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Languages online: Indonesian section 28: the weather

This set of 11 interactive activities from the Languages online resource helps students practise expressions that describe the weather. The main language point is asking and saying what the weather is like with the key language focus being the question 'What is the weather like?' The activities begin with pronunciation ...

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Shrinking and expanding metals

Explore with the Surfing Scientist team what happens when metals are heated and cooled. Find out what happens to a metal ring when it is immersed in extremely cold liquid nitrogen. What do hinges on the Sydney Harbour Bridge have to do with all this? Find out.

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Fair test: growing tomatoes

Run experiments in a plant research laboratory. Investigate the effects of different variables on the growth of tomatoes. Research the answers to questions about how to achieve optimum hydroponic growth conditions. Examine the effect of key variables on growth: nitrogen, temperature, light intensity and light duration. ...

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Fair test: growing peas

Run experiments in a plant research laboratory. Investigate the effects of different variables on the growth of peas. Research the answers to questions about how to achieve optimum hydroponic growth conditions. Examine the effect of key variables on growth: nitrogen, temperature, light intensity and light duration. This ...

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Fair test: growing lettuce

Run experiments in a plant research laboratory. Investigate the effects of different variables on the growth of lettuces. Research the answers to questions about how to achieve optimum hydroponic growth conditions. Examine the effect of key variables on growth: nitrogen, temperature, light intensity and light duration. ...

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Volcanoes [includes spoken instructions]

Look at photos of active volcanoes. Direct a robot as it is lowered inside a volcano. Measure temperature changes and look at rock structures. Collect rock samples from the crater, vent, column and magma chamber. Match the samples with their original locations.

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Explore the weather [no spoken instructions]

Choose clothing suited to the weather conditions: sunny, windy, rainy and snowing. Describe today's weather.

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Experience the weather [no spoken instructions]

Explore weather variations in four different environments: desert, mountains, rainforest and polar. Dress a character in clothing suited to the weather conditions: sunny, windy, rainy or snowing.

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What the world is made of

Use the 'particle model' to explore properties of matter. Compare the arrangement and movement of particles in the three phases of matter: solids, liquids and gases. Explore how substances can change between the three phases. For example, look at what happens when water changes state through a physical process such as melting ...

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What the world is made of: particles, heat and movement

Explore how substances are affected by temperature. Notice that particles vibrate more as temperature rises. Observe that some solids conduct heat better than others. Note that solids expand when they are heated. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Zou ba! Weather: temperature

Explore how to talk about weather temperatures, both above and below zero. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Zou ba! The body: body temperature

Listen to a conversation between a doctor and her patients. Find out what advice the doctor gives them to improve their health. For example, the doctor reports that a person has a high temperature of 39.5 degrees Celsius and directs the patient to take some medicine. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Reacting to emergencies

Operate controls for a simulated nuclear reactor. Regulate coolant flow and position of control rods. Respond to mechanical failures and other emergencies. Ensure safe operation and avoid a meltdown. This learning object is one in a series of two learning objects.

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Fair test

Run experiments in a plant research laboratory. Investigate the effects of different variables on the growth of lettuces, peas and tomatoes. Research the answers to questions about how to achieve optimum hydroponic growth conditions. Examine the effect of key variables on growth: nitrogen, temperature, light intensity and ...

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The Bunsen flame

Find out which part of a bunsen burner flame is hottest and which part is coolest. Place a wire gauze over four different parts of the flame. Observe the changes to the wire gauze. Capture images of your tests to make a record of your findings. Then answer the conclusion questions to sum up the findings.

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Life science: photosynthesis lab

Explore the effect of environmental factors on the rate of photosynthesis in an aquatic plant. Manipulate environmental variables including light intensity, carbon dioxide levels, temperature, and the wavelength of light to find out how each affect the rate of photosynthesis. Record and analyse the results in tabulated ...

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Explore the weather [includes spoken instructions]

Choose clothing suited to the weather conditions: sunny, windy, rainy and snowing. Describe today's weather.

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Temperature effects of light on air and carbon dioxide

This interactive is a simulation of an experiment comparing the change of temperature in two flasks, one filled with air and the other with carbon dioxide only. Lights above the flasks come on and simulate the change in temperature. Results are portrayed on a graph.

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How temperature affects the rate of respiration

This interactive is a simulation of an experiment comparing the amount of oxygen consumed by germinating peas at two different temperatures. The data are displayed in a table and on a graph.

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World temperatures

This realistic mathematical investigation uses scatter plots to determine a relationship between latitude and average daily temperature. It includes a student worksheet with a table of data, a teaching sequence, teacher notes, assessment advice and ideas for extension. ICT could be used.