Resources for Year 10 students

Resources for Year 10 students

Resources are available across all year levels and learning areas, to give children and young people the best opportunity to continue to learn at home.



  • Dyeing with red cabbage

    Many natural products, such as red cabbage and turmeric, can be used as a natural source of colour to dye fibres. Watch the dyeing demonstration in this clip to see how. Discover the chemistry of natural dyes, including the bonding properties of different pigments and how acid-base reactions can alter the colour of pH-sensitive dyes.

  • Ever heard of interest rates? Find out what they are

    When we need to buy a house we usually have to take out a loan from the bank. We have to pay back that loan with interest. A $350,000 loan can mean paying back $869,000! Listen to Nathan Bazley explain why a small change in interest rates can mean a big difference to the total amount you repay. This clip provides a context for simple and compound interest rates.

  • Exploring atoms: atom structure

    See how scientists such as Ernest Rutherford have investigated the structure of atoms. Explore possible models. Fire charged particles at atoms and find which model best fits the results.

  • Exponential growth and doubling time

    This teaching resource aims to guide and support a mathematics teacher of Year 10 across three main areas as the class explores the mathematics of exponential growth. The contexts used are compound interest, animal and human population growth, and the growth (and decay) of bacteria populations.

  • Fazlinda's journey from Malaysia

    Fazlinda Kassim emigrated from Malaysia to Tasmania in search of better education and living conditions for her family. In this clip, Fazlinda describes the challenges of being given three weeks to prepare to leave home and then arriving in a new city.

  • First job

    The conversational tool supports the students to develop confidence when they have questions for their boss. It also highlights the importance of asking questions to find out what different terminology means on their payslip.

  • Great Expectations: the fortunes of happiness

    Does wealth bring happiness? Can people transcend their upbringing? Professor John Bowen from the University of York considers the manner in which these questions are addressed in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. As you listen, think not only about the references to Dickens' classic novel, but also about your life and the lives of people closest to you.

  • Great Expectations: Victorian and Gothic

    How does Charles Dickens weave Gothic elements into his classic Victorian novel, Great Expectations? Listen as Literary Professor John Bowen explains some of the ways in which Dickens draws on the Gothic tradition to challenge the conventions of Victorian literature. Consider the importance of time, repetition, violence, eroticism and psychological stress in Dickens' extraordinary narrative.

  • History and truths

    Explore the history of Australia and the effects that past government policies and actions have had on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The clip highlights how, as a country, we find it difficult to talk about the uncomfortable truths of our history. It also explores the responses to Adam Goodes’ leadership in attempting to eliminate racism and create a more inclusive Australia.

  • How do interest rates work?

    What are interest rates? What determines the interest rates in Australia? And how do interest rates affect the economy?

  • How does income tax work?

    Learn about how income tax works.

  • How many times can a sheet of paper be folded?

    Why can a regular sheet of paper be folded only about six times? By folding a sheet of paper in half, over and over, the number of layers and the thickness of the paper doesn’t just double, they increase exponentially. Find out how many times a sheet of paper can actually be folded!

  • How to win at rock-paper-scissors

    Find out how to win at rock-paper-scissors using game theory. According to this theory, how should you decide on your next move when you play multiple rounds? See if you can apply this theory in multiple rounds of rock-paper-scissors with someone. Did you win? Why would this theory be useful in economics?

  • Individual Pathway Planning

    Explore, identify and evaluate the learning and work pathways available.

  • Is bamboo clothing really eco-friendly?

    Bamboo is an increasingly popular choice as a clothing fabric, but is it really as eco-friendly as they say? Discover raw bamboo's natural characteristics and properties and find out why it's admired as a processed fibre. Then see what research reveals about the way it's processed.

  • Jane Austen: marriage and inheritance

    How important is the wealth of a potential marriage partner to you? Why was the estate of a potential husband important in Jane Austen's novels? Consider the significance of marriage in middle and upper class England, as explained by the University of Oxford's Professor Kathryn Sutherland. This clip from the British Library is one in a series of four.

  • Jane Austen: the novel and social realism

    Why did Jane Austen spend so much time detailing the lives of everyday people in her classic novels? Listen as Professor Kathryn Sutherland from the University of Oxford provides valuable insights into the intentions and techniques of one of Britain's best-known authors.

  • Jane Eyre: Fairytale and realism

    Do you detect a hint of the supernatural in Jane Eyre? Professor John Bowen, Professor of Nineteeth-century Literature at the University of York, says, 'It is a novel with a lot of haunting in it.' Listen as Professor Bowen discusses the fairytale and gothic elements in Charlotte Bronte's classic novel. This clip from The British Library is one in a series of four.

  • Jane Eyre: tapping into childhood

    How was childhood depicted in English literature in the mid-nineteenth century? In this clip from The British Library, two experts in the works of the Bronte sisters discuss the manner in which children were regarded in the 1800s and consider the significance of Charlotte Bronte's accounts of childhood in Jane Eyre

  • Jane Eyre: the role of women

    What does Jane Eyre tell us about the role of women in 19th century England? Charlotte Bronte's best-known character is, according to Professor John Bowen, an 'assertive heroine ... who speaks the truth'. How does this distinguish her from other women of her time, especially those who serve as governesses? This clip from The British Library is one in a series of four.

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