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Shape maker: blocker

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. For example, spin a triangle on its central axis to form a cone or extrude it to form a triangular prism. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Predict which 3D block your 2D shape will make. Picture other transformations in your head and ...

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Shape maker: replicator

Transform 2D shapes to make 3D objects. Match part of a complex object. Start with a shape such as a crescent, T-shape or pentagon. For example, spin a cross shape around its central axis to form a wheel-like block or extrude it to form a prism. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Picture ...

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Shape maker: stacker

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. For example, spin a circle around a lateral axis to form a doughnut-shaped solid or extrude it to form a cylinder. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Predict which 3D block your 2D shape will make. Picture other transformations in your ...

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Shape maker: simple objects

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. Start with a circle, triangle, square or rectangle. For example, spin a circle on its central axis to form a sphere or extrude it to form a cylinder. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Picture which 3D block your 2D shape will make. This ...

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Shape maker: simple shapes: assessment

Test your understanding of how the transformations of spinning and extruding can change some of the most basic 2D shapes (such as squares, triangles and circles) into various 3D shapes, such as cylinders, cones and different prisms. Visualise the effect of a particular transformation on a selected 2D shape. Predict whether ...

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Shape maker: complex shapes: assessment

Test your understanding of how the transformations of spinning and extruding can change some less basic 2D shapes (such as a pentagon, cross, crescent and trapezium) into specific atypical 3D shapes. Visualise the effect of a particular transformation on a selected 2D shape. Predict whether the result will match a given ...

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Shape maker: complex objects 1

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. Start with a shape such as a crescent, semicircle, circle, triangle or rectangle. For example, spin a semicircle around its straight edge to form a sphere or extrude it to form a half cylinder. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Picture ...

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Shape maker: complex objects 2

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. Start with a shape such as a crescent, T-shape or pentagon. For example, spin a cross shape around its central axis to form a wheel-like block or extrude it to form a prism. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Picture which 3D block your ...

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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 ...

Teacher resource

3D Shape Geometry

This lesson plan for teachers explores the characteristics of 3D prisms as an introduction for students to plan and create their own 3D prisms using a 3D printer. The lesson steps the class through the process by first exploring the characteristics of common 3D shapes including symmetry, before designing a 3D shape on paper ...

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Violin made by Arthur Hodgson, 1936

This is a timber violin made by Arthur Hodgson in Paramatta, New South Wales, in 1936. The belly is highly arched with two long irregular f-holes cut into it, and it appears to have been made from a single piece of timber, possibly pine or spruce. Ribs and back are constructed from a single solid piece of timber, which ...

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Character maker: visual attributes

Build animated characters for a new cartoon show. Choose visual attributes to communicate information about your cartoon character’s personality to the audience. Choose shapes and items to suit a character's personality. Combine elements such as body shape, head size, clothing and accessories. For example, choose a relatively ...

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‘Antipodean bowl with albatross II’, 1991

This is a deep, cone-shaped, translucent crystal glass bowl with an ice-like hue and finish and four supports (not visible in the photograph) extending from the base made by New Zealand glass artist Ann Robinson in 1991. A separate translucent glass albatross head and neck sits on the rim. It is made from 24 per cent cast ...

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Why the shape of your screen matters: Brian Gervase

This is a video lesson, prepared and narrated by educator Brian Gervase and animated by Andrei Feheregyhazi, about the effect of aspect ratio on the ways cinema movies are seen (or not seen) on television screens. Gervase describes the various compromises that allow movies made for a 2.35:1 aspect ratio to be displayed ...

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Indigenous wooden container from New South Wales

This is a pre-European-contact style wooden vessel or container with curved sides from inland New South Wales. It measures 35 cm in length and is made from the outer bark of a tree trunk, possibly an acacia tree. Marks from an adze are visible on both sides of the vessel. It was acquired by the Australian Museum in 1983 ...

Teacher resource

Decorating a mask - item 2 of 3

This is an online resource that focuses on how to decorate a mask. It contains a video featuring mask-maker and performer Fleur Hockey demonstrating how to decorate a papier-mache mask, an activity sheet, a template for designing or decorating the mask, and teacher notes that include extension activities and activities ...

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Armchair, c1870

This is a most unusual wooden armchair made by an unknown Chinese cabinet-maker in Victoria in about 1870. Made from cedar and blackwood and measuring 100.8 cm x 65.4 cm x 53.5 cm, the chair looks very formal. There is no padding of any kind and the seat is flat, which suggests that this kind of chair may have had some ...

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Stuart and Sons grand piano, 1999

This is a concert grand piano and stool designed by Wayne Stuart and made of Huon pine, King William pine, casuarina (she-oak) and metal by Stuart and Sons, piano makers, in Newcastle, New South Wales, between 1998 and 1999. The piano case, lid and legs are finished in highly figured Huon pine ('Lagarostrobos franklinii') ...

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Needle lace flounce, c1720

This is a unit of white, linen needle lace flounce made in the 'bizarre' style by an unknown maker in France, in about 1720. Measuring 22.8 cm wide by 31.75 cm deep, the item consists of bands of stylised floriate designs composed of floral-edged 'C' scrolls, elongated trumpet flowers (daffodils and Gillie flower), small-petalled ...

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Character maker: movement

Build animated characters for a new cartoon show. Choose each character's walking movements to suit their personality, mood, actions and relationship to other characters. For example, show a character is sad by choosing a slow walk with feet dragging along the ground. Combine elements such as speed, posture and bounciness. ...