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Orienteering: using a map and compass

Orienteering requires knowledge of directions, an ability to read a map and the use of a magnetic compass. Find out about the basics of orienteering.

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Plotting a Magnetic Field

Students use this resource consisting of seven slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand how to plot the magnetic field around a bar magnet using a plotting compass. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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EagleCat: bearings

Explore the differences between true bearings and compass bearings, and use your knowledge to find the direction to Sparrow’s treasure!

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HOTmaths: exploring bearings

Use a map of New South Wales and a virtual compass to calculate the bearing of one town to another.

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Kite kit: colour, shape and design: level 1 [Chinese] [Windows version]

Use and recognise simple words describing colour, size, shape and cultural images. Choose simple words to complete instructions for making a kite. Build another kite by following instructions given by a Chinese friend. Fly your kites in a range of places in China. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. ...

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Kite kit: colour, shape and design: level 1 [Japanese] [Windows version]

Use and recognise simple words describing colour, size, shape and cultural images. Choose simple words to complete instructions for making a kite. Build another kite by following instructions given by a Japanese friend. Fly your kites in a range of places in Japan. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. ...

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Kite kit: flying [Japanese] [Windows version]

Fly kites in a range of places in Japan. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Kite kit: colour, shape and design: level 1 [Indonesian]

Use and recognise simple words describing colour, size, shape and cultural images. Choose simple words to complete instructions for making a kite. Build another kite by following instructions given by an Indonesian friend. Fly your kites in a range of places in Indonesia. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying ...

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Kite kit: flying [Indonesian]

Fly kites in a range of places in Indonesia. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Rainforest: use compass points

Use compass points and a scale to find places on a map. Understand abbreviations such as N, W, SW and E. Follow instructions to find four locations. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words.

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Zou ba! The tennis match: giving directions

Watch two friends going to a tennis match. Find out how to give directions such as turn left, turn right, go back and go straight ahead. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Kite kit: colour, shape and design: level 2 [Japanese] [Windows version]

Use and recognise complex words describing colour, size, shape and cultural images. Choose complex words to complete instructions for making a kite. Build another kite by following instructions given by a Japanese friend. Fly your kites in a range of places in Japan. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. ...

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Kite kit: colour, shape and design: level 1 [French]

Use and recognise words describing colour, size, shape and cultural images. Choose words to complete instructions for making a kite. Build another kite by following instructions given by a French friend. Fly your kites in a range of places in France. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. This learning ...

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Kite kit: colour, shape and design: level 2 [French]

Use and recognise complex words describing colour, size, shape and cultural images. Choose complex words to complete instructions for making a kite. Build another kite by following instructions given by a French friend. Fly your kites in a range of places in France. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. ...

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Kite kit: flying [French]

Choose a kite to fly. Fly your kite in a range of places in France. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Kite kit: colour, shape and design: level 1 [German]

Use and recognise words describing colour, size, shape and cultural images. Choose words to complete instructions for making a kite. Build another kite by following instructions given by a German friend. Fly your kites in a range of places in Germany. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. This learning ...

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Kite kit: colour, shape and design: level 2 [German]

Use and recognise complex words describing colour, size, shape and cultural images. Choose complex words to complete instructions for making a kite. Build another kite by following instructions given by a German friend. Fly your kites in a range of places in Germany. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. ...

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Kite kit: flying [German]

Choose a kite to fly. Fly your kite in a range of places in Germany. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Kite kit: colour, shape and design: level 1 [Italian]

Use and recognise words describing colour, size, shape and cultural images. Choose words to complete instructions for making a kite. Build another kite by following instructions given by an Italian friend. Fly your kites in a range of places in Italy. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. This learning ...

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Kite kit: colour, shape and design: level 2 [Italian]

Use and recognise complex words describing colour, size, shape and cultural images. Choose complex words to complete instructions for making a kite. Build another kite by following instructions given by an Italian friend. Fly your kites in a range of places in Italy. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. ...