What do a drag racing car, a track cyclist, a cheetah and a beam of light all have in common? They all travel really, really fast! But how fast is FAST! Join Dr Rob as he puts his foot to the floor and SCOPES out all the science behind things that... Go Fast
This episode of Scope is a complete Robot-a-rama as Dr Rob and the team check out some of the latest robot science. Robot locomotion and intelligence all come under the scope with the help of some of Australia's leading scientists and we even check out how fly eyes are helping robots see better!
Scope is hitting the beach for this episode that puts Beach Science under the scope. Dr Rob proves that the Beach is brimming with Science as we look at everything from Volley Ball to beach dwelling Seals with Rock Pools and even Sand Sculpture.
No matter whether your favourite sport is cricket, footy, golf, or even BMX, if you want a competitive edge then you'll need science. Join Dr Rob as he takes a swing and SCOPES out all the science behind Sports Technology.
There is more than one way to communicate. Without communicating you wouldn't know what's happening in the world, you wouldn't be able to talk to you friends. So join Dr Rob as he SCOPES out all the science behind the different methods of communication.
What do cockroaches, scorpions, crabs and stick insects all have in common? Join Dr Rob as he gets out his magnifying glass and SCOPES out all the science behind things that...creep and crawl.
It's all about the electromagnetic radiation spectrum - sounds complicated but this episode will make it all crystal clear. Dr Rob takes us through the elements of the EMS that we take for granted everyday then we delve into stories as fascinating as a crustacean with the most complex eyes on earth, just how television broadcasting works as well as fibre optics and medical imaging.
Science is anything but black and white, so what exactly is colour? Well colour is light and light is colour, and colour comes from light but light is a form of energy. Join Dr Rob as he explores the colour spectrum and SCOPES out the science behind colours.
What do a bunch of leaping motocross riders, an aerobatic tiger moth, a massive Ferris wheel and spiders all have in common? They all spin! To find out what makes spinning so special join Dr Rob as he SCOPES out all the science behind things that spin.
It's a very watery episode as we dive into everything to do with H2O. Dr Rob explains H2O basics and then we take a close up look at look at high diving and ice making as well as checking out how a desalination plant works. We even get up close and personal with our largest river system - the mighty Murray!
In case you have been living under a rock, with a broken TV, SCOPE is a science program. But what is science? When did it start? Why do we do it? And who are all these people who call themselves scientists? Join Dr Rob as he goes back to basics and SCOPES out all the in and outs of science in Science 101.
Today, Dr Rob examines Biodiversity and explains what it is. With some of Australia's top experts we look at how Marine biodiversity can be measured, how feral animals can reduce biodiversity and even how something as damaging as a fire can promote it!
Experiments are a really important part of any science. They can test theories, prove a point or just be a great demonstration of a scientific principle. So join Dr Rob and his team of young scientists as they SCOPE out all the science behind experiments.
This Scope episode is all about pressure - the amount of force per unit area. Dr Rob explains how pressure works, how it is measured and various experts in their fields show us how pressure applies to everything from music to hydraulics.
Friction is one of the most important forces affecting the world we live in. Everything from Earthquakes to car racing involves friction and this episode of Scope delves deep into how friction works and reveals some amazing science. Among other things you'll find out exactly how a Gecko climbs a wall and why making cars stick to the road makes them go faster! Let the Scope team teach you how to compare and contrast the effect of friction on different surfaces.
From the hull to the bridge, the bow to the wake, from paddles to jets, there is so much science built into water craft. Join Dr Rob as he gets the helm and SCOPES out all the science behind water craft.
You probably use many products made from their wood and breathe in the oxygen they create, but how much do you actually know about trees? Join Dr Rob as he plants a few seedlings and SCOPES out all the science behind trees.
Recycling is much more than just paper, plastic and glass. We'll find out what, why and how some of the more unusual things can be recycled. So join Dr Rob as he puts out the rubbish and SCOPES out all the science behind recycling.
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