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Praying mantid egg cases

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of the egg cases (oothecae) of two praying mantids. The main illustration shows the ootheca of a brown mantid ('Archimantis latistylus') attached to a twig. An ootheca of the green, or garden, mantid ('Orthodera ministralis') is shown in cutaway view on the lower right-hand ...

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Worker honey bee with stored pollen

This is a colour photograph of a worker honey bee ('Apis mellifera'), showing its body structure, compound eyes and the stored pollen on its back leg. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Apidae.)

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Female Godeffroy's wolf spider with egg sac

This is a colour photograph of a female Godeffroy's or garden wolf spider ('Lycosa godeffroyi') carrying an egg sac. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Arachnida, Order: Araneida, Family: Lycosidae.)

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Cell Fertilisation

Students use this resource consisting of six slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand that fertilisation in humans and flowering plants is the fusion of a male and a female cell. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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The Male Reproductive System

Students use this resource consisting of five slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand the basic structure and function of the male reproductive organs. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Sexual Intercourse

Students use this resource consisting of two slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand what happens during sexual intercourse. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Where would we bee without them? video

This is a video about bees and their importance for Australian agricultural production. Intended for mid-primary students, the video is presented by Trevor Weatherhead of the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council. He describes how numerous plants, such as the pumpkin crops seen in the video, are dependent on bees for pollination. ...

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Where would we bee without them?

This is a unit of work about bees and their vital role in the food chain and in agricultural production. The unit supports primary students to understand the basic biology of bees and to differentiate between native bees and the introduced honey bees. The unit is divided into a number of activities that focus on: bee anatomy; ...