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Slime emergency

Restart the engine of a spaceship. Identify four materials that can be used as a liquid fuel. Test the state of materials at different temperatures.

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What the world is made of

Use the 'particle model' to explore properties of matter. Compare the arrangement and movement of particles in the three phases of matter: solids, liquids and gases. Explore how substances can change between the three phases. For example, look at what happens when water changes state through a physical process such as melting ...

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Matter and evaporation: below zero

Experiment with phase transformations of water. Heat a block of ice to just below freezing point. Predict changes to the molecular structure and molecular motion. Look closely at movement of the water molecules, especially at the surface. Explain why the molecules remain tightly bonded. This learning object is one in a ...

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Types of matter: solids, liquids and gases

Select samples from an outdoor setting. Magnify the substances to atomic level so that the particles they consist of can be seen. Sort the substances into groups based on how the particles are arranged and how they move. Classify the substances as solids, liquids or gases. For example, classify argon as a gas and ice as ...

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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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'Flemington Melbourne', c1856

This watercolour by Samuel Charles Brees shows a long line of men, including prospective Chinese miners, passing along Mount Alexander Road in Flemington. They are at the beginning of their journey to the goldmining areas of central Victoria during the height of the gold rush in Australia in about 1856. On the right of ...

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Illustration of Chinese miners at Mount Alexander goldfield, 1863

This print from a wood engraving shows Chinese miners working on a layered excavation site on the Mount Alexander gold diggings near Castlemaine, Victoria, in 1863. The men are wearing conical hats and collarless loose-fitting shirts. At the centre and right of the image are a long flume and possibly a sluice box, and there ...

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Diary of Trooper John Alexander 'Jack' McBean, 1900

These are the first pages of a diary kept by John Alexander 'Jack' McBean, a soldier who served in the Second Boer War (1899-1902). Written in 1900, the right-hand page says: 'Diary and notes of my life in South Africa as a trooper in the 4th SA IBC'. On the left-hand page are some handwritten annotations that appear to ...

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Chinese miners on the Australian goldfields

This collection of 12 digital curriculum resources focuses on Chinese prospectors and miners on the Australian goldfields. It is organised into four categories - travelling to the goldfields; living on the goldfields; at work on the goldfields; and opposition to Chinese miners. The collection includes photographs; artworks ...

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Pacific Islander indentured labourers

This is a collection of 21 digital curriculum resources focusing on the thousands of Pacific Islanders brought to Queensland and northern New South Wales to work on plantations in the late 19th century. The collection is organised into three categories - recruitment of labourers; working and living conditions; and the end ...

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Portrait of Edith Cowan, 1920s

This is a black-and-white photographic portrait of Edith Cowan (1861-1932). The photograph, measuring 20.3 cm x 15.2 cm, was taken in the early 1920s and shows Cowan in her sixties, around the time she was serving as Australia's first female member of a state parliament. Handwritten text below the image reads 'yours sincerely ...

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Suffragette pioneer Mary Lee, c1895

This is a black-and-white photographic portrait of Mary Lee (1821-1909), taken in about 1895. It shows Lee in her early seventies, around the time of the end of her service as secretary of the Women's Suffrage League in South Australia. She is dressed formally in a high-collared black shirt or dress, and a black hat. Text ...

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Illuminations in Melbourne's Chinatown, 1867

This is a black-and-white engraving by Robert Bruce showing large crowds gathered at night in Chinatown, Melbourne, on 20 December 1867. A large arch is illuminated over the street, with the words: 'CHINESE RESIDENTS WELCOME PRINCE ALRED [sic]' displayed. The engraved image is titled: 'ILLUMINATIONS IN LITTLE BOURKE-STREET ...

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Chinese woman standing, 1855-82

This is a black-and-white full-length photograph of a Chinese woman standing in traditional dress. A Chinese bowl and teapot are on a table next to the woman, and a floral curtain can be seen on the right-hand side of the frame. The photograph was taken at the Davies and Company photographic studio based in Melbourne, Victoria, ...

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Chinese miner at wattle-and-daub hut, c1900

This is a black-and-white glass lantern slide, measuring 8.2 cm x 8.2 cm, showing a Chinese miner outside his hut. The image is titled: 'Chinese miner outside a wattle-and-daub hut with a dog'. The man is wearing Western-style dress and is seated with a black dog by his side. The photograph, taken by W H Ferguson, is part ...

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Chinese woman seated, 1855-82

This is a black-and-white studio photograph that portrays a Chinese woman in traditional dress. She is seated at a table, which has a Chinese bowl and teapot on it. She appears to be holding a necklace in her right hand, while her left hand rests on a handkerchief or piece of paper. The photograph was taken at the Davies ...

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Chung Ling Soo, poster, 1905-18

This is an illustrated colour-lithograph poster, measuring 73.3 cm x 48.0 cm, titled 'Chung Ling Soo, the Marvellous Chinese Conjurer', from the Alma Collection of Magic, housed at the State Library of Victoria. In the centre of poster is an illustration of a porcelain plate with a man's face in the middle. The man wears ...

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'Dhurringile' shearing shed, 1982

This is a black-and-white photograph measuring 8.8 cm x 12.5 cm, showing the interior of a woolshed situated on the 'Dhurringile' estate in Victoria. The photographer, John T Collins (1907-2001) captures the neglected state of the building; wooden slats and whole sections of flooring are missing. The photograph is one of ...

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'Fleeced', c1943

This is a black-and-white photograph measuring approximately 12.0 cm x 17.0 cm. It shows a stud merino ram watching as another sheep is hand-shorn. The shearer is in turn watching the ram, perhaps expecting trouble. The full title of the photograph, inscribed on the reverse, is 'Fleeced. Merino stud ram watches a shearer ...