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Confectionery makers copy the humble bee

Bees use it to make honey and so do confectionery makers. It's an enzyme that breaks the bonds found in ordinary everyday sugar (sucrose) into two other sugars, called glucose and fructose. See how this enzyme called invertase changes the structure of sucrose to make soft, gooey sweets or runny honey!

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Hot chips with cheese - a bad food choice?

Have you heard of trans fats and saturated fats and want to know what's wrong with them? Watch this clip to find out how they affect cholesterol levels in your blood. See what happens to the blood of a medical reporter after she indulges in fried chips with cheese!

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A Balanced Diet

This resource consists of 3 illustrated slides with voice over presenting information about how the human body requires food for growth and repair, energy and health what is a balanced diet as well as two brief student activities.

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In digestion

Follow the passage of food through the human body. Select foods and drinks and decide how to digest them. For example, choose to chew, to add saliva to the mouth or add gastric juices to the stomach. Watch how the body reacts to changes. Find out more about digestion along the way and answer questions.

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Shark teeth

This is an information sheet about different types of fossil shark teeth that are occasionally found on Victorian beaches. It is also available as a one-page pdf file for download.

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GTV9, shooting a commercial on set, 1969

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting a group of actors rehearsing for a Kellogg's Corn Flakes commercial in a studio at GTV-9 Television. Three men, wearing white shirts and ties, are seated at a table on which are laid breakfast items. Behind them stand a woman and man who are looking at ...

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Symons boys eating dinner in sunroom, Strathmore, 1985

This is a colour photograph showing John, Gordon, Paul and David Symons eating dinner in the sunroom of their house at Strathmore. The photograph was taken by their mother, Judy Archer. Her plate is visible at the table, which she had left to take the photograph. The photograph was taken in the spring of 1985. The image ...

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W C Cook penny token, 1862

This is a round copper penny token, dating from 1862, that was minted by Thomas Stokes. It features the name, address and business of the issuer, 'ODD FELLOWS STORE / W.C. COOK / BAY. ST. / SANDRIDGE / SUGAR COMPANIES TREACLE DELIVERED / ORDERS PUNCTUALLY ATTENDED TO'. The reverse side features a Stokes stock design. A ...

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My Place - Episode 13: 1888: Victoria, Victoria's family supper

Alexandra's father is talking with his Irish tradesman who is instructing him to hide a dead cat in the roof of the house for luck. Victoria calls her father for dinner. At dinner, Victoria's mother is talking about her 'at home' invitation and who has accepted. She pauses to check Miss Müller's arrival and comments on ...

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Why do cows make milk?

Have you ever wondered why cows make milk? In this clip you will learn the answer to this question. You will also see how cows are milked in a large dairy. Join Bill, a dairy farmer, as he tends to his herd of dairy cows.

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Observing a shark

Don Spencer shows us one of the world's most fearsome creatures, the white pointer shark. Take a close look at the shark's teeth and jaws. Discover how the shark moves so quickly underwater.

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Observing a sugar glider

Don Spencer shows us a small mammal called a sugar glider. Take a close look at its big eyes and furry tail. See it glide through the air from tree to tree. Watch the sugar glider eat. Learn how it got its name.

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Observing a kookaburra

Watch a wild kookaburra being fed by hand. Don Spencer handles an injured kookaburra that is being nursed to health. It will be set free once it is well again. See where kookaburras make their homes. Listen to their laughing call.

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Observing a cockatoo

Meet Charlie, a pet cockatoo. Watch other cockatoos in the wild as they climb, fly and walk around. Discover the reason for the name of the sulphur-crested cockatoo.

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Observing an emu

Join Don Spencer as he describes the emu, one of the biggest birds in the world. Watch emus searching for food and taking care of their eggs. Discover what makes the emu different from most other birds.

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Observing a koala

Join Don Spencer as he talks about one of Australia's most popular animals. Observe koalas as they walk, climb and jump to find food in the bush. Discover why koalas rarely drink.

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Observing an echidna

Join Don Spencer as he looks closely at an echidna. Observe the body parts and covering of this unique Australian mammal. Find out what the echidna eats. Watch it move around in its natural habitat.

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Carbohydrates in cells

Discover how carbohydrates provide fuel for the everyday activities of cells, are a means of storing energy, and are used for structure and support. Carbohydrates are one of the four major types of biomolecules that have important functions inside cells, along with nucleic acids, proteins and lipids.

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Daily bread

Do you eat bread? How often? Discover why bread has been important for human survival for thousands of years. Find out how to find the healthiest types of bread to eat. See how you can make your own bread at home.

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Essential amino acids

Discover why proteins are essential to life and find out where and how protein in living things is produced.