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.



  • Jane Eyre: who is Bertha Mason?

    What do Jane Eyre and Bertha Mason have in common? In what ways are they different? How do you react to Bertha's character? Listen carefully as Professor John Bowen shares his thoughts about the significance of Bertha in Charlotte Bronte's classic novel. This clip is one in a series of four.

  • Join the Numbat Taskforce!

    Numbats are native Australian marsupials that can be found in Western Australia and South Australia. Unfortunately, their numbers are declining rapidly. What are the causes? What can we do to combat this and protect these unique Australian animals? Find out what one community group, the Numbat Taskforce, is doing to help these endangered species.

  • Keys4Life - Behind the Wheel

    It’s time to learn to drive. Start by thinking about the type of driver you want to be and how you can help to keep yourself, your friends and your family safe on our roads.

  • Keys4Life - Let's practise

    Keys4Life is a pre-driver education program for young people that provides them with information about being a responsible driver.

  • Koalas and climate change

    The koala population in rural NSW has been declining over the years due to drought and heatwaves. What causes some of the temperature extremes experienced in this region? Dr Mella believes koalas normally get most of the moisture they need to stay hydrated from eucalyptus leaves. What has changed in recent years that means koalas can no longer depend as much on eucalyptus leaves?

  • Language activities for Advanced learners

    Find and cook a recipe from another country.

  • Lifting the lid on Gothic literature

    What comes to mind when you think of 'Gothic fiction'? What are some of the characteristics of the genre? In this clip from the British Library, Professor John Bowen from the University of York suggests the Gothic tradition emerged in literature with the publication of Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto in 1764 and continued in such works as Frankenstein (1818), The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) and Dracula (1897).

  • Make a curve with straight lines

    Watch this "mathemagical" illusion that makes straight lines look like a curved line! These line designs are created by connecting points on lines or curves with straight line segments. Do you know what it's called when this is carried out with sewing needle and thread?

  • Maths of mouse plagues

    How do pests such as mice reach plague proportions? The answer is that they can grow at an exponential rate. Watch this clip to see how that happens, but first enjoy (or squirm at) some footage of a real mouse plague.

  • Moving out of home

    The conversational tool supports the student to develop confidence in dealing with a real estate agent. It also highlights the importance of asking questions to find out whether a potential purchase or contract meets their needs.

  • National Sorry Day

    The recognition of past wrongs in Australia has been described as 'the test we've always failed'. National Sorry Day recognises the negative impact of Australian policies, practices and attitudes on Indigenous people.

  • Printable templates for Mathematics

    Access useful printable items for maths at home such as grid paper, dot paper and number cards

  • Product placement in television

    Is product placement on commercial television on the rise? Take a look at the different ways that programs can make you think of brands – from the ostentatious to the much more subtle. What can you do to balance funding and entertainment in sponsored programs? Can ads be effective even if they irritate you?

  • Resilience and reconciliation

    This clip looks at casual racism in Australia, including some infamous incidents throughout Adam Goodes playing career that shook the nation. Adam showed a great deal of resilience and courage throughout this difficult time. Look at how many Australians stood with Adam, letting him know they valued his leadership and efforts to stop racism.

  • Science of life

    Discover biodiversity, the scientific study of life and organisms, and the story of human evolution.

  • Shakespeare Unbound

    Like Shakespeare's stories but think the tights are boring and the old-fashioned language is hard to follow? ABC Education and Bell Shakespeare bring you some of Shakespeare's most famous scenes set in the modern day. Then meet the actors to hear their interpretations.

  • Shopping for a mobile

    The conversational tool supports the student to develop confidence in dealing with salespeople. It also highlights the importance of asking questions to find out whether a potential purchase or contract meets their needs.

  • Storytelling

    Oral histories, myths, legends, folk tales, fairy tales, Aussie yarns and interactive digital stories. Storytelling traditions stretch throughout time.

  • The bang behind fireworks!

    Ever wondered how fireworks are created? In this clip, pyrotechnics expert John Conkling describes the chemical and physical components of fireworks, and demonstrates many coloured explosions in a laboratory. Discover that a fireworks display is a chemical reaction between an oxidiser such as potassium nitrate and a fuel such as sulphur, with a chemical colourant that emits coloured light when heated.

  • The cumulative risk of daily habits

    Risk that builds up over a lifetime is known as "chronic risk". When we make risky choices, we often don’t think about their long-term consequences, but maths has a way of making chronic risk more immediate. Using a visualisation of money, mathematician Lily Serna shows us the consequences of our daily habits.

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