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Listed under:  Science  >  Life  >  Animal structure and function  >  Body systems  >  Excretion
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Eyeball challenge: slingshot puzzle

Investigate a range of animal eyes: dog, cat, bee, fish, eagle and human. Discover how these animals see things in different ways because their eyes have different structures. For example, look at an animal's field of view, how it focuses and sees colours. Choose eyes to hit distant targets and unlock a secret chamber. ...

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Fish out of water

Test the breathing capabilities of a human, fish or frog. Predict whether the animal will survive in air or water. Test your prediction by placing the animal into a virtual lab tank and adding water or air. Watch how each animal breathes and moves oxygen around their body. Answer questions about breathing, oxygen transport ...

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Plant scan

Show an alien how much you know about plant life on Earth. Answer a quiz on plant structure and function. Identify labels for plant parts. Match each plant part with its function. This learning object is the last in a series of two objects.

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Eyeball challenge: mission 1

Investigate a range of animal eyes: dog, cat, bee, fish, eagle and human. Discover how these animals see things in different ways because their eyes have different structures. For example, look at an animal's field of view, how it focuses and sees colours. Find your way through an ancient temple by choosing eyes suited ...

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Eyeball challenge: eye facts

Investigate a range of animal eyes: dog, cat, bee, fish, eagle and human. Discover how these animals see things in different ways because their eyes have different structures. For example, look at an animal's field of view, how it focuses and sees colours. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects.

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Eyeball challenge: wall tile puzzle

Investigate a range of animal eyes: dog, cat, bee, fish, eagle and human. Discover how these animals see things in different ways because their eyes have different structures. For example, look at an animal's field of view, how it focuses and sees colours. Choose the best eyes to solve a puzzle with limited colours and ...

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Eyeball challenge: door keys puzzle

Investigate a range of animal eyes: dog, cat, bee, fish, eagle and human. Discover how these animals see things in different ways because their eyes have different structures. For example, look at an animal's field of view, how it focuses and sees colours. Choose the best eyes to solve a puzzle in near darkness and unlock ...

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Eyeball challenge: rock bridge puzzle

Investigate a range of animal eyes: dog, cat, bee, fish, eagle and human. Discover how these animals see things in different ways because their eyes have different structures. For example, look at an animal's field of view, how it focuses and sees colours. Choose eyes with a wide field of vision that can see ultraviolet ...

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Eyeball challenge: killer bees puzzle

Investigate a range of animal eyes: dog, cat, bee, fish, eagle and human. Discover how these animals see things in different ways because their eyes have different structures. For example, look at an animal's field of view, how it focuses and sees colours. Choose the best eyes to avoid killer bees and reach a secret chamber. ...

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Body parts: blood

Look closely at components of human blood: plasma, antibodies, and white and red blood cells. Find out how much blood the body contains, and how blood cells are replaced. Learn what is meant by 'blood count' and 'blood group'. Test your knowledge by labelling a diagram of blood components. This learning object is one in ...

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Body parts: hearing

Follow sound waves as they travel through a human ear. Find out how vibrations from the eardrum are translated into electrical messages sent to the brain. Name parts of the human ear. Test your knowledge by labelling a diagram of the ear. This learning object is one in a series of 14 objects.

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Body parts: immune system

Explore how the human body defends itself against bacteria and viruses. Look at defences in the skin and linings of body parts. Learn the importance of the spleen and the lymphatic system. Examine antibodies and lymphocytes to see how they work. Test your knowledge by answering multiple-choice questions. This learning object ...

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Body parts: kidneys and bodily fluids

Follow a mouthful of water as it moves around inside a person. Find out how water is absorbed, purified and excreted. Learn that two kidneys control the amount of water and blood in the body. See how drinking water helps to keep cells healthy. Test your knowledge by labelling a diagram of the human body. This learning object ...

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Body parts: skin

Look under the surface of human skin. Find out the names for skin layers and major parts within the skin. Learn about fingerprints, nails, skin colour, wrinkles and how the body repairs breaks in the skin. Find out how sweating uses fluids to cool the body. Test your knowledge by labelling a diagram of the skin. This learning ...

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Body parts: teeth

Look closely at the 32 teeth inside a teenager's mouth. Find out the name for each type of tooth, and see what is inside teeth. Get tips for brushing teeth and flossing. Test your knowledge by labelling a diagram of teeth. This learning object is one in a series of 14 objects.

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Body parts: vision

Look closely at parts of a human eye. Learn how people see: light rays are detected within the eye and electrical messages are sent to the brain. Learn why we have eyebrows, eyelashes and tear ducts. Learn about vision problems such as colour blindness and short-sightedness. Test your knowledge by answering multiple-choice ...

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Big Girls Don't Cry, 2002: A new kidney

This clip uses a series of interviews intercut with family photographs that tell the story of Mariah and the effect of kidney disease on her and her family. Her parents, Angie and David, recollect their experience of Mariah's illness, dialysis and the news of a possible transplant. Photographs of Mariah and her parents ...

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Big Girls Don't Cry, 2002: Wouldn't change a thing

This clip shows Mariah nine years after receiving a donor kidney. The clip opens with an image of the newspaper article that told of 'Mariah's second chance'. A dissolve reveals 10-year-old Mariah talking with her mother about her karate trophies and then playing ball with her family. Her father is shown taking her to the ...

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Big Girls Don't Cry, 2002: Darwin town

This clip shows patients and staff in the Northern Territory Renal Unit in Darwin and then at the Tiwi Dialysis Centre on Bathurst Island, 80 km north of Darwin, conveying information about the effect of kidney disease on Indigenous Australian communities. Dr Paul Snelling, Director of NT Renal Health, speaks about kidney ...

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Kidney: acute pyelonephritis

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...