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Primary Connections: Night and day

This comprehensive teacher resource explores how the Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day, using a series of collaborative inquiry-based learning activities. The sizes, shapes, positions and movements of the Sun, Earth and Moon are investigated, and shadow changes throughout the day ...

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Looking to the Moon

Use these tasks and resources to investigate how the Earth rotates and how its rotation affects what we see in the sky, in particular the views of the moon. Students explore the relative position and rotation of the moon to the Earth and use this to investigate why we only see one side of the moon.

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Earth rotation: night and day [ESL]

Watch an animation of the Earth rotating in space showing day and night, the equinox where locations on Earth experience close to equal hours of daytime and night-time (12 hours) and views of the Earth from above the North and South Poles. Turn an animated model of the Earth to explore how rotation is related to night and ...

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Light and shadows: casting shadows

Look at how a tree makes a shadow during a sunny day. Notice that objects always casts shadows that face away from the Sun. Examine how the shape and position of a shadow is related to the time of day and position of the Sun. Explore the shadows cast by different objects such as a bike, an umbrella and a child. Position ...

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Light and shadows: matching shadows

Look at how a tree makes a shadow during a sunny day. Notice that objects always casts shadows that face away from the Sun. Examine how the shape and position of a shadow is related to the time of day and position of the Sun. Match the shadows cast by different objects such as a bike, an umbrella and a child. Complete pictures ...

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Weather wear [no spoken instructions]

Listen to a weather report on a radio. Dress a character in clothing suited to the weather conditions predicted. Sail in a yacht race.

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Zou ba! Time: morning, afternoon and night

Listen to people asking each other about leisure activities they are planning to do at certain times of the day. Find out how to ask people which activities they will be doing during a given part of the day such as morning, afternoon or evening. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Earth rotation: night and day

Watch an animation of the Earth rotating in space showing day and night, the equinox where locations on Earth experience close to equal hours of daytime and night-time (12 hours) and views of the Earth from above the North and South Poles. Turn an animated model of the Earth to explore how rotation is related to night and ...

Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)

Light and shadows

Look at how a tree makes a shadow during a sunny day. Notice that objects always casts shadows that face away from the Sun. Examine how the shape and position of a shadow is related to the time of day and position of the Sun. Explore the shadows cast by different objects such as a bike, an umbrella and a child. Position ...

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Landmarks in aviation

This collection of digital curriculum resources comprising mostly archival footage and images explores aviation from a historical perspective. It is organised in seven categories - first flight by box kite; first controlled powered flights; flying across the English Channel; first flight from England to Australia, 1919; ...

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Charles Kingsford Smith

Charles Kingsford Smith (1897-1935) is Australia's most renowned aviator, the holder of more 'firsts' than any other. This collection of 24 digital curriculum resources about his life and achievements is organised into nine categories beginning with his war service and concluding with the amazing trans-Tasman attempt of ...

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Flying in Australia

This collection of digital curriculum resources focuses on the history of flying in Australia as a means of travel, exploration, recreation, adventure and as a cause of death. It is organised into six categories - first flights in Australia; female pilots; importance of the Moth planes; seaplanes; Qantas; and the Flying ...

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An ornithopter

This is a model of an ornithopter (a machine that flies by flapping its wings). It is powered by a rotary engine using compressed air. The model was designed by Lawrence Hargrave in about 1889.

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Conquest of the Pacific

This is an excerpt from the 1928 black-and-white silent documentary entitled 'Conquest of the Pacific', which celebrates the first flight across the Pacific. An intertitle 'Excited crowds await the ''Southern Cross'' at Brisbane.' introduces scenes of the 'Southern Cross' taxiing to a stop. A second intertitle 'Captain ...

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Royal Flying Doctor Service dentist, NSW, 1962

This is a black-and-white photograph of a dentist from the Royal Flying Doctor Service performing dentistry beside his plane in a remote part of New South Wales in 1962.

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Ansett female pilot and trainee pilot, 1981

This black-and-white photograph shows Deborah Wardley, Australia's first female pilot to be employed by a major commercial airline, Ansett. Taken in 1981, the photograph shows Wardley on the left with trainee pilot Felicity Bush on the right.

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Hinkler with his Avro Avian aircraft, 1928

This is a black-and-white photograph of Bert Hinkler folding the wings of his Avro Avian biplane at York Park in Canberra, where he attended a formal reception at Parliament House following his record-breaking solo flight from London to Darwin in 1928. A small crowd, mainly men and boys, watches from behind a white picket fence.

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An Airman Remembers, 1964: An epic flight

This black-and-white clip shows Australian aviator Charles Kingsford Smith and his aeroplane the Southern Cross. The early scenes from the 1930s introduce Kingsford Smith - in an air commodore's uniform, holding his baby and at the controls of various aeroplanes, including the Southern Cross. The following scenes, filmed ...

Teacher resource

Night and day

This is a unit of inquiry consisting of 12 learning sequences for year 3 in the English for the Australian Curriculum resource. Each learning sequence contains a series of resources, suggested activities to carry out with students and a post-activity reflection. The primary focus of this unit of work is a literature study ...

Interactive Resource

Day and Night

Students use this resource consisting of five slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand how the movement of the Earth causes day and night, the apparent daily movement of the Sun from east to west and the orbit of the Earth over one year. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.