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From Citrus to almonds

This is a unit of work about the Australian almond industry. It contains a inquiry sequence that includes: background on the almond industry, a short case study of an Australian almond orchard that has transitioned from citrus to almonds; an data analysis activity exploring the growth of the Australian almond industry and ...

Interactive Resource

Cool food planet

This is an interactive resource that contains a range of games, activities and information relating to the production, processing, preparation, storage and healthy eating of a wide range of foods. The resource contains sections for two age groups and there is also information for parents and teachers. There are several ...

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The Food Lovers' Guide to Australia, 2004: An ancient trade

This clip shows SBS reporter Joanna Savill on a small boat talking with a diver who harvests trepang (also called sea cucumber) off Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory. The catch is transferred to the mother boat and another trepang fisherman states that from the 1700s, before white settlement, traders from the Celebes ...

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Food chains: the desert

Create food chains to describe interactions within a desert environment. Look at the feeding patterns between plants and animals. Arrange producers and consumers into a food chain such as spinifex>bilby>eagle. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.

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Food chains: the farm

Create food chains to describe interactions within a farm environment. Look at the feeding patterns between plants and animals. Arrange producers and consumers into a food chain such as grass>rabbit>dingo. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.

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Food chains: what is a food chain?

Explore the idea of food chains to describe interactions. See an energy source, producer and consumers arranged into a food chain. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.

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Vending machines: food and money [Windows version]

Ask three friends what they would like to eat. Identify those foods in a vending machine. Use coins to buy the items. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.

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Apollo 8 space meal package, 1968

This is a space meal package developed for the Apollo 8 mission and prepared in the USA in 1968. It comprises a six-item dinner, including five food items and one drink - all in a sealed clear plastic envelope. One of the food items (probably soup) and the drink are in plastic sachets fitted with two tubes - an eating tube ...

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In digestion

Follow the passage of food through the human body. Select foods and drinks and decide how to digest them. For example, choose to chew, to add saliva to the mouth or add gastric juices to the stomach. Watch how the body reacts to changes. Find out more about digestion along the way and answer questions.

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GM foods: pros and cons

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of growing genetically modified crops on a farm. Explore possible effects on public health, biodiversity and the economy. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Procedural texts: let's make a banana split

Explore the three steps in a procedure; aim, materials and steps by looking at four examples. Discover the steps in making a banana split. Find the materials and ingredients you'll need for the banana split hidden in a classroom. Investigate the steps in making the banana split by taking photos. Put the jumbled steps of ...

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Digestive system and diet

This collection, containing eight digital curriculum resources, comprises learning objects, an image and videos that describe the structure and function of the various components that make up the digestive system, such as the mouth, stomach and intestines. The role of diets and healthy eating in maintaining good nutrition, ...

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Nestle's MILO Cinema Advertisement, 1948: Family album

This clip shows a family photograph album being opened and a narrator introducing the family members inside. The images then come to life and describe themselves. They are John, his wife (unnamed) and their children: Barbara, Peter, Janet and Ian, who says that he likes 'football, cricket and MILO'. The family is shown ...

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A Day in a Biscuit Factory, 1932: 'Served by discerning hostesses'

This clip shows a range of manufacturing activities taking place at the Swallow and Ariell biscuit factory in Melbourne in 1932. Almost all the scenes in the clip depict female workers engaged in the production or decoration of biscuits, cakes or other 'dainty confectionary'. The tasks include operating light machinery, ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Who's for dinner?

Look closely at a food chain and food web from a billabong habitat. Help animals to feed and survive. Play the role of a tadpole, fish or heron. Help the animal to grow and breed by feeding and avoiding predators. Notice that eating high-value food sources may increase an animal's risk of being attacked by predators.

Teacher resource

Molly's world

This is a four-page PDF lesson plan created by the World Food Programme for International Women's Day. It explores the influences and challenges facing girls across the globe through a series of videos taken by a 13-year-old girl, Molly, about her life in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Students use her videos and other ...

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World Food Programme: photos

This is a multilayered web page series, produced by the World Food Programme (WFP), that provides a portal for viewing and searching WFP photographs and image galleries. The front page includes a short series of featured photos as well as links to a large number of photo galleries. All photos and galleries include tagged ...

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Hunger

This is a multilayered web page series produced by the World Food Programme (WFP) and focusing on the issue of hunger across the world. The front page provides a definition of world hunger that refers to the Millennium Development Goals. Further information pages include 'What is hunger?' 'Who are the hungry?' 'What causes ...

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Food security analysis

This is a multilayered web page series produced by the World Food Programme (WFP), focusing on food security intervention and analysis conducted by the WFP across the world. The front page includes a definition of food security analysis, commonly known as vulnerability analysis and mapping; links to aspects of the WFP's ...

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World Food Programme: countries

This is a multilayered web page series produced by the World Food Programme (WFP) that comprises sections on individual countries where the WFP works in Asia, Africa, the Americas and the Middle East. The front page for each country includes links to an overview of the challenges it faces, information on WFP operations ...