It's all things alternative in this BtN Energy Special. BtN Science Reporter Carl Smith looks at some of the 'cleaner' energies and explains how they work, like solar energy and wave energy. We also learn about a new battery device that could change the way we generate power forever. He also investigates the pros and cons of Nuclear Energy and why Australia has never embraced this controversial power source.
Kids who don't let life's obstacles hinder them feature in this BtN Special. Caleb might be in a wheelchair but that just motivates him to achieve his goals. And Chloe's not going to let a brain tumour stop her from getting on with the things she loves to do. Then there's 13 year old Connor whose vision-impairment led to him getting the bank notes of Australia changed. And finally, 'Bust a Move', a dance troupe of kids with disabilities who've found themselves competing at the Special Olympics World Games!
A high-energy, fun way for upper primary and secondary students to learn about current issues and events in their world. Each program is built around major news stories of the week.
In this BtN Special we learn that the things people did in the past still affect our lives today. We find out why William Shakespeare is still the most important writer in the English language, even though he was alive in the 16th Century. Through the great, great, great grandfather of our rookie reporter, Anna, we learn about the importance of Chinese migration to Australia. We also take a journey with the freedom riders who fought for indigenous right in the 1960s. And finally, we voyage into the history of human space travel.
Kids are pretty amazing and none more so than the creative young people in this BtN Special. At just 14 years old, Lachlan has started his own fashion design business and is already making a profit. Known as 'Black Summer' we meet a DJ kid whose dance music has now been picked up by Triple J. Then there's Dhruv who's created an app that will benefit the lives of millions. And lastly, Amber, who's not letting a disability get in the way of her writing career.
This is the first of BtN's Rookie Reporter Specials where kids report on matters that directly affect them. Nick suffers from Diabetes but his off-beat humour helps us all to gain a better understanding of this serious disease. Likewise, Coen shares his inspirational story of living with cystic fibrosis and the journey leading up to and after an organ transplant.
There's one subject that affects pretty much all kids and that's school! In this Special, BtN looks at some of the issues that concern kids at school such as when is the best time for students to learn and should kids be allowed to skip school for special occasions. We also explore how getting out of the classroom can sometimes be the best lesson.
In this Behind the News Special we focus on go-getting kids. From the peewee surfing star to kids performing on the national theatrical stage to a young steam train driver, these kids are taking on challenges and doing some exciting stuff.
This is BtN's Special about kids with indomitable spirit. First, Declan takes us on an extended insight into his life as a kid living with Aspergers. He explains how he's come to love his brain and realise he's a pretty special individual. Then we meet Daniel - a kid who struggles even to walk but his refusal to let it take over his life provides inspiration to all.
When is a game a sport? In this Special we take a look at some of the less conventional sports.
In this BtN Special some indigenous kids tell us about their lives. Audrey shares the excitement of travelling to Canberra from her remote community near Alice Springs for the Indigenous Youth Parliament. Then there's Tanay, an Australian Taekwondo Champion who proudly uses her status to fight racism. And kids from the Yirrkala Community School in Arnhem Land tell us about their beautiful home.
How did Australia become the nation it is today? Well, in this important BtN Special we travel back in time to find out.
As 2014 marks the centenary of the beginning of WWI, we thought it only fitting that Behind the News dedicate an entire Special to the Great War. We begin with the history of events that led up to the War before hearing from some of the soldiers who fought on the frontline through letters they left behind. Then young student, Lucinda, gives us a unique and poignant perspective on the War when she travels to the Western Front in search of an Aussies digger who died for his country. And finally we meet a boy named Anzac who has a very special connection to the War that changed the world.
On BtN we love to investigate and we love science. This Special combines the two to bring you some fascinating facts and details about our universe. Did you know Australia has been instrumental in some of the biggest space discoveries of recent times? And we meet a young man who is hoping to one day live on Mars!
As the title Man v. Wild suggests this BtN Special is all about man trying to control nature. Some people want more forests logged in Tasmania and some don't. Can we even have sustainable logging? Should we be culling wild animals such as sharks and crocodiles? We look into the ins and outs of trying to control animal numbers in the wild.
How do you become a successful leader? Well, as this BtN Special will tell you, for Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King it took great resilience and overcoming massive obstacles. BtN also answers the question on how you become Governor-General of Australia and what that particular leadership role involves.
In this uplifting Special, kids tell their own stories about what it's like to live with an illness. Adam has survived 3 bouts of leukaemia. But it's easy to see why he keeps conquering the cancer with his pro-active and positive approach to life.
From native animals like quolls to the orang-utans of Malaysia this episode focuses on efforts to save animals that are under threat.
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