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Colour blindness - seeing the world differently

The ability to see colours is an important human trait, but did you know some people's colour vision is impaired. View this clip to discover what it means to be colourblind and how it happens. Find out also about the extraordinary colour vision of the dunnart, and why it is important for this nocturnal marsupial.

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Light takes time to travel through space

Light travels in waves and carries information as it moves from one object to another. In this clip, people are used to represent the Sun, planets and light rays in order to show that light takes time to travel through space bringing information from those objects to us on Earth. Discover that by the time we receive this ...

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Wombat stew. Integrated program

Inspired by the picture book Wombat Stew, lessons involve children in going on a Wombat walk to collect rubbish, investigating animal habitats, creating an Australian animals alphabet frieze, creating animal number stories, exploring vocabulary, making Wombat soup, discussing safe and unsafe situations, developing a news ...

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Wombat stew: places animals live. Science

Inspired by the picture book Wombat Stew, lessons involve children in creating an Australian animal alphabet frieze, finding information about the habitats of Australian animals from digital and print sources and organising it into booklets and presenting information in the form of 'Who am I?' puzzles.

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Font cubes [Chinese]

Solve word matching puzzles. Notice how a Chinese character looks slightly different in a range of font styles. Identify the same character in different fonts on a set of spinning cubes. Match a whole line of three characters. Discover a hidden message. This learning object is a combination of three objects in the same series.

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Amazing characters: level 1 [Chinese]

Solve word puzzles as you find a way through two mazes (a cave and a palace). Search for hidden keys engraved with Chinese characters. Find pairs of characters that look alike. Notice that a character may be formed from a base character plus extra strokes. Build your knowledge of simple characters by checking meanings and ...

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Lost bike: build your own bike [Indonesian]

Match pictures of bikes with words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose words to complete a description of a bike you would like to build. Use pictures and feedback to find where bikes are hidden in a village. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Lost bike: build to order [Indonesian]

Match pictures of bikes with words describing size, colour and accessories. Build a bike to match a description given by an Indonesian friend. Use pictures and feedback to find where bikes are hidden in a village. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Cactus, 1986: 'It has to be removed'

This clip shows the inner turmoil felt by Colo (Isabelle Huppert) after learning that she may lose her sight unless she has an urgent operation. Instantly rebuffing the ultimatum from her eye specialist (Sean Scully) to have her left eye removed or to lose her sight completely, Colo returns to a house in the countryside ...

Teacher resource

Light and the law of reflection: Teacher idea

In this Teacher idea, students explore how light travels and the law of reflection. They consolidate their knowledge using of a range of learning objects then explore the eye and the use of lenses. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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Introducing 2D shapes - unit of work

Students develop their knowledge of 2D shapes. They explore basic arrangements of shapes, where groups of shapes are placed together and visualised from different angles.

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Introducing 3D shapes - unit of work

Students develop their knowledge of 3D shapes. They learn about how 3D shapes can look different when viewed from different angles. They explore basic arrangements of shapes, where groups of shapes are placed together and visualised from different angles. Finally, students use knowledge and skills gained through the unit ...

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A herd of domesticated water buffaloes, 1958

This is a colour photograph of a herd of water buffaloes, taken at Beatrice Hill, Northern Territory, in 1958. The buffaloes are shown both standing and lying within an enclosure.

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'Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind, Sydney', 1890-1917

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney. It shows the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind in City Road, Darlington, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, and was taken between 1890 and 1917. The classical Italianate ...

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Audio-tactile pedestrian detector button

This is an audio-tactile pedestrian detector (ATPD) button fixed to a vertical pole. The button itself is large and silver. Above the button, on a black cast-aluminium casing, is a broad silver arrow pointing upwards. Superimposed on this arrow is a smaller, raised arrow that also points upwards. In the background is an ...

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'Outback kids come to town to be cured', 1959 - asset 1

This is the first of three excerpts from a black-and-white newsreel produced by Cinesound, in 1959 titled, 'Manly: Outback kids come to town to be cured'. The film audio consists of a narration and music but no sound effects. After the opening title, the film shows an exterior shot of a young boy entering a three-storey ...

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'Outback kids come to town to be cured', 1959 - asset 2

This is the second of three excerpts from a black-and-white newsreel produced by Cinesound in 1959 titled 'Manly: Outback kids come to town to be cured.' The film audio consists of a narration and music but no sound effects. This clip starts with a shot of a baby girl in her bed, then reveals her bandaged legs and feet ...

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'Outback kids come to town to be cured', 1959 - asset 3

This is the third and final excerpt from a black-and-white newsreel produced by Cinesound in 1959 titled 'Manly: Outback kids come to town to be cured.' The film audio consists of a narration and music but no sound effects. This clip starts on a shot of a young boy's leg brace and reveals he is standing in a three-sided ...

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Proof, 1991: Betrayal in the park

This clip shows how skillful editing and camera work and sparse layered dialogue portray the three protagonists, Andy (Russell Crowe), Celia (Geneviève Picot) and Martin (Hugo Weaving), and reveal their complex relationships. Andy meets Celia, Martin's housekeeper, when he goes to visit Martin, a blind man who hopes to ...

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If Only, 2003: Shooting straight

This clip shows Cos telling the story of how his eyesight was restored through a cataract operation, enabling him to successfully resume his sport of competition rifle-shooting. A split screen is used to combine footage of Cos in interview with footage of his eye examination and later at the rifle range. An amusing scene ...