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Forbes Carlile discusses development of Australian sports science, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of the leading sports scientist and swimming coach Forbes Carlile speaking about his work in sports science. Carlile says that he worked under the 'father of sports science in Australia', Professor Frank Cotton. His own interest in the field was as a physiologist, measuring physical changes ...

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Pins from Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, 1997

This is a boxed pin set to commemorate the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It was manufactured from metal and plastic by AMINCO Australia Pty Ltd, and contains samples of human DNA for authentication purposes. The pins are mounted on velvet and cardboard in a silver metallic-coloured presentation box with plastic coating. The ...

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Woman wading in water, St Margaret Island, c1910

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a woman, possibly the photographer's wife, Mrs Pern, in period bathing costume walking in the waters on St Margaret Island in Gippsland, in about 1910. The image is a digital scan of the original photograph.

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Harbour swimming, Manly, 1960

This is a colour photograph depicting young children diving off a special apparatus at Manly Beach. The photograph was taken by Bill Brindle, who worked for the Australian News and Information Bureau. It is part of an online showcase called 'Summers Past'. Information about this particular item can be located in its educational ...

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Ferreting around

Meet Will and his two pet ferrets, Lemony and Snicket. Learn how Will cares for these two animal acrobats. Find out about some challenges he faces in having ferrets around the house.

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This cocky rocks

Meet Max and Cocky, his pet sulphur-crested cockatoo. Discover how Max handles his cheeky pet. Find out what body part he uses that has earned him the title 'the destroyer'.

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Everybody's doing the loco-MOTION!

See lots of things moving in many different ways. Watch vehicles and animals that go fast and slow. See how the size and shape of something affects the way it moves.

Interactive resource

Shuttlecock: choose and aim

Chinese shuttlecock is a popular sport played in China and other parts of South-East Asia. It is like badminton, except that players use their body (not a racquet) to hit the shuttlecock. Explore the court dimensions, scoring method and tactics. Practise your shots, play a game and try out for the national team. Move a ...

Interactive resource

Sepak takraw: choose shots

Sepak takraw is a sport popular throughout South-East Asia. It combines elements of volleyball, soccer and gymnastics. Explore the court dimensions, scoring method and tactics. Practise your shots, play a game and try out for the national team. Move a player's body to return the shuttlecock. Follow instructions from a coach. ...

Interactive resource

Sepak takraw: choose and aim

Sepak takraw is a sport popular throughout South-East Asia. It combines elements of volleyball, soccer and gymnastics. Explore the court dimensions, scoring method and tactics. Practise your shots, play a game and try out for the national team. Move a player's body to return the shuttlecock. Follow instructions from a coach ...

Interactive resource

The night of the bilby: safe habitat [ESL]

Survey a desert environment to see if it is a suitable area to release bilbies. Estimate the amount of food available by trapping insects and small animals. Inspect the habitat for animal tracks made by predators or competitors. Fence the area to keep out unwanted animals and then remove any remaining threats. This learning ...

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'Travels of the Mala (Hare Wallaby)' by Timmy Jugadai Tjungurrayi, 1976

This acrylic painting shows the tracks of the Mala, a fast-moving wallaby, indicating where it browsed (represented by a dragging tail mark) and where it made speedy progress. On its travels in the Dreaming, the Mala passed through a wide area of central Australia, including the Indajirri swamp, 400 km west of Alice Springs, ...

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Forbes Carlile talks about sports science as a career, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of the Australian sports scientist and swimming coach Forbes Carlile (1921-), speaking about sports science as a career. Carlile states that being competent at sport is useful, but not absolutely essential, for someone to be a good sports scientist. He says all scientific discoveries lend ...

Teacher resource

Brainstorming

This animated resource describes and illustrates the 'Brainstorming' teaching strategy. It is one of a suite of strategies included in the 'Science by Doing' Inquiry-based Teaching Professional Learning module. This is one of six strategies that can be used to complement and support an inquiry-based approach to teaching ...

Teacher resource

Classroom scenarios

This interactive animated resource presents a range of classroom scenarios. Teachers are given the opportunity to select the most appropriate teaching strategy of six as provided in the 'Science by Doing' Inquiry-based Teaching Professional Learning module. The strategies can be used to facilitate an inquiry-based approach ...

Video

Animal Olympians: rocket frog

This is a clip showing close-up images of the rocket frog ('Litoria spp') jumping through the air onto rocks and vegetation and into the water. The footage of the leaps is in slow motion and has been filmed at night. The narrator compares the distance covered in the jumps to that of a human long jumper, and explains some ...

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'Safety pays' - asset 1

This is an unposed photograph of a group of young people on a sandy beach, eating and drinking. It was taken from a story called 'Safety pays' in the newsreel 'Australasian Gazette' filmed in 1927.

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'Safety pays' - asset 2

This is an unposed image of a group of six children on the beach, watching an adult perform artificial respiration. It is obviously a still, as the edges of the movie film are showing. It was taken from a story called 'Safety pays' in the newsreel 'Australasian Gazette', which was filmed in 1927.

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A beach rescue in 'Sunshine Sally'

This is a frame blow-up from the 1922 silent era film 'Sunshine Sally'. It shows a beach scene with surf lifesavers rescuing Sally from the surf at Coogee Beach in Sydney, New South Wales, using the reel and line method.

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Manly Beach in 1949

This is a photograph of a crowded Manly Beach, in Sydney, New South Wales, in 1949. There is a lifeguard and surf lifesaving patrol enclosure in the foreground and hundreds of bathers both on the beach and in the water.