament

What would it be like to be one of only two women in an Australian parliament dominated by men? That was the situation in 1943 when Dame Enid Lyons entered the House of Representatives and Dorothy Tangney entered the Senate. Find out what Lyons said about this at the end of her career in 1951.Then listen to an excerpt from ...

Online

Time match (Quarter hour)

This is a printable board game for students to practise matching analogue clock times to digital or words. Times are presented in quarter hours for example 5:15 or quarter past five. The game includes instructions.

Text

Timeline of Chinese history and dynasties

This resource includes two types of timelines representing Chinese history. The first is a timeline of Chinese dynasties from 2100 BCE to the present with key events such as the deaths of important figures and the rise of Confucian thought. The second timeline is an outline of Chinese history tracing the different dynasties ...

Online

Sustainable agriculture: agri-environmental indicators

This is a web resource that provides a database of agri-environmental indicators for environmental performance of agriculture in OECD countries between 1990 and 2008. The data table can be customised, with options to view by country or by theme: land, energy, air, nutrients, soil, biodiversity, pesticides, water, farm management ...

Interactive

Charles Darwin - The Australian Connection

This is a multilayered website about Charles Darwin and his important scientific expedition aboard the HMS Begale that included a visit to Australia. The website has interactive sections on Darwin’s journey, understanding weather, using longitude, evolution timeline, and coral reefs. The home page has a series of short ...

Video

Perspectives on the Exxon Valdez oil spill

What happens to the ocean, and to the people who depend upon it, when a massive oil tanker spews oil? In 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil spill polluted waterways and killed the fish that locals in Alaska depended upon to make a living. In this 2008 clip, members of the local community explain how, almost two decades later, they ...

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Leap second

We all know there are 60 seconds in a minute... or are there? Every few years an extra second is added to a day, and this is called a 'leap second'. Find out why we have leap seconds and why they mightn't be around for much longer.

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How many time zones are there in Australia?

Did you know that we have three time zones in Australia? This means that when it's 8am in Western Australia, it's 10am in Queensland and 9.30am in South Australia! Watch this clip to find out why we have different time zones and why South Australia is thinking about changing its time zone.

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Colonial times

In the mid-1800s in the colony of New South Wales, an astronomer and a special telescope called a transit circle were required to accurately calculate time at Sydney Observatory. Find out how time was calculated and how it was then communicated to the people below Observatory Hill in the surrounding town of Sydney.

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Higher density housing: design considerations

Why has living in flats or apartments only recently become a popular choice for many Australian city dwellers? In this clip, architect Michael Garbutt explores changes in higher density housing in Sydney from the late 19th century to the late 20th century. He also discusses the potential for such housing to incorporate ...