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EagleCat: spin graph

Investigate the beautiful patterns that can emerge from the locus of a point on one circle rolling around another circle. Investigate families of curves that can be produced by: (a) changing the size of the rolling circle only, (b) changing the size of the fixed circle only or (c) changing the position of the point only.

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Green machine: four-wheel drive [ESL]

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a four-wheel drive vehicle that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces ...

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Green machine: sedan

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a passenger car that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces emissions ...

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Green machine: four-wheel drive

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a four-wheel drive vehicle that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces ...

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Green machine: sports car

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a sports car that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces emissions ...

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Green machine: luxury car

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a luxury car that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces emissions ...

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Green machine: ute

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a ute that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces emissions above ...

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Green machine: hatchback

Consider the impact vehicles have on our planet. Build a hatchback car that causes as little harm as possible to the environment. Choose a body size, engine size, fuel type and accessories. Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle with a target figure set by the Australian Government. If your car produces emissions ...

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Life without chemistry

Rebuild everyday products in a city. Test the properties of industrial materials. Choose materials suited to making items such as cars, buildings and clothing.

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Slime emergency

Restart the engine of a spaceship. Identify four materials that can be used as a liquid fuel. Test the state of materials at different temperatures.

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Reacting to emergencies

Operate controls for a simulated nuclear reactor. Regulate coolant flow and position of control rods. Respond to mechanical failures and other emergencies. Ensure safe operation and avoid a meltdown. This learning object is one in a series of two learning objects.

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Oil tank in Darwin burning after Japanese attack, 1943

This is a black-and-white photograph, taken in Darwin on 15 March 1943, showing an oil tank burning fiercely after being bombed during a Japanese air raid. Large clouds of black smoke billow up from the burning tank. In the foreground a group of seven Australian military personnel are bunched behind an asbestos shield to ...

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Energy and forces - early years

This collection of 20 interactive learning objects introduces students to the concepts of forces and energy. It is organised into four categories - energy conversions; forms of energy; energy management; and forces. The learning objects enable students to build energy and food chains, design energy-efficient houses, and ...

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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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Fountain parabolas - mathematics activities

The trajectory of the water from the Captain Cook Memorial Fountain in Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, provides a good approximation to a parabola. By having students examine other fountains, different 'shapes' can be detected. The mathematical demands increase accordingly. Teachers are encouraged to scan all the ideas suggested ...

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Projectiles

Learn to analyse the motion of an object that is projected into the air. Look at the vertical and horizontal components of the motion. Discover how the range of a projectile depends on the angle of projection. This resource consists of a video in five sections with a supporting web page containing background material.

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Migrant English class, 1979

This is a black-and-white photograph taken on 23 July 1979 of a classroom scene at the Enterprise migrant hostel in the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Springvale. Anna Alexandrakis, a teacher employed under the Adult Migrant Education Program, is teaching English to a class of newly arrived adult migrants, most of them ...

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Briefcase used to save the 'Southern Cross', 1935

This is a black leather briefcase inscribed with 'BAG USED TO TRANSFER OIL ON SOUTHERN CROSS JUBILEE AIR MAIL TASMAN FLIGHT 15TH MAY 1935' and signed 'C Kingsford Smith', 'P G Taylor' and 'John S W Stannage'.

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'Peach tin' prototype of Victa lawnmower, 1952

This is a colour photograph of the 'peach tin' prototype of the Victa lawnmower. The mower has four wheels with the engine perched in the middle and a peach tin fuel can to the side. The mower has an imported Villiers two-stroke engine with a traditional horizontal rotating reel. In this model, the engine, which drives ...

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Solar-powered car, 1993

This is a solar-powered car made in 1993 by students from Morphett Vale High School, Adelaide, South Australia. Measuring 4.3 m x 2.0 m x 1.3 m, the car has a mainly white body, and bicycle-type wheels; the front pair is extended on lightweight suspension arms. The solar panels are mounted on a wing above the single-seat ...