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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'.

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Senior forestry consultant

This brief video shows how being a senior forestry consultant can help to shape international forest management and climate change policy.

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Structures and Bonding

This simulation allows students to explore the chemical reactions between hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen and chlorine. They can form water, carbon dioxide, hydrochloric acid, ammonia and methane. Word and chemical equations are provided. The diagrams distinguish single, double and triple bonds and shapes of molecules.

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Kristian Lang

This 5 minute video segment from Catalyst promotes discussion about the nature and processes of science. Kristian Lang is a science-mad primary school student who won 1st prize in an International Science Film Festival competing against students of all ages right up to university level. He conveys an infectious passion ...

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Pivots and Levers: animation

Students use this resource consisting of one page with a diagram of a lever whose length can be varied. A weight is then applied to the lever and students can see whether the force was sufficient to lift a crate. This demonstrates that forces can cause a lever to turn about a pivot and that the turning effect of a lever ...

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Inca trails

This 10 minute video segment from Catalyst how a group of Australian archaeologists have studied evidence of a network of roads and associated ruins that were once part of the Inca civilisation.

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Devil in the Detail

This twelve and a half minute video segment from Catalyst explains how the Tasmanian Devil is afflicted by a unique type of contagious cancer what's never been seen in nature before. Unless the spread of the cancer can be stopped, the Devils could be wiped out with devastating effect to Tasmania's ecosystems. New research ...

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What has Darwin Done for Us?

This 7 minute video segment from Catalyst outlines the impact of the work of Charles Darwin on specific Australian scientists and as such addresses aspects of the nature and history of science.

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The Circulatory System: Heart animation

This resource allows students to 'resuscitate' a patient by dragging and dropping the main parts of the heart to their correct position. Incorrect positioning results in death! When organs are correctly positioned, the patient commences breathing and the heart beating and the structures are labelled. Note this resource ...

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Royal Botanic Gardens

This seven and a half minute video segment from Catalyst emphasises the importance of collections in science. The Royal Botanic Gardens is the oldest scientific research organisation in Australia. The history of the gardens is outlined up to its current status as the home to almost 9,000 different species of plants. Paul ...

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Missing links

This lengthy and detailed video segment from Catalyst examines some of the key transitional fossils between species, the so called 'missing links'. Also included is an interesting story of a missing link that was discovered as a result of a hoax. This program includes extracts from Darwin's diaries in Australia.

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Dr Ove Goegh-Guldberg

This 5 minute video segment from Catalyst highlights the vulnerability of some of our ecosystems and the way abiotic factors can have a dramatic effect. It also exemplifies the difficult process of having new scientific ideas accepted.