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Create a soil environment [no spoken instructions]

Grow flowers or vegetables in a garden bed. Compare results when adding things such as water, organic matter, digging tools and earthworms.

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Create a soil environment [includes spoken instructions]

Grow flowers or vegetables in a garden bed. Compare results when adding things such as water, organic matter, digging tools and earthworms.

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What on Earth?

Help an alien to understand how flowering plants are adapted to living on Earth. Watch a demonstration about plant functions such as photosynthesis. Then examine plant parts to see how they work. This learning object is the first in a series of two objects titled 'Plant life'.

Assessment resource

Party time: assessment

Assess your ability to fulfil a shopping list for a class party, with a view to budgeting. Buy enough lemonade, cupcakes and party hats for 32 people at the cheapest price, given minimum requirements. Calculate the cheapest unit price for the three items and the quantity of each required, considering the special discounts ...

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Biography: Federation people: Thomas Playford

Investigate Thomas Playford's role in the move towards Federation. Examine two different types of biographies of Playford: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: Federation people' series.

Interactive resource

Biography: Federation people: Josiah Symon

Investigate prominent lawyer Josiah Symon's role in Federation. Examine two different types of biographies of Symon: one short and the other more detailed. Inspect examples of how he was visually depicted in his time. This learning object is one in a series of objects in the 'Biography: Federation people' series.

Teacher resource

Whole-school approach to using ICT - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea features video footage of the e-learning coordinator and coach at a large government secondary school of 1600 students discussing the challenges of his role.

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Köwhai herbarium sheet

This is a herbarium sheet of köwhai ('Sophora tetraptera') collected by botanists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander in New Zealand in 1769 as they accompanied Captain James Cook on his first voyage to New Zealand aboard the 'Endeavour'. The sheet holds dried köwhai flowers, seeds and foliage, and has a variety of identifying marks.

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Bob Hawke at a Canberra 'dismissal' rally, 1975 - asset 2

This is a black-and-white photograph of Bob Hawke, then President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and National President of the Australian Labor Party (ALP), speaking at a rally to protest the dismissal of the Whitlam government by the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr.

Video

Picking Geraldton waxflowers in 1929

This is an excerpt from a 6-minute silent documentary entitled 'The new nor' west', filmed in 1929. The excerpt shows women picking Geraldton waxflowers. The intertitle reads 'An exotic growth of native flora - the famous Geraldton Wax-flower'.

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'Waratah (Telopea speciosissima)'

This is a spectacular watercolour study of the Australian native plant, the waratah ('Telopea speciosissima'), in full bloom. Painted in about 1820 by the convict artist Joseph Lycett (1774-1828), it measures 26.5 cm x 19.5 cm.

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Model sheep-making machine, prop, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

This is a scale model of a so-called 'sheep-making machine', a mechanical prop that was designed by Dan Potra for use as a mechanical prop in the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The model, which is made from wire, corrugated cardboard and wood, was designed as an abstract shearing shed with awnings, windmills, ...

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Lawnmower prop, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

This is a painted foam rubber lawnmower designed by Dan Potra for use as a theatrical prop in the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The base of the mower consists of a circular piece of green painted foam with a red top. A large purple-black foam cylinder and a small black foam square, with a red cylinder ...

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'Poinsettias', 1931

This is an oil painting made in 1931 by Grace Cossington Smith (1892-1984). It is a still life of a branch of poinsettia bracts in a vase, and measures 73.7 cm x 59.7 cm. The orange-red bracts, which curve from the left to the top right of the image, are set against a background of green-grey drapery.

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Campaign speech by John Curtin, 1937

This is a 1937 federal election campaign speech by John Curtin, then Leader of the Opposition in the Australian Parliament. Curtin sets out his vision for Australia under a Labor government, promising a government that will tackle the 'twin evils' of poverty and war. The speech lasts about ten minutes.

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Waterlilies in Kakadu National Park, 1989

This is a colour photograph of a lake filled with waterlilies with paperbark trees in the background. It was taken in 1989 in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, during the shoot of the documentary 'Kakadu Man’.

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The Dismissal, 1983: Fraser has the numbers

This clip, from the television miniseries 'The Dismissal', shows the then Liberal Opposition leader, Malcolm Fraser, played by John Stanton, being interviewed on television in 1975 by Stuart Littlemore, playing himself. Littlemore asks Fraser a number of questions related to his political intentions. In a cutaway to The ...

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The Food Lovers' Guide to Australia, 2004: Not your usual Chinese restaurant

This clip shows a close-up of a lotus flower with the voice of presenter Joanna Savill explaining that it is a symbol of purity and fertility. Lotus farmer Jackson So and restaurateur Chang Soo are then shown knee-deep in mud collecting lotus root from their lotus plantation in Ballina, New South Wales. Savill explains ...

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Elapsed Time Test Studies, c1955: Dancing flowers

This clip shows time-lapse footage of flowers such as roses and native irises of various colours and records the process by which the plants form buds, then flower and finally die. The clip is silent.

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Japan by iPad

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video using teacher voice-over and images of students to demonstrate how eLearning may be used to enhance language students' cultural interaction on overseas study tours. By having two iPads, students' Japanese language use ...