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Australian Constitution writers

This collection of 21 digital curriculum resources focuses on the men who wrote and debated the draft Australian Constitution. The collection is organised into seven categories - the development of the Constitution; the Australasian Federation Conference of 1890; the National Australasian Convention of 1891; the Australasian ...

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Exploring addition and subtraction

This collection contains 12 digital curriculum resources from the 'Counting beetles' and 'Number trains' series. The collection includes two categories of counting strategies: counting on and back, to give students practice in counting on or back from any number up to 120; and counting using number representations. A third ...

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Exploring division and multiplication

This collection of 17 digital curriculum resources contains activities to consolidate and extend students' problem-solving skills in the areas of multiplication and division. The first category, arrays, allows students to visualise problems while consolidating the idea that multiplication involves repeated groups of objects. ...

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Visualising two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes

This collection comprises 24 digital curriculum resources, including learning objects from the series 'Shape sorter', 'Face painter', 'Geoboard', 'Photo hunt', 'Viewfinder' and 'Shape maker'. There are three categories: exploring two-dimensional shapes; visualising three-dimensional shapes; and making three-dimensional ...

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Animal research

This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources looks at different aspects of animal research. It is arranged under three headings: collecting and identifying animals, field research and laboratory research. Video clips show researchers employing different scientific methods to conduct studies, including analysing samples ...

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Threatened Australian animals

This collection of 20 digital curriculum resources contains a diverse selection of Australia’s threatened animals. It is organised according to their conservation status - endangered, vulnerable or extinct - and includes many images of animals in their natural environment or in museums as preserved specimens. Videos show ...

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Native Australian insects

This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources about native Australian insects is organised into five categories - body structure; feeding; life cycle; nests and shelters; and social organisation. Images in this collection demonstrate some important and interesting features of insects. Two interactive learning objects ...

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Pest animals

This collection of 21 digital curriculum resources focuses on pest animals currently affecting the Australian and New Zealand environments. It is organised into three categories - environmental pests, economic pests and human nuisance pests. Images and videos depict some common pest animals as well as some more localised ...

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Animal behaviours

This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources allows students to investigate a range of animal behaviours - defensive behaviours; reproductive behaviours; locomotion; communication; feeding behaviours; adaptive behaviours; and nesting behaviours. Images enable students to build a picture of behaviours such as the strategies ...

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Poisonous animals

This collection of 17 digital curriculum resources contains a diverse array of poisonous animals that have been organised into four categories – arachnids, marine invertebrates, vertebrates and insects. Some animals in the collection are highly toxic to humans and others are poisonous only to their potential predators. ...

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Infections

This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised in two categories - causes and spread of infections; and fighting infections. Videos and images provide a historical perspective of human infectious diseases in Australia, including epidemic events and drug and vaccine development. Learning objects explore the ...

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Formulating hypotheses

This collection of 10 digital curriculum resources is organised in two categories - hypothesising in years 9 and 10; and hypothesising in years 7-10. Through the collection students explore the concept of scientific hypotheses and are introduced to important terminology. Using some of the learning objects students formulate ...

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Cells

This collection of 18 resources is organised in three categories - cell types; cell growth and division; and cell structure and function. It includes a three-dimensional view of a cell and a diagram of a cell's internal structure. Video clips show living cells under a microscope and animations of cell division and cell ...

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Adolescence in Australian film

This collection of 18 digital curriculum resources explores aspects of adolescence as represented in Australian film, and comprises clips from feature films and television series. The collection is arranged according to six themes: discrimination, identity, sexuality and relationships, the future, bullying, and the desire ...

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Circular motion

This collection includes six digital curriculum resources that develop the theoretical and practical aspects of circular motion. Video sequences illustrate the fundamental kinematic principles of circular motion. Reference web pages and learning objects provide background material on the mathematical techniques required, ...

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Constant acceleration

This collection includes seven digital curriculum resources that develop the theoretical aspects of kinematics and equations of motion. Video sequences illustrate fundamental principles while reference web pages and learning objects provide background material on the mathematical techniques required, including calculus ...

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Projectiles

This collection of six digital curriculum resources includes resources that develop the theoretical and practical aspects of projectile motion. Video sequences illustrate the fundamental kinematic principles of projectile motion and reference web pages provide background material on the mathematical techniques required, ...

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Gold rushes in Western Australia, 1890s

Gold was discovered at Coolgardie in 1892 and Kalgoorlie in 1893, and the finds sparked huge rushes to Western Australia. This collection of 25 digital curriculum resources focuses on these rushes and is organised into five categories: the rush to Coolgardie; Paddy Hannan and Kalgoorlie; prospecting for gold; life on the ...

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Gold rushes in Queensland

The first significant gold rush in Queensland occurred in 1858, and rushes continued throughout the 19th and into the 20th centuries. This collection of eight digital curriculum resources is organised into three categories - early gold rushes in Queensland; gold rushes at Charters Towers and Palmer River; and the Mulgrave ...

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Federation celebrations - opening of the first Parliament of Australia

The opening of the first Australian Parliament and the royal visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York in May 1901 were accompanied by widespread celebrations in Melbourne. This collection of 20 digital curriculum resources about the events of that time includes interactive learning objects, contemporary photographs, ...