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CMT disease

This seven and a half minute video segment from Catalyst describes CMT (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease) is Australia's most common genetic neurological disorder. Vitamin C, particularly when taken at a young age appears to reverse this effect. A good example of the scientific method.

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Climate Seals

This five and a half minute video segment form Catalyst outlines how scientist are utilising two species of seals to obtain temperature and salinity profiles from below the ice. This is helping scientists to find answers to questions about ocean circulation that cannot be addressed by robotic sensors.

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Cloud seeding

This nine and a half minute video segment from Catalyst describes how researchers from Monash University have hard evidence that cloud seeding can produce good amounts of extra rainfall. Data collected over a long period of time has give hope to scientists and environmentalists who are trying to reduce the impacts of droughts ...

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The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon

This resource uses the story of a symbiotic relationship between microscopic bacterium and a small squid and the mutual benefits each provides the other. The text describes a scientific concept in a simple and engaging manner. A video reading (17:15 min) of the book is supported by teacher's notes and student activities ...

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Carbon country update

This five and a half minute video segment from Catalyst discusses the potential to manage controlled burning in Arnhem that reduces frequency of wildfires to provide other benefits. The potential to turn this into economic benefits from carbon trading is explored and the science investigations that will first be essential.

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Change of State

This simulation allows students to change the temperature and observe the changes at macro and micro level to water. It reinforces the Particle Theory.

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Bubble mining

This 5 minute video from Catalyst describes froth flotation that has been used to separate some useful components out of mixtures in mining. Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson pioneered a way to help the mining industry extract fine particles and led to the development of the Jameson Cell. His scientific approach is now ...

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Breathing and Respiration: animation

This resource allows students to 'resuscitate' a patient by dragging and dropping the main structures involved in breathing into the correct position. Incorrect positioning results in death! When organs are correctly positioned, the patient commences breathing and the structures are labelled.

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Packing to leave: saris, suits and spices - Khalid Sager

This is a video clip in which Khalid Sager reflects on his migration to Australia in 1995 and his life as a migrant. He describes the reason for migrating, the difficulty of leaving family, the importance of locating places that support cultural practices, the benefits of life in Australia and the challenges and opportunities ...

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Packing to leave: saris, suits and spices - Devi Bala

This is a video clip in which Devi Bala reflects on her migration to Australia from Sri Lanka in 1972 and her life as a migrant. She describes the reasons for migrating, the difficulty of leaving relatives behind, her concerns about the integration of her children, the importance of connecting with other Sri Lankan families ...

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Packing to leave: saris, suits and spices - Ranjana Pradhan

This is a video clip in which Ranjana Pradhan reflects on her migration to Australia from India in 1999 and her life as a migrant. She describes the reason she migrated to Australia, her love of the country and her passion for playing the jaltarang, a rare Indian musical instrument. A translator provides a voiceover of ...

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Packing to leave: saris, suits and spices - Sid Varma

This is a video clip in which Sid Varma reflects on his migration to Australia from India in 1983 and his life as a migrant. He describes the reason he migrated first to India from Burma and then to Australia, his knowledge and preconceptions about Australia before arrival, his establishment of a successful import business ...

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Packing to leave: saris, suits and spices - Sardool Singh

This is a video clip in which Sardool Singh reflects on his migration from India in 1954 and settlement in Australia. He recalls adjusting to different types of food, and how his 'different' appearance led and still leads to cultural misconceptions and insensitivity. He also describes the development of his sense of national ...

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Packing to leave: saris, suits and spices - Vasant Sheth

This is a YouTube video clip in which Vasant Sheth reflects on her migration to Australia from India in 1959 and on her life as a migrant. She recalls the challenges of migration and contrasts India and Australia in terms of space and in relation to the opportunities afforded to her. The clip runs for approximately six ...

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Packing to leave: saris, suits and spices - Rani Khuman

This is a video clip in which Rani Khuman reflects on her migration to Australia from India in 1963 and on her life as a migrant. She describes the reason she migrated, the misconceptions of many Australians about India, her sense of national identity, what made Australia feel like home, the increase in Sikh migrants and ...

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Packing to leave: saris, suits and spices - Rajalakshmi Ram

This is a video clip in which Rajalakshmi Ram reflects on her migration to Australia from India in 1970 and on her life as a migrant. It includes her recollections about adjusting to different types of food, the importance of bringing Indian food and clothing, feelings of loneliness, the friendliness of Australians and ...

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Packing to leave: saris, suits and spices - Nazrul Islam

This is a video clip in which Nazrul Islam reflects on his migration to Australia from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in 1970 and on his life as a migrant. It includes his recollections about the reason he migrated, the difficulty of leaving immediate family behind and his conflicted feelings about migrating as well as ...

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Brainy bees

This six and a half minute video segment from Catalyst shows how understanding bees process information from their compound eyes may help in designing better surveillance systems. This program is useful for discussion of the methods of scientific research into behaviour and perception.

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Borneo Live Reef Fish Trade

This nearly 13 minute video segment from Catalyst explains how Fisheries scientists warn that if fishing around the world continues at its current pace, more and more species will vanish. The coral triangle is one particular area where biodiversity is at risk, and the top predator appears to be humans.

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Belonging

In this resource Thomas Keneally addresses the issues of belonging and of marginalised peoples.