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Laptop wrap – functional foods

A page with a focus on functional foods and their role in a healthy diet, with supporting activities and links to online resources.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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Where does honey come from?

Discover where honey comes from. Learn how and why honey is made and how we get different types of honey. See what daily life is like in a bee colony.

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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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Chemistry of rotten eggs, and more

Want to know if an egg is rotten, why onions bring on tears and what makes green vegetables turn brown after cooking? Watch this clip to discover the chemistry behind these and other everyday problems. Find out about the chemical reactions, compounds and elements involved, and learn some simple chemistry-inspired solutions.

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Food wastage

Do you know how much food industrialised nations, including Australia, throw away every year? Global population is set to reach over nine billion by 2050 which will increase demand for food by 70%. What do you think we can do to consume food more responsibly and sustainably? How might we re-direct food that would otherwise ...

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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 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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Choice: nutrition

This is a web page providing reviews of various food products and supplements in terms of nutrition, covering frozen yoghurt, supermarket diet foods and fast food including vegetarian fast food. It also looks at omega-3 supplements, probiotics, protein supplements and beneficial foods - blueberries, fish, ginger and chilli, ...

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Digestion Part 3 (sk- Intel)

This brief resource consists of 4 sets of illustrated slides with voice over presenting information about the properties of enzymes and their role during digestion.

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Digestion – part 1

This resource consists of 4 sets of illustrated slides with voice over presenting highly detailed information about the process of digestion and the role and function of the various parts of the digestive system up to the small intestine (it is the first part of a resource).

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Malnutrition (sk- Intel)

This set of eight illustrated slides with voice-over explanations and a two-question quiz addresses aspects of under nutrition such as deficiencies in protein, vitamin C, iron, vitamin D and fibre.