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Anemometer - Grimoldi, c1880

This is a Robinson-type or cup-type anemometer, a scientific instrument used to measure wind speed. 

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Interactive weather and wave forecast maps

This is a Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) web page providing weather and wave forecasts for up to seven days displayed as a computer-generated map. The wide range of options available via drop-down menus includes the type of weather or wave information to be displayed, level (altitude), area (region), time zone and period (duration). ...

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Are ocean waves increasing in size?

Evidence suggests that our climate is changing, potentially affecting our world in different ways. This clip explores a growing interest in the relationship between changes in atmospheric circulation patterns and the height of ocean swells around the world. Find out how a variation in wave heights may affect Australia's coastline.

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A swell day for surfing

Want to catch the perfect wave? Then you'll need to know a little about the role wind plays in the formation of waves. Who better to learn from than Andrew 'Windy' Miller, a keen geographer who just happens to run a surf school in Cornwall, UK. Learn more about the science behind an ocean swell.

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Experience the weather [includes spoken instructions]

Explore weather variations in four different environments: desert, mountains, rainforest and polar regions. Dress a character in clothing suited to the weather conditions: sunny, windy, rainy or snowing.

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Weather wear [includes spoken instructions]

Listen to a weather report on a radio. Dress a character in clothing suited to the weather conditions predicted. Sail in a yacht race.

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Explore the weather [no spoken instructions]

Choose clothing suited to the weather conditions: sunny, windy, rainy and snowing. Describe today's weather.

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Experience the weather [no spoken instructions]

Explore weather variations in four different environments: desert, mountains, rainforest and polar. Dress a character in clothing suited to the weather conditions: sunny, windy, rainy or snowing.

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Kite kit: flying [French]

Choose a kite to fly. Fly your kite in a range of places in France. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Kite kit: flying [German]

Choose a kite to fly. Fly your kite in a range of places in Germany. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Kite kit: colour, shape and design: level 2 [Italian]

Use and recognise complex words describing colour, size, shape and cultural images. Choose complex words to complete instructions for making a kite. Build another kite by following instructions given by an Italian friend. Fly your kites in a range of places in Italy. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. ...

Interactive resource

Explore the weather [includes spoken instructions]

Choose clothing suited to the weather conditions: sunny, windy, rainy and snowing. Describe today's weather.

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Jet propulsion for ships, 1948

This is a clip taken from an item about jet propulsion that was included in the weekly episode of the black-and-white newsreel, Cinesound Review, released for exhibition on 11 June 1948. It shows Tasmanian scientist Percy Wilde and his partner, William Wallheiser, demonstrating the use of their 1942 invention, a power plant ...

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The Wreck of the Batavia, 1973: Mutiny on the Batavia

This clip shows the final journey of the Batavia, from its last port of call in Cape Town, in what is now South Africa, to its shipwreck on the Abrolhos Islands off the coast of Western Australia. Shots of maps and charts from the 17th century and the sound of waves and creaking timbers are used to depict the progress of ...

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Weather observation: datasets

This website contains datasets for weather including humidity, water temperature, winds and air pressure collected at marine sites. The collection points are displayed on an interactive coloured map. Historical weather data are available. Graphs can be created and downloaded. The page also contains links to web cameras ...

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Tropical cyclones

This is a Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) web page about tropical cyclones. The resource explains what tropical cyclones are and includes a diagram showing the parts of Australia where they occur, indicating which months of the year each region is affected. It describes the impact of tropical cyclones on Australia, using Tropical ...

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Modelling tropical cyclones

This teacher resource is a Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) web page containing a lesson plan on modelling tropical cyclones. The resource clearly sets out lesson objectives and provides detailed notes about the outcomes expected. It includes a link to in-depth background material on a tropical cyclone's life cycle and development ...

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Gooniyandi seasons calendar

This is the Mingayooroo - Manyi Waranggiri Yarrangi, Gooniyandi seasons calendar developed by people of the Gooniyandi language group of the Kimberley in collaboration with CSIRO. The resource consists of an introduction, a richly illustrated calendar and related links. The introduction contains information about the people’s ...