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Angus Young's Gibson guitar, 1992

This is a Gibson SG custom-model electric guitar used by and autographed by Angus Young of the Australian rock band AC/DC. The guitar has a solid timber body with black enamel finish and a timber neck with an ebony fretboard. Young has autographed the guitar in silver ink on the pick guard: 'A Young. AC/DC'. The manufacturer's ...

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'Iceman' electric guitar , 1996-98

This is an Ibanez Iceman electric guitar made in Japan between 1996 and 1998. It features an irregularly shaped mahogany body with a 'galactic green' finish and a white star pattern. The case (not shown) is made of black fabric over ply and has sustained extensive damage. The lining of the case is dark velour fabric. The ...

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Violin made by Arthur Hodgson, 1936

This is a timber violin made by Arthur Hodgson in Paramatta, New South Wales, in 1936. The belly is highly arched with two long irregular f-holes cut into it, and it appears to have been made from a single piece of timber, possibly pine or spruce. Ribs and back are constructed from a single solid piece of timber, which ...

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Getting Started with the Ukulele

This is an online teaching and learning resource on how to play the ukulele, featuring 14 scaffolded activities presented in three parts, ranging from learning parts of the ukulele and basic chords to developing skills, reading sheet music and performing for an audience. Each lesson is accompanied by up to three short instructional ...

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The banjo-pickin', yodelling cowgirl

Taylor Pfeiffer has been playing the banjo since she was seven. Now in her teens, Taylor is making a name for herself in the music world. In this clip from Behind the News, find out what inspired Taylor to take up the banjo and then learn a few banjo-playing techniques. And if you're really daring, try yodelling along with ...

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The voice of the violin

Internationally acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell once said, 'When you play a violin piece, you are a storyteller, and you're telling a story.' In this ABC Open clip, listen as Australian Robert Zielinski and Frenchman Jeremie Legrand share their stories about the violin in traditional Irish music.

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Garden detective: explore an Australian garden

Search for small creatures in an Australian garden. Find animals such as a scorpion, a lacewing and a cicada. Have a close look at their body parts. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is one in a series of two objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Garden detective: group Australian animals

Search for small creatures in an Australian garden. Find animals such as a scorpion, a lacewing and a cicada. Have a close look at their body parts. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is one in a series ...

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Garden detective: New Zealand garden

Search for small creatures in a New Zealand garden. Find animals such as a bumblebee, a weta and a woolly bear caterpillar. Have a close look at their body parts. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is ...

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Garden detective: explore a New Zealand garden

Search for small creatures in a New Zealand garden. Find animals such as a bumblebee, a weta and a woolly bear caterpillar. Have a close look at their body parts. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is one in a series of two objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Garden detective: group New Zealand animals

Search for small creatures in a New Zealand garden. Find animals such as a bumblebee, a weta and a woolly bear caterpillar. Have a close look at their body parts. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is ...

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Making music

Make musical notes by plucking a stringed instrument. Explore how a vibrating string creates pressure waves through the air. Look at graphs showing sounds as a waveform. Explore the relationships between string length, musical pitch and wave frequency. Compare musical notes with soundwave patterns and predict one from the ...

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Making music: free play

Make musical notes by plucking a stringed instrument. Explore how a vibrating string creates pressure waves through the air. Look at graphs showing sounds as a waveform. Explore the relationships between string length, musical pitch and wave frequency. Compare musical notes with soundwave patterns. This learning object ...

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Making music: match that sound

Make musical notes by plucking a stringed instrument. Explore how a vibrating string creates pressure waves through the air. Look at graphs showing sounds as a waveform. Explore the relationships between string length, musical pitch and wave frequency. Compare musical notes with soundwave patterns and predict one from the ...

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Making music: match that tune

Make musical notes by plucking a stringed instrument. Explore how a vibrating string creates pressure waves through the air. Look at graphs showing sounds as a waveform. Explore the relationships between string length, musical pitch and wave frequency. Compare musical notes with soundwave patterns and predict one from the ...

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Making music: make a tune

Make musical notes by plucking a stringed instrument. Explore how a vibrating string creates pressure waves through the air. Look at graphs showing sounds as a waveform. Explore the relationships between string length, musical pitch and wave frequency. Compare musical notes with soundwave patterns. Compose your own tune ...

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Where does tap water come from? [includes spoken instructions]

Look at water cycles in both city and country areas. For each area, assemble a jigsaw puzzle illustrating the water cycle. Arrange components such as rainfall, runoff, collection, storage, pumping, treatment, household usage and wastewater disposal. Follow instructions to make cardboard versions of the jigsaws.

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Where does tap water come from? [no spoken instructions]

Look at water cycles in both city and country areas. For each area, assemble a jigsaw puzzle illustrating the water cycle. Arrange components such as rainfall, runoff, collection, storage, pumping, treatment, household usage and wastewater disposal. Follow instructions to make cardboard versions of the jigsaws.

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Garden detective: Australian garden [ESL]

Search for small creatures in an Australian garden. Find animals such as a scorpion, a lacewing and a cicada. Have a close look at their body parts. Collect different creatures and find out what features they have. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the ...

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What does your garden grow? - unit of work

Students investigate their school garden. They look at the needs of the garden, what creatures live there and the importance of how these creatures interact with the garden.