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Path of the Voyager space probes courtesy of NASA
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Publication Date: 11 August 2014

This online resource is about the Voyager space probes, their locations and future goals as of June 2013.

Type of Resources: Weblink
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 5 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun) > ACSSU078
  • Year 5 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to... > ACSHE081
  • Year 5 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and... > ACSHE217

Risk assessments - who does them? Hi, I have been told that as a lab tech I have to write risk assessments for the teachers for classroom use.

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Publication Date: 30 July 2014
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One of NASA's Mars rovers
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Publication Date: 19 July 2014

This web page contains a 2 minute video clip about the twin robot rovers Spirit and Opportunity sent to gather information about Mars's surface and search for water.

Type of Resources: Video/animation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 5 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun) > ACSSU078

Eating in Labs? Is there any documentation to support not eating in a science laboratory? And how do you suggest that this is adopted?

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Publication Date: 04 July 2014
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Standard Operating Procedures: The SOPs available on this site are great. Are there plans to add more to this list in the near future?

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Publication Date: 25 June 2014
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An astronaut floating in space
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Publication Date: 22 June 2014

This online resource shows the effect of a vacuum on marshmallows.

Type of Resources: Video/animation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 5 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun) > ACSSU078
Eyes
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Publication Date: 22 June 2014

This online resource deals with common misconceptions about light and vision.

Type of Resources: Teacher background info
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 5 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted > ACSSU080
Melting ice cubes in a glass
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Publication Date: 21 June 2014

This online resource helps identify common misconceptions about the states of matter.

Type of Resources: Teacher background info
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 5 > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in... > ACSSU077
Drawing of a single eye
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Publication Date: 18 June 2014

This downloadable resource details practical activities that explore the nature of the human eye.

Type of Resources: Practical activity/investigation
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 5 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations... > ACSIS093
  • Year 5 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer... > ACSIS086
  • Year 5 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations > ACSIS218
  • Year 5 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific... > ACSIS231
  • Year 5 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted > ACSSU080
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

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