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Experience the weather [includes spoken instructions]

Explore weather variations in four different environments: desert, mountains, rainforest and polar regions. Dress a character in clothing suited to the weather conditions: sunny, windy, rainy or snowing.

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The take-away bar: generate hard subtractions

Solve subtractions such as 87-29. Use a linear partitioning tool to help solve randomly generated subtractions. Learn strategies to do complex arithmetic in your head. Split a subtraction into parts that are easy to work with, work out each part and then solve the original calculation. This learning object is one in a series ...

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Community enterprise: people, economy and the environment

Help a local council to investigate proposals for redeveloping an old factory site. Compare the benefits of building a swimming pool, toy factory or parkland. Gather facts and opinions from local residents at five places: job centre, library, council meeting, talkback radio station and shopping centre. Rate the economic, ...

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Balancing the options: wildlife park

Help a local council to investigate differences of opinion about a proposed wildlife park. Gather facts and opinions from local residents, wildlife supporters and the park developer. Compare options, then choose the plan that best addresses issues raised by all of the interest groups. Explain the reasons for your recommendation. ...

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Quirky comics: Nǐ de yī shēng: level 1 [Chinese]

Read and listen to a story in Chinese of a boy who responds to a series of mysterious commands to go to different places and wear different disguises. Share his confusion until the end when a surprise is revealed. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding of the ...

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Quirky comics: Nǐ de yī shēng: level 2 [Chinese]

Read and listen to a story in Chinese of a boy who responds to a series of mysterious commands to go to different places and wear different disguises. Share his confusion until the end when a surprise is revealed. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding of the ...

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Quirky comics: Shēngrihuì: level 1 [Chinese]

Watch and listen to a TV interview in Chinese in which an interviewer describes events that do not seem to match the interviewee’s experiences. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding of the vocabulary and sentence structures used in the story.

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Quirky comics: Shēngrihuì: level 2 [Chinese]

Watch and listen to a TV interview in Chinese in which an interviewer describes events that do not seem to match the interviewee’s experiences. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding of the vocabulary and sentence structures used in the story.

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Quirky comics: Aïe aïe aïe: level 1 [French]

Read and listen to a story in French about a student who tries to get help from a school nurse for her upset stomach. She is not alone! Find out how the nurse helps the students. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding of the vocabulary and sentence structures.

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Quirky comics: Aïe aïe aïe: level 2 [French]

Read and listen to a story in French about a student who tries to get help from a school nurse for her upset stomach. She is not alone! Find out how the nurse helps the students. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding of the vocabulary and sentence structures.

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Quirky comics: Rendez-vous mystérieux: level 1 [French]

Read and listen to a story in French of a boy who responds to a series of mysterious commands to go to different places and wear different disguises. Share his confusion until the end when a surprise is revealed. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding of the ...

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Quirky comics: Rendez-vous mystérieux: level 2 [French]

Read and listen to a story in French of a boy who responds to a series of mysterious commands to go to different places and wear different disguises. Share his confusion until the end when a surprise is revealed. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding of the ...

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Quirky comics: Catastrophe: level 1 [French]

Read and listen to a story in French about a day when everything goes wrong. Find out about a student's misadventures as she tries to get to school on time. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding of the vocabulary and sentence structures.

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Your rubbish pile: reduce your waste

Look at a huge pile of rubbish that the average Australian produces every year. Take action to reduce the pile. Choose whether to reduce, reuse, recycle, or throw away household items such as bottles, cans, plastic bags, paper and food waste. Look at background information on the main options for dealing with waste. Consider ...

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Quirky comics: Catastrophe: level 2 [French]

Read and listen to a story in French about a day when everything goes wrong. Find out about a student's misadventures as she tries to get to school on time. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding of the vocabulary and sentence structures used in the story.

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Quirky comics: Klebepflaster für alle: level 1 [German]

Read and listen to a story in German about a student who tries to get help from a school nurse for her upset stomach. She is not alone! Find out how the nurse helps the students. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding of the vocabulary and sentence structures.

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Quirky comics: Klebepflaster für alle: level 2 [German]

Read and listen to a story in German about a student who tries to get help from a school nurse for her upset stomach. She is not alone! Find out how the nurse helps the students. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding of the vocabulary and sentence structures.

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Quirky comics: Ein mysteriöser Tag: level 1 [German]

Read and listen to a story in German of a boy who responds to a series of mysterious commands to go to different places and wear different disguises. Share his confusion until the end when a surprise is revealed. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding of the ...

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Quirky comics: Ein mysteriöser Tag: level 2 [German]

Read and listen to a story in German of a boy who responds to a series of mysterious commands to go to different places and wear different disguises. Share his confusion until the end when a surprise is revealed. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding of the ...

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Quirky comics: Arme Gabi: level 1 [German]

Read and listen to a story in German about a day when everything goes wrong. Find out about a student's misadventures as she tries to get to school on time. Use the glossary tool if you are unsure of a word. Then try five activities to test your understanding of the vocabulary and sentence structures used in the story.