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Our Australia
Unique Australian Plants, Animals and People


Australian FloraBushfires and affect on native plantsInvestigating bushfires
Native animalsIntroduced animals and plantsCreating a database on plants and animals
Using our natural environmentAustralia's contribution to science and technologyMaking a museum display

Online Worksheet - Our Australia - from Lake Munmorah Public School
http://www.lakemunmor-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/onlineworksheets/stage%202/ozscience.htm

Investigation the variety of Australian flora

SGAP Guide to Australian Plants - from Association of Societies for the Growing of Australian Plants
http://asgap.org.au/

Excursions

Education Programs - from Australian National Botanic Gardens, including self-guided walks covering Using Bush Plants, with accompanying notes
http://www.anbg.gov.au/education/ed-program-table.html

Images
Australian Plant Image Index - from Australian National Botanic Gardens
http://www.anbg.gov.au/photo/genus-photo-search.html

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How do bushfires affect native plants?

Virtual Field Trip - Royal National Park and Heathcote National Park: Regeneration of Australian bushland following a bushfire - from UniServe Science
http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/sciweek/2002/regen/

The Passage of Fire - from the Association of Societies for the Growing of Australian Plants
http://farrer.riv.csu.edu.au/ASGAP/APOL24/dec01-5.html

Fire Ecology and Post Fire Ecology - a Bushfire Factsheet, from Bush Fire Program, Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC)
http://www.nccnsw.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1088&Itemid=501


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Investigating bushfires

The Science of Bushfires - a WebQuest developed by UniServe Science for Stage 4
http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/sciweek/2002/firescience.html


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Adopt an Australian animal

Mammals of Tasmania - from Natural Environment, Department of Primary Industries, water and Environment
http://www.dpiwe.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/ThemeNodes/LBUN-5362ZN?open

Australian Animals: a kidcyber integrated unit of work - a unit of work from Kidcyber, affiliation unknown, with Cyberquest and other activities
http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/Austanimals.htm

Threatened Species Publications - from the Department of the Environment and Heritage
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/index.html

Native animal fact sheets - from National Parks and Wildlife NSW
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/npws.nsf/Content/Native+animal+fact+sheets+by+title

Our animals - from ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/schoolstv/animals/default.htm

Full Fact sheet List - from Australian Museum
http://www.amonline.net.au/factsheets/

Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat fact sheet - from Department of the Environment and Heritage
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/northern-hairynosed.html

Greater Bilby fact sheet - from Department of the Environment and Heritage
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/tsd05greater-bilby.html

All About Mammals - from Enchanted Learning
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/

Frogs fact sheet - from Department of the Environment and Heritage
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/frogs2.html

Scribbly Gum archive - track what is happening with Australian wildlife season by season, from ABC online, stories include Magpies behaving badly, Echidna love trains, Possum dreaming, Butterflies take a winter break
http://abc.net.au/science/scribblygum/archive.htm

Animals and their environment how do they survive? - pdf file from Tall Poppies, Australian Institute of Political Science
http://www.aips.net.au/tallpoppies/education/science_heroes.htm


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The effect of introducing animals and plants to Australia

Introduced Species and the Australian Environment - links complied by UniServe Science for Stage 6 Earth and Environmental Science
http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/curric/stage6/ees/introsp.html

Invasive Species fact sheet - Weeds and Ferals on the Loose! - from Department of the Environment and Heritage
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/invasive/publications/loose.html


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Creating databases of native flora and fauna

Tutorials

Lesson Plan: Animal Reproduction - creating a database in AppleWorks, Canadian site but be adapted
http://www.edu.pe.ca/journeyon/resources_pages/lesson_plans/Lesson_plans_7-9/animal_reproduction/default.html


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Using our natural environment

Using Bush Plants - self-guided walk from Australian National Botanic Gardens
http://www.anbg.gov.au/education/using-bush-plants-jump-off.html


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Contributions made by Australians to the fields of Science and Technology

Australian Inventions, Discoveries and Innovations - from White Hat
http://www.whitehat.com.au/Australia/Inventions/InventionsA.html

Eureka Moments! Highlights from 50 years of Australian Science - from Australian Academy of Science
http://www.science.org.au/eureka/teachersnotes.htm

Year Book Australia: 1988 Special Article - Science and Technology in Australia - from Australian Bureau of Statistics
http://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/8a18af1aec0576d8ca2569de00290f52?OpenDocument

Australian science, technology and invention timeline 2.24 - from Science Fun, Peter Macinnis
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~macinnis/scifun/timeline.htm

Famous Australian Scientists - list compiled by UniServe Science with links to information
http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/curric/stage4_5/famsci.html

Discoveries
Howard Florey and Antibiotics

Howard Florey: Maker of the Miracle Mould - from ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/science/slab/florey/story.htm

Florey Home Page - from The Tall Poppy Campaign, Australian Institute of Political Science
http://www.aips.net.au/tallpoppies/florey/index.html

Macfarlane Burnet and Immunology

Burnet, Frank Macfarlane (1899 - 1985) - from Bright Sparcs
http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/bsparcs/biogs/P000279b.htm

Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet: "The Father of Immunology" - from The Tall Poppy Campaign, Australian Institute of Political Science
http://www.aips.net.au/tallpoppies/australianachievers/burnet.htm

Inventions
Black Box Flight Data Recorder

Black Box Flight Data Recorder - from Questacon
http://www.questacon.edu.au/html/black_box_recorder.html

Black Box Flight Data Recorder - from CyberKids
http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/blackbox.html

Black Box - David Warren and the creation of the cockpit voice recorder - an audio file interview with the author of a book about the invention, from ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/newcastle/stories/s1296988.htm

How Black Boxes Work - from How Stuff Works
http://travel.howstuffworks.com/black-box.htm

Cochlea Ear Implants

The Bionic Ear - from The Bionic Ear Institute
http://www.bionicear.org/bei/AboutHistory.html

Professor Graeme Clark and the Bionic Ear - fact sheet from The Bionic Ear Institute
http://www.bionicear.org/bei/GMC-FAQs.pdf

Cochlear implants wiring for sound - from Australian Academy of Science
http://www.science.org.au/nova/029/029key.htm

Sound from Silence: the development of Cochlear Implant - from National Academy of Sciences, USA
http://www.beyonddiscovery.org/content/view.article.asp?a=252

Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

Alan Walsh 1916-1998 - from Australian Academy of Science
http://www.science.org.au/academy/memoirs/walsh2.htm

Alan Walsh and the First Atomic Absorption Spectrometer - from New Mexico State University
http://www.chemistry.nmsu.edu/Instrumentation/AAS_Walsh.html

Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) - from New Mexico State University
http://www.chemistry.nmsu.edu/Instrumentation/AAS.html

Absorption Spectroscopy - interactive simulation from Kansas State University
http://phys.educ.ksu.edu/vqm/html/absorption.html

Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy - from Wesley Learning
http://www.wesleylearning.ie/resources/science/chemistry/topics/instrumentation/aas/atomic_absorption_spectrometry.htm

Others

Invention: Wine casks - from Dinkum Aussies
http://www.dinkumaussies.com/INVENTION%2FWine%20Cask.htm


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Making a museum display

Panorama Dioramas - a DIGITAL CAMERA Project - from Drs. Cavanaugh Educational Technology
http://drscavanaugh.org/digitalcamera/diorama/diorama_panorama.htm

Dioramas - from Enchanted Learning, feature Oceans, forests and dinosaurs
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/diorama/




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