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Do you suffer from asthma?

Asthma is one of the most common chronic health problems in Australia. Fortunately, a lot is known about the causes of asthma attacks, and how to treat them. View this clip to find out what happens to the airways of an asthma sufferer and how this disease can be managed.

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Take a deep breath

Watch what happens inside the human body during physical activity. Look at diagrams of the human circulatory and respiratory systems. Explore the functions of major organs and tissues. Examine animations showing how a person breathes and how the heart pumps blood around the body. Predict the effects of walking or running ...

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Body parts: respiratory system

Follow the journey of air as it is breathed in through human airways to the lungs. Find out how oxygen is absorbed and moved around the body, while carbon dioxide is produced and breathed out. See how the diaphragm causes the chest to expand during breathing. Test your knowledge by placing body parts onto a diagram of the ...

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Respiratory system

This collection of digital curriculum resources comprises learning objects, videos and images describing the structure and function of various components of the respiratory system, including the throat and lungs. Some conditions and diseases affecting the respiratory system, such as sleep apnea, poliomyelitis and asthma, ...

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ResMed flow generator and humidifier, 2005-06

This is an S8 AutoSet Spirit flow generator and a HumidAire 3i humidifier, manufactured from plastic and metal by ResMed, New South Wales, between 2005 and 2006. The flow generator is grey, black and white plastic, and it has an LCD screen, control buttons and a handle. A cylinder protrudes from the lower right corner. ...

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Young people and asthma: education and awareness

This clip shows four young people discussing the importance of the Asthma Friendly Schools Program and the value of their Asthma Action Plan. They describe the support that friends and teachers provide when managing an asthma attack and the security of knowing that the people around them, particularly teachers, are knowledgeable ...

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Young people and asthma: support

This clip shows six young people with asthma discussing the importance of those closest to them. They explain how friends and family help observe their asthma symptoms, remind them to take medication and help them when they are unwell. The students also discuss the value of the broader support network that includes teachers, ...

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Young people and asthma: my future

This clip shows six young people with asthma discussing its potential effect on their future. Each one shares their goals and hopes, and some explain how asthma has influenced their decision to work in the health field. They discuss the significance of medication in managing asthma and in achieving their future goals and ...

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Young people and asthma: words of wisdom

This clip shows five young people discussing what they have learnt from their experience of living with asthma. Resilience emerges as a strong theme and the young people highlight the value of knowing their bodies and their limits, and of not allowing asthma to get in the way of achieving their goals. They emphasise the ...

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Breathing under the water

What would it be like to breathe under water? See the equipment humans use to help them swim under water. Find out about the special features fish have that help them 'breathe' under water.

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Aerobic Respiration

This resource consists of 2 sets of automated illustrated slides with voice over presenting information about aerobic respiration and compares respiration with burning.

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Gas Exchange in the Lungs

This resource consists of 5 sets of automated illustrated slides with voice over presenting detailed information and explanations about the process of gas exchange in the lungs and blood. There is an extensive use of animated diagrams to explain concepts. Terms such as diffusion and homeostasis are mentioned.

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Breathing and Respiration

This resource consists of five sets of automated illustrated slides with voice over presenting detailed information and explanations about the mechanism of human breathing and the respiration system.

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Specialised Cells in the Breathing System

Students use this resource consisting of five slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand how cells in the mucous membrane perform their function. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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The beagle: a nose that always knows

Meet Junior, a beagle who sniffs out all sorts of things, especially treats. Listen as Josie tells us about life with her pet dog. People say that beagles have the most amazing sense of smell. Does Junior? Find out.

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Humans

This learning object provides simple animations that illustrate the major body systems, including circulation, digestion, muscular etc. Further objects provide information about nutrients required to maintain health of the body. The resource has some self tests inbuilt, and also ideas for further research. A supporting ...

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Secondary science: visual representations

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'visual representations' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers assist students to understand ...

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Eyeball challenge: slingshot puzzle

Investigate a range of animal eyes: dog, cat, bee, fish, eagle and human. Discover how these animals see things in different ways because their eyes have different structures. For example, look at an animal's field of view, how it focuses and sees colours. Choose eyes to hit distant targets and unlock a secret chamber. ...

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Explore soil [no spoken instructions]

Explore a soil scene. Select living things and weather features and see their impact on the soil. Look at the interactions between animals, plants and soil. Follow instructions on how to build a soil environment at home.

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Explore soil [includes spoken instructions]

Explore a soil scene. Select living things and weather features and see their impact on the soil. Look at the interactions between animals, plants and soil. Follow instructions on how to build a soil environment at home.