Here at Scope we have a saying 'science is everywhere', so this week, we won't leave home to find it. Join Dr Rob as he scopes out exactly what a carbon footprint is, pays a house call to a few animals and swings by a home of the future.
Dr Rob and the team take a look at turning plant waste into Ethanol, check out some algae which are helping make fuel and go for a ride on TREV, the electric vehicle of the future!
Maps, magnets, compasses, global positioning systems and robotic boats, it's all part of the science of navigation. Join Dr Rob as he calculates his latitude and longitude and SCOPES out the science behind getting from 'A' to 'B' without getting lost.
Scope is ascending the heights of science this week! From kangaroos to tree cutters and elevators, this episode has it all; even the most unlikely of climbers - fish!
Join Dr Rob as he studies extreme sports like kite-surfing, inline-skating, power-boating, rock-climbing and skydiving - all in the name of science of course!
To SCOPE out the answer to animal intelligence, join Dr Rob as he goes to a training school for some clever dolphins, checks out some combating crayfish and sees how one working dogs make a sheep farmers life a lot easier.
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.
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