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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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Facade engineer

This brief video explains how facade engineers like Tim design the facades of new buildings, and work with existing buildings to pick up on problems that affect the durability of the building. Aspects of this job make it high adventure. This could include cracked glass panes, movement within structural elements or worn ...

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Occupational hygienist

This brief video shows Perdita MacDonald who assesses workplace hazards like diseases, chemicals, noise and thermal stress. She keeps industrial sites safe in this highly varied job. This program shows the changing nature of our approach to disease management and prevention.

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Naval surveyor

This brief video shows how David Gosling conducts third party inspections of ships and boats to verify compliance to standards. The job is varied and involves problem-solving skills and good communication.

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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.

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Professor Penny Sackett

This 5 minute video segment from Catalyst describes the role of Australia's Chief Scientist using Professor Penny Sackett as an example from 2009.

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Daniel O'Doherty

This 5 minute video segment from Catalyst describes how a school student conducted his own scientific investigation. Daniel O'Doherty was intrigued to find out what was the carbon impact of travel to and from school each day, and what could be done to reduce this impact. His project won the 2008 Action Against Climate Change ...

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Governor's address: Governor Lachlan Macquarie

This resource is a video file of part six of the Governor's address to school student leaders. This is an asset for the Learncast 'Governor's address and tour, Government House, Sydney'.

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Technology usability specialist

This brief video explains how a technology usability specialist makes technology easier for people to use. There is great diversity in this job and it requires many scientific skills.

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Seahorses

This six and a half minute video segment from Catalyst shows one of the most beautiful and bizarre creatures under the sea, the seahorse. Their highly unusual reproduction has not been sufficient to overcome the impacts of habitat destruction and human predation.

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Artificial shark birth

A five and a half minute video segment from Catalyst that explains why Grey Nurse Sharks are in danger, especially on Australia's east coast where only a few hundred individuals are thought to exist. However, in a world first, researchers at the NSW Department of Primary Industries have built an artificial uterus, which ...