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Biodiversity and farming for a healthy planet

This is a digital resource containing information and resources, such as printable games, that relate to biodiversity and farming, and how food and materials can be produced while protecting the Earth's natural resources. It includes an extensive glossary of important terms, and external links to teacher and student resources ...

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My place, your place

This is a suite of five teaching activities about homes and places where we and others live. It includes sections on why it is important to have a home, what we use in homes, different types of housing in Australia and elsewhere in the world, an orphanage that provides refugee children with a home, and the importance of ...

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Aboriginal science tools: the morah stone

This is an article about morah stones, incised grinding stones from the tropical rainforests of northern Queensland, and how they were used by the local Aboriginal peoples to process toxic starchy seeds and kernels. Written by Kudjala/Kalkadoon Elder from Queensland Letitia Murgha and intended mainly for teachers, it describes ...

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Fractions

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that addresses components of the arithmetic of fractions. It is particularly relevant for comparison and addition and subtraction of fractions with related denominators. It also contains material on finding a fraction of a quantity where the result is a whole number. ...

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Using Excel to calculate mean, median and mode

This activity outlines a step-by-step process for finding measures of the hours of sleep students tend to get on school nights using a spreadsheet.

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International year of natural fibres

This is a digital resource containing information, videos and images that highlight natural fibres. It looks at the uses of a range of plant and animal fibres such as flax, jute, silk and cashmere, and considers characteristics, production and sustainability. The resource profiles 15 of the world's major fibres, and contains ...

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Production: the shoot

This resource is a PDF that gives advice to potential filmmakers on running the shoot. It explains decisions about production style, film format and camera choice, and provides a detailed overview of cinematography and mise en scène, including framing and composition; depth of field; and camera distance, angles and movement. ...

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Natural disasters

This is an online resource about Australia's major natural disasters that has been updated yearly since 2000. Natural events including floods, floodwaters, dust storms, bushfires and the revitalisation of Lake Eyre are presented as separate sections. Each section contains important information, images, maps and links to ...

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Looking after the land

This is a resource about the environmental, climatic, natural disaster and pest challenges faced during settlement in Australia. It includes details about land management techniques; extreme and unique weather conditions, including floods and droughts; bushfires; animal and plant pests; and water management. Text, images, ...

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Chinese New Year

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore Chinese New Year. The teacher notes provide background information about Chinese New Year activities in the People's Republic of China and around the world, additional online resources and pedagogical advice. ...

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BBC Bitesize: number patterns - revision

These illustrated information sheets review square, cube and triangular numbers and the concept of multiples as they can be useful in number patterns. Methods for finding the rule and hence the next term in a number sequence and a sequence of shapes are demonstrated and students engage in practising these types of questions. ...

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Chemical Reactions: student guide

This is a student guide that takes an in-depth look at chemical reactions with individual chapters on the structure of atoms, chemical changes and formula, radioactivity and nuclear energy, energy changes, and reactions involving acids and bases. Each part or chapter of this resource contains information, images and diagrams, ...

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Game of PIG – Sixes

This resource is a web page containing a dice game to explore chance. The dice game has simple instructions to play the interactive strategy game. Game of PIG - Sixes is a useful way to investigate the chance of rolling a particular number after successive trials. This resource is one activity from the NRICH collection.

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Choice: food warnings and safety

This is a web page providing reviews of various food products, packaging and production in terms of food safety including food hygiene, genetically modified food, pesticides and food additives. It covers Bisphenol A (BPA) in canned foods, pesticides in vegetables, plastic and plasticiser contamination in food, food additives ...

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Life cycles

This is a rich multilayered resource about the life cycles of five insects and animals. The species of insects and animals included are: the dragonfly, the diving beetle, the damselfly, the green and golden bell frog and the spotted marsh frog. Each animal or insect presented has a link to further information and images ...

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Aboriginal seasonal calendars

This is a multilayered resource about the seasonal calendars of nine Aboriginal peoples of mainland Australia. It opens as a map of Australia with hyperlinks to a seasonal table for each group, giving the seasons’ language names, their weather and other features, and the months of the year in which they fall. There are ...

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Prisms and pyramids - years 5 and 6

This is a website providing four activities to develop students' familiarity with three-dimensional shapes, in particular prisms and pyramids. The resource focuses on assisting students to use geometrical language to describe prisms and pyramids, understand their properties and construct geometrical models. The activities ...

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BBC Bitesize: time - revision

This is a set of information sheets on time measurement ideas, including units and the relationship between them, 12- and 24-hour clocks, calendars and timetables. Practice and test questions with answers are provided. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Bitesize collection.

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Indigenous seasonal descriptions

This is an information page with text and a comparative table about how Aboriginal peoples in various parts of Australia name and describe the seasons. The text points out that the European classification of seasons doesn’t work for Australia’s climatic diversity and that Aboriginal conceptualisations of the seasonal cycle ...

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Choice: nutrition

This is a web page providing reviews of various food products and supplements in terms of nutrition, covering frozen yoghurt, supermarket diet foods and fast food including vegetarian fast food. It also looks at omega-3 supplements, probiotics, protein supplements and beneficial foods - blueberries, fish, ginger and chilli, ...