Spiders look kind of odd with their multiple eyes and hairy legs, some people are even frightened and terrified of them. Join Dr Rob as he weaves a web of intrigue and SCOPES out all the science behind spiders, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
They're corrosive... they're basic... and every now and then, they are just plain old neutral - it's acids and bases and they are reacting all the way through this episode of Scope! Join Dr Rob as we check out all the acids that we eat, find out what acids and bases have to do with ancient fossils, and strengthen some aluminium using... yep you guessed it - acids and bases!
Our senses are sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Join Dr Rob as he SCOPES out all the science behind the five human senses. And, once again the ordinary becomes extraordinary, under the SCOPE.
We have trekked through the desert and flown through the sky but this week, Scope is plunging into the ocean to find all the science that flows beneath. Join us as we listen out for whale songs, check in with some oyster farmers and spend a day in the life of a busy port.
Did you know that all toxins are poisons, but not all poisons are toxins? Yet, all poisons are toxic and all toxins are poisonous! Join Dr Rob as he treads carefully and SCOPES out all the science behind toxins and poisons.
There are lots of amazing animals in the animal kingdom; some dangerous, some microscopic, some highly intelligent... and then there are those that are... well, slightly different to the rest. This episode of Scope is dedicated to those strange/exotic/weird animals that roam our planet! We walk on the slow side with sloths, dive deep into the ocean for freaky fish and find out why medical scientists think axolotls are so interesting.
Everybody loves a good cartoon, but have you ever wondered how pictures come to life? Are you getting the feeling that there might be some science involved! Join Dr Rob as he gets really animated and SCOPES out all the science behind animation.
This week on Scope we are giving you a guided tour of some ultra-important, mega-awesome BIG MACHINES! We get behind the wheel of some huge mining trucks, head down to the docks to see how big ships are made and Dr Rob is on location checking out the Air Force Fire Truck!
Food, paper, bottles and cans - humans generate a lot of waste. However, science is working at ways to reduce and recycle this rubbish we discard. Join Dr Rob as he shifts through the litter and SCOPES out all the science behind our waste.
Floods. There's a lot more to them than just too much water! This week we look at the prevention, forecasting, modelling, rescuing from and impacts of floods!
One of the first things you learn in science is that everything is a solid, a liquid or a gas - like H2O, it comes in ice, water and steam. Join Dr Rob as he SCOPES out all the science behind solids, liquids and gases.
This week's episode of SCOPE stars the very shiny, they very durable - aluminium! From smelting and recycling, to boat building and even a DIY electroscope - we have packed the episode with everything you need to know about this widely used element!
Oil, coal and gas - they formed millions of years ago and with only a finite supply, how are scientists making the most of these non-renewable energy sources? Join Dr Rob as he goes digging for answers and SCOPES out all the science behind fossil fuels.
This week SCOPE is hovering, rolling, flying and sailing into the future of transport! From solar powered yachts, to blower-vac powered hovercrafts and self-driving electric vehicles - how do you think we'll be getting around, 50 years from now? Dr Rob is on a mission to find out!
While the world relies on energy derived from fossil fuels, coal, oil and gas - scientists are exploring ways to harness the forces of nature to create energy. Join Dr Rob as he SCOPES out all the science behind alternative energy.
What do a Humpback Dolphin, a Spinifex Hopping Mouse and a Dingo all have in common? Join Dr Rob as he SCOPES out all the science behind mammals.
Breathing, eating, talking, walking, thinking, in fact everything to do with your body is controlled by your brain. Join Dr Rob as he puts on his thinking cap and SCOPES out all the science behind the brain.
We humans are pretty complex beings, made up of lots of intricate interconnecting parts. Every movement of our body is the result of the co-ordination of bones, muscles, and ligaments. But have you ever wondered how it all works?
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