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Reading between the lines

Test the vision of four people to identify vision problems: myopia, hyperopia or presbyopia. Compare effects of corrective lenses on reading at different distances. Look at a cross-section of the eye showing focal variations linked to a vision problem. Explore how common vision problems are by doing a survey. This learning ...

Video

If Only, 2003: Shooting straight

This clip shows Cos telling the story of how his eyesight was restored through a cataract operation, enabling him to successfully resume his sport of competition rifle-shooting. A split screen is used to combine footage of Cos in interview with footage of his eye examination and later at the rifle range. An amusing scene ...

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Ceramic pot, c1880

This is a ceramic pot, inscribed 'HOLLOWAY'S / FAMILY OINTMENT / FOR THE CURE OF / SCROFULOUS AND INDOLENT TUMOURS / INVETERATE ULCERS / ULCERATED SORE LEGS, BURNS, SCALDS, RINGWORM, SORE HANDS / AND ALL CUTANEOUS DISEASES / GOUT AND RHEUMATISM'. The pot measures 49 mm (length) x 49 mm (width) x 39 mm (height).

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Colour blindness - seeing the world differently

The ability to see colours is an important human trait, but did you know some people's colour vision is impaired. View this clip to discover what it means to be colourblind and how it happens. Find out also about the extraordinary colour vision of the dunnart, and why it is important for this nocturnal marsupial.

Interactive Resource

Light sound action: student digital

This is a student digital resource that contains interactive materials relevant to a study of light, sound, and electricity. This resource contains a rich array of digital interactive activities, simulations, video clips, supportive information and notebook questions, and is divided into several parts including sections ...

Teacher resource

Light sound action: teacher guide

This is a teacher guide containing material to support the planning and implementing of lessons for a unit on the science of light, sound and electricity. It covers topics such as the wave and particle models, how light and sound are transmitted, and electromagnetic radiation and its uses in modern society; and includes ...

Interactive resource

Aches and pains: acne

Look closely at the structure of sweat glands in human skin. Find out how pimples form through interactions between hormones, sweat glands and bacteria. Learn how the body responds to acne, and how it can be prevented or treated. Test your knowledge by answering multiple-choice questions. This learning object is one in ...

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Whale oil as a cure for rheumatism, Twofold Bay, early 1900s

This is a black-and-white photograph (12.0 cm x 16.4 cm) taken at Eden, New South Wales, showing the master whaler Charlie Davidson sitting in one of two 'try pots' in the foreground as another whaler, Roy Davidson, pours whale oil over him. Two other whalers, Jack Davidson and Alex ('Allie') Greig, are standing nearby, ...

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Bowl by Edols and Elliott, 1998

This is a glass bowl made in 1998 by Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliott, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Measuring 24 cm (height) x 33 cm (width) x 30 cm (depth), it is half-ovoid in form and made from semitransparent blue glass. The surface of the bowl is decorated with a series of curved bands that join to form irregular ...

Video

Shifting Sands - My Colour, Your Kind, 1998: Born into light

This clip shows a young albino Aboriginal girl (Melissa Middleton) walking along a path in a dry landscape. The scene is intercut with close-up shots of hands grinding ochre. The girl continues along a red dirt road as a truck approaches her. The vehicle stops and the girl accepts a lift. The driver questions her, but she ...

Video

Aunty Connie, 2006: Imperfecta

This clip shows Aunty Connie recalling her childhood at the Forrest River Mission in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Archival footage of the mission hospital and children playing outside is intercut with footage of Aunty Connie speaking about the way her childhood activities were limited by 'osteogenesis imperfecta', ...

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Florentine Valley logging, 1981

This is a black-and-white photograph of a logging operation in the Florentine Valley in south-western Tasmania about 80 km west of Hobart. A gravel road runs along one side of the valley, and there is a number of large eucalypt logs in a cleared area beside it. A machine is being used to lift the logs onto a multiwheeled ...

Interactive resource

Bone: asteoarthritis (head of femur)

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

Interactive resource

Wart, skin: verruca vulgaris

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

Interactive resource

Eye: cancer, retinoblastoma

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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Stem Cells Repair

This 11 minute video segment from Catalyst is a case study of research in the use of stem cells. It demonstrates the structure of the knee joint and the role of bones and cartilage. Stem cells from bone marrow are collected and used in attempt to prevent the onset of arthritis. This program distinguishes embryonic from ...

Teacher resource

Sensory Experience

This is a website about how the treatment and mainstream understanding of deaf and blind people has changed overtime. The resource has three sections: Introductory information; Story Objects; and Story Education Resources. There are 16 Story Objects that tell the stories of individuals, events and artefacts of deaf and ...