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Reproduction in ancient fish

This information sheet describes the results of study by Museum Victoria scientists of 380-million-year-old fossil fish from Gogo, Western Australia. It outlines discoveries relating to how these early fish reproduced. It includes an animation showing how mating occurred.

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Fish fossils from Gogo

This is an information sheet describing some of the fish fossils found at Gogo, Western Australia.

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Gogo fish fossil site

This information sheet provides information about Museum Victoria’s fossil-hunting expeditions to Gogo in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

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Fossil mother fish

This is an information sheet that tells the story of the discovery of a fossil fish that is the world's oldest vertebrate mother. Also available is an animation showing the mother fish giving birth and a video of Dr John Long describing the find, how the fossils are prepared, and their significance.

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Summary of James Holmes Fleming's wartime service in 'Mapping our Anzacs', 1915

The document seen here is an extract from the First World War service dossier of James Holmes Fleming, as it appears on the National Archives of Australia website, 'Mapping our Anzacs'. This highly important website contains 375,971 records of service in the Australian Army during the First World War. It is accessed via ...

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Teeang Wee, 1922

This is a collection of primary source documents about Chinese Australians in the late 19th century and first half of the 20th century. It is introduced by the Victorian Letters of naturalisation for Teang Wee, seen here. The document is part of a National Archives online exhibits page showcasing the types of records it ...

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Wlochowitz family: migrants to Australia, 1950s

This is a collection of primary-source documents about post-Second World War migrants Roman and Rosa Wlochowitz and their family, who came to Australia from Germany in the 1950s. It is introduced by the medical information form, seen here, for their three daughters, Christel, Gudrun and Monika. This form is part of a National ...

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S-tunes

Are music downloads a CD swan song? The application form for a radio DJ included the question 'What CD do you currently have loaded in your CD player?' The young applicant responded, 'I don’t own a CD player.' The Y-gen are techno savvy, but at what cost? A song from popular online stores costs around $1.30 each. A compilation ...

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Academy awards

This resource considers the question 'Are the Academy Awards an ageist and sexist institution?' An unusual question for a mathematics class, but the answer lies in the data. In this activity, students collect, represent and analyse data relating to the Academy awards and compare the ages of the male and female award winners. ...

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Probable factors

What are the chances that a randomly generated quadratic equation will factorise? In this activity, the x coefficient in the equation is generated by rolling a pair of dice and summing the result. The constant in the equation is generated by rolling another pair of dice and finding the product. There are 1296 possible equations. ...

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Matchsticks

Matchsticks can be used to create patterns. How many matches does it take to create one triangle? What about two, three or four triangles? This activity is a kinaesthetic approach to the mathematical modelling of a simple linear function while providing meaning to the parameters (m and c) in a simple linear function: y = mx + c.

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Wealth of Africa - the slave trade

This is a collection of PDF resources developed by the British Museum on the slave trade in Africa from the 16th to the 19th century. The primary resource is a presentation (in PDF format) unit is about the slave trade illustrated through a variety of objects and images that are part of the museum's collection. Intended ...

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All about coal

Explore how coal is formed, mined, processed and used. View diagrams illustrating the formation of coal from early plant material to the hardest black coal. View statistics relating to the Queensland coal mining industry including the volumes of coal mined and exported.

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Coal gasification

Find out how emissions from coal-burning can be reduced by turning the coal into syngas. This is a fact sheet describing methods of coal gasification, and how the resulting syngas can drive a combined cycle power generator. It lists the advantages of the technology, including lower emissions and increased efficiency, as ...

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Coal crossword

Test your knowledge of coal. This is a crossword puzzle with clues related to the formation, mining and uses of coal.

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All about hydrogen

This is a fact sheet providing information on how we produce hydrogen from fossil fuels and renewable energy sources. The uses of hydrogen are briefly discussed and information is provided about hydrogen fuel cells.

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Fruitcake mining

This is an activity sheet providing instructions for a simulated mining experiment using pieces of fruitcake. Students use various tools to remove different fruits, each representing different minerals, from a piece of fruitcake which represents the mine site. They are then required to rehabilitate the 'mine site'. The ...

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Geological sequestration

This is an information sheet containing a student activity simulating geological sequestration of carbon dioxide as well as background information for teachers. The background information describes sequestration in geologic formations, including oil and gas reservoirs, unmineable coal seams and deep saline reservoirs. The ...

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Oxyfuel combustion

This fact sheet describes oxyfuel combustion, the technology that burns fuel in almost pure oxygen. Because this makes it easier to capture carbon dioxide from flue gas, there is the potential to achieve near-zero carbon dioxide emissions from the production of coal-fired electricity. A diagram illustrating this process ...

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Carbon capture and storage

Find out how carbon dioxide can be stored deep in the Earth. This fact sheet provides information on carbon capture and storage, also known as 'carbon sequestration'. It includes an outline of how carbon is captured and separated, and describes how carbon dioxide is stored in geologic formations. Two diagrams illustrate ...