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Primary English: models and modelling

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'modelling texts' 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 are provided with guidance about ...

Teacher resource

Oral language

Here the teacher shares how she designs and teaches a literacy lesson to a Year 1 class incorporating strategies that target the individual needs and strengths of her students. She works with a small group of students using a visual aid to stimulate oral language. Other small group activities are organised to cater for ...

Interactive Resource

uKloo - iTunes app

Practise reading written clues to find the uKloo signs in each scene. You can set the reading difficulty level from 1 to 10 and select how many clues to give in a round. Tap the book icon on-screen to see the words covered in the chosen level, so you can review or learn those words before playing. Free when reviewed 6/6/15.

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Life science: mouse genetics: two traits

Breed mice with known genotypes that exhibit specific fur and eye colours to identify how two traits are passed on via dominant and recessive genes. Store mice for future breeding. Observe the genotypes of each individual mouse. Examine the statistics of fur and eye colour each time a pair of mice breed. Use a Punnett Square ...

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Life science: mouse genetics: one trait

Breed mice with known genotypes that exhibit specific fur colours to explore how this single trait is passed on via dominant and recessive genes. Store mice for future breeding. Observe the genotypes of each individual mouse. Examine the statistics of fur colour every time a pair of mice breed. Use a Punnett Square to model ...

Interactive resource

Life science: evolution: mutation and selection

Explore the effects of random mutation and natural selection on the evolution of camouflage in a fictitious population of insects. Adjust the colour of the environment and observe the process of natural selection over many generations. Notice the change in average fitness of the bug population and examine the genetic makeup ...

Assessment resource

Read between the lines: neighbourhood: assessment

Assess your understanding of signs around a neighbourhood so that you can answer a question about pets. Analyse the information in each sign to work out the implied meaning, and to determine the opinions, feelings and ideas about pets in the neighbourhood. Record your opinion of what each sign means. Review the information ...

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Read between the lines: shopping centre: assessment

Assess your understanding of signs around a shopping centre so that you can answer a question about how friendly it is towards children. Analyse the information in each sign to work out the implied meaning, and to determine the opinions, feelings and ideas about children in the shopping centre. Record your opinion of what ...

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Read between the lines: park: assessment

Assess your understanding of signs in a park so that you can answer a question about whether it is healthy for children. Analyse the information in each sign to work out the implied meaning, and to determine the opinions, feelings and ideas about how healthy the park is for children. Record your opinion of what each sign ...

Teacher resource

Creating a picture book with an environmental theme - unit of work

This unit of work is designed to help students create a well-written story with an environmental theme and then to self-publish it as a picture book. It focuses on: the symbiosis and synergy between creatures and their habitat; the research required to write a story that has a strong basis in fact; the elements of a picture ...

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Bedtime stories - Teacher idea

In this Teacher idea students create picture storybooks integrating digital and non-digital resources. Engaging student-centred classroom activities supports students as they apply their learning to developing and publishing their ‘bedtime stories’.

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Frog tales - unit of work

Students investigate frogs by examining a collection of fiction and non-fiction resources and creating a class anthology of frog stories.

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Storytelling traditions - unit of work

In this unit of work, students learn about storytelling traditions and how they may be used to pass on important cultural knowledge, such as Dreaming. They listen to, read and view traditional stories now told using writing, illustrations and digital forms. They respond to the stories by creating oral, written and visual ...

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Starting an adventure - unit of work

This unit of work explores elements of narrative in the context of a particular type of narrative, the adventure story. The unit is designed to help students understand the purpose of adventure stories, the narrative structure onto which the writer builds events, characters and setting, and how writers engage readers. Students ...

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Who tells the story? - unit of work

In this unit of work students read different versions of popular stories and gain an understanding of how a story can be told from different points of view. They develop character profiles and a digital story based on one of the stories.

Video

Wicked Science - The Gift Episode 1, 2003: She mixed axolotl DNA with T-Rex DNA

This clip shows a malevolent Elizabeth (Bridget Neval) at Sandy Bay High School indicating to Toby (André De Vanny) that she has interfered with his dodo cloning experiment. Indeed, when Toby and school friend Russ (Ben Schnideg) get to Toby's 'lab', a rapidly growing T-Rex has hatched. When Russ recalls what happened at ...