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Dust echoes

Dust Echoes is a series of twelve beautifully animated Dreamtime stories from Central Arnhem Land, telling stories of love, loyalty, duty to country and Aboriginal custom and law.

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Cells and the molecules of life

Take a look at cells, and some of their components, starting from the very beginning of life on Earth. Speculate on the origin of the molecules of life and investigate how they combine to create the structure and function of cells.

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Earth rocks

Explore how forces and energy are continually shaping and changing the Earth's surface. Find out about fast and slow changes and the connection between them first observed by English scientist Charles Lyell. Discover the Earth's age, how rocks form, what they contain, and what they reveal about the Earth's long history.

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Animal and plant adaptations

What makes an organism suited to a particular environment? View a range of animals and plants to investigate adaptations that improve their chance of survival. Link the adaptation which might be an external structure, an internal structure or an exhibited behaviour to its function (purpose). Explore strategies of migration ...

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Finding scientific solutions

This Teacher resource focuses on the work of scientists. Investigate how scientists work together to find solutions to problems that directly affect the lives of people and other living things.

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Genetically engineered crops

Explore how DNA and genes transmit heritable characteristics from one generation to the next. Discover how artificial selection and genetic engineering can be used to introduce desirable traits into plant foods. Use video clips to explore the arguments for and against genetically engineered crops.Examine different perspectives ...

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The future of food

Producing enough food to sustain the Earth's population is becoming more of a challenge. As environmental constraints keep tightening, technological innovation may be the answer to future food security. Compare the status of food production and food security in Australia with that of developing nations. Consider some claims ...

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Tourism

Whether visiting a place within their borders as 'domestic tourists' or heading overseas, Australians love going on holidays. Internationally, people perceive that Australia is a unique holiday destination and tourists are visiting our shores in increasing numbers. The net result is that tourism is helping Australians to ...

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Antarctica

The first recorded expedition to Antarctica was in 1821. It was a place where no human lived. Thanks to the work of explorers and scientists we know a lot about the frozen continent.

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Vincent Lingiari the leader

In 1966, 200 Aboriginal stockmen were refused proper pay and decent working conditions at a cattle station located on traditional Aboriginal land. Vincent Lingiari led the men in a strike.

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The mighty Aztecs

Who were the MÄ“xihcah? Discover the rich and brutal history of the Aztec culture and the birth of Modern Mexico.

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Earthquakes

You might not realise but the ground beneath us never stops moving. Only when the movement is sudden and powerful do we take note.

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The Australian Museum Science Festival

Find out about some of the great things on offer at the Australian Museum Science Festival. View some of the workshops and experiments at the Australian Museum, Sydney.

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Fossils to fuels

What are fossil fuels? How do they form? What do we use them for? Could renewable energies, like hydro, wind and solar, replace fossil fuels in the future?

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Solar system and space exploration

Visit the planets in our solar system. Explore space, check out the size of Mercury and Neptune, seek out life on other planets and walk on the moon!

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Endangered species - marine turtles

This is a detailed plan for teaching a unit on endangered species - marine turtles. It includes a unit outline, overview and aim, learning outcomes, inquiry questions, background information about the marine turtles, lesson plans and a guide to assessment. The lesson sequence is based on the inquiry based 5Es approach to ...

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Coral bleaching

This is a detailed plan for teaching a unit on coral bleaching. It includes a unit outline, overview and aim, learning outcomes, inquiry questions, background information about coral bleaching, lesson plans and a guide to assessment. The lesson sequence is based on the inquiry based 5Es approach to teaching Science, with ...

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Exploring the Reef

This is a detailed plan for teaching a unit on exploring the Reef. It includes a unit outline, overview and aim, learning outcomes, inquiry questions, background information about the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, lesson plans and a guide to assessment. The lesson sequence is based on the inquiry based 5Es approach to ...

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Animal adaptations

This is a detailed plan for teaching a unit about structural and behavioural adaptations of animals and plants. It includes a unit outline, overview and aim, learning outcomes, inquiry questions, background information about adaptations, lesson plans and a guide to assessment. The lesson sequence is based on the inquiry ...

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NGV Asian art

This is a series of PDF and multimedia resources that illustrate and interpret examples of Asian art. Intended primarily for teachers of Foundation through to year 10, the series consists of c.45 two-page PDFs with text and images that include paintings, ceramics, textiles, and sculptures, and 11 multimedia resources that ...