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Geoengineering - a solution to climate change?

What is geoengineering, and how is it being investigated by scientists as a means of combating climate change? Learn about some climate control techniques that could slow down or even reverse the effects of global warming. Hear an atmospheric physicist explain the pros and cons of geoengineering techniques.

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Carbon capture and storage

Is carbon capture and storage (CCS) the solution to climate change? CCS technology captures carbon dioxide from the flue gases of coal burning power plants and takes it to long-term storage. The coal industry has high hopes that pumping the liquefied gas into underground reservoirs, or geo-sequestration, will provide safe ...

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Rock lock: capturing carbon dioxide

Reducing carbon pollution is one of the humankind's most pressing challenges. Now there is a way to capture carbon dioxide emissions from industrial processes, by combining it with solid rock. How does this process work and could the technology involved help in the fight against global warming? Find out in this clip from 2013.

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Open Explorer Builder

Use Open Explorer Builder to create an interactive multimedia project, presentation or unit of work. Build alone or with others. Select an image to represent your topic or area of study, then add points of interest to it and attach appropriate content to each of these points. You can import images, audio or Flash Video ...

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Tennis tournament: assessment

Assess your ability to calculate the number of matches each of six players plays in a round-robin tournament. Assess your ability to calculate the total number of matches in a round-robin tournament. Construct a round-robin tennis tournament following the rules provided. For example, organise the tennis tournament over ...

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Michael Atchison describes work as a political cartoonist, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of Michael Atchison (1933-), talking about his work before his recent retirement as chief political cartoonist for the Advertiser newspaper in Adelaide. He describes the process of getting a 'feel' for the main political news of the day, then choosing the topic of each cartoon. He also ...

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A Morning at the World's Greatest Agricultural Show, c1926: Young Bill's first public appearance

Three sequences separated by intertitles are shown in this black-and-white silent clip from a documentary made in the 1920s about the Sydney Royal Agricultural Show. A small boy prepares his Shetland pony for display; we see him groom it, paint its hooves and saddle it before the final shot shows him mounted. An Arab stallion ...

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London to Australia air race, 1934

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the twin-engine aeroplane, the Uiver, which successfully took part in the MacRobertson International air race from London to Melbourne, Victoria. The plane is a Douglas DC-2 with its entry number, 44, displayed on the tail. The plane is shown stationary on the ground at Parap ...

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Designing and running a fair test: assessment rubric

This assessment rubric is a tool for assessing a student's ability to design and run a fair test. It includes seven criteria, each relating to one aspect of designing and running a fair test. For each criterion, there are four levels of anticipated performance against which teachers can make a judgement about student performance ...

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Communicating findings to others: assessment rubric

This assessment rubric is a tool for assessing a student's ability to communicate findings to others. There are four criteria provided, each relating to one aspect of explaining and communicating a fair test investigation. For each criterion, there are four levels of anticipated performance against which teachers can make ...

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Research task: assessment rubric: student

This assessment rubric is a tool for students which assesses student work. There are five criteria, each relating to one aspect of completing a research task. For each criterion, there are four levels of anticipated performance against which students can make a judgement about their own performance, or their peer's performance, ...

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Research task: assessment rubric: teacher

This assessment rubric is a tool for assessing student research tasks. There are five criteria, each relating to one aspect of completing a research task. For each criterion, there are four levels of anticipated performance against which teachers can make a judgement about student performance on a task.

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Scientific inquiry: assessment rubric: teacher

This assessment rubric is a tool for assessing student understanding of scientific inquiry. It includes a number of assessment criteria relating to several aspects of the scientific inquiry process. Teachers can use this rubric to make judgements about student performance on an inquiry task.

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Scientific inquiry: assessment rubric: student

This assessment rubric is a tool for students which assesses the scientific communication skills of students. It includes a number of assessment criteria relating to several aspects of researching and communicating a scientific investigation. Students can use this rubric to make judgements about their own performance, or ...

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Skill builder: peer assessment: effective group work

This assessment rubric is a tool for assessing the effectiveness of group work. There are four criteria provided, each relating to one aspect of group work in a scientific investigation. For each criterion, there are three levels of anticipated performance against which students can make judgements about the performance ...

Teacher resource

Science inquiry approach: learning strategy

This professional learning resource provides an overview of the inquiry approach to teaching science. It provides a 'bigger picture' context for the Digital curriculum resources in science project, particularly in relation to the rationale of the Australian Curriculum. The science inquiry approach - as it relates to the ...

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Assessment rubrics: learning strategy

This professional learning resource provides examples of generic and tailored assessment rubrics. The rubrics support the inquiry-based learning approach of the Digital curriculum resources in science project. For this learning strategy, teachers incorporate key criteria for a student activity in a matrix that allows for ...

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Low-emission technology

This collection of 20 digital curriculum resources is divided into four sections: renewable energy technologies; nuclear technology; low-emission fossil fuel technologies; and comparing technologies. It contains videos, learning objects, information sheets, and a PowerPoint presentation exploring methods of reducing carbon ...

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Australian Olympic gymnast performing a floor routine, 1956

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the Australian gymnast, Inge Fraser, competing in the floor routine at Melbourne North Stadium (now Festival Hall). The photograph was taken on 5 December 1956, Day 12 of competition in the Melbourne Olympic Games. The negative measures 9.5 cm x 12.0 cm.

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Climate education guide, activity 3: trees and carbon

This is a teaching-learning resource containing teaching strategies and a student activity about the role of forests as carbon sinks and the effect of tree size on the capacity to store carbon. The resource has six tabs, five of which are relevant. The first tab provides information about the importance of forests in storing ...