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Orienteering: using a map and compass

Orienteering requires knowledge of directions, an ability to read a map and the use of a magnetic compass. Find out about the basics of orienteering.

Interactive Resource

Plotting a Magnetic Field

Students use this resource consisting of seven slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand how to plot the magnetic field around a bar magnet using a plotting compass. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

Teacher resource

From here to there - teacher resource

This teacher resource describes how students can use problem-solving skills as they give and follow directions to familiar or unfamiliar places using the spatial visualisation tool, SpatialGenie.

Teacher resource

GeogSpace: years F-4 - key understandings

This is a web page consisting of an overview and two illustrations of practice on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. The illustrations are designed to help teachers develop mastery of the aims and basic ideas of the Australian Curriculum: Geography, and the ways in which it develops general capabilities and ...

Teacher resource

GeogSpace: years 5-6 - key understandings

This is a web page consisting of an overview and two illustrations of practice on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. The illustrations are designed to help teachers develop mastery of the aims and basic ideas of the Australian Curriculum: Geography, and the ways in which it develops general capabilities and ...

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Earth and space: student guide

This is a student guide about Earth's resources and the night sky and space that contains information and hands-on inquiry activities. It is part of a comprehensive curriculum resource that covers Earth and space science and Physical sciences physics content descriptions in year 7 of the science curriculum. The resource ...

Interactive Resource

Earth and space: student digital activities

This is a set of student digital activities about Earth's resources and the night sky and space that contains a rich array of interactive activities, film clips and notebook questions to assist learning. It is part of a comprehensive curriculum resource that covers Earth and space sciences and Physical sciences physics ...

Teacher resource

Earth and space: teacher guide

This is a teacher guide about Earth's resources and the night sky and space that provides an overview of lessons including worksheets and assessment. It is part of a comprehensive curriculum resource that covers Earth and space sciences and Physical sciences physics content descriptions in year 7 of the science curriculum. ...

Moving Image

Position

This is a colourful animation, with audio commentary, about position and movement words. The animation uses two examples to present more than ten different position and movement words, including 'behind', 'in front', 'next to', 'over', 'along', 'to the left of' and 'to the right of'. The first example depicts a boy completing ...

Interactive resource

EagleCat: bearings

Explore the differences between true bearings and compass bearings, and use your knowledge to find the direction to Sparrow’s treasure!

Interactive resource

HOTmaths: exploring bearings

Use a map of New South Wales and a virtual compass to calculate the bearing of one town to another.

Interactive resource

Kite kit: colour, shape and design: level 1 [Chinese] [Windows version]

Use and recognise simple words describing colour, size, shape and cultural images. Choose simple words to complete instructions for making a kite. Build another kite by following instructions given by a Chinese friend. Fly your kites in a range of places in China. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. ...

Interactive resource

Kite kit: colour, shape and design: level 1 [Japanese] [Windows version]

Use and recognise simple words describing colour, size, shape and cultural images. Choose simple words to complete instructions for making a kite. Build another kite by following instructions given by a Japanese friend. Fly your kites in a range of places in Japan. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. ...

Interactive resource

Kite kit: flying [Japanese] [Windows version]

Fly kites in a range of places in Japan. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

Interactive resource

Kite kit: colour, shape and design: level 1 [Indonesian]

Use and recognise simple words describing colour, size, shape and cultural images. Choose simple words to complete instructions for making a kite. Build another kite by following instructions given by an Indonesian friend. Fly your kites in a range of places in Indonesia. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying ...

Interactive resource

Kite kit: flying [Indonesian]

Fly kites in a range of places in Indonesia. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Rainforest: use compass points

Use compass points and a scale to find places on a map. Understand abbreviations such as N, W, SW and E. Follow instructions to find four locations. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words.

Interactive resource

Zou ba! The tennis match: giving directions

Watch two friends going to a tennis match. Find out how to give directions such as turn left, turn right, go back and go straight ahead. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Interactive resource

Kite kit: colour, shape and design: level 2 [Japanese] [Windows version]

Use and recognise complex words describing colour, size, shape and cultural images. Choose complex words to complete instructions for making a kite. Build another kite by following instructions given by a Japanese friend. Fly your kites in a range of places in Japan. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. ...

Interactive resource

Kite kit: colour, shape and design: level 1 [French]

Use and recognise words describing colour, size, shape and cultural images. Choose words to complete instructions for making a kite. Build another kite by following instructions given by a French friend. Fly your kites in a range of places in France. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. This learning ...