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Artist's impression showing DNA strands under a magnifying glass
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Publication Date: 01 July 2014

This downloadable MS Word document provides the details for an activity in which students investigate the result of crossing two plants heterozygous for pigment.

This investigation:

Type of Resources: Practical activity/investigation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose,... > ACSIS208
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Critically analyse the validity of information in primary and secondary sources... > ACSIS206
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Evaluate conclusions, including identifying sources of uncertainty and possible... > ACSIS205
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Plan, select and use appropriate investigation types, including field work and... > ACSIS199
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to... > ACSIS200
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between... > ACSIS203
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent... > ACSIS204
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically > ACSIS198
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The transmission of heritable characteristics from one generation to the next... > ACSSU184
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Inquiry Skills
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences
Cartoonist's impression of a penguin on an ice floe
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Publication Date: 23 June 2014

This online resource provides information on Antarctica and its wildlife.

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities, can... > ACSSU112
  • Year 7 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have... > ACSHE121
  • Year 7 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology... > ACSHE120
A picture of a beach
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Publication Date: 23 June 2014

This online resource is an ABC News web page with information on the risks to the Great Barrier Reef due to plans to develop major ports along the Queensland coastline.

Type of Resources: Blog/News article /Research
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities, can... > ACSSU112
  • Year 7 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have... > ACSHE121
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Publication Date: 23 June 2014

This web page contains an animation activity where students can remove threats to the Great Barrier Reef to see how their removal would affect the marine life of the reef. 

Type of Resources: Interactive/Simulation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities, can... > ACSSU112
an artist's impression of a tree
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Publication Date: 22 June 2014

This online resource details a student activity designed to illustrate the link between a land and a marine environment.

Type of Resources: Lesson Plan
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Evaluate conclusions, including identifying sources of uncertainty and possible... > ACSIS171
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Plan, select and use appropriate investigation types, including field work and... > ACSIS165
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Analyse patterns and trends in data, including describing relationships between... > ACSIS169
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically > ACSIS164
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic... > ACSSU176
  • Year 9 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of... > ACSHE228
A jellyfish
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Publication Date: 22 June 2014

This web page deals with the trophic pyramid and the transfer of energy through a food web. It has links to teacher background information, worksheets and activities.

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 7 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities, can... > ACSSU112
  • Year 7 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have... > ACSHE121
A model of a human heart
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Publication Date: 18 June 2014

This online resource has student worksheets and teacher resources available for an investigation examining scientific claims related to physical fitness.


Type of Resources: Lesson Plan
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Reflect on scientific investigations including evaluating the quality of the... > ACSIS146
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and... > ACSIS145
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs that carry out specialised... > ACSSU150
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Publication Date: 18 June 2014

This online resource gives printable instructions on how to make a model lung out of a small plastic drink bottle.

Type of Resources: Practical activity/investigation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs that carry out specialised... > ACSSU150
An image of a wetland birds identification chart
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Publication Date: 16 June 2014

These downloadable documents can be used to identify different wetland birds as well as for highlighting differences in physical characteristics and how they might relate to feeding and behaviour.

Type of Resources: Information Sheet
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 5 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to... > ACSSU043
Artist's impression of a cell
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Publication Date: 26 May 2014

This online resource deals with how the immune system fights diseases.

Type of Resources: Video/animation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Cells are the basic units of living things and have specialised structures and... > ACSSU149
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences

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