Let's make it go: in the kitchen

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 1
Connect machines and devices with the energy sources that make them work. Identify what powers things such as a dishwasher, solar water heater, stove or torch. Choose from energy sources such as Sun, batteries, electricity or gas. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

Let's make it go: backyard

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 1
Connect machines and devices with the energy sources that make them work. Identify what powers things such as a lawn mower, wind chimes, solar water heater, barbecue or portable drill. Choose from energy sources such as Sun, wind, water, batteries, electricity, gas or petrol. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

Let's make it go: at the park

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 1
Connect machines and devices with the energy sources that make them work. Identify what powers things such as a sprinkler, lawn mower, solar light or toy car. Choose from energy sources such as Sun, wind, water, batteries, electricity, gas or petrol. This learning object is one in a series of three objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

Let's make it go

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 1
Connect machines and devices with the energy sources that make them work. Look around a park, backyard or kitchen. Identify what powers things such as a car, wind chimes, solar water heater, barbecue or torch. Choose from energy sources such as Sun, wind, water, batteries, electricity, gas or petrol. This learning object is a combination of three objects in the same series.

Land use [includes spoken instructions]

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Work through a series of two learning objects about sustainable development and the environment.1. Forestry: production cycle of a newspaper. 2. Building cities: impact on wildlife. Look up further information and answer questions.

Human body

Area : Science
Years : 3 to 4
Work through a series of four learning objects about the structure and function of the human body. Compare humans with other animals to explore adaptation to environments.1. Circulatory and respiratory systems.2. Skeleton (arms and legs).3. Digestion.4. Breathing (in air or water).Look up further information and answer questions.
In digestion

Area : Science
Years : 3 to 4
Follow the passage of food through the human body. Select foods and drinks and decide how to digest them. For example, choose to chew, to add saliva to the mouth or add gastric juices to the stomach. Watch how the body reacts to changes. Find out more about digestion along the way and answer questions.
Garden detective: explore an Australian garden

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Search for small creatures in an Australian garden. Find animals such as a scorpion, a lacewing and a cicada. Have a close look at their body parts. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is one in a series of two objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

Garden detective: Australian garden

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Search for small creatures in an Australian garden. Find animals such as a scorpion, a lacewing and a cicada. Have a close look at their body parts. Identify groups of creatures that have similar body features such as wings or number of legs. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is a combination of two objects in the same series.
Garden detective: explore a New Zealand garden

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Search for small creatures in a New Zealand garden. Find animals such as a bumblebee, a weta and a woolly bear caterpillar. Have a close look at their body parts. Return all the animals to their habitats. This learning object is one in a series of two objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.
Eyeball challenge: eye facts

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 8
Investigate a range of animal eyes: dog, cat, bee, fish, eagle and human. Discover how these animals see things in different ways because their eyes have different structures. For example, look at an animal's field of view, how it focuses and sees colours. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects.
Eyeball challenge: killer bees puzzle

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 8
Investigate a range of animal eyes: dog, cat, bee, fish, eagle and human. Discover how these animals see things in different ways because their eyes have different structures. For example, look at an animal's field of view, how it focuses and sees colours. Choose the best eyes to avoid killer bees and reach a secret chamber. Explore each vision system to find treasure. This learning object is one in a series of seven objects. Three of the objects are also packaged as a combined learning object.
Energy-efficient house

Area : Science
Years : 4 to 6
Explore how the temperature inside a house is affected by air flowing in and out. Look closely at the energy effects of design variables in a house such as insulation materials, window coverings and window direction. Build a house with maximum energy efficiency by adjusting key design variables. Change the house design to suit the local climate. Redesign the house to maximise the financial return of design features. Investigate initial costs and cost savings over a long period. This learning object is a combination of four learning objects in the same series.

Eclipses: lunar eclipse

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 8
– for example, work out that a lunar eclipse can happen only when there is a full moon. This learning object is part of a series of two objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.
Eclipses: solar eclipse

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 8
– for example, work out that a solar eclipse can happen only when there is a new moon. This learning object is part of a series of two objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.
Eclipses

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 8
– for example, work out that a lunar eclipse can happen only when there is a full moon. This learning object is a combination of two objects in the same series.

Animal search: is it an amphibian?

Area : Science
Years : 1 to 2
Sort animals into groups based on their physical features. For example, identify a group of animals that have a backbone, then identify a subset where the adult female lays eggs. Work through a list of features to classify animals and identify an amphibian. This learning object is one in a series of four learning objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

Animal search: is it a reptile?

