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'Scientific whaling' cartoon by Pat Campbell, 2006

This is a colour-wash sketch by Pat Campbell that comments on the of killing of whales for scientific purposes by Japan. It shows a ship with a whale harpoon gun in the shape of a microscope operated by two Japanese men. Further information is available for this resource.

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Quantum dots in biomedical research

This is a colour photograph of a solution containing quantum dots, or nanocrystals, of cadmium selenide being injected into a mouse in the laboratory. The fluorescent pink glow emitted by these nanocrystals under ultraviolet (UV) light is visible in the mouse and in the syringe and vial held by the scientist. The photograph ...

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Compass - Paws for Thought, 2000: Consciousness in animals

This clip shows neurobiologist Professor Lesley Rogers at work in her classroom and laboratory as a background to the narrated story of how her work on brain lateralisation has raised new ideas about animal consciousness. A panning shot in a classroom shows Rogers talking to her students about brain asymmetry. Sequences ...

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Out to pasture: the future of farming?

This is a short film about the future of farming animals using sustainable agricultural methods including pasture-based models. The film profiles several different farmers and includes information and images of conventional farming methods; pasture-based farming methods, how conventional farmers view pasture-based farmers; ...

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Food animal production - lesson

This is a resource for teachers about different methods of food animal production and the impact they have on health, communities, animal welfare and the environment. It includes a 140-minute lesson plan; background reading; vocabulary definitions and slides. Topics include the health, environmental, social and economic ...

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Agriculture and ecosystems - lesson

This is a resource for teachers about the connections between food, agriculture and ecosystems. It includes a 125-minute lesson plan; background reading; vocabulary definitions, slides and student handouts. Topics covered include tracing the ingredients of a meal back to its origins of soil; exploring ecosystems that are ...

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Food distribution and transport

This is a resource for teachers about food distribution and transport. It comprises: a 110-minute lesson plan; background reading; vocabulary definitions; slides; student handouts; and an answer key. Topics and learning activities include: the reasons food is transported; consolidation in the processing and distribution ...

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Ingredients of the food system

This is a resource for teachers that explores the elements of the food system by examining the supply chain of several foods from field to plate. It includes a 120-minute lesson plan, background reading, vocabulary definitions, slides and student handouts. Topics and learning activities include: the food system; the supply ...

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Sustainable table: meet your meat

This is a website about the environmental and animal welfare issues related to the consumption of meat. It contains sections on the amount of meat we eat; the environmental impacts of consuming meat; cattle, chicken, egg-laying-hen and pig-farming factories; and what can be done to improve the current state of the meat ...

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ThinkKind lesson plan archive

This is a collection of lesson plans addressing the ethical treatment of animals and animal welfare. The archive includes lessons focusing the on animal welfare in food production, the treatment of animals in horse racing and the animal needs. Each lesson contains teacher notes and student resources and is aligned to the ...

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Cats, Dogs and Us: Education pack (years 1-2)

This education pack is an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) resource designed to build students' understanding about the special place domestic cats and dogs have in people's lives. The pack consists of a teaching guide, a student magazine and five student worksheets focusing on topics such as the physical characteristics ...

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Cats, Dogs and Us: Lesson plans (years 1-2)

This teacher resource is an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) resource designed to encourage students to examine the physical characteristics and natural behaviours of cats and dogs, and discuss the various ways we live with and care for cats and dogs around the world. It consists of five lesson plans, three ...

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Cats, Dogs and Us: Education pack (years 3-4)

This education pack is an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) resource designed to build students' understanding about the special place domestic cats and dogs have in people's lives. The pack consists of a teaching guide, a student magazine and six student worksheets focusing on topics such as the physical characteristics ...

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Cats, Dogs and Us: Lesson Plans (years 3-4)

This teacher resource is an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) resource designed to encourage students to examine the physical characteristics and natural behaviours of cats and dogs, and discuss the various ways we live with and care for cats and dogs around the world. It consists of nine lesson plans, two worksheets, ...

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Cats, Dogs and Us: Education pack (years 5-6)

This education pack is an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) resource designed to build students' understanding about the special place domestic cats and dogs have in people's lives. The pack consists of a teaching guide, a student magazine and five student worksheets focusing on topics such as the physical characteristics ...

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Cats, Dogs and Us: Lesson Plans (years 5-6)

This teacher resource is an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) resource designed to encourage students to examine the physical characteristics and natural behaviours of cats and dogs, and discuss the various ways we live with and care for cats and dogs around the world. It consists of seven lesson plans, two worksheets, ...

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Animal Health: the science of healthy animals

This study guide considers the science behind breeding, genetics, health and animal welfare in the cattle and sheep industries - keeping animals free of disease and parasites, improving biodiversity and protecting against feral animals. A range of articles and student activities explores how farmers and scientists are working ...

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Animals in schools

The purpose of this web site is to assist schools to satisfy the requirements of the Animal Research Act 1985 (NSW) and the Australian code of practice for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. This advice applies to all schools of the NSW Department of Education and Communities, NSW Catholic Education Commission ...