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Series: Miniclips


A Penal Colony at Moreton Bay

A Penal Colony at Moreton Bay

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....Show More
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags

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...Show More
Adding Fractions

Adding Fractions

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.
Air and Its Uses

Air and Its Uses

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...Show More
Animal Diets and Food Chains

Animal Diets and Food Chains

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...Show More
Area Estimation of Shapes

Area Estimation of Shapes

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...Show More
Australian Currency: Coins and Notes

Australian Currency: Coins and Notes

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...Show More
Australian Flag

Australian Flag

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...Show More
Boo's Big Day: A Story about Emotions

Boo's Big Day: A Story about Emotions

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,...Show More
Brushing up on Dental Hygiene

Brushing up on Dental Hygiene

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...Show More
Butterflies: Caterpillars in Disguise

Butterflies: Caterpillars in Disguise

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...Show More
Calculating the Area of Rectangles

Calculating the Area of Rectangles

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...Show More
Calculating the Finishing Time

Calculating the Finishing Time

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...Show More
Calculating the Perimeter of Rectangles

Calculating the Perimeter of Rectangles

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...Show More
Calculating Time Duration

Calculating Time Duration

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...Show More
Calculating Volume

Calculating Volume

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...Show More
Check Your Answers Using Inverse Operations

Check Your Answers Using Inverse Operations

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...Show More
Classifying Animals: Invertebrates

Classifying Animals: Invertebrates

Introduce your students to the scientific classification of the animal kingdom through vertebrates and invertebrates! This Miniclip provides a short overview of both animal groups, then delves into the dynamic world of invertebrates, including...Show More
Classifying Animals: Vertebrates

Classifying Animals: Vertebrates

Introduce your students to scientific classification of the animal kingdom through vertebrates and invertebrates! This Miniclip provides a short overview of both animal groups, then delves into the dynamic world of vertebrates, including fish,...Show More
Climate Zones of the World

Climate Zones of the World

How is it possible to have grey, rainy days in summer and beautiful, sunny days in winter? What’s the difference between weather and climate? This Miniclip explores the definition of weather, and looks at the three main climate zones of the...Show More
Comparing and Ordering Decimals

Comparing and Ordering Decimals

Decimals are used in every type of measurement – distance, length, weight, capacity, volume, and money. Reading them can sometimes be hard enough, so how can you compare and order them simply? The key is all in using place value, and this...Show More
Connections between People and Places

Connections between People and Places

What do we mean when we talk about connections to places? Are we connected by a long piece of string? Well, not exactly! Connections between people and places can be made in many different ways – through family heritage, travel, shopping, or...Show More
Continents and Oceans

Continents and Oceans

Does the world’s population live on one giant land mass? Or is the world organised in a different way? Introduce your students to the amazing continents and oceans of the world in this Miniclip! Using a world map to explore these geographical...Show More
Cows Moo Softly: How to Do a Fair Test

Cows Moo Softly: How to Do a Fair Test

It is essential to teach students how to conduct a fair test to yield valid results. Using the popular mnemonic “Cows Moo Softly”, students will discover how to conduct a fair test, what variables to change or keep the same, and how changing...Show More
Creative Process

Creative Process

In this Miniclip, students are introduced to practical strategies to help form an effective creative workflow for a tackling a project of their own. Students will learn how to develop an idea through brainstorming, how to create an appropriate...Show More