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Cabbage white butterfly

This is an information sheet on the cabbage white butterfly ('Pieris rapae') with description, distribution, habitat, host plant and images. The information sheet is available as a PDF for download.

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Life stages of the European wasp

This is an information sheet about the egg, larval, pupal and adult stages of the European wasp, 'Vespula germanica'. It also describes what happens to the wasp population over the course of the year.

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European wasps as pests in Australia

This is an information sheet that describes why European wasps are pests in Australia, the health effects their stings can have, and the recommended first aid for stings.

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Wood borers

This is an information sheet on the various types of wood borers. Borers are grouped as 'good borers', which cause limited damage, and 'bad borers', which can cause major structural damage. The sheet describes the beetles, their biology and the type of damage they cause, and provides images.

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European wasps in Australia

This website explores the problematic history of the European wasp in Australia.

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Match it: matching hiragana A

Explore sets of hiragana that have similar appearance but contain subtle stroke differences, such as こ and い. Pair up the hiragana that match exactly. Build your knowledge of hiragana by checking their shapes and sounds. Work your way through five groups of four hiragana. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. ...

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Match it: matching hiragana B

Explore sets of hiragana that have similar appearance but contain subtle stroke differences such as ね and れ. Pair up the hiragana that match exactly. Build your knowledge of hiragana by checking their shapes and sounds. Work your way through five groups of four hiragana. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. ...

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Flip and match: matching hiragana A

Flip the cards and pair up the hiragana that match exactly. Find the subtle differences in strokes that form the different hiragana. Build your knowledge of hiragana by checking their written and spoken sounds. Work your way through three levels of increasing difficulty. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. ...

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Flip and match: matching hiragana B

Flip the cards and pair up the hiragana that match exactly. Find the subtle differences in strokes that form the different hiragana. Build your knowledge of hiragana by checking their written and spoken sounds. Work your way through three levels of increasing difficulty. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. ...

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Matching hiragana

Explore sets of hiragana that have similar appearance but contain subtle stroke differences, such as し and つ, れ and ね. Pair up hiragana that match exactly. Build your knowledge of hiragana by checking their sounds. This learning object is a combination of four objects in the 'Flip and match' and 'Match it' series.

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Kanji whiz: balloon

Explore three structures of kanji. Classify kanji appearing on a series of balloons and stamp each kanji according to its structure. Build your knowledge of kanji components and structures by checking meanings and spoken readings. Play the challenge game and sort kanji by structure. This learning object is the first in ...

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Kanji whiz: kite

Explore six structures of kanji. Classify kanji appearing on a series of kites and stamp each kanji according to its structure. Build your knowledge of kanji components and structures by checking meanings and spoken readings. Play the challenge game and sort kanji by structure. This learning object is the second in a series ...

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Kanji whiz: hanetsuki

Explore ten possible structures of kanji. Look at the structure of kanji appearing on shuttlecocks. Break up each kanji into two parts and classify its structure. Continue to break up the kanji into smaller components if possible. Build your knowledge of kanji components and structures by checking meanings and spoken readings. ...

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Flip and match: matching kanji B

Pairs of Japanese characters that look alike are hidden behind cards. Flip the cards and pair up the characters that match exactly. Notice that when characters look alike, they often have related meanings. Find the subtle differences in strokes that form the different characters. Build your knowledge of simple characters ...

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Kanji whiz

Explore the structures of kanji on balloons, kites or hanetsuki (shuttlecocks). Match structures to simple or compound kanji choosing from three, six or ten structures. Identify the structures correctly to earn points. Build your knowledge of kanji components and structures by checking meanings and spoken readings. Try ...

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Pest animals

This collection of 21 digital curriculum resources focuses on pest animals currently affecting the Australian and New Zealand environments. It is organised into three categories - environmental pests, economic pests and human nuisance pests. Images and videos depict some common pest animals as well as some more localised ...

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Rabbit plagues in 19th- and 20th-century Australia

This is a collection of 17 digital curriculum resources focusing on the rabbit problem in Australia between their introduction in the mid-19th century and the end of the 20th century. It is organised into three categories - rabbits in plague proportions; attempts to control rabbits; and the uses made of rabbits. It includes ...

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Potatoes infested by the golden potato cyst nematode

The photograph is of a potato crop that is turning yellow from a disease called golden potato cyst nematode. It has been infested by a microscopic animal called a nematode. The disease can cause total crop failure.

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European rabbits

This is a black and white photograph of a group of European rabbits ('Oryctolagus cuniculus'). The image shows the rabbits on ground that is barren and lacking any vegetation. (Classification - Phylum: Chordata, Class: Mammalia, Order: Lagomorpha, Family: Leporidae.)

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Apple and orange with rotten parts

This photograph shows a golden delicious apple and an orange. The apple has a soft, brown rotten portion. The rotting section of the orange is green with a white centre.