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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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How the moon influences Earth

Apart from tidal changes, the moon also plays a huge role in the Earth's climate and seasons. Find out how this large and close satellite of Earth makes it possible for life on our planet to exist. Discover how the moon was created and if it will always be there.

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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.

Teacher resource

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, ...

Teacher resource

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 ...

Assessment resource

Solar eclipse: assessment

Test your understanding of the phenomena of solar eclipses by manipulating interactive models in response to directions, by answering multiple-choice questions and by responding to open-ended questions. View and print a report on your work. This assessment object is one in a series of two objects.

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Eclipses: solar eclipse [ESL]

See how the Moon orbits the Earth as the Earth orbits the Sun. Control the motion of the Moon in its orbit around the Earth. Work out how the Moon goes through different phases during a lunar month. Work out how solar eclipses happen. Find out why different types of eclipses can occur. See why solar eclipses are rare. Find ...

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Earth rotation: night and day [ESL]

Watch an animation of the Earth rotating in space showing day and night, the equinox where locations on Earth experience close to equal hours of daytime and night-time (12 hours) and views of the Earth from above the North and South Poles. Turn an animated model of the Earth to explore how rotation is related to night and ...

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Earth rotation: sky watch

Watch an animation of the Earth rotating in space showing day and night, the equinox where locations on Earth experience close to equal hours of daytime and night-time (12 hours) and views of the Earth from above the North and South Poles. Turn an animated model of the Earth to explore how rotation affects the view of objects ...

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Earth rotation: merry-go-round

Watch an animation of the Earth rotating in space showing day and night, the equinox where locations on Earth experience close to equal hours of daytime and night-time (12 hours) and views of the Earth from above the North and South Poles. Explore how the rotation of the Earth affects the objects seen in the sky. Compare ...

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Earth rotation: stargazing

Watch an animation of the Earth rotating in space showing day and night, the equinox where locations on Earth experience close to equal hours of daytime and night-time (12 hours) and views of the Earth from above the North and South Poles. Position a camera at different places on the Earth's surface to take a time-lapse ...

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UV Index: simulator

Use a simulator to test the level of ultraviolet (UV) rays. Test the effects of cloud, shade and ground surface: grass, sand, water and snow. Notice that the amount of UV light that reaches a person varies according to the reflectivity of their surroundings. Use simulation results to answer a series of questions. For example, ...

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UV Index: the highs and lows

Use a simulator to test the average level of ultraviolet (UV) rays at different times of the day. Test the effects of seasonal variation. Graph the amount of UV light that reaches the Earth. Use simulation results to answer a series of questions. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Following the Moon: eclipses and shadows

Look at how sunlight is blocked during solar and lunar eclipses. Examine diagrams showing positions of the Sun, Moon and Earth. Notice that the umbra and penumbra of the Moon are 'shadows' on the Earth during a solar eclipse. See how the Earth blocks sunlight during a lunar eclipse.

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Tai hao le! The weather

Listen to weather reporters update weather conditions for a TV station. Match the speech bubbles to the correct scene and reporter. Listen to children describing the clothing and other items they will need to suit weather conditions. Identify the weather and clothing needed from spoken descriptions. Explore descriptions ...

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Tai hao le! The weather: weather in other countries

Explore descriptions of weather conditions in the months of January, April, July and October. Listen to the conditions for Australia, China, Canada and Indonesia. Choose the weather, month and country that match a spoken description. This learning object is the last in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged ...