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Paul Ham: Researching History

In this resource Paul Ham talks about researching history.

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Breathing and Respiration: animation

This resource allows students to 'resuscitate' a patient by dragging and dropping the main structures involved in breathing into the correct position. Incorrect positioning results in death! When organs are correctly positioned, the patient commences breathing and the structures are labelled.

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Water recycling

This 11 minute video segment from Catalyst provides an excellent explanation of the processes involved in recycling sewage for an urban water supply. It also provides a range of opinions and concerns in an excellent debate on the topic.

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The Rise of Slime

This 12 minute video segment from Catalyst reports that scientists have observed the rise of giant jelly fish which are choking marine life in waters near Japan. It's an economical catastrophe bringing the fishing industry to its knees. An excellent demonstration of the complexity of ecosystems and how a range of human ...

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Fingerprints

This five and a half minute video segment from Catalyst describes a simple discovery has had a big impact on the field of forensics and has made the process of fingerprinting cheaper and easier. This technology is the result of a change from a chemical approach to a physical procedure.

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Government House, Sydney. The outer Hall.

This resource is a set of Learncast videos touring Government House, beginning with the Outer Hall. This is part of the Learncast 'Governor's address and tour, Government House, Sydney'.

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Peter FitzSimons: Writing history

In this resource Peter FitzSimons talks about the approach he takes to writing about historical events. Learncast video.

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Ancient Resurrection

This 8 minute video segment from Catalyst highlights what is needed to resurrect ancient species, and raises the question whether we should. It also demonstrates the impacts of technology.

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Measuring Speed (Simulation)

Students use this resource consisting of a webpage with diagrams of three cars that students can vary the speed at which they are travelling. They can calculate the time to travel 3000m and then observe the cars as they travel the distance. This demonstrates how to work out the speed of a moving object and how to make calculations ...

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Eco Farming

This six and a half minute video segment from Catalyst provides an example of a new strategy to balance human activities and needs with the maintenance of a quality and sustainable environment. Viewers will discover how EcoTender, a land management scheme being trialled by the Victorian Government, is combining science ...

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Change of State

This simulation allows students to change the temperature and observe the changes at macro and micro level to water. It reinforces the Particle Theory.

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Sports motion

This four and a half minute video segment from Catalyst provides an example of how a datalogger can be used to monitor aspects of an athlete's motion and technique. It gives examples of how science and technology interact to benefit training for a range of sports.

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Monkey Malaria

This 13 minute video segment from Catalyst describes recent research in Borneo investigates malaria that is common to monkeys and humans.

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The research process

In this resource Thomas Keneally reveals the sources he used to uncover the details about early life in Australia.

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Argo floats

This minute video segment from Catalyst decade ago describes the Australian initiative, Argo, that has become a major international collaborative project to look at the world's oceans and help understand processes at depth - monitoring the pulse of the global heat balance and giving us vital information on the ocean's role ...

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Rabbit immunity

This 6 minute video segment from Catalyst covers a range of biological concepts associated with the history, impacts and methods of control of the introduced rabbit in Australia.

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Lachlan Macquarie

In this resource Thomas Keneally assesses Macquarie’s role in development of NSW.

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Paul Ham: History and legend

In this resource Paul Ham talks about history and legend

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Sea Mounts

This 5 minute video segment from Catalyst shows strange sea creatures and bizarre underwater extinct volcanoes that are now conserved in a marine reserve off the south coast of Tasmania. Cameras that withstand depths to 2000 metres have revealed great biodiversity and some unexpected organisms and adaptations.

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The use of images

In this resource Thomas Keneally reveals his reasons for choosing the images in 'Australians: Origins to Eureka'.