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Dog optimism

Have you ever wondered how your dog views the world? Optimism and pessimism are often thought to be human traits but do animals express them too? In this clip an Australian researcher uses a machine she invented to try and determine whether these dogs are optimists or pessimists. Have a look and see if you can work out ...

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Zou ba! Test your knowledge: train journey

Watch and listen to a dialogue between students travelling on a train. Answer quiz questions in the game 'GemQuest'. The quiz questions test knowledge of Chinese language, as used in a several learning objects in the set 'Zou ba'. This object is one in a series of three objects.

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Zou ba! Test your knowledge: three cities

Watch and listen to a phone conversation about travelling around China. Answer questions to move around a board in a game called 'GemQuest'. The questions test knowledge of Chinese language, as used in several learning objects in the set 'Zou ba'. This object is one in a series of three objects.

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Zou ba! Telephones: what's your number?

Find out how to ask for someone's telephone number or give your number to others. Note how the word for the number one changes when recalling telephone numbers. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Zou ba! Quiz challenge

Find the answers to questions asked by a game show host. Test your knowledge of subjects such as directions, distances, time, travel, transport, food, travel, personal preferences and opinions.

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Zou ba! Gem quest challenge

Answers questions correctly to move forward in a board game called 'Gem quest'. Test your knowledge of subjects such as food, clothing, sports, Chinese zodiac, age, physical descriptions, nationality, cities, shopping, location and music.

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Repeatability

Why is it important to test things again and again in science? Would you be more likely to trust the results of one test or the results of many tests? Why?

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What is a technology usability specialist?

Have you ever thought about what goes in to making technology products easy to use? Meet Oliver Weidlich, whose job it is to test the experiences of technology users and make suggestions to tech companies on improvements. Why is usability important? Who is it important for? What are some of the activities that usability ...

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Working as an automotive engineer

As an automotive engineer, Peter Whitlock combines time at his desk with time behind the wheel. He's responsible for the development and testing of the automatic transmission systems in cars. What are some of the day-to-day tasks Peter performs? Why are they important?

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How to design and build a robot in six weeks!

Evan, a mechanical mentor for FIRST Robotic Competition's 3132 'Thunder Down Under', outlines the processes involved in designing, building and testing a robot in six weeks. What influences the team in their design and building processes? Can you think of anything else that might influence the design and build of the robot ...