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Defence Against Disease

Students use this resource consisting of ten slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand how microbes can enter the body and how the body tries to prevent this from happening. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Blood Plasma

Students use this resource consisting of nine slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to identify some of the substances transported in the plasma. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Exploring the human body

This resource for basic physiology and anatomy has a comprehensive outline of all the systems of the body and sensory organs, with animated graphics and activities to help explain them, plus links to visual and interactive resources online.

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Digestion Experiments 2

Students use this resource consisting of ten slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand that enzymes work best at a specific pH. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Chemicals in Cigarette Smoke

Students use this resource consisting of eight slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand some effects that the different chemicals in cigarette smoke can have on the body. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Organ Systems at Work

Students use this resource consisting of four slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand that different organ systems need to work together in a healthy organism. The example provided is in humans. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Composition of the Blood

Students use this resource consisting of six slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to identify the components of blood and its role in transport. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Breathing

Students use this resource consisting of eleven slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand how the lungs are ventilated by breathing. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Sports drink mantra dilutes the facts

This ABC article or podcast by Dr Karl addresses the effectiveness of sports drinks. To quench your thirst, should you reach out for a sports drink or stick to what comes out of the tap? What processes occur in the body and what you need to do to maintain the balance of hydration are clearly described and a few myths busted ...

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Gas Exchange

Students use this resource consisting of eight slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand that gas exchange is the absorption of oxygen from the air into the blood and the removal of carbon dioxide from the blood. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Observing a cockatoo

Meet Charlie, a pet cockatoo. Watch other cockatoos in the wild as they climb, fly and walk around. Discover the reason for the name of the sulphur-crested cockatoo.

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Adaptations of the Alveoli

Students use this resource consisting of six slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to identify how the lungs are adapted for efficient gas exchange. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Comparing Respiration and Burning

Students use this resource consisting of five slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand the differences between aerobic respiration and burning. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Digestion Experiments 1

Students use this resource consisting of thirteen slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand that enzymes digest foods so that they can be absorbed into the blood. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Cats, Dogs and Us: Education pack (years 1-2)

This education pack is an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) resource designed to build students' understanding about the special place domestic cats and dogs have in people's lives. The pack consists of a teaching guide, a student magazine and five student worksheets focusing on topics such as the physical characteristics ...

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Cats, Dogs and Us: Lesson plans (years 1-2)

This teacher resource is an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) resource designed to encourage students to examine the physical characteristics and natural behaviours of cats and dogs, and discuss the various ways we live with and care for cats and dogs around the world. It consists of five lesson plans, three ...

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Organ Systems

Students use this resource consisting of seven slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand how different organs in our bodies work together to keep us alive. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Birth

Students use this resource consisting of five slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to identify what happens during the birth of a baby. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Eggs on ice

This 11 minute video segment from Catalyst addresses some economic, social and scientific issues around the development of reproductive technologies.

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The Heart as a Double Pump

Students use this resource consisting of six slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand why the heart is described as a double pump. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.