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Publication Date: 26 May 2014

This TED Ed video (4:27) uses animations to explain how the ventricals and valves in the heart work together to pump blood through the body.

Type of Resources: Video/animation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs that carry out specialised... > ACSSU150
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Publication Date: 23 May 2014

This website was created by the University of Colarado and American teachers. It contains units of work concerning the cardiovascular system.

Type of Resources: Unit of Work
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate ideas, findings and evidence-based solutions to problems using... > ACSIS148
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Reflect on scientific investigations including evaluating the quality of the... > ACSIS146
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation... > ACSIS140
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Measure and control variables, select equipment appropriate to the task and... > ACSIS141
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Construct and use a range of representations, including graphs, keys and models... > ACSIS144
  • 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 Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and... > ACSIS139
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs that carry out specialised... > ACSSU150
  • Year 8 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have... > ACSHE136
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Plan, select and use appropriate investigation types, including field work and... > ACSIS165
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Multi-cellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal... > ACSSU175
Simulation of a double helix molecule
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Publication Date: 20 May 2014

This online resource gives details for a hands-on activity where Mendelian genetics are used to analyse the results of genetic crosses between stickleback fish with different traits.

Type of Resources: Practical activity/investigation
Australian Curriculum:
  • 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 > 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 > Evaluating
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences
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Publication Date: 20 May 2014

This online resource provides access to materials about several creation myths that prompts students to think about how myths can influence scientific theory.


Type of Resources: Lesson Plan
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living... > ACSSU185
  • Year 10 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Scientific understanding, including models and theories, are contestable and... > ACSHE191
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science
A magnifying glass looking at a specimen
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Publication Date: 20 May 2014

This web page gives details of an activity where students simulate the natural selection of the sickle cell alleles, using beans and a flipped coin.

Type of Resources: Practical activity/investigation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Evaluate conclusions, including identifying sources of uncertainty and possible... > ACSIS205
  • 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 theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living... > ACSSU185
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences
A mosquito gorged with blood
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Publication Date: 20 May 2014

This online resource looks at an example of natural selection in humans.


Type of Resources: Video/animation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living... > ACSSU185
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The transmission of heritable characteristics from one generation to the next... > ACSSU184
  • Year 10 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > People use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they accept claims,... > ACSHE194
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science
Fossilised nautilus shell
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Publication Date: 19 May 2014

This online resource has student activities for the study of evolution.

Type of Resources: Lesson Plan
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living... > ACSSU185
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences
Magnifying glass looking at a small arthropod
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Publication Date: 19 May 2014

This online resource details an activity where students investigate sexual selection in brine shrimp.

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 > 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 theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living... > ACSSU185
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences
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Publication Date: 19 May 2014

This online resource details an activity where a class builds a geologic time line on a wall, adding one or two pieces of information each week.


Type of Resources: Information Sheet
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living... > ACSSU185
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences

Why is the sea salty?

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Publication Date: 16 May 2014
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 6 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical... > ACSSU094
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences
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