10 Movies that got the Science Right

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The future or in some cases the past has some pretty neat technology. According to scientists and physicists, these movies got it right when it comes to achievable technology.

Jurassic Park (1993)

Could we recreate an animal from DNA? Scientists in Korea are currently cloning deceased pets, mammoths are next and then, who knows!

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Blade Runner (1982)

With the rise in AI and increasingly realistic humanoid robots will we see or fail to see the robots that walk among us.

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Alien (1979)

The idea of a parasite using us as a host to incubate its young is very plausible, the botfly lays its eggs in a person and the fly hatches in not such a spectacular way.

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Star Wars – Episode IV – A New Hope

Exo-Planets, Lightspeed travel, Weapons that can destroy worlds, The “force”. All of these things could be possible. The force could be more difficult to prove or even measure, but the Hadron Collider and quantum physics could have the answer to this theory.

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The War of the Worlds (1953)

If we do get a response in our Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence will it be in the form of an email, text message or full-scale invasion?

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2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)

Could an A.I. have murder on its circuits? Google’s A.I. already said what it would do to us.

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Contact (1997)

Can an Einstein-Rosen bridge be the way we travel across the cosmos and reach our neighbors?

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The Matrix (1999)

Are we living in a computer simulation? Some scientists say it is more likely that we are than aren’t. With the advances in gaming, virtual reality, and augmented reality could we eventually fail to know the difference between the two?

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (2005)

space tourism, parallel universes, instant translation devices, sentient computers, all possible in the mind of today’s scientists. But how can we make it happen?

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Avatar (2009)

Finding another habitable planet, terraforming, blending DNA with an alien species, Controlling another body with thought. With the advances in prosthetics could we eventually control another body?

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Did we miss any? leave your favorite science-based movie in the comments below.

Influences on the Health of Individuals

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 Influences on the Health of Individuals Start of content for year 11 VCE Alternatives

Today we are giving your staff and students alternatives to the older VCE programs.

If you are a SmartSuite user then you can select the subject area you are looking for on your TV4Education Search page.

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You can then search Via Sub Category

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You can also register your school to get upgraded now.

Now if you are not a current SmartSuite user you will have to search for items manually, here is a list of 20 programs you can use instead.

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Ask The Doctor Gut (s01e09)

This is part 9 of 12 episodes, if you want to watch the other 12 programs you can find them using this link

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Catalyst – Low Carb Diet

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Catalyst – Why am I still fat

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THAT SUGAR FILM (2014)

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The Truth About Calories (s01e01)

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Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

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Michael Mosley Eat, Fast And Live Longer

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Michael Mosley – E-Cigarettes

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Michael Mosley – Wonderful World Of Blood

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Michael Mosley – Do We Need Health Tests

For more of Michael Mosley’s programs, you can go to this Blog Post.

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Scope – Body Science

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Faster, Higher, Stronger Gymnastics – That’s Perfection

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Faster, Higher, Stronger (1500 Metres – The Ultimate Race)

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Faster

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RACE (2016)

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Bikes Vs Cars

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The Surgery Ship

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First in Human

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Insight – The Health Obesssion

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Business Of Life – Health

For more Blog posts on the subject of health you can look at:

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HEALTH CLASS – GROWING UP

R U OK? – MENTAL HEALTH IN SCHOOLS

Top 10 in Stem

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We have picked 10 of the best Stem programs and tv series to use in your next class. All Ages.

14 MINUTES FROM EARTH

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FIRST IN HUMAN – ADMISSION (S01E01)

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BATTLEBOTS (S02E01)

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GIRLS CAN CODE

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YEAR MILLION – ENTIRE SERIES

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SPEED IS THE NEW BLACK (S01E01)

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HACKING THE WILD – THE BLACK BAYOU (S01E03)

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JAMES MAY – THE REASSEMBLER – ELECTRIC GUITAR

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The Good Doctor (s01e01)

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SCIENCE MAX- EXPERIMENTS AT LARGE

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Building Resilience in your students

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Learning about resilience is a useful skill for any student and when they experience failure or loose at a game they can think about the life lessons from these movies.

Young Students:

Mulan (1998)

An ancient legend of a woman who disguises herself as a man so she can fight with the Chinese army.

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Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius (2001)

11-year-old Jimmy Neutron comes up with a plan to save Retroville’s adults from Aliens

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TURBO 2013

an accident gives a snail the chance to fulfill his dream of becoming the worlds best race car driver.

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The Emperors New Groove (2000)

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Older Students:

MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN (2014)

Join them on a journey through time.

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PRINCESS DIARIES 2 ROYAL ENGAGEMENT (2004)

Now settled in Genovia, Princess Mia faces a new revelation: she is being primed for an arranged marriage to an English suitor.

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Antz (1998)

A worker Ant decides he wants to be more and enlists as a Soldier Ant

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School of Rock

After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band.

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Teens and adults:

Silver Linings PLaybook (2012)

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

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Safe Haven (2013)

A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

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THE HUNGER GAMES – CATCHING FIRE

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

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Dirty Dancing

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

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Chef

A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise while piecing back together with his estranged family.

