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This ABC In Depth feature article is a case study provides a useful contrast to the irrigation developed in the Ord River. Over ten years ago Cooper Creek escaped large-scale irrigation when scientists and graziers banded together to protest the plan. But has time and more research borne out that decision? This resource ...

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Activity guide for RAP (reconciliation action plan) partners

This is a four-page PDF Activity guide for RAP partners that provides a range of ideas for participating in National Reconciliation Week. It provides an overview of the importance of reconciliation and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, definitions and examples of both Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement ...

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Ant safari

This ABC In Depth feature article includes some good advice for exploring local ant populations as well as an excellent information report on Australian ants: the different types and their roles.

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Above the snowline

This ABC In Depth feature article gives a range of examples of adaptations and responses of Australian alpine ecosystems, plants and animals to cold conditions.

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Broome during World War II

This web site focusses on the events in Broome during World War II, in particular the air raids in 1942 and the aftermath. The site includes a virtual museum that includes photographs, newspaper articles, film clips and interviews for students to engage with historical information from a range of sources. The education ...

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Coming home: an investigation of the Armistice and repatriation

This online text (with downloadable PDF option) provides a series of investigations examining the impact of the war on those who served and those who welcomed them home. The online resource includes teaching activities that encourage students to investigate the roles the Repatriation Commission and the Soldier Settlement ...

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World's deltas subsiding, says study

This brief ABC News in Science article from 2009 describes how two-thirds of the world's major deltas, home to nearly half a billion people, are caught between sinking land and rising seas, according to a new study. A very good example of an explanatory text dealing with examples of the impacts of human activity including ...

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Solar wind gives asteroids a tanning

This brief ABC News in Science article from 2009 explains that asteroids become redder the longer they stay out in the sun because of the solar wind. Scientists are using this to try to find our more about our planetary origins.

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Cold Aussie dinos hid underground

This brief ABC News in Science article from 2009 provides a useful example of how inferences can be drawn from observations and how the nature of observations made about fossils depend on the understanding the observer brings to the situation.

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Defining moments in Australian History

This extensive web-based resource examines events, people and places of profound significance to the Australian people and their personal, community and national histories. The resource includes a list of 100 'defining moments' identified by historians supported by background information, images, video and links to the ...

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Creating effective shade

This interactive tool designed to help assess the quality and need for shade at various sites within a location. It has an introduction providing information about why shade is important; and an audit tool to assess shade needs. Users are guided through the process and upload images of the sites in order to create a record ...

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Introduction to Science by Doing: student guide

This resource introduces students to the Science by doing approach and associated learning materials. It explores the concepts used in 'doing' science, guides students through the process of working in a laboratory, including safety and equipment, and invites students to explore their own learning style. Students can also ...

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Introduction to Science by Doing: teacher guide

This resource provides teachers with an overview of the Science by doing program including its approach and associated learning materials. It provides teachers with an easy-to-navigate exploration of the concepts used in 'doing' science, the process of working in a laboratory, including safety and equipment, and the underpinning ...

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George the farmer: pulse party activity book

This downloadable PDF is student activity book exploring pulses and legumes for the UN International Year of the Pulse. It includes an introduction to pulses and seven activities with a focus on science and design technologies. Activities including making mixtures, creating calendars, measuring, inventing and drawing. The ...

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Measurement: past and present - years 4 and 5

This is a website providing guided research activities to extend students' knowledge about familiar metric units, their relationships with superseded Australian units and units from Asian cultures. The focus is on units of length, area, volume/capacity, mass and temperature. The resource includes a glossary of units of ...

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Produce to product posters

A set of eight posters that illustrates the paddock to plate story with a focus on the processes to transform the farm produce into what the consumers buy for consumption. It includes a guide to the topics that can be explored at each stage of the products journey and an overview of the range of people’s jobs to make it ...

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The Conversation: Algorithm

A series of explanatory articles about how algorithms work, be it applied to chess, the spread of social media, art, conservation, or artificial intelligence. Articles are authored by recognised experts on the topic. Resource can be used to develop a broad understanding of algorithms and their role in everyday life. The ...

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Rockpools

This website is designed to support science inquiry activities on the ecology and biology of Australian marine rockpools for students. It contains information and images on all of the major groups of animals and plants and how they relate to the ecology and biodiversity within rockpools. The website navigation is based ...

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The effects of climate change on coral bleaching

This website is designed to support science and geography inquiry investigations about how coral ecosystems are being impacted by climate change. It contains information and images about the biology of corals and their vulnerability to changes in temperature and pH levels.

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Marine stormwater pollution

This website is designed to support science and geography inquiry activities on protecting the marine environment from stormwater pollution. It contains information and images about all aspects of land based stormwater pollution, its impact on marine environments and ways individuals can solve these issues.The information ...