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Wheat: from the UK with love

Not since colonial times has Australia imported wheat from the United Kingdom. Watch this clip to find out why Australia turned to Britain and the USA in 2002 for supplies of grain that are traditionally grown in abundance on home soil.

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Guinea pig superstar

Meet Larissa and her guinea pig called 'Superstar'. Learn how Larissa cares for her guinea pig pets and what her dream is. Find out what makes Superstar a superstar pet.

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Plastics: electric kettle [ESL]

Investigate properties of the plastics used to make products such as DVDs and skateboard wheels. Identify the properties of plastic needed for an electric kettle. Test a range of properties such as melting point, tensile strength and flexibility. Find out which plastic is most suitable for the product. This learning object ...

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Plastics: helmet [ESL]

Investigate properties of the plastics used to make products such as DVDs and skateboard wheels. Identify the properties of plastic needed for a rock-climbing helmet. Test a range of properties such as melting point, tensile strength and flexibility. Find out which plastic is most suitable for the product. This learning ...

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Plastics: egg-lifter [ESL]

Investigate properties of the plastics used to make products such as DVDs and skateboard wheels. Identify the properties of plastic needed for egg-lifters. Test a range of properties such as melting point, tensile strength and flexibility. Find out which plastic is most suitable for the product. This learning object is ...

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Plastics: shoe soles [ESL]

Investigate properties of the plastics used to make products such as DVDs and skateboard wheels. Identify the properties of plastic needed for shoe soles. Test a range of properties such as melting point, tensile strength and flexibility. Find out which plastic is most suitable for the product. This learning object is one ...

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Leisure survey: team sport [ESL]

Explore how many kids play sport and whether they play in teams. Choose questions to ask in a survey. For example, look at the percentages of kids at different ages who play a team sport. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results choosing a suitable type of graph such ...

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Leisure survey: popular sports [ESL]

Explore which sports children like to play. Choose questions to ask in a survey. For example, look at whether children play basketball, tennis or netball. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results choosing a suitable type of graph such as a pie chart, bar graph or histogram. ...

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Leisure survey: artistic activities [ESL]

Explore kids' favourite artistic activities. Choose which question to ask in a survey. For example, look at whether kids prefer dancing, acting or playing an instrument. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results choosing a suitable type of graph such as a pie chart, bar ...

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Mystery substances: pure substances

Solve crimes by identifying pure substances. Carry out chemical tests on common substances such as salt, baking soda and sugar. Observe and record how each substance reacts with a range of liquids and to heating. Build up a data table of chemical properties and use it to match mystery substances found at crime scenes. This ...

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Mystery substances: pure and mixed substances

Solve crimes by identifying pure substances and components of mixtures. Carry out chemical tests on common substances such as salt, baking soda and sugar. Observe and record how each substance reacts with a range of liquids and to heating. Build up a data table of chemical properties and use it to match mystery substances ...

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Mystery substances: training

Carry out chemical tests on common substances such as salt, baking soda and sugar. Observe and record how each substance reacts with a range of liquids and to heating. Build up a data table of chemical properties and use it to match mystery substances found at crime scenes. This learning object is one in a series of five ...

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Mystery substances: your first case

Solve police cases by identifying pure substances and components of mixtures. Carry out chemical tests on a mystery substance such as salt, baking soda or sugar. Observe and record how a substance reacts with a range of liquids and to heating. Refer to a data table of chemical properties and use it to match a mystery substance ...

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Mystery substances: find the culprit

Solve crimes by identifying pure substances and components of mixtures. Carry out chemical tests on a mystery substance such as salt, baking soda or sugar. Observe and record how a substance reacts with a range of liquids and to heating. Refer to a data table of chemical properties and use it to match a mystery substance ...

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Mystery substances: emergency case

Solve crimes by identifying pure substances and components of mixtures. Carry out urgent chemical tests on common substances such as salt, baking soda and sugar. Observe and record how each substance reacts with a range of liquids and to heat. Build up a data table of chemical properties and use it to match a mystery substance ...

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Mystery substances: mixed substances

Solve crimes by identifying substances in mixtures. Carry out chemical tests on a mixture of common substances such as salt, baking soda and sugar. Observe and record how each substance reacts with a range of liquids and to heating. Refer to a data table of chemical properties and use it to match mystery substances found ...

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Kitchen chemistry: experiment and mystery: level 1

Test the physical properties of kitchen substances such as pepper, detergent and butter. See whether they float or sink, foam or dissolve in hot or cold water. Test whether stirring makes a difference. Test and identify two substances such as cream or peanut butter. This learning object is a combination of two objects in ...

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Kitchen chemistry: experiment and mystery: level 2

Test the physical properties of common substances such as salt, detergent and cream. See whether they float or sink, foam or dissolve in hot or cold water. Test whether stirring makes a difference. Test and identify three mystery substances such as honey, shampoo or methylated spirits. This learning object is a combination ...

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Kitchen chemistry: experiment: level 1

Test the physical properties of kitchen substances such as raw sugar, olive oil or salt. See whether they float or sink, foam or dissolve in hot or cold water. Test whether stirring makes a difference. This learning object is one in a series of four learning objects. The series is also packaged as two combined learning objects.

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Kitchen chemistry: experiment: level 2

Test the physical properties of kitchen substances such as cream, detergent or bicarbonate of soda. See whether they float or sink, foam or dissolve in hot or cold water. Test whether stirring makes a difference. This learning object is one in a series of four learning objects. The series is also packaged as two combined ...