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Science reporter: virologist

Explore the biographical profile of a virologist. Learn about their life and work. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Then choose photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects. Some objects in the series are also packaged ...

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Science reporter: virologist [no spoken instructions]

Explore the biographical profile of a virologist. Learn about their life and work. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Then choose photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects. Some objects in the series are also packaged ...

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Science reporter: virologist and electronics engineer

Explore the biographical profile of two scientists: a virologist and an electronics engineer. Learn about their life and work. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Then choose photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is a combination of two objects in a series ...

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Science reporter: virologist and electronics engineer [no spoken instructions]

Explore the biographical profile of two scientists: a virologist and an electronics engineer. Learn about their life and work. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Then choose photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is a combination of two objects in a series ...

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Aches and pains: colds and flu

Look at how colds affect people over a week or more; two to three weeks for flu. Find out which viruses cause colds and flu, and how people develop immunity. Learn how the viruses spread, and how symptoms can be helped. Test your knowledge by answering multiple-choice questions. This learning object is one in a series of ...

Teacher resource

Micro-organisms - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea includes a two-week unit of work, 'Micro-organisms', which focuses on classifying micro-organisms, recognising useful micro-organisms, discussing the diseases caused by pathogenic micro-organisms and using sterile techniques to grow micro-organisms. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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'No, Sir--These are not Anarchists', 1919

This is a newspaper illustration published in 1919 by cartoonist Charles Nuttall portraying seven well-dressed men and women on their way to a church service wearing face masks to protect them against the recent Spanish influenza (flu) outbreak. The caption below the drawing reads 'Melbourne, February, 1919. / No, Sir--These ...

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Infections

This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised in two categories - causes and spread of infections; and fighting infections. Videos and images provide a historical perspective of human infectious diseases in Australia, including epidemic events and drug and vaccine development. Learning objects explore the ...

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'Too many cooks' - influenza treatment cartoon, 1937

This is a black-and-white cartoon commenting on the various methods of treating influenza used in the 1930s. It depicts parents reading books and newspapers and taking the advice of doctors and of William Hughes, the then minister for health, in an attempt to find the best treatment for their child's illness. The cartoon ...

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Epidemic diseases in 19th- and 20th-century Australia

This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised into eight disease categories - influenza; tuberculosis; diphtheria; poliomyelitis; smallpox; whooping cough; measles; and bubonic plague. Some of these occurred in huge epidemics such as the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918-19. Some, such as bubonic plague, ...

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'Immunisation. Goodbye to the plague', 1989 - asset 3

This is a clip from an educational film produced for the Department of Community Services and Health that was released in 1989 by the Australian Government to promote the benefits of immunisation. The 12-minute colour film is narrated by an actor in the role of an elderly man describing a range of diseases and infections ...

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'Immunisation. Goodbye to the plague', 1989 - asset 4

This is a clip from an educational film produced for the Department of Community Services and Health that was released in 1989 by the Australian Government to promote the benefits of immunisation. The 12-minute colour film is narrated by an actor in the role of an elderly man describing a range of diseases and infections ...

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'Immunisation. Goodbye to the plague', 1989 - asset 5

This is a clip from an educational film produced for the Department of Community Services and Health that was released in 1989 by the Australian Government to promote the benefits of immunisation. The 12-minute colour film is narrated by an actor in the role of an elderly man describing a range of diseases and infections ...

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'Immunisation. Goodbye to the plague', 1989 - asset 10

This is a clip from an educational film produced for the Department of Community Services and Health that was released in 1989 by the Australian Government to promote the benefits of immunisation. The 12-minute colour film is narrated by an actor in the role of an elderly man describing a range of diseases and infections ...

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Super Flu - Race Against a Killer, 2005: Avian flu in Hong Kong

This clip shows how it was established that an outbreak of avian (bird) influenza in Hong Kong in 1997 crossed over into the human population and resulted in the death of, among others, the 3-year-old boy depicted here. It includes a representation of the hospitalisation of the boy and footage of dead and dying poultry. ...

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The Invisible War: A tale on two scales

The Invisible War is a graphic novel set on the Western Front in 1916. The novel is an interdisciplinary text that includes a large science-history reference section (hyper-linked within the novel). Told from two points of view – human and microbial – the story describes a deadly infection by dysentery-causing Shigella ...

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Dr Chris Smith – virology

A YouTube playlist of seventeen videos that cover an interview between Dr Chris Smith and some Stage 6 high school students. The interview covers a range of topics including the working life of a teaching scientist, virology, vaccinations and pandemics. The level of scientific detail is at an HSC level but these resources ...