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Accessing ACTF Resources in the Classroom

Peter Maggs (Head of Education) and Janine Kelly (Curriculum Officer) walk teachers through the structure and new features of our updated ACTF website.…

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ACTF: Inspire, Entertain, Engage

The ACTF is committed to providing Australian children with entertaining media made especially for them, which makes an enduring contribution to their cultural and educational experience.We are a national children’s media production and policy hub and perform a wide range of functions in chil…

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Animalia - Primary Teaching Resource

Alex and Zoe are two kids who find themselves in an extraordinary situation. After stumbling across a magical portal hidden in the town library they’re led to a parallel dimension, a sophisticated world called ANIMALIA. It’s a magical place dominated by talking animals.… The …

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Animalia - Road Rules and Safety

In this activity, students will discuss concepts of community values, rules and norms that help shape society and make it a safer place and decide on the value to their lives and behaviours.… The clip, Accepted Behaviour in Society, from Episode 1 of Animalia, highlights the dangers when road…

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Australian Rules - Study Kit

The feature film Australian Rules is adapted from Philip Gwynne’s book, “Deadly Unna?”. The book won the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year for Older Readers Award in 1999, and was highly praised for its reconciliation message. The film is a story …

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Backyard Science - Primary & Secondary Teaching Resource

The Backyard Science 2: Primary & Secondary Teaching Resource (DVD-ROM) features experiments from the popular Backyard Science television series. This interactive resource uses video clips to showcase children utilising everyday household materials in fun and creative experi…

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Backyard Science - Biodegradable Rubbish

In this sample activity from the Biological Sciences strand of the Backyard Science 2: Primary & Secondary Teaching Resource, students explore how decomposition occurs and discriminate between rubbish that is made from living things and other non-living rubbish. Students establish the idea…

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Backyard Science - Mixtures Game

In pairs, the students devise a quiz for testing their knowledge of combining mixtures and their reactive characteristics.… This activity is part of the Backyard Science: Primary Teaching Resource and designed to introduce the students to Kahootz by setting a relatively simple but challenging…

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Backyard Science - New Music

In pairs, the students devise a quiz for how sound is produced.… This activity is part of the Backyard Science: Primary Teaching Resource and designed to introduce the students to Kahootz by setting a relatively simple but challenging and interesting task.… Student Learning Outcomes:…

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Backyard Science - Primary Teaching Resource

The Backyard Science: Primary Teaching Resource (DVD-ROM), a high-quality interactive teaching and learning resource for non-specialist science educators, is based on the acclaimed Backyard Science television series (Beyond Distribution, Australia). This innovative multimedia resource promotes the …

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Backyard Science - Stomp Rocket - Part A & B

Get set to blast off with a homemade rocket, complete with launch pad. This fun idea uses not much more than some paper, plastic tubing and bottle. And you don't have to be a budding astronaut to get carried away with this mission!…  …

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Backyard Science - What A Reaction!

In pairs, the students devise a game for testing their knowledge of the reactions that occur when two or more substances are changed or combined.… This activity is part of the Backyard Science: Primary Teaching Resource, and designed to introduce the students to Kahootz by setting a relativel…

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