Area : Science
Years : 1 to 2
Sort animals into groups based on their physical features. For example, identify a group of animals that have a backbone, then identify a subset that have tough, dry skin and are covered in scales. Work through a list of features to classify animals and identify a reptile. This learning object is one in a series of four learning objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

Animal search

Area : Science
Years : 1 to 2
Sort animals into groups based on their physical features. For example, identify a group of animals that have a backbone, then identify a subset that have slimy skin. Work through a list of features to classify animals and identify a given vertebrate: fish, amphibian, reptile or mammal. This learning object combines four objects in the same series (excluding spoken instructions).

Alien life form

Area : Science
Years : 3 to 4
Help an alien to understand how plants are adapted to life on Earth. Choose different combinations of leaves, seeds and roots. Design a plant that is best adapted to surviving in a particular environment. Adapt the plant for survival in specific environments: mangroves, cool rainforest, mountain slopes and arid land. Find out why plant structures are suited to some environments (but not others).

Air pressure: effect on objects

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 6
Use an air chamber to model the movement of particles. Investigate the effects of changing air pressure on objects such as a marshmallow. Change the temperature, pressure and volume of the air chamber. Observe the behaviour of the particles and answer questions. For example, decrease the volume of the air chamber and identify the effect on size of a balloon. This learning object is one in a series of four objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

The wonders of our universe: space traveller

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 9
Explore our place in the universe from a spaceship. See where planet Earth and the solar system fit within a spiral galaxy containing millions of stars. Start with the whole universe and zoom in on the Earth (or vice versa). Examine snapshots such as the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. Notice that the universe contains many superclusters that may each contain millions of galaxies.

Wiring: the simple circuit

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 8
Add components to complete simple electrical circuits. Relate circuit diagrams to actual circuits. Explore the effect of batteries and switches on current and brightness of bulbs. See how circuits can be modelled by water flow. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

Wiring: the series circuit

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 8
Investigate current flow in series electrical circuits. Explore the effects of switches and breaks in the circuit. Relate circuit diagrams to actual circuits. See how circuits can be modelled by water flow. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

Wiring: the parallel circuit

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 8
Add components to complete parallel electrical circuits. Explore the effects of switches on current flows. Relate circuit diagrams to actual circuits. See how circuits can be modelled by water flow. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

Wild ride: get a grip

Area : Science
Years : 6 to 7
Investigate the role of friction in performance of bicycle tyres. Test how the type of tread affects grip and speed. Choose tyres best suited to track and weather conditions in a time trial. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Where do frogs lay their eggs? [includes spoken instructions]

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Explore freshwater environments to find out where native frogs live and breed. Follow a frog's life cycle. Identify habitats suitable for frogs to lay eggs. Compare the ecology of native frogs with introduced toads.

What the world is made of: states of matter

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 9
Explore how substances can change between the three phases of matter: solids, liquids and gases. Give examples of water in each of the three states. Look at what happens when water changes state through a physical process such as melting. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

What the world is made of: modelling matter

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 9
Use the 'particle model' to explore properties of matter. Compare the arrangement and movement of particles in the three phases of matter: solids, liquids and gases. Look at the composition of gases in air. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.
What the world is made of: sorting matter

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 9
Identify the phase of a range of substances such as dust, honey and ozone. Sort the matter into solids, liquids and gases. Notice that the state of some substances is not always obvious from their physical appearance. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.
What the world is made of: changes of state

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 9
Explore how substances can change between the three phases of matter: solids, liquids and gases. Look at what happens when water and chocolate change state through a physical process such as melting or freezing. Compare the heat flow in melting and freezing. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

Weather wear [includes spoken instructions]

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Listen to a weather report on a radio. Dress a character in clothing suited to the weather conditions predicted. Sail in a yacht race.

Volcanoes [includes spoken instructions]

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Look at photos of active volcanoes. Direct a robot as it is lowered inside a volcano. Measure temperature changes and look at rock structures. Collect rock samples from the crater, vent, column and magma chamber. Match the samples with their original locations.

