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UV Index: simulator

Use a simulator to test the level of ultraviolet (UV) rays. Test the effects of cloud, shade and ground surface: grass, sand, water and snow. Notice that the amount of UV light that reaches a person varies according to the reflectivity of their surroundings. Use simulation results to answer a series of questions. For example, ...

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Cassowary ecology quiz

Explore facts about the life of cassowaries: physical characteristics; diet; habitat; life cycles; and locations. Interact with graphs to see how much people can help cassowaries. Work through ecology notes and resources. Answer questions as you go; express your answers as fractions. This learning object is one in a series ...

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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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Rainforest life: identifying living things

Help a scientist carry out field work in a rainforest. Explore the diversity of living things. Collect data about a rare plant. Examine the structure and function of leaves. Look at the process of photosynthesis. Dissect a flower and label its parts. Examine organisms found on the plant. Identify creatures that feed on ...

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Make it alive: brush-tailed rock wallabies

Investigate the steep, rocky habitat of the endangered Victorian brush-tailed rock wallaby. Discover what these wallabies eat and how feral animals such as goats, which eat the same plants, are affecting their chances of survival. Help the rock-wallaby escape from dangerous wild dogs and find enough food before the sun ...

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Make it alive: flatback turtles

Investigate the coastal dune and beach habitat of the endangered flatback turtle. Discover what these turtles eat in the ocean. Examine how feral animals such as wild pigs, are affecting their chances of survival. Help the turtles, once they have hatched from their nests, to reach the safety of the ocean without being eaten ...

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Make it alive: superb parrots

Investigate the woodland habitat of the endangered superb parrot. Discover what these parrots eat and where they nest. Find out how feral birds and insects such as Indian mynahs, starlings and honeybees are affecting their chances of survival. Help the parrot escape from dangerous feral cats and find enough food before ...

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Penyelamatan binatang

Become a journalist and research an article about the orang-utan. Travel to four different locations in Indonesia to interview people. Find out why the species is endangered and learn about the conservationist efforts being made. Take photos and write captions. Then collate the information collected to write an article.

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Perjalanan berbahaya

Find out about the leatherback turtle. Explore its life cycle, learn about its habitats, and discover why the turtles are endangered. Complete a quiz. Role-play a situation in which you face the turtles' survival threats yourself.

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The night of the bilby: get home alive [ESL]

Look at a desert environment where bilbies and other animals live. Help bilbies to gather food such as seeds, bulbs and spiders. Avoid being eaten by predators such as cats and foxes. Find enough food before the night ends. Then find a burrow to shelter in. Notice that rabbits compete for the same resources as bilbies. ...

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The night of the bilby: safe habitat [ESL]

Survey a desert environment to see if it is a suitable area to release bilbies. Estimate the amount of food available by trapping insects and small animals. Inspect the habitat for animal tracks made by predators or competitors. Fence the area to keep out unwanted animals and then remove any remaining threats. This learning ...

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'Two Women Mythology at Putja Rockhole' by Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula, 1977

This acrylic painting depicts the legendary Kungka Kutjarra (Two Women) ancestors who made camp, hunted goannas, fetched water and gathered bush foods around Putja rock hole. They also used a form of manimani (illustrating in the sand) to lure a group of travelling Tingarri Men by arranging leaves on the ground in a yilpinytji ...

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'Yumari' by Uta Uta (Wuta Wuta) Tjangala, 1981

This acrylic painting of Yumari combines several Dreamings that pass through the artist's country, including Ngurrapalangu, Tjangala's conception site. The central figure represents Tjuntamurtu (Short Legs). Also depicted are the Dreaming tracks of the Old Man (Yina), the wavy path of Lirru (the King Brown Snake), and the ...

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'Ngurrapalangu' by Uta Uta (Wuta Wuta) Tjangala, 1974

This acrylic painting represents an encounter between an ancestral creature called Tjuntamurtu (Short Legs), two travelling women and Yina (Old Man) at Ngurrapalangu. The women were frightened by the approaching Yina and fled towards Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay), while Tjuntamurtu crawled inside a cave, casting aside the sacred ...

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'Travels of the Mala (Hare Wallaby)' by Timmy Jugadai Tjungurrayi, 1976

This acrylic painting shows the tracks of the Mala, a fast-moving wallaby, indicating where it browsed (represented by a dragging tail mark) and where it made speedy progress. On its travels in the Dreaming, the Mala passed through a wide area of central Australia, including the Indajirri swamp, 400 km west of Alice Springs, ...

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'Ngunarrmanya' by Freddy West Tjakamarra, 1974

This acrylic painting depicts Ngunarrmanya, a permanent waterhole in sandhill country south of Jupiter Well, a yartayarta (important sacred place). Tingarri Men, their male initiates and two powerful female initiates called Tjarratjarra gathered at the waterhole during the Dreaming. A fire lit by men from Ngitjirrinya to ...

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'The Two Women Dreaming' by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi, 1975

This acrylic painting depicts Kungka Kutjarra (the Two Women ancestors) who wandered through the country around Warlungurru (Kintore) in the Dreaming. They tracked a perentie lizard, creating a soakage at Lampintjanya near the Kintore Range as they speared the giant lizard with a digging stick. The women then travelled ...

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Benny and the Dreamers, 1992: Creation

The clip shows Pintupi Elders Benny Tjapaljarri and Mick Ngamurarri explaining the importance of Dreaming. The two men are shown in their country painting and talking. The narrator introduces them as men who left the mission to return to country and traditions. Tjapaljarri and Ngamurarri tell of the Dreaming when the country ...

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Threatened Australian animals

This collection of 20 digital curriculum resources contains a diverse selection of Australia’s threatened animals. It is organised according to their conservation status - endangered, vulnerable or extinct - and includes many images of animals in their natural environment or in museums as preserved specimens. Videos show ...

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Shaping the Earth's surface

This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised into four categories: processes and changes over geological time; tectonic events in recent history; natural environmental processes; and consequences of altering the Earth's surface. Learning objects, images and videos demonstrate changes throughout the Earth's ...