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Ivan and Anna Kucan and their daughters on Ukrainian Christmas Day, Newport, c1957

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Ivan and Anna Kucan and their daughters, Larysa and Marika, in the backyard of their family home in Newport, Victoria. This photograph was taken on Ukrainian Christmas Day, which is in January.

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How do apiarists farm their bees?

Have you ever wondered what a bee farm looks like? This clip shows how bee farmers (apiarists) look after their bees. Watch the bee hives being opened and see the honey being collected. View the machinery used to collect and bottle the honey.

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What's in a year?

You may know of the four seasons. In the southern parts of Australia the year is often divided up into spring, summer, autumn and winter. But what about other parts of Australia? Find out what seasons they have in northern Australia. See how the year is divided into months and shown as a calendar. You'll also see how many ...

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Indigenous seasons across northern Australia

Aboriginal communities across northern and western Australia have helped to develop seasonal calendars based on their ecological knowledge. The calendars link meteorological patterns with changes in plant and animal life across the year.

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Seasons with Dirtgirl!

Do you know how many seasons there are in a year? Watch this video as Dirtgirl explains the seasons in some countries. Did you know that in Australia there is more than one way of describing seasons? Find out what they are.

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Secondary science: models and simulations

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'models and simulations' 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 interpret, ...

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Primary Connections: Staying alive

This is an extensive teaching unit focused on learning, through a collaborative, inquiry-based approach, about the basic needs of animals and how their senses help them to survive. It includes comprehensive lesson plans, as well as student handouts and other teaching resources, for seven structured lessons that form an ...

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Primary Connections: Up, down and all around

This is an extensive teaching unit focused on learning, through a collaborative, inquiry-based approach, about the changes that occur to natural, managed and constructed environments. It includes comprehensive lesson plans, as well as student handouts and other teaching resources, for seven structured lessons that form ...

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Lunar cycles: moon phases: assessment

Test your understanding of moon phases by completing ten multiple-choice questions. For example: identify how long it takes for the Moon to make one complete orbit around the Earth; choose an explanation for moon phases. Experiment with a model to help you answer the questions. For instance, move the position of the Moon ...

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Seasons: Earth's orbit: assessment

Test your understanding of why some parts of the Earth experience seasons. Create a model to show the relationship between the Earth and the Sun, and use it to explain how the Earth’s orbit and the tilt of its axis determine the seasons in the different hemispheres. Using a simplified model of the Earth and Sun, predict ...

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Seasons: daylight hours: assessment

Test your understanding of how different times of year affect the amount of daylight received at different locations on Earth. Work out how the Earth’s orbit and the tilt of its axis determine day length in three different locations: Wanganui, Beijing and Singapore. For example, interpret data from a table that shows a ...

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Seasons: Sun’s energy: assessment

Test your understanding of the heating effect of the Sun on Earth. Use interactive models to investigate this effect as Earth rotates on its axis and orbits around the Sun. Interpret these factors to answer questions. For example, use your interpretation of the models to answer questions about the Sun's heating effect during ...

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Seasons: latitude [ESL]

Control the motion of the Earth in its orbit around the Sun. Work out how the Earth’s orbit and the tilt of its axis determine daylight hours at different latitudes. For example, compare daylight hours during different seasons at the equator and at the poles. This learning object is part of a series of four objects.

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Seasons: the hemispheres [ESL]

Control the motion of the Earth in its orbit around the Sun. Work out how the Earth’s orbit and the tilt of its axis determine day length in the different hemispheres. For example, work out the equinoxes. This learning object is part of a series of four objects.

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Seasons: Earth's orbit [ESL]

Control the motion of the Earth in its orbit around the Sun. Work out how the Earth’s orbit and the tilt of its axis determine seasons in the different hemispheres. Compare seasons at different locations on the Earth. For example, work out that when it is summer in China, it is winter in Australia. This learning object ...

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Seasons: Earth and the Sun [ESL]

Control the motion of the Earth in its orbit around the Sun. Investigate how orbit and rotation affect seasons and night and day. Examine the heating effect of the Sun. For example, explore why it is colder at the poles than at the equator. This learning object is part of a series of four objects.

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Seasons: daylight hours: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Seasons: daylight hours: assessment ' (L8967). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines to the interpretation of student input. Read notes on anticipated student responses, and information on possible factors ...

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Seasons: Sun’s energy: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Seasons: Sun’s energy: assessment' (L8968). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines to the interpretation of student input. Read notes on anticipated student responses, and information on possible factors causing ...

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Orrery, c1770 - part 2

This is a mechanical model of part of the solar system, commonly known as an orrery, manufactured by English mathematician and instrument maker Benjamin Martin in about 1770. This bronze model features a cylindrical clockwork mechanism with an orb representing the Sun placed in the centre. Extending from this on an arm ...

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5 Seasons, 2004: Everything has a cycle

This clip shows dramatic footage illustrating aspects of the annual five-season cycle identified by the Nunggubuyu people who live on the south-west coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria in the Northern Territory. Footage includes the Rose River in spate, a tropical storm, a dry riverbed, firestick farming, circling magpie geese ...