Things seem to be so much stranger when they are cloaked in the darkness of night. But while most of us are asleep at night Dr Rob is staring at the stars and discovering what all those things that go bump in the night actually are.
We're getting a little jumpy as this episode turns the Scope onto things that jump! Dr Rob checks out everything jumpy from frogs to high jumpers. We'll even take a look at the new sport of Bike Trials and watch as Dr Rob takes the big plunge for his first ever bungy jump!
In this episode, Scope has gone metal-mad with Dr Rob and the team checking out the science behind metal detectors as well as revealing how bacteria can help to make chunks of gold! We also check out some ancient metal jewellery making techniques and discover how you can get aluminium from a liquid.
Ever wondered how all your favourite television shows and movies get made? Wonder no longer because in this episode of SCOPE we tear down the fourth wall and step onto the set to discover what happens before and after they call 'action'.
Scope has gone camping as Dr Rob and the team explore the science of camping. This episode unzips tent technology and scopes out the science behind a successful bushwalk. Julia delves into camping first aid and you'll even pick up some survival tips - all with the help of science of course!
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.
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