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Dingo secrets

This 9 minute video segment from Catalyst shows a biologist is finding out about how a family of multi-coloured dingoes is challenging our very idea of these animals. Technology has been invaluable in learning how young dingoes are taught adult behaviour and survival behaviours of the pack.

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Ladybirds

This program encourages people to observe and identify ladybirds in their own backyard. There is the potential to discover a new species or identify an introduced and harmful member of this group of insects.

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Paul Ham: Inspiration

In this resource Paul Ham talks about what inspired him to write history books.

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Density Simulation (sk-Intel)

This resource is in the style of an 'authentic' scientific investigation. The investigation is set in a crime lab where finding the densities of the various items can solve the crime. The tool enables students to explore mass and volume for a variety of solids and liquids and hence determine their densities.

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Borneo Live Reef Fish Trade

This nearly 13 minute video segment from Catalyst explains how Fisheries scientists warn that if fishing around the world continues at its current pace, more and more species will vanish. The coral triangle is one particular area where biodiversity is at risk, and the top predator appears to be humans.

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Belonging

In this resource Thomas Keneally addresses the issues of belonging and of marginalised peoples.

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Attraction to History

In this resource Thomas Keneally speaks about his attraction to History and his fascination with the social history of Australia.

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Sea Urchins

This 7 minute video segment from Catalyst describes an excellent example of how biologists have worked to investigate and solve a problem of an invading species of sea urchin that was devastating a marine ecosystem. The scientific approach to develop a biological control needed to rely on technologies such as radio tracking ...

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Footprints in ash

This 7 minute video segment of Catalyst is an excellent introduction to Australian megafauna through the interpretation of fossil evidence. Comparison of extant species can be made with the extinct relatives.

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What is a Stem Cell?

This 8 minute video segment from Catalyst shows how scientists have solved problems to do with many of the issues of the use of embryonic stem cells. This includes ethical as well as practical issues. It provides an excellent case of the need for continued scientific research.

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Governor's address: Australia's government

This resource is a video file of Part two 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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Stem Cells Repair

This 11 minute video segment from Catalyst is a case study of research in the use of stem cells. It demonstrates the structure of the knee joint and the role of bones and cartilage. Stem cells from bone marrow are collected and used in attempt to prevent the onset of arthritis. This program distinguishes embryonic from ...

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Wine technician

This brief video shows the diversity of roles of a wine technician. A typical day could involve work in any part of the winery, from the cellar door to the processing area where the fruit is crushed and pressed. In the lab the wine is analysed at all stages from freshly crushed fruit or fermenting wines (seasonal) right ...

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Government House, Sydney. The Main Hall.

This resource is a video file of the Main Hall of Government House. This is an asset for the Learncast 'Governor's address and tour, Government House, Sydney'.

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Government House, Sydney. The Dining Room.

This resource is a video file of the Dining room of Government House. This is an asset for the Learncast 'Governor's address and tour, Government House, Sydney'.

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Understanding the past

In this resource Thomas Keneally addresses the importance of understanding Australia’s past with particular emphasis on Australia’s strong tradition of democratic action and democratic institutions.

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Peter FitzSimons: writing style

In this resource Peter FitzSimons talks about his writing style. Learncast video.

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The significance of Bennelong Point

In this resource Thomas Keneally speaks about the significance of Bennelong Point and the relationship between Governor Phillip and Bennelong. Learncast video.

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Squeaky sand

This six minute video segment from Catalyst Two compares two beaches, one with white squeaky sand, the other with darker non-squeaky sand and their sand studied under a microscope. Dr Tim Senden attempts to shed some light on this mystery with the use of a visual model. Sand avalanches and the production of sound come into ...

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Sexual selection

This 5 minute video segment from Catalyst describes how Charles Darwin has revolutionised the way we understand modern biology and evolution. A scientist in Queensland put one of his theories under the microscope by testing to see if more brightly coloured male butterflies have greater success in mating. He speculates that ...