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Party locusts

This 8 minute video segment from Catalyst is an excellent example of animal behaviour of locusts as a successful adaptation and how understanding the behaviour can potentially help reduce the damage they cause.

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William Dalrymple: Writing history 2

In this resource William Dalrymple talks about writing history. Learncast video.

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Automotive engineer

Peter Whitlock develops and tests cars, pushing the gearbox to the limit on new model cars. Watch Ace Day Jobs to find out how a day at the office for Peter means a day behind the wheel and the diversity of scientific skills that he uses.

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Peter FitzSimons: Approach to history 1

In this resource Peter FitzSimons talks about his approach to writing history. Learncast video.

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William Dalrymple: Research process

In this resource William Dalrymple talks about the research process. Learncast video.

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Dugongs

This 6 minute video segment from Catalyst explains how the dugong, a vulnerable to endangered species is protected and that very little is known about it. Biologists are capturing animals to get baseline information about their blood and tissues in an effort to find out more about them and to secure their future. They are ...

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Research consultant

This brief video explains that for a research consultant the next task might be to design questionnaires or online surveys, analyse data from telephone interviews or focus groups, or run and direct focus groups. Scientific skills are useful.

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Turtles

This 7 minute video segment from Catalyst describes the risk factors that impact on turtle survival. Protecting the future of turtle populations on the Queensland coast has been the life's work of Col Limpus for the past 40 years. His efforts have included research and reducing predation from foxes and entrapment in trawler nets.

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William Dalrymple: Writing history 1

In this resource William Dalrymple talks about writing history. Learncast video.

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Cloud seeding

This nine and a half minute video segment from Catalyst describes how researchers from Monash University have hard evidence that cloud seeding can produce good amounts of extra rainfall. Data collected over a long period of time has give hope to scientists and environmentalists who are trying to reduce the impacts of droughts ...

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Mirrors Simulation (sk-Intel)

Students explore the reflection of light by plane mirrors and operate a simple periscope using ray diagrams.

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Cracked soils

This brief video segment from Catalyst demonstrates how scientists have developed probes to measure the water content of soils and therefore monitor the effectiveness of irrigation and the efficiency of water usage.

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Paul Ham: Reading from 'Vietnam'

In this resource Paul Ham reads from his book 'Vietnam'.

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Triangle Types

An interactive applet in which students classify triangles as isosceles, scalene and equilateral.

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Peter FitzSimons: Research process 1

In this resource Peter FitzSimons talks about how he researches history. Learncast video.

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The Reactivity Series of metals

Students use this simulation to investigate the differences between potassium, sodium, iron and gold in reactivity with water in the construction of a bridge. Teachers have to explain how the reactivity series of metals can be determined by considering their reaction with oxygen, water and acid, and how to use the reactivity ...

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Governor's address: Role of the Governor

This resource is a video file of part four 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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Body identity

This eleven and a half minute video segment from Catalyst is an excellent example of how science research can change our understanding. Some rare people who actually want their limb removed and will go to extraordinary lengths to do so are now regarded as experiencing a neurological phenomenon rather than a psychological disorder.

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Government House, Sydney. The Drawing Room.

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

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The history in the journey

In this resource Thomas Keneally speaks about telling the history of Australia using the journeys of people who lived it.