Australia has some pretty extreme weather. Jesse explains how taking measures earlier can prevent these extreme weather events from having a catastrophic effects later.
Test your knowledge of simple machines with this Brainbuzz quiz on levers, wedges and more! Brainstorm all the places where you have seen these types of simple machines. What kinds of materials can these machines be made from? How could you make one of these machines to make an everyday task easier?
Do you know when the wheel was invented? What about the flushing toilet? Find out when these inventions we take for granted everyday were invented along with some other life changing inventions such as penicillin and the telephone. What everyday problem or task would you like to solve or make easier? What kind of invention might help you? Design your own invention and explain your design to a friend.
Stacey meets a farmer who has a team of bullocks and uses them in the way farmers did in the past. What makes bullocks good for pulling heavy loads on a farm? How does the farmer control the bullock team? Why did farmers stop using bullocks? When did farmers stop using bullocks in Australia?
You may have heard the term 'contact tracing' in the news lately. BtN explains what contact tracing is and how contact tracers do their job. Why is it important to do contact tracing when there is a bad virus spreading about the community? How might contact tracers find out where people with the virus have been? Does contact tracing always work to contain the spread of viruses?
Stacey meets young people involved in the Cicada Film Festival who are enthusiastic about saving the environment. Get some great tips on how to film videos by the ocean and even underwater. What kind of equipment does Ocean use to help him make his videos? What kind of equipment could you construct for helping filmmaking? What might be some of the challenges when filming outside? What makes a good video?
Listen to the story 'Respect' by Aunty Fay Muir and Sue Lawson. What kind of animals are in the story? What kind of plants are in the story? Who else does the little girl in the story respect? What were some of the traditional musical instruments that Dave showed us? Why is it important to show respect for different cultures?
Enjoy this picture book by Steve Antony about a boy who has a pet dragon! Do you have a pet? Or an imaginary friend? Turn to a friend and tell them about your imaginary friend or maybe just a special toy that keeps you company. What kinds of things does the boy do with his dragon friend? Can you find some action words in this story?
WWF has released a report on how many animals were affected in the bushfires early this year and what impact it had on the wildlife.
Learn about one of the most important pillars of Islam and how Covid-19 is affecting the pilgrimage this year.
Did you know some people have bearded dragons as pets? Native to Australia, these reptiles can make great pets! Find out how to look after one and what else you need to know about these spiky creatures. What do bearded dragons like to eat? What kind of features do reptiles have? What makes up a good habitat for a bearded dragon? Why does the tank need a heat lamp? Would you like to have a bearded dragon as a pet? Why or why not?
Enjoy the story 'A Fish with a Wish' and look at the way the presenter highlights the word families and rhyming words in the story.
Em gives us some tips and information on how to reduce waste. What is landfill? What do the three R's stand for? What are some things people in the community are doing to reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill? How can you reduce the amount of waste you produce in your house?
Make your own funny, clucking chicken puppet. You will need a paper coffee cup, glue, a skewer, string, paper clip, tape, scissors, a small piece of cloth and anything you'd like to decorate your chicken.
Learn all about this prehistoric looking, flightless bird that can stand over 2 metres tall. Where do cassowaries live? What is the purpose of the helmet, called a casque, on the cassowary’s head? Why are cassowaries important for the environment? Why do you think are they an endangered species?
The Odd Squad agents make a venn diagram of games that can be played indoors and outdoors to find a game the band members both like. With a partner; each make a list of 8 games you like playing or activities you like to do for fun, then compare your lists and write out the data in a venn diagram. How many games did you both put on your list? How many games were on one list only?
The Odd Squad agents make a Venn diagram with three circles to figure out which animal can swim, fly and walk on land.
The Odd Squad have to solve a word problem to unlock the door. Which keywords do they listen for to change the word problem into an equation? What are some other operations other than addition and subtraction? Write three of your own addition word problems and get a friend to solve them
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