How often do we stop to take a good look at how a bridge is constructed? This program examines the different forms bridges take and explains some reasons for these differences, such as the nature of the terrain they traverse and the weight of the loads they carry.
We all like to play on playground equipment, but what makes them fun and safe? And how do those moving parts on seesaws, swings and flying foxes work? While Dodly goes off to design his dream playground, we visit others and take a close look at the materials used and how some parts work together as a system to provide movement.
Music may be the elixir of life, but just how do instruments make sounds? Spurred by Dodly's mission to come up with sound effects for Flyn's adventure story, we begin by looking at some common household objects that can be used to make sounds.
A beautifully animated tale from Iraq about a Caliph who is magically turns into a stork. The Caliph soon realises that this is the work of his greedy brother who wants to take over his place at the palace. With the help of an owl, the Caliph seeks to set things right. This film explores the dangers of greed and desire for power.
Scarlett meets a pasta chef who shows her how to make dough and then feed it into a machine that cuts it into long, thin strips. The two of them also roll up some meatballs and share a yummy Italian feast.
Isaiah visits a pumpkin patch and chooses to carve his pumpkin into a ghost. Using a marker, Isaiah draws the pieces he needs to cut out to make his scary pumpkin face. He also snacks on the roasted pumpkin seeds.
Scarlett loves spinning and decorating. Lucky for her, today she gets to do both. Scarlett meets a professional hula hooper who shows her how to make her very own hoop, and takes her hula hooping with other kids in the park.
To finish Mrs Pickles' birthday surprise, Andy travels back in time 36 million years to find a tooth belonging to a carnivorous predator, but when his backpack is stolen, he enlists the help of a herd of giant brontothere.
Andy travels back 85 million years to meet a giant feathered dinosaur that is as tall as a house. Along the way, he helps to protect a nest full of prehistoric eggs and gets caught in a supersized sand storm.
Andy goes on another time-travelling adventure to collect barnacles from a prehistoric ocean for his new museum display. During his journey explores the seabed with his scuba gear and tracks down a giant prehistoric whale.
Andy travels back 70 million years to meet the miniature magyarosaurus, a relative of the giant sauropod dinosaurs. But when he arrives on their island he has to shrink down as well to hide from a giant flying reptile.
Learn what it really means to have a pet, caring for its needs and the joys it can bring! Rory goes to visit Rebecca and her rabbit, Floppy. He also gets to meet her little brother's rabbit called Boo.
A beautifully animated tale from Pakistan about a simple grass cutter, named Wali Dad. Wali Dad realises he has more money than he needs and decides to buy a gift for a noble Princess. His kind gesture has unexpected consequences and the situation gets out of hand. This film encourages children to recognise that happiness is not dependent on being materially rich.
Where would we be without bags to help us carry things? In this program we learn how a well-designed and properly worn bag can make everything from carrying school books to picking fruit easier. We look at some reasons behind the choice of bag making materials and visit a plastic bag factory to see how tiny beads become bags.