Steady ships: add similar weights

Area : Science
Years : 3 to 6
Add containers of similar weight onto a partly loaded cargo ship. Arrange the containers so that weight is distributed evenly and the centre of gravity is low. This learning object is the third in a series of four objects that progressively increase in difficulty. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

Steady ships

Area : Science
Years : 3 to 6
Load containers onto a cargo ship. Arrange the containers so that weight is distributed evenly and the centre of gravity is low. Proceed to load containers with different weights onto a ship that may already be partly loaded. This learning object is a combination of four objects in the same series that progressively increase in difficulty.
Steady ships: add different weights

Area : Science
Years : 3 to 6
Add containers of different weights onto a partly loaded cargo ship. Arrange the containers so that weight is distributed evenly and the centre of gravity is low. This learning object is the last in a series of four objects that progressively increase in difficulty. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.
Sound: thunderstorms

Area : Science
Years : 3 to 6
Explore the movement of light and sound from a lightning strike during a thunderstorm. Measure the time delay between seeing a lightning flash and hearing the sound of thunder. Use the time difference and speed of sound to estimate the distance to the lightning strike. For example, if thunder is heard six seconds after seeing lightning, then the lightning strike must be about two kilometres away. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Soil types [includes spoken instructions]

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Build sandcastles from three different soil types: sand, loam and clay. Compare results when adding water or compacting soil. Explore soil properties of density and stickiness.

Seasons: Earth and the Sun

Area : Science
Years : 7 to 10
Control the motion of the Earth in its orbit around the Sun. Examine the heating effect of the Sun. For example, explore why it is colder at the poles than at the equator. This learning object is part of a series of four objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

Save the lake

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 6
Fish are dying in a lake because of pollution in the water. Test the lake water with chemical indicators. Work out which industry caused the pollution problem. Suggest changes to save the lake.

River journey [includes spoken instructions]

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Sample water along a river. Check water temperature, salinity, clarity and current speed. Link aquatic animals with their habitats according to water types.

Pushing and pulling: push or pull?

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 1
Move animals from a boat to their new home in a zoo. Put them on a cart, then use monkeys to push or pull them up a hill. Put the monkey on the side of the cart needed to move the animal up the hill. For example, put a monkey on the left to push a koala or on the right to pull a kiwi. This activity is the first in a series of three activities that progressively increase in difficulty.
Pushing and pulling: zoo move

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 3
Move animals from a boat to their new home in a zoo. Put them on a cart, then use monkeys to push or pull them up a hill. Use the minimum amount of force needed to move each animal. For example, use a single monkey to push a pelican or use three monkeys to pull a zebra. This activity is the last in a series of three activities that progressively increase in difficulty.
Pushing and pulling

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 3
Move animals from a boat to their new home in a zoo. Put them on a cart, then use monkeys to push or pull them up a hill. Use the minimum amount of force needed to move each animal. For example, use a single monkey to push a pelican or use three monkeys to pull a zebra. This activity is a combination of three activities in the same series that progressively increase in difficulty.
Pushing and pulling: how much force?

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Move animals from a boat to their new home in a zoo. Put them on a cart, then use monkeys to push or pull them up a hill. Use the minimum amount of force needed to move each animal. For example, use two monkeys to push a wallaby or three monkeys to pull a zebra. This activity is the second in a series of three activities that progressively increase in difficulty.
Mixing colours: paint

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Use a mixing machine to make new colours from red, blue, yellow and white. Adjust the mixtures, then save the new colours in paint pots. Use the paint pots to colour a picture. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

Mixing colours

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Use a mixing machine to make new colours from red, blue, yellow and white. Adjust the mixtures, then save the new colours in paint pots. Use the paint pots to colour a picture. Match the colours on a finished picture. This learning object is a combination of two objects in the same series.
Mixing colours: match

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Use a mixing machine to make new colours from red, blue, yellow and white. Adjust the mixtures, then save the new colours in paint pots. Use the paint pots to colour a picture. Match the colours on a finished picture. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.
Mineshaft [includes spoken instructions]

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Direct a cart down a mineshaft. Examine rocks and minerals such as coal and diamonds. Match them to their use in industry such as power generation or jewellery.

Mine rescue

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 6
Rescue three miners trapped by fire. Select and test gases to find out which gas will put out the fire and which gas the miners can breathe.

Making water drinkable: water and us

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 9
Look at why water is so important to humans. Explore the water cycle. Find out how water often dissolves other compounds in nature. Notice that drinking water contains dissolved carbon dioxide and minerals. This learning object is one in a series of five objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.
Making water drinkable: water cycle jigsaw

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 9
Answer multiple-choice questions about water and the water cycle, including facts about Australian rivers and catchments. Score points and earn pieces of a jigsaw. This learning object is one in a series of five objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.
Lighting: light travels in straight lines

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 8
Align a light source with holes in panels to test the direction that light rays travel. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

Light and shadows: casting shadows

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Look at how a tree makes a shadow during a sunny day. Notice that objects always casts shadows that face away from the Sun. Examine how the shape and position of a shadow is related to the time of day and position of the Sun. Explore the shadows cast by different objects such as a bike, an umbrella and a child. Position the Sun to cast shadows at different angles and sizes. This learning object is the first in a series of two learning objects.
Light and shadows: matching shadows

