Do you know what day it is today? It’s 100 days of school, hooray! This rhyming Miniclip celebrates everything students have seen, learned and shared in their first hundred days at school, from making friends, to letters and numbers, to countries and body parts. A wonderful way for students and teachers to celebrate a major milestone in schooling together. Show Less
Work! Punishment! Prison! What was it like to be a convict in Australia’s early penal colonies? Listen to the story of a convict from Moreton Bay as he describes why penal colonies were established; and learn about the harsh life convicts had. Students will learn through this easy to follow story accompanied by many primary sources from the era of Australian colonisation. It is accompanied by a detailed teacher pack that offers a variety of resources and extension activities to stimulate students’ interest and learning. Show Less
This short clip provides an overview of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags, including the symbolism of the shapes and colours used in each. This clip is complementary to the 'Australian Celebrations and Commemorations: National Sorry Day' Miniclip. Show Less
This Miniclip teaches students how to add fractions together that have the same denominators. It also summarises fraction terminology and provides extension opportunities for students through simplifying answers and turning them into mixed numbers.
We breathe it every second of our lives – but besides that, what purpose does air serve? Discover how air is a gas in this Miniclip, and the variety of purposes it serves for both humans and animals. It also looks at the use of wind as a renewable energy source, and the ways we can protect our air from becoming polluted. This Miniclip is perfect for exploring air as a natural resource, a state of matter, and a means of transport. Show Less
Ever wondered what happens to your empty can of soft drink once you throw it into a recycling bin? This video takes you through the process from start to end of how a can becomes a new can!
Deserts are hot, dry environments, and yet many plants manage to both live and thrive in them. This video looks at the different ways that plants have adapted to survive the harsh desert conditions throughout the world.
What is the difference between a carnivore, a herbivore, and a scavenger? What exactly is a food chain? And what happens to plants and animals once they die? Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive, and your students will discover how in this fascinating Miniclip. Learn about the roles of producers, consumers and decomposers; as well as the diets of various animals. Show Less
Using bright animations and clear explanations, students will discover how to estimate the area of regular and irregular shapes using the informal method of counting whole and partial squares. Students will understand how to calculate square centimetres through examples utilising grid overlay and a range of bright shapes. Show Less
Did you know that the word migrate means ‘to move from one place to another’? During the twentieth century, people migrated to and from Australia for many different reasons. These reasons are called push and pull factors. This video will introduce students to the push and pull factors that have contributed to people migrating to Australia from a range of places. Show Less
Learning about currency has never been so easy! This Miniclip identifies each Australian coin and note while outlining their unique characteristics and using comparison to help assist students’ understanding. The importance of size and value is explained, while some Asian currencies are also introduced. Show Less
When the Constitution was first written, women, immigrants and Australia's Indigenous peoples did not have the rights that they have today. They were given these rights through changes made to the Constitution or by other laws that were passed. This video provides a snapshot of these changes from 1901 through to much more recently. Show Less
The Australian desert may appear harsh and lifeless, but it is in fact home to an amazing array of animals. This video looks at some of the reptiles, birds, mammals and insects that live there.
Your students have probably seen the Australian flag flying in all sorts of places – but what is the history of the Australian flag, and why is it such an important symbol? This Miniclip explores the history of Australia’s Federation and looks at the creation and symbolism of the Australian National Flag. Students will also learn about flag flying protocols observed and what it means when the flag is flown as half-mast. Show Less
Our skeletons are made of 206 different pieces, and they do more than just make us taller. This Miniclip explains the important jobs bones do to give us shape, let us move, and keep us safe and healthy.
This video takes young students on a journey through the eyes of a 7-year-old girl named Boo. We follow her during a regular day to see how she experiences a whole range of emotions! Students will see moments when Boo feels embarrassed, grateful, sorry, excited, loved, confident, and many more. This Miniclip aims to help children identify their emotions and the physical cues their body sends when they feel them. Learning to name different feelings is one of the first steps in developing emotional intelligence and a great tool for keeping a healthy mind. Show Less
Just like we shower everyday, we should brush our teeth too! In this endearing animated Miniclip, your younger students will learn all about why we brush our teeth twice a day, the consequences if we don’t, how to brush properly, as well as additional healthy habits to help keep our teeth healthy and strong! Show Less
It’s almost unbelievable that a caterpillar is actually the same animal as a butterfly – but it’s true! Amaze your students with the captivating stages in the life cycle of a butterfly with this Miniclip. With a blend of animation and real life footage, your students will witness the metamorphosis from an egg through to the caterpillar and chrysalis phases, ending with a beautiful butterfly taking flight, only to repeat the cycle all over again. Show Less
Area is a common measurement, but knowing what it is and how to calculate it correctly is essential. This Miniclip introduces the concept of area and the different methods of calculating it for rectangles. This clip uses simple illustrated explanations, making it ideal for students of varying abilities. Show Less
You’re going to the cinemas to see a new film with a friend. You know when the film starts and how long is goes for – but how do you work out when it finishes? This Miniclip teaches students to calculate the finishing time of events using the starting time and duration. Show Less
Introducing perimeter to students can be a challenging task, but with this new Miniclip students will discover what a perimeter really is, when we might use it, and the different ways it can be calculated. This is a simple and straight-forward approach to a challenging concept which caters to students of varying abilities. Show Less
When we talk about time, we often mention duration. Calculating duration, or elapsed time, is a fundamental life skill that your students will learn with this Miniclip! Using real world examples such as birthday parties, bus trips, and visiting a friend’s house, your students will learn useful mental strategies to help them calculate duration using both digital and analogue clocks. Show Less
What is volume? Is it different to capacity? Find the answers to these questions and more with this fantastic Miniclip! Captivating animations demonstrate the differences between capacity and volume, as well as how to calculate volume using cubic centimetres and metres. Students will also discover how to use a formula to help them solve a range of problems involving volume through examples using cuboids. Show Less
Explore the relationships that numbers share using the inverse operations of addition and subtraction! This Miniclip demonstrates how to use these two operations to check answers, showing that their inverse nature can act as a perfect mental calculator! Show Less