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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 ...

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Measuring Current

In this simulation students elect to measure the current in a circuit containing either one or two light bulbs in series and observe the relationship between current and brightness of the light bulbs. Students drag and drop a battery, switch, ammeter and light bulbs into position on a circuit.

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Photonic Chip

This 12 minute video segment from Catalyst explains why photonics promises to remove bottlenecks and speed up the entire Internet by sending information with light rather than tardy little electrons. An excellent source of information on the current science for students of information systems.

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Governor's address: Introduction

This resource is a video file of Part one 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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Bubble mining

This 5 minute video from Catalyst describes froth flotation that has been used to separate some useful components out of mixtures in mining. Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson pioneered a way to help the mining industry extract fine particles and led to the development of the Jameson Cell. His scientific approach is now ...

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Displacement Reactions

Students use this interactive to test five metals in an iron sulfate solution to see if a reaction will occur and understand that more reactive metals such as magnesium, aluminium and zinc will displace less reactive ones such as iron from their compounds.

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Audio engineer

This engaging but brief video captures the complexity and diversity of being an audio engineer. Daniel Brown records music, dialogue and special effects for television, film and music albums. He explains his training and why he loves his job. He demonstrates a range of skills needed for success.

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Very Large Telescope

This 10 minute video segment from Catalyst explains why the telescope is located where it is and relates it to the properties of light.

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Governor's address: Anzac Day commemoration

This resource is a video file of part five 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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Uranium Minerals

This 7 minute video segment from Catalyst describes how a unique deposit of beautiful crystals containing a high quantity of uranium in a safe form has been found in country Victoria. It is hoped that it may provide clues for the long term storage of nuclear waste.

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Solar Prints

This 6 minute video segment from Catalyst is an excellent introduction to the science behind photovoltaics. A useful comparison of the efficiency of energy conversion. Discussion of other issues considered in producing devices to use renewable energy to make electricity.

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Electron Microscope

This 6 minute video segment from Catalyst demonstrates some electron microscopes that are powerful enough to read a newspaper as far away as the moon and the many challenges in making this sort of power possible.

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Rob Harcourt

This 6 minute video segment from Catalyst highlights a number of diverse investigations that are part of the work of a marine biologist. It uses an incredible collection of photographs to inform and inspire people about conservation.

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Frogman

This 5 minute video segment from Catalyst shows a field trip with Dr Conrad Hoskin who has been scouring the tropical rainforests of north Queensland for frogs. He explains his research and the links between classification or taxonomy and evolution.

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The significance of Bennelong

In this resource Thomas Keneally speaks about the significance of Bennelong and contrasts him with Pemulwuy.

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Dengue Mozzie

This nine and a half minute video segment from Catalyst is an excellent example of current Australian science, the use of biological controls on a pest and modern techniques and approaches to fighting the spread of human disease.

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Face2Face: Thomas Keneally

This resource is an interview with Thomas Keneally on his book, 'Australians: Origins to Eureka'.

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Series Circuits

In this simulation students select and move a battery, switch and two light bulbs to positions around a circuit so that the light bulbs are in series with each other. Students receive feedback if their circuit is not a functioning series circuit. Students drag and drop a battery, switch, and two light bulbs into position ...

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World's Oldest Mummies

This 13 minute video describes how science supports archaeology. Dr Paul Willis follows a group of Australian volunteer archaeologists as they unravel the complex archaeology of the Atacama Desert in Chile and find mummies that were made thousands of years before the Egyptian civilisation started. How scientific ideas and ...

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Coal Gas

This 12 minute video segment from Catalyst outlines how for decades, scientists have worked to develop technologies that can unlock the energy from coal while reducing the risks of digging it up and burning it. Now entirely new industries are booming as they tap into coal seams either too gassy or too deep to be mined by ...