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Look at how a tree makes a shadow during a sunny day. Notice that objects always casts shadows that face away from the Sun. Examine how the shape and position of a shadow is related to the time of day and position of the Sun. Match the shadows cast by different objects such as a bike, an umbrella and a child. Complete pictures by positioning an object, a shadow or the Sun. This learning object is the second in a series of two objects.
Light and reflection: light rays: shadow animals

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 6
Make shadows by placing a range of objects between a light source and a screen. Position shapes to make a shadow animal. Notice that shadows are larger when more light is blocked. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. Some of the objects are also packaged as two combined learning objects.
Light and reflection: using mirrors

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 6
Change the direction of a light beam using a mirror. Light the way for a scribe to see inside a pyramid. Position mirrors to direct a beam of sunlight. Choose mirrors that will reflect light at a suitable angle. Find animals on a dark night. Choose a mirror that will reflect light at a suitable angle. Notice that the light always travels in a straight line. This learning object is a combination of two objects in a series of six objects.
Life cycles: crocodiles

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 4
Look at the life stages of a crocodile, including laying eggs and digging babies out of a nest. Notice there are dangers to the eggs such as river flooding and predators. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.
Life without chemistry

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 6
Rebuild everyday products in a city. Test the properties of industrial materials. Choose materials suited to making items such as cars, buildings and clothing.
nter-galactic cook-off

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 6
Compete in a televised cookery show. Test different combinations of cooking ingredients. Find five combinations that result in a chemical change such as acid-base reactions.
Kitchen chemistry: experiment: level 1

Area : Science
Years : 3 to 4
Test the physical properties of kitchen substances such as raw sugar, olive oil or salt. See whether they float or sink, foam or dissolve in hot or cold water. Test whether stirring makes a difference. This learning object is one in a series of four learning objects. The series is also packaged as two combined learning objects.
Food chains: the wetlands

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
turtle. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.
Food chains: what is a food chain?

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
cat. Notice that the Sun always comes first. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.
Food chains: the forest

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
kookaburra. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.
Food chains: the desert

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
eagle. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.
Food chains: the farm

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
dingo. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.
Experience the weather [includes spoken instructions]

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Explore weather variations in four different environments: desert, mountains, rainforest and polar regions. Dress a character in clothing suited to the weather conditions: sunny, windy, rainy or snowing.
Explore soil [includes spoken instructions]

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Explore a soil scene. Select living things and weather features and see their impact on the soil. Look at the interactions between animals, plants and soil. Follow instructions on how to build a soil environment at home.

Explore the weather [includes spoken instructions]

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Choose clothing suited to the weather conditions: sunny, windy, rainy and snowing. Describe today's weather.
Exploring Earth's structure: Earth probe

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 9
Drill to the centre of the Earth. Measure the temperature and pressure in each layer, and look at the composition of the rocks. Notice that the temperature and pressure change progressively through the layers.


Area : Science
Years : 3 to 5
Use the Sun's energy to cook food. Select design settings for a solar oven: cover, insulation and lining. Choose variables to reach temperatures needed to cook food such as chicken, fish and bread. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Energy from the Sun: design a solar cooker

Area : Science
Years : 3 to 5
Use the Sun's energy to power a cooker. Select design settings for a solar cooker: shape, direction and surface. Choose variables to reach different temperatures. This learning object is one in a series of four learning objects.
Energy from the Sun: design a solar oven

Area : Science
Years : 3 to 5
Use the Sun's energy to power an oven. Select design settings for a solar oven: cover, insulation and lining. Choose variables to reach different temperatures. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.
Ecosystem balance

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 10
Explore how plants and animals interact in three Tasmanian ecosystems: a dry forest, rainforest and seaweed community. Look at species descriptions of plants and animals that live there. Increase or decrease the population of a species and compare the effects on other species within the ecosystem.

Earth rotation: sky watch

Area : Science
Years : 7 to 8
Turn an animated model of the Earth to explore how rotation affects the view of objects in the sky. Use a camera on the Earth's surface to compare views of sunrise, sunset, the movement of the Moon and position of the stars. Compare views from space with views from the Earth. Answer a series of questions by experimenting with the model. For example, work out the time of day from given views. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Earth rotation: night and day

Area : Science
Years : 7 to 8
Turn an animated model of the Earth to explore how rotation is related to night and time of day. Notice that when the Sun shines on one side of the Earth, the other side is in darkness. Answer a series of questions by experim

Day sky, night sky [includes spoken instructions]

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Identify objects in the sky such as clouds, planets and stars. Look closely at movements in the sky during the day and at night. Explore facts about celestial objects such as meteors and Moon phases. Build your own sky scene.

