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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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Wombat stew. Integrated program

Inspired by the picture book Wombat Stew, lessons involve children in going on a Wombat walk to collect rubbish, investigating animal habitats, creating an Australian animals alphabet frieze, creating animal number stories, exploring vocabulary, making Wombat soup, discussing safe and unsafe situations, developing a news ...

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Wombat stew: word work. English

Using vocabulary from Wombat Stew and Possum and Wattle: My Big Book of Australian Words, lessons involve children in classifying long and short words, counting syllables in words, blending and segmenting cvc words beginning with /k/ and /w/, learning strategies for reading and spelling words and creating tongue twisters.

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Wombat stew: counting and ordering animals. Mathematics

Based on the picture books Wombat Stew and One Woolly Wombat, lessons involve children in counting and ordering animals and solving and creating addition and subtraction number stories about the characters in Wombat Stew.

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Wombat stew: places animals live. Science

Inspired by the picture book Wombat Stew, lessons involve children in creating an Australian animal alphabet frieze, finding information about the habitats of Australian animals from digital and print sources and organising it into booklets and presenting information in the form of 'Who am I?' puzzles.

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Wombat stew: wombat walk. Society and Environment

Inspired by the picture book Wombat Stew, lessons involve children in going on a Wombat walk to collect rubbish from the playground environment, classifying the rubbish and representing data in a graph, and designing and creating posters to display around the school.

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Wombat stew: making wombat soup. Technology and Enterprise

Inspired by the picture book Wombat Stew, lessons involve children in making a booklet called, What went into the stew?, exploring recipe books, describing vegetables, making and evaluating a healthy wombat soup and completing a recipe.

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Wombat stew: keeping safe and fit. Health and Physical Education

Based on the picture book Wombat Stew, lessons involve children in learning about protective behaviours through identifying safe and unsafe situations in the story and in their own lives. Children play games such as Wombat Dingo Chasey and Into the Pot.

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Wombat stew: questions and answers. Aboriginal perspectives

Continuing the focus on Australian animals in Wombat Stew, children practise asking and answering questions in activities based on the big book, What Can You Do? They prepare a news plan and practise code switching between Home talk/Aboriginal English and School talk/Standard Australian English in a game of Code Switch Fish.

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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.