The Crew Dragon capsule carrying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley has successfully docked with the International Space Station. This is the first manned space flight to launch from the US in ten years. Why was the initial launch postponed? How many pieces did the craft separate into during its flight? How many astronauts were already at the ISS? Where did SpaceX Crew Dragon blast off from? How long did it take the capsule to reach the ISS?
Em from Totally Wild takes us through 4 easy stretches to keep you limber and warmed up for exercise.
Where are mangroves located? How do they protect the shoreline? What kinds of animals shelter in mangroves? Why are they known as 'coastal kidneys'? How do mangroves improve ocean water quality? How have mangrove trees adapted to survive changing conditions around them?
Behind the News covers the 20th anniversary of the walk for reconciliation and the events that led up to that moment including the Redfern Speech by Paul Keating, the Mabo decision and the inquiry into the Stolen Generation. How many people were involved in the march to support reconciliation between white and indigenous Australians? How long did the march across the Sydney Harbour Bridge last? What is the name of the body set up to work on reconciliation? When did Kevin Rudd give his speech of
Max and Isaac interview their Grandma Trish or 'Dubbo' about the walk for reconciliation that happened in May 2000. She explains why it was an important day for Aboriginal Australians and we learn about the Gomeroi nation, which is where the boys' family is from.
Jesse gives us some great tips on how to keep your mind and body healthy. What are some ways to get your recommended amount of exercise in each day? How can you tell if you have been doing moderate to vigorous exercise? Why is it important to limit screen time? Do phones count when it comes to screen time? How much sleep should young people get each night?
Ranger Stacey spends time with 'frogger' Jono from the Queensland Frog Society as he goes looking for frogs in the wild. Why did they go looking for frogs after dark? How can frogs teach us about the health of the environment? Where can we find frogs in the environment? How do frogs protect themselves from predators? What do frogs eat? How many species of frog are there in Australia?
Archaeologists in Mexico unearth mammoth bones in pits they believe were traps built by humans to hunt the huge animals.
Em shows us how to be water saving heroes to help the environment.
What is a vaccine, how does it work and how do you make one? Rookie reporters interview their parents who helping find a vaccine for coronavirus COVID-19.
Learn about the history of morse code, an early way of communicating across long distances.
Behind the News reveals how studying our seweage system can help scientists detect and track coronavirus COVID-19 in our community.
Brickman questions whether the contestants' Lego bull rider is too small for the bull. What is scale? How is it used in art to make things seem realistic? How can exaggerated scale make something appear comical or emphasise a certain feature? Look for examples of correct scale in realistic art and exaggerated scale in art such as comics. Draw your own bull rider and bull, will you draw it to scale or not?
Many people have opened their hearts to others during the Coronavirus pandemic. Volunteering time, giving food and donating money are just some of the ways individuals and groups around Australia have helped those in need. What other examples of kindness have you seen or heard of? How could you help people in your community who may be isolated or struggling financially?
The Behind the News team explains what treaties are, how Australia's colonisation was different to much of the rest of the world, and the national debate over calls for a treaty with Australia's Indigenous peoples.
When Captain Cook arrived in Botany Bay in 1770, life changed forever for the local people of the Dharawal nation. Jack visits an exhibition of Aboriginal Art at the Maritime Museum telling the story of the arrival of white people.
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