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Year 9 Geography – Biomes

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Australian Biomes

SECRETS OF WILD AUSTRALIA – Snakes (s01e01)

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Nature’s Microworlds – Australia’s Red Centre

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Nature’s Microworlds – Great Barrier Reef

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The Human MicroBiome

Ask The Doctor Gut (s01e09)

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Biomes from around the earth

EUROPES GREAT WILDERNESS – EUROPES GREEN HEART

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HELLO WORLD – USHER PRESENTS STRONGER (S01E01)

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Planet Earth II – Cities

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Planet Earth II – Jungle

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Scope – Hydro Habitats

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Nature’s Microworlds – Deep Sea

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Nature’s Microworlds – Yellowstone

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Nature’s Microworlds – Namib Desert

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Shark Tank – Investing and Entrepreneurship

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Humanities and Social Sciences – Economics and Business

Curriculum Code: (ACHEK020)

Aim:
Students understand how people derive an Alternative sources income.

Preparing:

Ask students to give you 10 different businesses that they use everyday. (E.G. apple, coles etc)

Presenting:
Investing

Shark Tank http://www.tv4education.com.au/SmartLibrary/SmartLibraryWeb/TitleView.html?BookID=153106.01

Owning a business
Be your Own Boss
http://www.tv4education.com.au/SmartLibrary/SmartLibraryWeb/TitleView.html?BookID=139810.01

Choose a business case from each of the programs and ask students if they would invest/Start that business.

Divide class into business owners and investors. Give half different businesses with Financials, growth and details.
Give the other Half a portfolio of money and different businesses they own.
Use Shark Tank.doc to look at businesses and investors portfolios, you can use this list create your own or get your students to make up businesses.

Applying:
Get students with businesses to find investment and investors to find a business that will be good for their portfolio.
Get students to discuss why they should be invested in or why they should accept the terms from the investor.
After get them to explain why they choose their partners.
Read out list of successful companies and the companies who failed. (Mix up the ones that didn’t get investment with those that did that were successful)

Links:
Stock Market Game
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/games/off-site/ogol/_invest-quest.html

Our amazing History!

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Functional Solutions more than 25 years ago by the grace of God was given $100,000 by Ferntree Computers to take over their 85 school library customers of the Ocelot Library system as they were pulling out of this market and would be dumping these schools.

To put perspective behind this history; the average wage back then was $28,000/year,  all library software licenses were a minimum of $35,000 to purchase plus $6,000 annual support and there were 28 library products to choose from.

A gift of $100,000 went in the face of all commercial business decisions, especially from a corporate organization. This so inspired us that we decided we would honour this legacy and as we had “freely received, we would freely give”.

We decided to freely give away our software free of any purchase or license fees and only charge a nominal support fee of $2,000 for primary schools and $5,000 for secondary schools. Additionally, we also committed never ever to charge for upgrades.

This went against the grain of all commercial business practices, especially in the education sector.

What surprised us then and still continues to surprise us today is the ridicule and negative reporting from education departments and our competitors about our business practices in regards price.

Now in July 2017, I am pleased to report we have been vindicated against all the naysayers and our competitors (most of whom are no longer in business), we are still here. Additionally, our competitors no longer charge excessive obscene license and purchase cost.

The big benefit for education is funds are rightly being placed where they should be; in material resources and NOT services.

We believe we have single handily brought down the cost to market realistic terms.

Well, what about the future?

My next blog we will tell you our direction and how we believe we will also succeed in this new direction.

Why?

Our business ethos is “education is a right and NOT a privilege”. Anything we can do to make our ethos a reality for every student is our goal!

Michael Fernandez, CEO Functional Solutions International P/L

Introduction to Romeo and Juliet – Year 10 English

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Year 10 English

Aim: Introducing ideas, language and themes of Romeo and Juliet.

Preparing:

Short animated clip of Romeo and Juliet

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SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED – JOSEPH FIENNES – ROMEO AND JULIET

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Shakespeare’s Globe – ROMEO AND JULIET (2010)

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When Romeo Met Juliet S1 E1

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When Romeo Met Juliet S1 E2

When Romeo Met Juliet EP3

AUSTRALIAN BALLET – ROMEO AND JULIET

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Rwanda & Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Movies:

Romeo And Juliet (1968)

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Romeo And Juliet (1996)

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ROMEO AND JULIET 2013

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West Side Story (1961)

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Analyzing advertising, Blogging and Film.

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Aim: To teach students how to analyze advertising, blogs, and films. Giving them understanding into the different techniques and elements used to create each of the above disciplines.

Preparing: Pick a blog, series of adverts or a movie and have the students watch or read the content, noting down as much as possible about the language used, imagery, music, and elements.

For a Film: A quick search of TV4Education with the keyword being “Film (2014) will bring up all the movies that were made in that year. We do have a number of new releases also. Once you have found the movie, you can then do the analysis in the following format.

For advertising: Since TV4Education has all of its videos ad free the best way to find adverts on TV4Education is to look for shows who talk about them for example Gruen

You can also use Youtube to find great advertising videos.

 

You can also use Atom Lessons

ATOM_LOGO

Presenting: 

Film: Film theory

Matrix Education

Full Movie here: TV4Education Link

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Full Movie here: TV4Education Link

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Advertising:

Writing Commons

Understand Media

Applying: 

Film

Enter an Australian Film Competition

Advertising

Understand Media

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