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Sam the Lamb: Does wool burn?

This short entertaining video, narrated by ‘Sam the Lamb’ and 'Professors' Madeleine and Daisy test which fabrics burn easily and which fabrics are the most flame resistant. Sam and his science team test the flammability of a range of synthetic and natural fabrics including polyester, polar fleece, cotton and wool.

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Sam the Lamb: needs of sheep

This short entertaining video, narrated by ‘Sam the Lamb’ and a wool-growing family show where their sheep live, what they eat and drink and how they ‘chew their cud’. Viewers will discover what a herbivore is, and how many stomachs sheep have. The video introduces rotational grazing and how farmers look after their sheep ...

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About dinosaur eggs, 2009

This is a video in which Museum Victoria's Dr John Long talks about what we can learn from dinosaur eggs. The video was made as part of Museum Victoria's 'Dinosaur Walk' exhibition in 2009.

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The journey to Injinoo

This animation of a contemporary story created by primary school children from the Northern Peninsula Area State College in Far North Queensland. The story is told in English language, a glossary of Aboriginal words and a transcript of the story is provided.

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Trek into Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair

Tasmania's Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair are part of the Tasmanian World Heritage area. Come and see jagged peaks and pristine lakes that were formed thousands of years ago during the last ice age. Find out why the Aboriginal people of this area, the Larmairremener, called Australia's deepest lake 'Leeawuleena'.

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Volcanoes: birth, life and death

This is a short animated sequence with a voice-over covering the internal structure and activity of a volcano. It is suitable for upper primary students.

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Soils: a hidden resource

This is a video about the importance of soil, its role in global food security and the requirements for its sustainable management. Describing soil as a natural resource slow to develop but quickly destroyed, the video points out the increasing demands being placed on soil to feed the world's rising population and the threats ...

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Megafauna fossils, 2009

In this video, Museum Victoria's Wayne Gerdtz talks about megafauna and studying their fossils. The video was made as part of Museum Victoria's 'Dinosaur Walk' exhibition in 2009.

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The story of sugarcane: paddock to plate

This resource tracks the production of sugar from the time sugarcane is planted through to harvest and processing. It includes a video of farming operations, including the planting of setts or cane off-cuts to grow the new plants, as well as footage taken inside the factory that follows the change from sugarcane juice to ...

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Mikhail Gorbachev: leadership

This is a 2000 interview with Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet Union President and Communist Party General Secretary. He discusses growing up during wartime; the effects of political repression; his leadership skills and political career; his beliefs and policies; and the personal dangers posed by the 'glasnost' and ...

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BrainPOP: tally charts and bar graphs

This animated video describes what a tally chart is and what a bar graph is, what they are used for, and how to create and interpret them. It describes how tally charts can be useful for collecting survey data and demonstrates the conventional way of recording this data in groups of five strokes so they can be easily counted. ...

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Formal vs Informal Writing: What's the Difference and When to Use Them

Before you start writing any article, one of the first things you need to ask yourself is "Who's my audience?" Answering this question will help you decide if you should use a formal or an informal writing style. This resource explores this and other questions to be answered before writing, such as 'What's the best way ...

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Adventure at Thompson's Creek - Ngayu Jilba Dungan Bada Thompson's Creek

This animation of a contemporary story created by primary school children from the Wajal Wajal community in Far North Queensland. The story is told in two versions; one in English language and one in Kuku Yalanji language. A glossary of language in provided along with a transcript of the story.

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The Kaangkan Brothers

This animation of a contemporary story created by primary school children from the Pompuraaw community in Far North Queensland. The story is told in English language and a transcript of the story is provided

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All about frogs

Watch this video to learn all about frogs. How many different sorts of frogs live in Australia? Frogs live in the water and on land and belong to a group of animals called amphibians. What do frogs eat? Can you describe the life cycle of a frog?

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Reverse engineering

This series of short videos from Khan Academy deconstruct and explain the way household items are designed and how they work including a digital alarm clock radio, a coffee maker, a tap light (a toggle switch light), a hair dryer, a DVD player, a universal remote and a digital camera.

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Threshold 7: Agriculture

This is a short video offering an overview of the developments from the end of the Ice Age, to the establishing of farming practices. Increasing knowledge about the environment, combined with increasingly dense human communities, led to increasing competition for resources. This in turn led to practices such as irrigation ...

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Why was agriculture so important?

This 10 minute video in 2 parts offers an overview of the development of agricultural practices in ancient societies. Part 1 discusses the limitations of foraging for food, and the advantages of farming - the domestication of animals and plants for nutrition. This move to agriculture meant humans changed also - technologically, ...

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Where and why did the first cities appear?

This 10 minute video in three parts offers an overview of the development of the agrarian civilisations in the ancient world. Part 1 looks at how, as peasant villages spread, farmers developed more productive methods of farming, particularly the use of large animals for ploughing and transport, and irrigation. Part 2 looks ...

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Threshold 8: The modern revolution

This short video presents an overview of the era culminating in the present time, whereby the earth is dominated by a single species - humans. It discusses how humans became so powerful through the creation of huge global exchange networks which shared ideas, technologies, goods and belief systems; through the discovery ...