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Energy-efficient house

Explore how the temperature inside a house is affected by air flowing in and out. Look closely at the energy effects of design variables in a house such as insulation materials, window coverings and window direction. Build a house with maximum energy efficiency by adjusting key design variables. Change the house design ...

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Procedural texts: let's make a banana split

Explore the three steps in a procedure; aim, materials and steps by looking at four examples. Discover the steps in making a banana split. Find the materials and ingredients you'll need for the banana split hidden in a classroom. Investigate the steps in making the banana split by taking photos. Put the jumbled steps of ...

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Australian Cement in the Making, c1926: From slurry to clinker to cement

This silent black-and-white clip from a 1920s industrial documentary shows stages in the process of refining limestone slurry into clinker and then made into cement at the Portland Cement Works in New South Wales. Intertitles describe each process. The liquid slurry is turned by huge paddles in vats and then moved to a ...

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Australian Cement in the Making, c1926: Quarrying limestone

This silent black-and-white clip from an industrial documentary made in the 1920s shows work in a limestone quarry at Portland, New South Wales. The clip focuses on a mobile steam shovel lifting large limestone blocks and rubble from the quarry face to carts on rail lines. A long-distance shot of the quarry face conveys ...

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National parks: Lord Howe

This is a colour clip showing the landforms, coral reef lagoons, birds and fish of Lord Howe Island. It begins by describing how the topography of the region was created by submarine volcanic activity and subsequent erosion. Sequences introduced by naturalist Ian Hutton reveal the behaviour of breeding sea birds, including ...

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Derelict houses in Darwin, 1914-15

This is a photograph taken in Chinatown, Darwin, probably between 1914 and 1915. It shows a man, probably Chinese, standing beside houses that were condemned by the Public Health Board.

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Snowy Mountains Base Workshop, 1954

This is a black-and-white photograph of cars, utilities and trucks inside the large Base Workshop for the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. About two dozen trucks, cars and utilities are angle-parked in two lines down the length of the building, which has large windows on one side. Another part of the building can ...

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Vehicles used on Snowy Mountains Scheme, 1954

This is a black-and-white photograph of a man beside an FX Holden car and a Mighty Antar truck inside a transport maintenance depot for the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. The truck has a sign attached to its bumper bar stating 'DANGER WIDE LOAD FOLLOWING'. Part of the depot’s wall can be seen, including an automated ...

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An exhibition home made of fibrolite, c1930s

This is a black-and-white photograph of the exterior of an exhibition home made of fibrolite (fibro-cement) that was constructed by James Hardie and Co Ltd (now known as James Hardie Industries). The street outside the home is crowded with people, some of whom have come to view the fibrolite home. The photograph measures ...

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Miners outside a hut in the bush at Gympie, c1870

This is a photograph, taken about 1870, which has been over-painted in oils by Richard Daintree (1832-78). It measures 38.8 cm x 60.5 cm. Seven men sit or stand in front of a bark-and-log hut in the bush at Gympie, Queensland. They are relaxed and appear to be dressed in their best clothes. One man wears what seems to be ...

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Splintered propeller, 'Southern Cross', 1935

This is a wooden fragment from the aircraft propeller of the 'Southern Cross' with annotation in ink by Charles Kingsford Smith, 'SOUTHERN CROSS 17 5 35.'

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Spirit of Progress - Australia's wonder train, 1946: Launching ceremony and inaugural trip

This clip from a narrated, black-and-white 1946 documentary shows Harold Clapp, chairman of the Victorian Railway Commissioners, and Albert Dunstan, Premier of Victoria, launching the 'Spirit of Progress', Australia's first modern passenger train, in front of a large crowd at Spencer Street Station in Melbourne. The train ...

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Home, c1936: Home building and industry

This clip is from a film sponsored by the Rural Bank of New South Wales to promote home building and ownership. Accompanied by jaunty music and images of a timber mill and the production of bricks and roof tiles, a narrator explains that these industries enable people to realise the dream of owning their own home. The narrator ...

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Nature of Australia - Land of Flood and Fire, 1988: Walking on water

This clip shows comb-crested jacanas rearing their young in a paperbark swamp in northern Australia. The early scenes show the male bird 'brooding' three eggs in a small nest built on the top of floating lily pads. The following scenes show the female defending the male from other females. In the next scene the chicks have ...

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Science reporter: nanotechnologist

Explore the life and work of a range of nanotechnologists. Find out why they enjoy their area of research. Choose photos and interview responses to build a feature article for a newspaper. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects. Some objects in the series are also packaged as combined learning objects.

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Directional design: classroom chair

Design a chair that is well suited for use in a classroom and also has a low impact on the natural environment. Look closely at requirements in a design brief such as durability and ergonomic features. Ask school staff, students and consultants which design factors are important. Improve the chair's appeal and usefulness ...

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Directional design: cafeteria chair

Design a chair that is well suited for use in a cafeteria and also has a low impact on the natural environment. Look closely at requirements in a design brief such as durability, stylishness and hygiene features. Ask school staff, students and consultants which design factors are important. Improve the chair's appeal and ...

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Directional design: computer lab chair

Design a chair that is well suited for use in a computer lab and also has a low impact on the natural environment. Look closely at requirements in a design brief such as durability and ergonomic needs. Ask school staff, students and consultants which design factors are important. Improve the chair's appeal and usefulness ...

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Directional design: study lamp

Design a desk lamp that is well suited for studying and also has a low impact on the natural environment. Look closely at requirements in a design brief such as energy efficiency, stylishness and stability. Ask a family and consultants which design factors are important. Improve the lamp's appeal and usefulness by choosing ...

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Directional design: study desk

Design a desk that is well suited for uses in a home and also has a low impact on the natural environment. Look closely at requirements in a design brief such as storage and ergonomic features. Ask a family and consultants which design factors are important. Improve the desk's appeal and usefulness by choosing options for ...