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Listed under:  Science  >  Earth and space  >  Landforms  >  Coasts  >  Sand dunes
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Far out lenses

Look at the Moon through a simple telescope. Adjust the focal length of two convex lenses and compare the results. Explore relationships between optical variables such as focal length, position of objective lens, convexity, image inversion and lens size. This learning object is one in a series of two learning objects. The ...

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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 ...

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Light and the law of reflection: Teacher idea

In this Teacher idea, students explore how light travels and the law of reflection. They consolidate their knowledge using of a range of learning objects then explore the eye and the use of lenses. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.


Shitake mushrooms growing in cave

This colour image is a photograph of two small brown shitake mushrooms ('Lentinula edodes') growing on a pillar of compost. The mushrooms are growing in a cave environment in France's Loire Valley. These caves have been used as people’s homes over the ages and some are still in use today.


Plants growing on desert sand dune

This photograph, showing plants growing on a desert sand dune, was taken in full sunlight. The plants are sparsely spaced in the loose sand. The red colour of the sand indicates a high level of iron.


Surfers Paradise Beach, 1956

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the almost deserted beach at Surfers Paradise, Queensland, in 1956, prior to development. The photograph shows the edge of a sand dune covered with vegetation and a track leading down to the beach.


Ranelagh Beach, 1970

This is a 1970 colour photograph of Ranelagh Beach on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. It shows a number of people walking along the beach and others sitting on the beach. A number of boathouses line the beach at the base of sand dunes.


'Pounding seas bring novelty in their wake', 1950 - asset 1

This is a clip from silent footage prepared as part of the production process of a segment to be included in the 30 June 1950 weekly episode of Movietone News, a black-and-white newsreel. The clip begins with the title screen 'NEWPORT, N.S.W. / POUNDING SEAS BRING NOVELTY IN THEIR WAKE / MOVIETONE NEWS'. Sets of waves are ...

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NSW ecosystems on show

This resource highlights fifteen natural ecosystems found in New South Wales. Each resource has been designed for students investigating ecosystem types in NSW, providing a greater understanding of their location, function, how they are impacted by human activity and how schools and communities can work to protect them. ...