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Ivan and Anna Kucan and their daughters on Ukrainian Christmas Day, Newport, c1957

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Ivan and Anna Kucan and their daughters, Larysa and Marika, in the backyard of their family home in Newport, Victoria. This photograph was taken on Ukrainian Christmas Day, which is in January.

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How do apiarists farm their bees?

Have you ever wondered what a bee farm looks like? This clip shows how bee farmers (apiarists) look after their bees. Watch the bee hives being opened and see the honey being collected. View the machinery used to collect and bottle the honey.

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What's in a year?

You may know of the four seasons. In the southern parts of Australia the year is often divided up into spring, summer, autumn and winter. But what about other parts of Australia? Find out what seasons they have in northern Australia. See how the year is divided into months and shown as a calendar. You'll also see how many ...

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Indigenous seasons across northern Australia

Aboriginal communities across northern and western Australia have helped to develop seasonal calendars based on their ecological knowledge. The calendars link meteorological patterns with changes in plant and animal life across the year.

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Seasons with Dirtgirl!

Do you know how many seasons there are in a year? Watch this video as Dirtgirl explains the seasons in some countries. Did you know that in Australia there is more than one way of describing seasons? Find out what they are.

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Primary Connections: Staying alive

This is an extensive teaching unit focused on learning, through a collaborative, inquiry-based approach, about the basic needs of animals and how their senses help them to survive. It includes comprehensive lesson plans, as well as student handouts and other teaching resources, for seven structured lessons that form an ...

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Primary Connections: Up, down and all around

This is an extensive teaching unit focused on learning, through a collaborative, inquiry-based approach, about the changes that occur to natural, managed and constructed environments. It includes comprehensive lesson plans, as well as student handouts and other teaching resources, for seven structured lessons that form ...

Teacher resource

Secondary science: models and simulations

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'models and simulations' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers assist students to interpret, ...

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5 Seasons, 2004: Everything has a cycle

This clip shows dramatic footage illustrating aspects of the annual five-season cycle identified by the Nunggubuyu people who live on the south-west coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria in the Northern Territory. Footage includes the Rose River in spate, a tropical storm, a dry riverbed, firestick farming, circling magpie geese ...

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Star trails above The Pinnacles, facing south

This is a long-exposure night-time photograph taken at The Pinnacles in Nambung National Park, Western Australia, facing due south. Concentric arcs of star trails made by the long exposure can be seen in the sky, centred on the south celestial pole. A meteor trail is also visible on the left.

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Star trails above The Pinnacles, facing north-east

This is a long-exposure night-time photograph taken at The Pinnacles in Nambung National Park, Western Australia, facing north-east. Concentric arcs made by the long exposure of star trails can be seen in the sky.

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Following the Moon: eclipses and shadows

Look at how sunlight is blocked during solar and lunar eclipses. Examine diagrams showing positions of the Sun, Moon and Earth. Notice that the umbra and penumbra of the Moon are 'shadows' on the Earth during a solar eclipse. See how the Earth blocks sunlight during a lunar eclipse.

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Eclipses

See how the Moon orbits the Earth as the Earth orbits the Sun. Control the motion of the Moon in its orbit around the Earth. Work out how the Moon goes through different phases during a lunar month. Work out how solar eclipses and lunar eclipses happen. Find out why different types of eclipses can occur. See why solar eclipses ...

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Eclipses: solar eclipse

See how the Moon orbits the Earth as the Earth orbits the Sun. Control the motion of the Moon in its orbit around the Earth. Work out how the Moon goes through different phases during a lunar month. Work out how solar eclipses happen. Find out why different types of eclipses can occur. See why solar eclipses are rare. Find ...

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Eclipses: lunar eclipse

See how the Moon orbits the Earth as the Earth orbits the Sun. Control the motion of the Moon in its orbit around the Earth. Work out how the Moon goes through different phases during a lunar month. Work out how lunar eclipses happen. Find out why different types of eclipses can occur. Find the connection between Moon phases ...

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Solar eclipse: assessment

Test your understanding of the phenomena of solar eclipses by manipulating interactive models in response to directions, by answering multiple-choice questions and by responding to open-ended questions. View and print a report on your work. This assessment object is one in a series of two objects.

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Eclipses: solar eclipse [ESL]

See how the Moon orbits the Earth as the Earth orbits the Sun. Control the motion of the Moon in its orbit around the Earth. Work out how the Moon goes through different phases during a lunar month. Work out how solar eclipses happen. Find out why different types of eclipses can occur. See why solar eclipses are rare. Find ...

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UV Index: the highs and lows

Use a simulator to test the average level of ultraviolet (UV) rays at different times of the day. Test the effects of seasonal variation. Graph the amount of UV light that reaches the Earth. Use simulation results to answer a series of questions. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Seasons: Earth and the Sun

Control the motion of the Earth in its orbit around the Sun. Examine the heating effect of the Sun. For example, explore why it is colder at the poles than at the equator. This learning object is part of a series of four objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Seasons: Earth's orbit

Control the motion of the Earth in its orbit around the Sun. Work out how the Earth’s orbit and the tilt of its axis determine seasons in the different hemispheres. Compare seasons at different locations on the Earth. For example, work out that when it is summer in China, it is winter in Australia. This learning object ...