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Science ASSIST

Science ASSIST is a web portal for Australian school science educators and laboratory technicians. It features an online advisory service that provides timely, consistent and authoritative advice to both teachers and lab technicians; a curated selection of online, high quality teaching and learning resources directly linked ...

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Implementing Science by Doing

This web page provides a range of professional learning resources for secondary science teachers planing and implementing the Science by Doing program. The suite of resources includes a video overview, a program booklet and interactive digital professional module. The interactive module provides two self-paced professional ...

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Collaborating in science

This is a colour video clip in which Professor Keith Hunter, a marine chemist from the University of Otago in New Zealand, relates how he became aware of the need to collaborate with scientists from other fields and to work on interdisciplinary problems in multidisciplinary teams. Sequences showing Professor Hunter discussing ...

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Little science

This is a collection of digital resources including image galleries, short videos, animations and an interactive designed for early-primary science. A teacher guide provides suggested classroom activities and questions framed around the Australian Curriculum. Teacher support videos include an early-primary teacher reflecting ...

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Animating Science

Over a series of lessons with year 5 and 6 students, two graduate teachers use experiments and information and communication technology (ICT) to teach the students about the properties of solids, liquids and gases. Students are encouraged to demonstrate their knowledge of how particles behave by developing computer animations ...

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Science is everywhere!

Every day we draw on science knowledge. In this clip, hear scientists from a range of fields as they describe how they apply their knowledge of science to everyday activities. What are some ways you use scientific thinking to evaluate tasks, activities and information during your day?

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Kitchen science

There are many different chemical reactions at work when we cook food. Watch this video to discover how some chefs have turned their kitchens into laboratories to experiment with food to create the perfect dish!

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Science of toys: student guide

This is a student guide about the science of toys that contains information and hands-on inquiry activities. It is part of a comprehensive curriculum resource that covers physics content descriptions in year 7 of the science curriculum. The resource uses toys as a context and integrates the year 7 strands of Science Understanding, ...

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Science of toys: teacher guide

This is a teacher guide about the science of toys that provides an overview of lessons including worksheets and assessment. It is part of a comprehensive curriculum resource that covers physics content descriptions in year 7 of the science curriculum. The resource uses toys as a context and integrates the year 7 strands ...

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Science learning: artificial pollination

This is a web resource providing a video and transcript about research into the pollination of kiwifruit by honey bees and artificially. A research scientist explains what artificial pollination is, why it is needed for kiwifruit and the method used. Footage shows a researcher working on kiwifruit vines and in the laboratory, ...

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Science learning: avocado research

This is a web resource providing a video and transcript about the pollination of avocado flowers. The video focuses on research aiming to increase fruit production from pollination by honey bees. A research scientist describes how avocado flowers change sex daily to avoid self-pollination and explains that pollination by ...

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Science Futures: teacher guide

This teacher guide provides an overview of a unit of work on the future of science with an emphasis on the nature of science, emerging technologies and potential applications, and the development of science literacy including science in the media, science innovators and political policy. Designed as a culminating unit in ...

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Science Futures: student guide

This students guide focuses on three main themes: the nature of the Universe and space; the future of science and new technologies; and science literacy in the modern world. This resource contains different parts or chapters, each with information, images and diagrams, inquiry activities, discussion questions, and links ...

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Science Futures: student digital

This is a student digital resource that contains interactive materials for exploring space and the universe, future technologies and applications, and science literacy. This resource contains a rich array of digital interactive activities, video clips, images and diagrams, supportive information and notebook questions, ...

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Language central for science: life science

This iPad app is a tool to help students understand key terms used in the biological sciences. The terms are organised in four topic groups: ecology and the environment; cells and heredity; the diversity of life; and healthy body systems. The app provides three different ways to learn the science terms - studying their ...

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Language central for science: physical science

This iPad app is a tool to help students understand key terms used in the chemical and physical sciences and in relation to the nature of science and scientific inquiry. The terms are organised in four topics: introduction to chemistry; forces and energy; sound and light; and science and technology. The app provides three ...

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Forensic science: DNA

Explore the basic properties of DNA. See how DNA samples are collected and analysed by police. Find out how DNA fingerprinting can be used to identify a person and help to solve a crime. Identify differences between DNA samples. This learning object is one in a series of eight objects.

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Forensic science: blood

Find out how blood samples at crime scenes are compared with known blood types to identify suspects. Look at a table showing percentages of blood types in the Australian population. See how antibodies and antigens are used to identify blood types. Test a blood sample and identify its type. Answer questions about differences ...

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Forensic science: fingerprints

Look closely at the structure of fingerprints, including the main types of ridge patterns and interconnecting lines. See how fingerprints are collected by police. Follow instructions to make your own set of fingerprints. Find out how fingerprints at crime scenes are compared with records to identify suspects. Compare fingerprints ...

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Forensic science: footprints

Look closely at a footprint made by a boot. See how footprint casts are made by police. Follow instructions to make real footprint casts. Notice differences between footprints. Find out how footprint impressions at crime scenes are compared with shoes to identify suspects. This learning object is one in a series of eight objects.