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EagleCat: scale it

Explore changes in area when a shape is acted on by a scale factor. Examine changes in volume when an object is acted on by a scale factor. Analyse the changes using whole numbers.

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Hopper: ultimate

Help a frog to jump along a number line. Estimate the finishing point on a number line, after adding or subtracting multiples of decimal fractions or whole numbers to a starting number. For example, 1.72 + (11 x 0.07) = 2.49. Explore the patterns made on a counting grid and number line. Identify counting rules that match ...

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Squirt: two containers: level 2

Examine the relationships between capacities of containers of different shapes and sizes. Squirt liquids between two containers to establish the proportional relationship. Express relationships using mathematical notation such as a=6xb. This learning object is the second in a series of five objects that progressively increase ...

Teacher resource

Bound for Botany Bay - unit of work

Students investigate and retell the stories of the convicts on the First Fleet to gain an understanding of the first European settlement of Australia. They present their stories in a print or digital journal as well as a living history tableau.


Transportation in early Canberra, 1920s

This is a black-and-white photograph of six men pushing a horse-driven cart, loaded with goods, up a steep dirt track somewhere in the Canberra area. Logs have been laid in the foreground to cover soft ground. The photograph was taken by William James Mildenhall, probably in the 1920s.

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The water cycle for kids

This interactive resource is a pictorial water-cycle diagram accompanied by an explanation. The resource shows an illustration of a landscape with stylised water drops representing changes of state such as precipitation and evaporation. The visual style is designed to be engaging to children. Simplified versions of the ...

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The innovator

This is a short animated film highlights the versatility of wool as a natural fibre. The wordless film journeys through the ages and offers a unique view on how wool has been used - and continues - to clothe humans. The video provides an humourous stimulus resource to highlight the range of properties of wool.

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Twelve canoes: the Macassans

This is a rich resource about the centuries-long trading contact between the Yolngu people of north-east Arnhem Land and Macassans from Sulawesi in what today is Indonesia. Its centrepiece is a short film narrated by a Yolngu storyteller describing when the Macassans came, what they came for, the trade goods they brought, ...


Water is life

This is an extended teaching and learning module containing six tasks with an activity sheet, fact sheet and hyperlinks to further resources that introduce students to how the world's water supply is used and by whom. The module uses a variety of inquiry teaching strategies that allow students to explore the topic for general ...


Sustainable table: the coming famine

This is a website about the key issues related to global food insecurity. It contains sections on the scarcity of primary resources; land degradation; land scarcity; waste; climate change; consequences of inaction; and proposed solutions. Photographs, statistics, graphs, maps and figures support the information. This resource ...

Teacher resource

Climate 4 classrooms

This resource is a teaching and learning website about the large-scale features that determine climate and climate change, and the impact of predicted climate change on different parts of the world. There are 11 topics that are designed to develop students' understanding of the challenges and processes of predicting climate ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Wishball: whole numbers

Test your understanding of decimal place value with whole numbers. Receive a starting number, such as 3786, and work towards turning it into a target number, such as 7664. Spin a random digit, choose its decimal place value and decide whether to add or subtract the random digit from your starting number. You can use a 'Wishball' ...

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Divide it up: grouping tool

Use a dividing tool to make equal shares of stationery such as pens, pencils or crayons. Complete a sentence describing a number operation. For example, pack 24 crayons into packets of 5. Predict how many packets are needed and identify how many items are left over.

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Show and tell: here, boy: assessment

Assess your ability to construct sentences by creating a recount of a cartoon about a dog in a backyard. Select phrases to create sentences and build a basic factual recount. Rearrange the phrases to create the best word order in the sentences. Who was involved? What did they do? When, where or how did they do it? Add adjectives ...

Teacher resource

1788: Was life the same for everyone?

This is a unit of inquiry consisting of 12 learning sequences for year 4 in the English for the Australian Curriculum resource. Each learning sequence contains a series of resources, suggested activities to carry out with students and a post-activity reflection. This unit closely examines a range of texts, including written, ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Gold rush: level 1

Dig for gold on the Ballarat goldfields in 1865. Try your luck at alluvial or shaft mining. Buy a miner's permit, tools and enough supplies to last a month. Discover how hard life was on the goldfields. Explore a map showing the countries migrants left to join the gold rush in Australia. Find out which towns developed due ...

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Earth's rocks

Discover the main rock types and how they are formed. Find out about the rock cycle and how the Earth is constantly re-forming rocks. Find out what you can learn about the history of a rock from looking at its crystal composition and patterns.

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Area counting with Coco

Find the area of rectangles on a grid. Explore how the formula works for finding a rectangle's area. First, estimate the area of a chosen rectangle or compound rectangular shape on a grid. Second, work out the correct formula for finding area by placing rows and columns of squares inside the rectangles. Then, compare the ...

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Conductors and insulators in circuits

Test different materials for electrical conductivity using an electric circuit. Insert each of the four materials into the contact point in turn. Determine which materials are electrical conductors by noting which ones make the light globe glow. Record data for each material. Sum up your findings by answering the conclusion ...

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Hopper: whole numbers

Help a frog to jump along a number line. Estimate the finishing point on a number line, after adding or subtracting multiples of whole numbers to a starting number. For example, 255+(10 x 4) = 295. Explore the patterns made on a counting grid and number line. Identify counting rules that match the pattern of 'landing spots' ...