Caving [includes spoken instructions]

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Explore a limestone cave. Identify glow worms, bats and rock features such as stalactites. Take photos, then match pictures with captions.
Create a soil environment [includes spoken instructions]

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 2
Grow flowers or vegetables in a garden bed. Compare results when adding things such as water, organic matter, digging tools and earthworms.
Animal search: is it a fish?

Area : Science
Years : 1 to 2
Sort animals into groups based on their physical features. For example, identify a group of animals that have a backbone, then identify a subset that breathe with gills. Work through a list of features to classify animals and identify a fish. This learning object is one in a series of four learning objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.
Animal search: is it a mammal?

Area : Science
Years : 1 to 2
Sort animals into groups based on their physical features. For example, identify a group of animals that have a backbone, then identify a subset that make milk to feed their babies. Work through a list of features to classify animals and identify a mammal. This learning object is one in a series of four learning objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.
Animal groups: at the zoo 1

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 4
Look at a range of animals such as a crab, octopus, snake and tortoise. Group the animals into vertebrates and invertebrates. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.
Animal groups: at the zoo 2

Area : Science
Years : 0 to 4
Look at groups of animals: invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Explore characteristics of common species. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.
Additive colour: combining coloured light

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 8
Shine different combinations of primary colours onto a white object. See if the colour is different from what you would expect to be produced if mixing coloured paints. For example, will combining red and blue light produce purple, magenta or white light? This learning object is one in a series of two learning objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.
Additive colour: the colour of light

Area : Science
Years : 5 to 8
Compare the colours produced by light sources such as the sun, a standard light bulb and a fluorescent tube. Shine each light through a glass prism. Explain any differences in the mixture of colours from each light source. This learning object is one in a series of two learning objects. The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.
Rainforest: explore the rainforest

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Watch a simulated rainforest appear and grow. Explore the three layers of a rainforest: canopy; understorey; and forest floor. Find the hidden animals. Match labels to the rainforest layers. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words. This learning object is the fourth in a series of nine objects. Eight objects in the series are also packaged as a combined learning object.

Part of a pattern

Area : Science,English
Years : 0 to 4
Look at the life stages of a range of plants and animals: bird, crocodile, butterfly, whale, waratah flower and gum tree. Compare the life stages and look for patterns. Observe growth of other living things. Show results using a timeline, graph, calendar or storyboard. This learning object is a combination of six objects in the same series.
The Circle: a summer in Antarctica

Area : Science,English,Health and Physical Education
Years : 5 to 10
Explore life on a summer trip to Antarctica. Look at roles such as a doctor, biologist, photographer and field safety officer. Look at transport, rescue procedures and safety hazards. Explore the sights, sounds and history of Antarctica. Compare the challenges faced by early polar explorers with today. Explore how medical emergencies arise and are handled. Explore how biologists use remote field stations and data logging to study penguins in Antarctica. This learning object is a combination of four objects in a series of eight objects.
The Circle: the journey

Area : Science,English
Years : 5 to 10
Trace a two-week journey from Hobart to Antarctica aboard an icebreaker. Look at daily weather summaries and diary entries. Read descriptions of storms, pack ice and 24-hour daylight. This learning object is one in a series of eight learning objects.

What is ph
Testing acid/alkali - treasure test
Life cycles: whales

Area : Science,English
Years : 0 to 4
Look at the growth of a humpback whale over ten years. Notice that baby whales are around five metres long when born but their body length triples over time. Graph the growth of another animal or plant. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.
Life cycles: gum trees

Area : Science,English
Years : 0 to 4
Look at the growth of a manna gum tree over 200 years. Follow instructions for making a timeline or graph. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.
Life cycles: flowers

Area : Science,English
Years : 0 to 4
Look at the development of a waratah flower from a tight bud, the bud opening up to a full flower, and finally, the flower wilting. Grow some flowers and take daily notes on their development. Record changes in a calendar. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.
Life cycles: butterflies

Area : Science,English
Years : 0 to 4
Look at the life stages of a monarch butterfly, including eggs, caterpillar and pupa. Hatch some insect eggs and take photos over several days. Then arrange the photos to make a storyboard about the life cycle. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.
Life cycles: birds

Area : Science,English
Years : 0 to 4
Look at the life stages of a blue wren, including eggs hatching and chicks being cared for in the nest. Arrange the life stages in order. Then make a storyboard about the life cycle of another bird. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.