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Pins from Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, 1997

This is a boxed pin set to commemorate the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It was manufactured from metal and plastic by AMINCO Australia Pty Ltd, and contains samples of human DNA for authentication purposes. The pins are mounted on velvet and cardboard in a silver metallic-coloured presentation box with plastic coating. The ...

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Woman wading in water, St Margaret Island, c1910

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a woman, possibly the photographer's wife, Mrs Pern, in period bathing costume walking in the waters on St Margaret Island in Gippsland, in about 1910. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Harbour swimming, Manly, 1960

This is a colour photograph depicting young children diving off a special apparatus at Manly Beach. The photograph was taken by Bill Brindle, who worked for the Australian News and Information Bureau. It is part of an online showcase called 'Summers Past'. Information about this particular item can be located in its educational ...

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Ferreting around

Meet Will and his two pet ferrets, Lemony and Snicket. Learn how Will cares for these two animal acrobats. Find out about some challenges he faces in having ferrets around the house.

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This cocky rocks

Meet Max and Cocky, his pet sulphur-crested cockatoo. Discover how Max handles his cheeky pet. Find out what body part he uses that has earned him the title 'the destroyer'.

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Everybody's doing the loco-MOTION!

See lots of things moving in many different ways. Watch vehicles and animals that go fast and slow. See how the size and shape of something affects the way it moves.

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Forbes Carlile discusses development of Australian sports science, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of the leading sports scientist and swimming coach Forbes Carlile speaking about his work in sports science. Carlile says that he worked under the 'father of sports science in Australia', Professor Frank Cotton. His own interest in the field was as a physiologist, measuring physical changes ...

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Yulunga: waayin

The study of different animal and bird tracks was an important part of the education of Aboriginal children. These were drawn in the smoothed earth or sand by means of the fingers, fingernails, palms, small sticks and so on. A great deal of care was taken by adults in imitating the tracks of various animals for the benefit ...

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Yulunga: bubu sagul

One of the many water games observed being played at Mabuiag Island in the Torres Strait. A group of players run in a circle to form a whirlpool and then lie down and float. The Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games resource was developed to provide all Australians with a greater understanding and appreciation of Indigenous ...

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Sites2See: Surf safety

A webpage about surfing safety, dangerous waves and rips, and the history and science of surfing. A 'For Kids' section provides games and quizzes for young swimmers and surfers.

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Sports motion

This four and a half minute video segment from Catalyst provides an example of how a datalogger can be used to monitor aspects of an athlete's motion and technique. It gives examples of how science and technology interact to benefit training for a range of sports.

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Skin and scales, feathers and fur

This collection of media resources focuses on the features of a variety of animals and how these features help the animals meet their needs for food, shelter and safety from predators.

Teacher resource

Library Pack: Be Active

This is a teacher guide that uses three picture storybooks to look at healthy lifestyles and exercise. It includes: an introduction and three specific reading activities that involve reading a picture story book and completing follow up learning activities or experiments. The titles of the books and age groups they are ...

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Garage beat: media release

Find out the background of a garage band. Build a media release to promote the band. Use a model structure and sample text to build publicity material. Include opinion adjectives such as 'fantastic' and 'valuable'. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Explore Indonesia: get packed

Pack your bags for a trip to an Indonesian island such as Kalimantan or Sumatra. Think about the climate, culture and possible activities. Choose items suited to your destination. For example, choose beach items and sunscreen for a trip to Bali.

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Who lives here?

Search a rainforest habitat in north-east Australian for clues about animals that live there. Track down hidden animals. Find clues such as animal sounds, tracks and shadows. Check species descriptions to identify which animals might live in the area. Write a survey report including observations and conclusions.

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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. ...

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Web designer: dragons: level 2

Browse jumbled web pages, which are all connected with dragons. Match material to the type of website it belongs to: cultural, natural science or Chinese restaurant. Identify features of the texts. For example, identify adverbs such as 'friendly' that refer to personal interactions. Match up the title, main body text, graphics ...

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Zou ba! Sports: weekend sports

Explore the Chinese words for weekend sports and activities such as horse riding, swimming and football. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! Calendars: activities

Explore how to ask someone what day they will be playing a sport or doing an activity. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.