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Strings of cyanobacteria in ultraviolet light

This photograph of a filamentous cyanobacterium was taken with a microscope using ultraviolet light. Cyanobacteria are blue-green algae, but they have more in common with bacteria than with algae. They contain chlorophyll and a blue pigment and are photosynthetic.

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Synechococcus, a cyanobacterium

This is a photograph of a synechococcus cell, showing some of its internal structures. The internal thylakoid membranes are responsible for the photosynthetic process. This organism belongs to one group of cyanobacteria.

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Plants that convert the Sun's energy: collection

This is a collection of 20 digital curriculum resources that explore the flow of energy in an ecosystem. The collection comprises 13 images, 4 interactive simulations and 3 video clips that highlight photosynthesis. Topics include the effect of light and carbon dioxide availability on photosynthesis, the role of phytoplankton ...

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Photosynthesis and respiration: collection

This is a collection of 35 digital curriculum resources that explores the flow of energy and matter in an ecosystem. The collection comprises 25 images and 10 interactive simulations that highlight the processes of photosynthesis and respiration. Students can explore topics such as the transport of carbon through a plant ...

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Producers

This is a collection of 15 digital curriculum resources about the flow of energy and matter in ecosystems. The collection comprises 13 images and 2 videos. Images identify producers found in various ecosystems and illustrate how typical terrestrial plants use sunlight to produce their own food. Other images show less familiar ...

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Plants that convert the Sun's energy: teacher resource

This teacher resource provides a range of possible activities that cover aspects of the science continuum for the flow of energy in an ecosystem. This teaching resource provides a range of classroom activities that explore the concept of the flow of energy in an ecosystem, specifically investigating the process of photosynthesis. ...

Teacher resource

Photosynthesis and respiration: teacher resource

This teacher resource provides a range of possible activities that cover aspects of the science continuum for the flow of energy and flow of matter in an ecosystem. This teaching resource provides a range of classroom activities that explore the concept of the flow of energy and flow of matter in an ecosystem, specifically ...

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Producers are often plants - but not always: learning sequence

In this structured sequence of learning, a concept cartoon is used to prompt students to think about producers and what they know about organisms at the start of the food chain. A range of organisms that use sunlight to produce their own foods are classified into terrestrial or aquatic organisms. Students create representations ...

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Science in the news: learning strategy

This professional learning resource provides illustrations of how real-world examples of the application of science can be incorporated into teaching practice. For this learning strategy, science articles provide stimulus materials for developing students' understanding of important science concepts and processes related ...

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Science Talk 2007: Martina Doblin

An interview and lab tour with Dr Martina Doblin, a phytoplankton ecologist at UTS. Martina talks to students and their teacher from Concord High School about her work studying microscopic organisms such as the toxic algae that make up harmful algal blooms.