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Farmers' market: by locals, for locals

What are food miles, and how can a farmers' market support sustainable farming and supply a community with fresh food? To find out, view this clip called 'To market, to market', created by young reporters from Willunga Primary School, South Australia. The clip was developed as part of the ABC Splash Live 'Making the news!' ...


A second hand - mathematics activities

The photograph depicts a humorous approach to advertising a 'second-hand' store. It suggests a range of comparisons from the various patterns detectable here. The photograph has the potential to be considered as a 'self-replicating' process that provides a lead-in to so-called 'L systems', and to the concepts of fractals ...


ISYS search software

This is a coloured diagram that illustrates the ISYS Desktop Spider software, originally developed in 1988 by Ian Davies. A purple icon in the centre is labelled 'Your Information Base'. At left are three icons representing, respectively, the 'Corporate Partner's Web Site', the 'Major Supplier's Site' and the 'Important ...

Teacher resource

Water: learn it for life! - year 7 science

This PDF unit of work is one of a series of resources accessible by searching the list in the series.It includes two teaching and learning sequences: 'Water journeys' focuses on the water cycle, and 'Pure water' focuses on the processes and people involved in creating and managing drinkable water. It provides Australian ...

Teacher resource

GeogSpace: year F - exemplar

This is a web page consisting of an overview and two illustrations of practice on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. Both illustrations are hands-on activities involving individuals and groups in structured play. Illustration 1 supports the creation of models of familiar places. Photographs are provided to ...

Teacher resource

A collaborative learning space

The teacher of the year 1 class has a highly developed understanding of how to plan and implement effective teaching and learning using ICT. At the beginning of the lesson, she uses a series of concepts maps on an interactive whiteboard to identify with her students the activities and resources that each will use to complete ...

Interactive Resource

Mindomo: mind mapping

This is an iPad app that creates mindmaps, turns them into presentations, allows the user to share them with others, and exports them as images or PDFs. Maps can be made as 'cloud maps' from an online account or as 'local maps' located on the user's own device. There are multiple map layouts available and maps can be customised ...

Interactive Resource

Popplet lite

This is an iPad app that creates mindmaps, displaying and connecting them visually in 'popples' (individual idea and content balloons) on a simple interface known as a 'popplet'. Popplets and popples can be displayed with different background and outline colours. Popplet lite allows the user to insert text and make drawings ...

Moving Image

Guide dog puppy in training

Meet Ella and the puppy she is helping to train as a guide dog. Find out what it takes to teach Dusty what he needs to know for a very important job.

Moving Image

Introducing Agriculture - from the paddock/ocean to the plate

This is a video about where food comes from and how it is produced. The video is presented by Amy and uses cut out animation and a spoken commentary with numerous puns and riddles to introduce and explain the concept and purpose of agriculture. Amy then details the steps in producing milk and honey. The video lasts for ...

Teacher resource

From Paddock to Plate

Discover where our food comes from and how it gets to our table. Explore farming practices and the processes involved in producing familiar food products. Use video clips to investigate the biological needs of food crops and farm animals. Explore the diversity of foods that may be produced from a range of agricultural produce.


Flow Chart

This resource is a web page containing a sample flow chart. The flow chart shows multiple pathways depending on the answer to questions identified as a decision (diamond shape). A printable resource is also available to support the task. This resource is an activity from the NRICH website.

Interactive resource

My day: Li: level 3

Help Li by selecting the best texts for different parts of his day. Choose the correct text in a range of activities such as helping Li make up his mind about which food is healthy for breakfast, and what to pack in his school bag. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.

Interactive resource

My day: Jeneka: level 3

Help Jeneka by selecting the best texts for different parts of her day. Choose the correct text in a range of activities such as helping Jeneka get to school, and completing a project about Vincent Lingiari. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Ready to race: wheels, jets, tyres and gears

Go to a race track and collect information from different kinds of visual texts to make your kart the fastest on the track. First, add important kart parts and choose the style of kart you want. Then collect information about the time and place of your race. Next, go to the garage to set up your kart before doing a starting ...

Interactive resource

Basketball clinic

Help a basketball team to practise shooting, passing and dribbling skills. Look at diagrams in a coaching manual. Use a model structure and sample phrases to build a set of instructions. Choose words that clearly describe actions and arrange them in sequence. For example, identify the first step in shooting as 'Face the ...

Assessment resource

Write an article: responsible fishing: assessment

Assess your ability to write an article. Research fishing in Western Australia. Look at how and why laws restrict people from taking certain fish. Identify cases where laws apply: size limits, bag limits and closed seasons. Build a magazine article explaining the fishing laws. Use a model structure and persuasive text to ...


Explore letters, words and text

This collection of 16 interactive learning objects supports early years learners to recognise upper- and lower-case letters, words and sentences and to create and sequence multimodal texts. The selected items in the collection are representative of others in their series, and they provide strong visual and audio support ...

Teacher resource

Bug business - unit of work

This unit of work focuses on minibeasts - the bugs, insects and other tiny creatures usually found under our feet. Students investigate: how to recognise common minibeasts; the characteristics of insects in particular; their life cycles and needs; their habits and habitats; their contribution to the environment; and how ...

Teacher resource

Using 'From rain to river' - Teacher idea

In this Teacher idea, year 1 students investigate the water cycle and relate it to their own drought-affected rural environment. They engage in a range of activities and learn how to be more responsible users of water. The Teacher idea includes reflections following the teaching of R11372 'From rain to river - unit of work'.