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Languages online: Indonesian section 19: colours - describing hair and eyes

This set of six interactive activities from the Languages online resource introduces students to colours, and how to describe people's eyes and hair. Activities are provided to help students recognise, pronounce and write colour words to complete texts and exchanges about people's physical appearance. The activities also ...

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Decoding the platypus genome

Find out what scientists have discovered from decoding the platypus genome. Learn how these discoveries provide some surprising insights into this unusual animal's underwater feeding, number of sex chromosomes, protection of its young and evolution of the male platypus's venomous spur.

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Guide dog puppy in training

Meet Ella and the puppy she is helping to train as a guide dog. Find out what it takes to teach Dusty what he needs to know for a very important job.

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Ferreting around

Meet Will and his two pet ferrets, Lemony and Snicket. Learn how Will cares for these two animal acrobats. Find out about some challenges he faces in having ferrets around the house.

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This cocky rocks

Meet Max and Cocky, his pet sulphur-crested cockatoo. Discover how Max handles his cheeky pet. Find out what body part he uses that has earned him the title 'the destroyer'.

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Guinea pig superstar

Meet Larissa and her guinea pig called 'Superstar'. Learn how Larissa cares for her guinea pig pets and what her dream is. Find out what makes Superstar a superstar pet.

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Forensic science: building a profile

Explore how criminal suspects are described in police profiles. Build a profile describing yourself or a friend. Take fingerprints, draw an identikit picture and record physical characteristics such as height, weight and blood type. This learning object is one in a series of eight objects.

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Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: adjectives

Follow an adventure about 'The Gold Buddha'. Find out how to use adjectives when describing people and places. Use adjectives like tall, dark, damp, hot, clever, brave and beautiful. For example, describe Mount Kosciuszko as high and steep. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: adverbs

Follow an adventure about 'The Gold Buddha'. Find out how to use adverbs when describing people's actions. Look at the relation between adjectives and adverb pairs like happy/happily, quiet(ly), loud(ly), nervous(ly) and slow(ly). For example, describe someone who is fast as 'running quickly'. This learning object is one ...

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Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: adjectives and verbs

Follow an adventure about 'The Gold Buddha'. Find out how to use adjectives and verbs when comparing people's looks and abilities. Use adjectives like tall, strong, brave and good with hands. For example, describe yourself as faster than a friend so that you can run in a race. This learning object is one in a series of ...

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Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: qualifying statements

Follow an adventure about 'The Gold Buddha'. Find out how to adjust the meaning of a statement by adding a phrase. For example, say that you speak Chinese and add 'but I can't speak it well'. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Di mana cicak?

Place eight geckos in the correct location on a grid. Listen to and read the clues for each gecko. Predict each gecko's position in relation to other geckos by noting the adjectives and location terms used in the clues. At the end of each game, read interesting facts about geckos. There are three levels of difficulty.

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Me, myself and I - unit of work

This unit of work provides activities in which students explore their identity and learn about various functions of the human body. Students also learn to gather, measure and classify information, and observe how humans are different and how they are alike. The unit integrates learning in literacy, science, art and IT.

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Animal Olympians: antelope

This is a colour clip showing male antelopes locking horns in battles for dominance, described here as 'fencing'. The narrator explains that these battles are for the right to mate with females. The clip shows three different species of antelope fighting and includes footage taken in Africa and Israel. It concludes with ...

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Animal Olympians: hare

This is a colour clip showing contests between both male and female brown hares ('Lepus europaeus'). The narrator describes the brown hare as 'nature's middleweight boxing champ' and describes the contests using boxing terms such as 'uppercut' and 'pummelling'. In the clip there are many hares interacting together in an ...

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Animal Olympians: kangaroo

This is a colour clip showing male kangaroos ('Macropus spp') using their forepaws and hind legs in fighting contests with other males. The narrator describes kangaroos using boxing terms, referring to them as nature's champions in the heavyweight boxing division. There is also footage of a kangaroo wearing gloves and fighting ...

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Animal Olympians: cheetah

This is a colour clip showing a cheetah ('Acinonyx jubatus') in its natural habitat, the African savanna. It includes slow-motion footage. There are also images of other well-known African animals including zebras, lions and wildebeest. The narrator compares the cheetah to a sprinter, and the clip concludes with footage ...

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'The man from Kangaroo', 1920

This is a still from the 1920 Australia silent movie 'The man from Kangaroo'. It shows the character John Harland, played by Reginald 'Snowy' Baker, teaching two boys how to box.

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Golfers at the Canberra Golf Club, 1926

This is a black-and-white photograph of four men at the Canberra Golf Club, each holding a golf club. Behind them are parked cars and a woman sitting on a bench. The Hotel Canberra is in the background.

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Day's end for workers at Parliament House, 1925

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a crowd of workers walking from the Parliament House depot on an unpaved road as they leave work for the day. Some are wearing suits, others overalls, and almost all have hats.