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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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Ready to race: wheels, jets, tyres and gears

Go to a race track and collect information from different kinds of visual texts to make your kart the fastest on the track. First, add important kart parts and choose the style of kart you want. Then collect information about the time and place of your race. Next, go to the garage to set up your kart before doing a starting ...

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Home internet survey: who? [ESL]

Explore which kids use the internet at home. Choose a question to ask in a survey. Look at the percentages of age groups that use computers and the internet at home. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable type of graph: pie chart, bar graph or histogram. ...

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Home internet survey: what? [ESL]

Explore what kids use the internet for at home. Choose a question to ask in a survey. Look at the percentages of kids that use the internet for email, messaging, homework, news, playing games or downloading software. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable ...

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Home internet survey: where? [ESL]

Explore which rooms kids use the internet from at home. Choose a question to ask in a survey. Look at the percentages of kids that use the internet from a family room, study, bedroom or another room. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable type of graph: ...

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Packing jelly beans - mathematics activities

The photograph shows a box containing jelly beans in an array. Looking closely, we see each compartment in this box contains six jelly beans of the same colour. They are arranged in two layers of three beans. There is a different flavour in each compartment. Teachers are encouraged to scan all the ideas suggested here as ...

Teacher resource

The First Fleet: age of convicts - unit of work

Students develop their knowledge of statistical measures, such as mean and median, by examining a dataset about the First Fleet (M007943 'The First Fleet - dataset'). They use the dataset to determine the age of convicts leaving England on the First Fleet, and they construct tables and graphs and complete data investigations. ...

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The First Fleet: cost of crime - unit of work

Students develop their knowledge of summary statistics, such as the mode and median of data sets, by examining a dataset about the First Fleet (M007943 'The First Fleet - dataset'). They use data about the cost of crime to construct tables and graphs, and to complete data investigations. Students complete these activities ...

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How temperature affects the rate of respiration

This interactive is a simulation of an experiment comparing the amount of oxygen consumed by germinating peas at two different temperatures. The data are displayed in a table and on a graph.

Teacher resource

Who is in your class?

Students complete a task in which they create questionnaires or surveys to collect data. They use email to form a pen pal relationship with students in another school, then use the data to formulate a class profile. Students will present the data in a table, tally or graph. They should work independently, with the teacher ...

Teacher resource

Dangerous days

This mathematical investigation uses current secondary data to explore the possible relationships between the number of road deaths (numerical variable) and the day of the week (categorical variable). The task is extended to include the number of road deaths and the time of day. The investigation includes a student worksheet ...

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Data modelling in the beginning school years

This conference paper describes a classification task, based around a story featuring a naughty dog, which was given to a group of seven-year-old school children. The author shares the children's responses to the task and in so doing emphasises that data modelling should involve investigations of meaningful phenomena and ...

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Tilt-top table, 1878

This is a spectacular round-topped wooden table made in Adelaide in the later part of the 19th century. It is quite large, measuring 76.5 cm x 135.5 cm in diameter, and could seat a number of people, but is generally regarded as having been made as a display or feature item. The deep undulating skirting that runs beneath ...

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Fashion design: quality control

Test the properties of four fabrics for a fashion design company. Review a lab test summary table. Examine the structure of the table and words used. Match scientific terms to everyday words. Build a graphic interpretation of the text by adding simple icons. Identify two fabrics which meet the agency's needs. Choose conclusions ...

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Fashion design: advertising

Help plan an advertising campaign for clothes made by a fashion design company. Review catalogue mock-ups, images and marketing text. Choose the items which best meet the company's needs. Compare and contrast three magazines, and decide which is best suited for your target market. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky ...

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Home internet survey

Explore kids' use of the internet at home. Choose questions to ask in a survey. For example, look at the percentages of kids that use the internet for finding out things for school, email or messaging. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable type of ...

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Home internet survey: who?

Explore which kids use the internet at home. Choose a question to ask in a survey. Look at the percentages of age groups that use computers and the internet at home. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable type of graph: pie chart, bar graph or histogram. ...

Interactive resource

Home internet survey: what?

Explore what kids use the internet for at home. Choose a question to ask in a survey. Look at the percentages of kids that use the internet for email, messaging, homework or downloading software. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable type of graph: ...

Interactive resource

Home internet survey: where?

Explore which rooms kids use the internet from at home. Choose a question to ask in a survey. Look at the percentages of kids that use the internet from a family room, study, bedroom or another room. Examine a table of results. Sort the data and use it to answer questions. Display the results using a suitable type of graph: ...