Digital resources tagged with ‘science’

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Australia's First Nuclear Reactor

Prime Minister Robert Menzies opens the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor, and marvels at nuclear energy being a relatively new phenomenon in the world.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Technology
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Technology
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Australian Biography - Sir Marcus Oliphant

The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Sir Mark Oliphant helped to create the bomb, but even though it ended the war he can never reconcile himself to the loss of civilian life.

NSW / Stage 4 / History / Topic 1 Investigating History
VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / World War 2
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / World War 2
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Charles Darwin - the father of evolutionary biology

Dr Maryanne Demasi is a science journalist on the ABC science program Catalyst. In this clip she introduces us to the ‘scientific giant’, Charles Darwin.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Scientific and technological change
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Charles Darwin and the Galapagos Finches

Professor Richard Dawkins explains the significance of the finches collected during the Beagle's visit to the Galapagos Islands, and how this iconic moment represents a failure rather than a triumph of Darwin’s scientific method.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Scientific and technological change
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Charles Darwin and the talking crabs

A curator examines specimens of crabs collected by Charles Darwin during his ground-breaking voyage.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian History and Museums
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Charles Darwin arrives in Sydney

In 1936 Charles Darwin arrived in Australia and observed Australian wild life. He speculated about what this suggested about ‘creation’ - one of the first times he started to express his developing theory of evolution by means of natural selection.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Scientific and technological change
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Charles Darwin proposes to Emma Wedgwood

Charles Darwin wrestles with his explosive ideas especially now that he is considering marriage.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Scientific and technological change
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Charles Darwin thinks about geology in Australia

Professor Iain McCalman returns to a spot where Darwin observed the geological formation of the Blue Mountains, and speculated on what it told us about the origins of life.

National / Year 7 & 8 / Australian History / Scientific and technological change
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Charles Darwin thinks about Indigenous people in Australia

In 1836 Darwin briefly visited Australia. Professor Iain McCalman reflects on Darwin's observation of the impact and triumph of settler society on indigenous peoples.

National / Year 7 & 8 / Australian History / Scientific and technological change
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Charles Darwin's crab collection

Dr Sammy De Grave comments on the importance of Charles Darwin's collection of crabs which were brought to Australia to be part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s exhibition Charles Darwin — voyages and ideas that shook the world.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian History and Museums
Designing the Charles Darwin- voyages and ideas that shook the world exhibition thumbnail

Designing the Charles Darwin- voyages and ideas that shook the world exhibition

Museums have designers to create the physical atmosphere of exhibitions. Here a designer comments on how the model of the Beagle and the reproduction of Darwin’s cabin as part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s special exhibition Charles Darwin — voyages and ideas that shook the world help us empathise with his experience.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australian History and Museums
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Naracoorte Fossil Mammal Site

The extraordinary build-up of fossils in South Australia’s World and National Heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves spans at least 350,000 years and provides rare evidence of Australia’s distinctive fauna and the way it has evolved.

National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Australia's Heritage
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Test Tube Babies

An egg is collected from a woman's ovary and placed in a test tube to be fertilised by her husband's sperm. Once the embryo is growing normally it is placed back in the uterus.

VIC / VELS Level 6 / History / Technology
National / Year 9 & 10 / Australian History / Technology