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Listed under:  Science  >  Earth and space  >  Earth structure  >  Earth's crust  >  Soil  >  Soil types  >  Clay
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Soil types [no spoken instructions]

Build sandcastles from three different soil types: sand, loam and clay. Compare results when adding water or compacting soil. Explore soil properties of density and stickiness.

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River journey [no spoken instructions]

Sample water along a river. Check water temperature, salinity, clarity and current speed. Link aquatic animals with their habitats according to water types.

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Soil types [includes spoken instructions]

Build sandcastles from three different soil types: sand, loam and clay. Compare results when adding water or compacting soil. Explore soil properties of density and stickiness.

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River journey [includes spoken instructions]

Sample water along a river. Check water temperature, salinity, clarity and current speed. Link aquatic animals with their habitats according to water types.

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'Emu beaker', 1917

This is a beaker made in 1917 from earthenware clay by Gladys Reynell (1881-1956), which measures 10.0 cm (height) x 8.7 cm (diameter). A very simple, tapered cylindrical form, it is primarily red-brown in colour. The shine that can be seen on the lip of the beaker indicates that the surface has been sealed (and therefore ...

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'Tattooed lady', 1974

This is a painted clay sculpture made in 1974 by Bert Flugelman (1923-). Measuring 116 cm x 84 cm x 46 cm, the work is in the shape a figure of a nude woman standing with her hands on her hips and staring straight ahead. The figure is truncated just above the knees and at the upper part of the head. The proportions of the ...

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'Thaal the black eagle, Mal the red eagle', 1994

This is an earthenware clay pot made in 1994 by Thancoupie (1937-). Measuring 29 cm (height) x 32 cm (diameter), the pot is almost spherical with a small, irregular opening at the top. It is covered with bold decorative designs that have been carved into the surface as thick dark lines set against the off-white colour of ...

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Stoneware jar by Gail Nichols, 2001

This is a stoneware jar made in 2001 by Sydney-based artist Gail Nichols (1953-). The jar has an irregular spherical form and an opening at the top with an inverted rim. The clay body is covered with a white dimpled glaze of varying thicknesses with a few patches of a pale green colour. Three shell-shaped marks surrounded ...