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### Numeracy wrap: Calculating volume

In this resource students find the relationship between, length, width (or breadth), height and volume of rectangular prisms, calculate the volume of rectangular prisms and investigate cubic metres

### Monumental measurement mess ups

Did you know that in Australia we use a metric system for measurement? See if you know the units of measurement for length, mass and volume. Find out what system the United States uses. You guessed it - they don't use the metric system! See how a mix up of these units can cause all kinds of mess ups.

### Using 'Living with acids and bases' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea introduces students to acids and bases, explores universal indicators to distinguish solutions and investigates the pH scale. Students undertake practical and theoretical activities focusing on acids and bases that are commonly found in our day-to-day lives. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled ...

### Kokoda Trail, Cadets from Scots College, 1972: The Kokoda Trail

This clip from a silent home movie shows cadets from the Scots College in the final stages of their trek along the Kokoda Trail (or Track), through the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea in early May 1972. Early scenes show the cadets picking their way across a rocky ford in a river. They are then shown listening to ...

### Turn up the volume - unit of work

In this unit of work students explore and explain the connections between the surface area and volume of different shapes and how each attribute is measured.

### Winners - Just Friends, 1985: 'I'm not the one who got pregnant!'

This clip shows a tense scene at a family dinner table, where the parents of two teenage girls are having to defend their decision not to allow their younger daughter, Susan, to attend a party. Susan reacts to the decision by deflecting the argument to her older sister's pregnancy. The next scene takes place in the girls' ...

### Least Said, Soonest Mended, 1999: Hide the shame

This clip shows Steve Thomas, the producer and director of the film, interviewing his mother, who polishes the silver tea service that she and her husband were given by their children for their 25th wedding anniversary in the 1960s. His mother laments that she and her husband felt that they could not have a party to celebrate ...

### Compass - Pregnant Pause, 2006: Before the revolution

This clip shows black-and-white footage of Australian family and social life in the 1950s including a scene from a Christian wedding and scenes of young couples embracing in parkland. These scenes are intercut with footage of four older middle-class Australian women reflecting on their experiences as young women reaching ...

### Caddie, 1976: 'Life's a bugger'

This clip shows barmaid Caddie (Helen Morse) ending an affair with SP bookmaker Ted (Jack Thompson) because he already has a girlfriend. The Norrises, with whom Caddie is boarding, ask her to find other accommodation because her two young children are too much trouble. On the tram home from work, barmaid Josie (Jacki Weaver) ...

### Factory to Farm, c1925: Benefits of mechanical harvesting

This silent black-and-white clip shows a hay or grain crop being reaped and bound into sheaves first by hand and then by machine. A man in late-19th-century dress is shown cutting the crop with a scythe while a group of women dressed for the same period collect and bundle the stalks into sheaves. An intertitle that reads ...

### The Sven Callaway Show: sex

Watch a talk show host interviewing people about personal relationships: students, health experts and a studio audience. Look at sexually transmitted diseases, sexuality, contraception and peer pressure. Explore a range of opinions including 'way out' ideas. Notice how people interpret facts differently. Research a topic, ...

### What's in a cube: level 1

Watch a demonstration of the size of a cubic metre (100cm x 100cm x 100cm). See how small a cubic centimetre looks when compared with a cubic metre. Estimate the volume of cuboid objects such as a filing cabinet, a DVD player, and icebox. Rotate a 3D grid to help you work out dimensions in centimetres. Estimate the relative ...

### Cubirocks go!

Help three cuboid characters estimate and compare the volumes of cube-shaped rocks made by a special volcano in 'Cubiland'. Each character uses a different measuring unit: small, medium-sized or large. Notice that if 8 medium cubes and 27 small cubes fill a large cube that this ratio can be applied to all 'cubirocks'. Use ...

### What's in a cube: level 2

Watch a demonstration of the size of a cubic metre (100cm x 100cm x 100cm). See how small a cubic centimetre looks when compared with a cubic metre. Estimate the volume of irregular cuboid objects such as a small kennel, toy train, and backpack. Rotate a 3D grid to help you work out dimensions in centimetres. Estimate the ...

### The Metrix: capacity 1

Fill the cargo hold of the Metrix spacecraft with the required volume of cargo. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects.

### Give me a brake

Investigate braking efficiency of cars and trucks by testing stopping distances under controlled conditions. Test effects of vehicle type, tyres, road surface and weather conditions. Choose driving speed, then apply brakes and compare stopping distances. Estimate distances from target markers. Answer questions about antilock ...

### pH: what is pH?

Test solutions to find whether they are acidic, basic or neutral. Arrange them in order of acidity. Measure the pH of solutions using universal indicators and a pH meter. Identify mystery liquids by measuring their pH. For example, identify the liquid in a car battery as an acid. Remember, all acids and bases including ...

### Cubirocks are measured!

Help three cuboid characters to estimate the volume of cube-shaped rocks made by a special volcano in 'Cubiland'. Each character uses a different measuring unit: small, medium-sized or large. Use a measuring cube to help estimate the volume of different 'cubirocks' made up of cubes. Complete a data table. Volumes range ...

### The Metrix: decimals: volume

Measure the volume of a drinking water container needed for the Metrix spacecraft. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions involving decimal numbers. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects.

### The Metrix: capacity 2

Add the amount of explosive powder required to ignite the Metrix spacecraft, to its fuel tank. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions. This learning object is one in a series of 26 tools within the series.