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Addition and subtraction level 6: mental strategies

This set of online activities focuses on the development and consolidation of ideas associated with addition and subtraction of whole numbers from concrete contexts to abstract settings including written algorithms to five digits. This is the sixth of seven levels in a series that progresses to addition and subtraction ...

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Addition and subtraction level 7: strategies

This set of online activities focuses on the development and consolidation of ideas associated with addition and subtraction of whole numbers from concrete contexts to abstract settings including written algorithms to five digits. This is the last of seven levels in a series that progresses to addition and subtraction of ...

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Vegetation: 1988 - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a map of Australia, showing vegetation in the 1980s, 200 years after European settlement. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate the map or add other map layers. Students use shape tools to measure area and distance, and they can also ...

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Vegetation: 1788 - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a map of Australia, showing vegetation in the 1780s when European settlement began. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore the map as spatial data. They can investigate the map or add other map layers. Students use shape tools to measure area and distance, and they can also search ...

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Blue marble - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a world map, showing a detailed true-colour image of the Earth's surface. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other map layers. Students use shape tools to measure area and distance, and they can also search for ...

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'Frog atlas' for South Australia - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a map showing where frog species are found in South Australia, and is known as the 'Frog atlas'. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other map layers. Students use shape tools to measure area and distance, and ...

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Hydrogeology - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a map of Australia, showing the extent and level of productivity of groundwater systems (aquifers). Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other map layers. Students use shape tools to measure area and distance, and ...

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Urban areas - SpatialGenie map layer

This is a world map, showing areas of dense human habitation. Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to explore this map as spatial data. They can investigate this map alone or add other map layers. Students use shape tools to measure area and distance, and they can also search for images. Using SpatialGenie, ...

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Bound for South Australia 1836

This is a website rich in primary and secondary sources tracing the voyages of nine ships from Britain bound for the newly created province of South Australia between February and December 1836, and the experiences of those on board. The website contains extensive historical background, information about a range of topics ...

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Bound for South Australia 1836: passenger lists

This section of the website 'Bound for South Australia 1836' discusses and lists those believed to have been on board the earliest ships arriving in South Australia. It contains the official return of passengers and the passenger lists for each of the nine ships: Africaine, Cygnet, Duke of York, Emma, HMS Buffalo, John ...

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Bound for South Australia 1836: significant people

This section of the website 'Bound for South Australia 1836' contains biographical profiles of significant people in the British colonisation of South Australia. The listing includes those who were aboard the first nine ships that sailed to South Australia to establish the colony and those in Britain who were instrumental ...

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Bound for South Australia 1836: systematic colonisation of South Australia, 1829-36

This section of the website 'Bound for South Australia 1836' summarises the historical background to the decision to establish a settlement in South Australia. The text explains the roles of the South Australian Association, the South Australian Colonization Commission, the South Australian Company and the British Government ...

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Bound for South Australia 1836: Aboriginal inhabitants

This section of the website 'Bound for South Australia 1836' contains a brief account written by a 21st-century historian about the Aboriginal peoples connected to country that became part of the province of South Australia. The text describes the British government's efforts to protect the rights of the local people, their ...

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Bound for South Australia 1836: chronology of events from 1829

This section of the website 'Bound for South Australia 1836' contains a chronology of events leading to the establishment of South Australia. It covers the period from 1829 to the departure of the first ships on their voyage to the new province in February 1836. The timeline contains links to detailed information about ...

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Bound for South Australia 1836: 19th-century emigrants' sea voyages to Australia

This section of the website 'Bound for South Australia 1836' contains a brief written description of a typical voyage to Australia as experienced by assisted migrants on sailing ships leaving London. It begins with the migrants' decision about when to leave home to meet the ship and ends with their feelings at the close ...

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When did it happen?

This is an interactive resource in which students sequence 18 key events in the development of Australia's democracy and its national capital. The events range from the invention of democracy by the ancient Greeks in the 5th century BCE to the 1999 referendum on an Australian republic. This timeline resource is one of a ...

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A postcard from Australian democracy

This is an interactive resource in which students complete two postcards. The first postcard is created by students using symbols and text to describe Australia as a democratic nation and what it means to them. In the second postcard activity students create their own postcard of the national capital using a packaged set ...

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SpatialGenie

Students use the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie, to view a wide range of datasets that relate to physical places on the Earth's surface. They explore map layers to view historical and current datasets such as the major global earthquakes occurring in the past week, early maps of Australia's capital cities or the ...

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Antarctic food web game

This interactive resource provides an opportunity for students to construct an Antarctic food web. Students consider general information about the nature of food chains, food webs and energy flow and apply this to an Antarctic ecosystem. Specific information for seven Antarctic organisms is provided in a trophic table and ...

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Build-a-fish

This interactive resource provides an opportunity for students to construct a virtual fish. Students select several adaptations with the aim of building a fish that can survive in a reef environment. They make choices for body type, mouth type and colour/pattern, then the fish is released and students steer their fish to ...