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Earth

This learning object provides an introduction to the study of geology. Simple animations provide information about the inner structure of the Earth and the formation of tectonic plates; earthquakes; volcanoes and tsunamis. Each object includes a world map that shows diaster ‘hot spots’ where an a PDF document ‘The story ...

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Plants

This learning object contains a series of simple animations that explores the structure of a plant and how it works. Further graphics explain photosynthesis and how plants form part of the food chain. Students are provided with a tool for developing ideas about further research. The resource also contains several self tests. ...

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Moving Machines

This learning object provides simple animations that illustrate how gears work; the bicycle is chosen as an example for further study. The topic concludes with a self test and a tool for developing ideas for further research. Two pdf files, ‘The cost of getting around’ and ‘The story behind the bicycle’ may be downloaded. ...

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Matter

This learning object provides simple animations that illustrate the nature of paper, water and the structure of the atom. There is a self test and also ideas for further research. These are accompanied by a timeline of discoveries about the atom, and a pdf document ‘Nanotechnology’. The object requires Adobe Flash Player ...

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Humans

This learning object provides simple animations that illustrate the major body systems, including circulation, digestion, muscular etc. Further objects provide information about nutrients required to maintain health of the body. The resource has some self tests inbuilt, and also ideas for further research. A supporting ...

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Zooming in

This learning object provides a ‘virtual microscope’ enabling learners to view ten successive 10 x magnifications of a gum leaf. The views reveal the internal structure of the leaf with a series of coloured graphics that mimic the zooming in action of a microscope. Brief explanatory text accompanies each graphic. The object ...

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Buka telinga ya: activities to develop listening skills in Indonesian

Develop your listening skills in Indonesian by listening to a range of spoken Indonesian texts and completing a series of interactive activities based on the topics of neighbours, school, lifestyle, holidays, community, part-time work, celebrations and future plans. Activities feature audio, text and flash animations and ...

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Mau ikut?: activities for students studying the first 100 hours of Indonesian

Develop your skills in Indonesian by completing a series of interactive activities related to the topics of friends, school and leisure. Activities feature audio, text and flash animations and may be completed in any order. Each topic has a section for teachers. Some images in the interactive activities may not display ...

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Structural adaptation 1: teeth, tails and talons

A card game engages student interest in structural characteristics of Australian fauna, and encourages consideration of functions of these characteristics within a particular environment.

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How to construct a column or bar graph

This animated presentation includes three examples of how to construct column graphs (also known as bar graphs) to represent data. It also highlights the features of column graphs. Students can use an included set of practice questions to determine their knowledge and understanding of column graphs.

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How to construct parallel lines

This animated presentation includes three different techniques for the geometrical construction of parallel lines. The presentation, with optional audio commentary, provides a step-by-step set of instructions involving rulers, set squares and compasses.

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Visual, geometrical and numerical patterns

This interactive animated presentation includes different scenarios in which visual, geometrical and numerical patterns are identified, explained and described. Students are engaged in extending patterns; and creating and using rules to describe and extend the patterns.

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How to find fractions on a number line

This interactive animated presentation demonstrates the representation of positive and negative fractions on a number line. Students are required to demonstrate their understanding by naming and locating fractions on the number line.

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Introduction to slope

In this animated presentation students are introduced to the mathematical concept of slope (or gradient) of a straight line. The mathematical definition of slope is explained in terms of, and derived from, two practical contexts.

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Using linear equations to model population growth, Hooke's Law and parcel shipping charges

In this animated presentation students are provided with three examples of mathematical modelling in real-world settings. Linear functions are used to model population growth, Hooke's Law and parcel shipping charges.

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Order of operations (PEMDAS)

This three-part animated presentation demonstrates the process of applying an order of operations convention to calculations involving a mixture of number operations. Two parts of the demonstration provide worked examples and a step-by-step procedure; the third part provides examples for student practice.

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Plotting points using positive coordinates: first quadrant

This learning object introduces students to plotting points in the first quadrant of the Cartesian plane. It includes demonstrations of point plotting and a student activity.

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Pythagoras's theorem: proof

This learning object includes animations of transformational geometry and algebraic proofs of Pythagoras's theorem. Interactive Illustrations of the theorem, worked examples, a quiz and practice questions are included.

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Mathematical relations

This learning object introduces students to the mathematical concept of a relation and presents different ways of representing such mappings between two sets of objects.

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Using exponents in real-life contexts

This animated presentation provides four examples of the use of exponential functions to model real-life practical situations. The examples highlight the manipulation of indices (exponents) and the index laws.