From the smallest grape to the biggest ship, from weather balloons in the air, litter traps on water, to submarines underwater - all things buoyant are explored!
WARNING, WARNING! Vomiting, farting, burping and sweating, this episode of SCOPE is all about the science of all things gross! Join Dr Rob as he follows a scientist in search of fascinating faeces and checks in with a little beetle that just loves poo!
From the formation of the earth to the beginning of life, from dinosaurs and meteorites to humans and earthquakes, Dr Rob takes us through a timeline of our big, blue planet.
Did you know that Dr Rob is a chemist? That means he's qualified in the field of chemistry. But what is chemistry? Is it just crazy scientists in labs mixing chemicals? Join Dr Rob as he mixes molecules and SCOPES out all the science in chemistry.
Dr Rob and the team dissect some loudspeakers in search of magnets, visit a vet for an MRI and see Julia dropped from a great height.
Can a prawn do the backstroke? Can a sea jelly breaststroke? Can sharks freestyle? And can Dr Rob do the butterfly? All these questions and more will be answered in this episode on things that swim.
On this episode of SCOPE, Dr Rob and the team take a close look at some animal teeth, find out how plants can sting and get inside the crocodile's chomp. And if you hate needles, we'll show you vaccinations of the future - without the sting!
From volcanic craters to limestone caves, from mountain-building to kangaroo poo, there's a whole lot more to a geologists job then just digging in the dirt. Join Dr Rob as he goes on a geological field trip and SCOPES out all the science behind geology.
On this episode of SCOPE, Dr Rob and the team make it their business to find out how all sorts of things are made: from money to honey, cricket bats to periscopes - and even how fabrics are dyed.
It spans an area the size 70 million football fields. It's bigger than New Zealand. It's so big you can even see it from space! What is it? The Great Barrier Reef! Join Dr Rob as he takes the plunge to explore this underwater wonderland, proving once again that the ordinary really does become extraordinary under the SCOPE!
On this episode of SCOPE, Dr Rob and the team explain what's special about our endemic animals...we peek inside the secret life of a platypus, explore the world of Ratites and find out what makes a Tassie Devil tick!
Dr Rob and the team give a big "shout out for things which are loud, and have fun with things like sirens, snoring and playing drums to explain the science behind loudness.
One of Dr Rob's favourite places to visit is a factory. He loves the precision of the industrial robots, the hypnotic trance of the conveyor belt and the mechanics of the massive machinery. Join Dr Rob as he SCOPES out all the science behind factories.
Dr Rob and the team get up close and personal with reptiles. Find out how an expert rounds up snakes, peek into the secret life of sea snakes and check out the biochemistry of venom.
One of Dr Rob's favourite things to do is eat. Not just because he likes the taste of food, but because there's an awful lot of science behind what we eat. Join Dr Rob as he serves up a feast and SCOPES out all the science behind the things that we eat.
Dr Rob and the team explore the 'biological kingdom' of fungi to reveal there's a whole lot more to it than just mushrooms. We look at mouldy cheese, the rainforest and human stomach fungi!
On this leggy episode Dr Rob jumps in to explain all things lower limb! From two legs to four legs, six legs to eight legs, nothing is left out. We kick off with the four-legged variety as we scope out the amazing world of Tetrapods, then check out the incredible past-time of Stilt-Walking! Then we add even more legs with Millipedes, before finding our how to replace a lost human limb with a Prosthetic Leg.
Who doesn't love a whodunit? We've turned this week's show into a mystery and we're going to use all the different kinds of science that are used to analyse clues found at the scene of a crime to solve it.
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