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The ocean serves not only as Earth's lungs, but is also home to nanoarchaeum equitans, the world's smallest living organism, and the gigantic blue whale, the largest creature to have ever lived. See why the sea is so important in this timely collection marking World Oceans Day.
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Australia and the US/Antarctic Marine Park//Remembrance Day Research/Yarloop School/Young Explorer  |  ABC ME

Australia & the US: Next week, much of Australia will be talking about the results of the United States' Presidential election. But why do we care what happens there? Well the US and Australia have long had a close relationship. We find out why next week. Antarctic Marine Park: Many countries around the world teamed up recently to protect one and a half million square kilometres of the Ross Sea, near Antarctica. The area is described as one of the most pristine on earth and protecting it means fishing, mining and other activities will be banned there. We find out why that's so important for this chilly part of the ocean. Remembrance Day Research: Next Friday, at the 11th hour of the 11th day in November, Australians will pause to remember those that have fallen during war for Remembrance Day. As part of last year's commemorations, some school kids in Adelaide decided to investigate the important role their neighbourhood played during World War I. We'll tell you what they discovered next week. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas - History / Knowledge and Understanding: Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia Day, Anzac Day, and National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems Year 3 HASS / Inquiry and skills / Researching: Sequence information about people's lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines Years 5 & 6 Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary and secondary sources Years 5 & 6 HASS / Inquiry and skills / Questioning: Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges Years 5 & 6 Yarloop School: Imagine having to move your entire school to a new location about 18 kilometres away from your home. Then imagine finding out it'll have no playground or library. That's exactly what the students and teachers of Yarloop Primary School in Western Australia had to go through after a massive fire tore through their town. But nearly a year on, they've not been told if or when they'll be able to return. We check in to find out why they miss their old school so much and what they're doing to try to get back there. Young Explorer: A teenager from Melbourne was recently named Australia's Young Adventurer of the Year. Jade Hameister earned the title by trekking 150kms to the North Pole. And now, she's already training for her next big adventure. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas - HASS / Inquiry and skills / Questioning: Pose questions to investigate people, events, places and issues Year 4 Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges Years 5 & 6 HASS / Inquiry and skills / Researching: Sequence information about people's lives and events Year 4 Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary sources and secondary sources Years 5 & 6 History / Knowledge and Understanding: The contribution of individuals and groups to the development of Australian society since Federation Year 6 Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science: Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Years 5 & 6

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