As March was Women's History Month, Behind the News tells us about some trailblazing Australian women such as Edith Cowan, Fanny Durack, Mina Wylie, Dr Evelyn Scott and Louise Mack. What was each woman famous for? How did their actions change the future for other women and children? What characteristics do these women have in common? Did anything surprise you about the information in this clip?
Scope looks at alternatives to fossil fuels and electric vehicles. Scientists are working on capturing and using energy in new ways including hydrogen, carbon and even air.
NASA is taking applications for people to take part in their Artemis project. Find out what it takes to be an astronaut and how things have changed since the 1960s.
Would you eat a piece of cake made with larvae butter? Scientist think bugs like crickets and types of larvae may be the food of the future. What are some advantages of farming bugs over more traditional animal food sources such as cows?
How are dingoes different from domestic dogs? How are they similar? How did dingoes manage to 'domesticate themselves'?
Stacey from Totally Wild explains why salty, muddy, smelly mangroves are so important for our environment. What makes up an ecosystem? What kind of creatures are in a wetland ecosystem? What might happen if all the wetlands are destroyed due to building or land clearing?
How big is the sun? How old is the sun? Watch this clip from Totally Wild and find out the answers to these questions and more.
Behind the news visits Adelaide Zoo where we meet some tortoises that were rescued from poachers. What country are radiated tortoises from? Why do poachers want to capture and sell radiated tortoises? What are some other reasons poachers sell animals to illegal animal traders? How can zoos help to stop extinction of animals?
Jesse from Totally Wild spends time at a spider exhibit and learns all about spiders from some scientists. What does taxonomy mean? Why are spiders important to our ecosystem? What kinds of creatures do spiders eat? How do spiders use their web?
Test your knowledge of Aboriginal art and culture in this clip from Faboriginal. Can you beat the contestants? This episode is all about family.
Leela investigates the Christian tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday at the start of Lent. What is Lent? What do many Christians do during Lent? Why is Easter on a different day each year? What do Christians commemorate at Easter time?
Behind the News commemorates the life of Anne Frank and explains why her diary is so important on the anniversary of her death in a concentration camp during World War II.
**Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following media resource may contain images and voices of people who have died.** This clip from The Australian Dream looks at the different ways Australians celebrate, reflect or mourn on January 26th. Adam Goodes spends time with the wider community at Yabun festival.
**Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following media resource may contain images and voices of people who have died.** Adam Goodes and Stan Grant share their experiences of racism as children and growing up with dark skin.
**Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following media resource may contain images and voices of people who have died.** After taking up AFL when his family moved to Victoria, Adam is eventually spotted as a rising star and drafted to the Sydney Swans. Despite being welcomed by his relative Michael O’Loughlin, it is, at first, a challenging time for Adam. When Paul Roos comes on board, Goodes flourishes at the club.
After enduring vile, racist abuse from crowds, AFL player Nicky Winmar raises his jumper and points out his black skin to show his pride in his Aboriginality. The incident is politicised and takes a toll on Winmar especially after further, racist incidents occur on the Footy Show with Sam Newman.
In this clip from Totally Wild, Kelvin the rescued wombat visits the dentist. Why do wombats teeth keep growing? How many types of wombats are there in Australia? What type of wombat is Kelvin? Why does a female wombat's pouch face backwards? What dangers threaten the wombat population of Australia?
Can you guess the famous Aboriginal print maker, poet and playwright? What were some of his achievements? What kind of themes recur in his works? Where was he born?
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