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Behind the News: New President/Air Pollution//Part 1 - Rural RefugeesPart 2 - Refugee AFL Program/Inventive Kids
New President/Air Pollution//Part 1 - Rural RefugeesPart 2 - Refugee AFL Program/Inventive Kids
ABC ME  |  November 14, 2016
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New President:
In a result most didn't predict, Americans have elected businessman and former reality star Donald Trump as the 45th President of the country. We'll introduce you to the next leader of the free world and let you know his plans for the future.

Air Pollution:
Imagine if your school had to close because the air outside was too polluted to breathe. That's what happened in India's capital New Delhi recently. Students and teachers there petitioned government to do something about it. But they aren't the only kids in the world struggling to breathe safely.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas -

Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science:
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Years 5 & 6

Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences:
The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment Year 6

Geography / Geographical Knowledge and Understanding / Place and liveability:
The influence of environmental quality on the liveability of places Year 7

Two part BtN Special feature - Refugees in Australia:
Part 1 - Rural Refugees:
In some rural areas, communities are shrinking as residents gradually move to the city. But recently, the people of Mingoola decided to do something about it. They hatched a plan by encourage refugee families to move there. And now, they say the move has revitalised the town.

Part 2 - Refugee AFL Program:
A new AFL coaching program has been created to help young refugees to feel more connected to their community. It's already been hailed a success by AFL representatives and community leaders. But one inspiring young girl sees it as more than a lot of fun, she sees it as her ticket to the big time.

Inventive Kids:
Three Aussie kids will be heading to NASA in the US after being named the winners of a national competition for young inventors. We'll meet these resourceful young people and find out what amazing ideas they came up with.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas -

Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science:
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Years 5 & 6

Science / Science Inquiry Skills / Questioning and predicting:
With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations Years 5 & 6

Science / Science Inquiry Skills / Evaluating:
Reflect on and suggest improvements to scientific investigations Years 5 & 6

Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science:
Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology, may impact on other areas of society and may involve ethical considerations Year 7

People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have influenced the development of practices in areas of human activity Year 7

New President:
In a result most didn't predict, Americans have elected businessman and former reality star Donald Trump as the 45th President of the country. We'll introduce you to the next leader of the free world and let you know his plans for the future.

Air Pollution:
Imagine if your school had to close because the air outside was too polluted to breathe. That's what happened in India's capital New Delhi recently. Students and teachers there petitioned government to do something about it. But they aren't the only kids in the world struggling to breathe safely.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas -

Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science:
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Years 5 & 6

Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences:
The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment Year 6

Geography / Geographical Knowledge and Understanding / Place and liveability:
The influence of environmental quality on the liveability of places Year 7

Two part BtN Special feature - Refugees in Australia:
Part 1 - Rural Refugees:
In some rural areas, communities are shrinking as residents gradually move to the city. But recently, the people of Mingoola decided to do something about it. They hatched a plan by encourage refugee families to move there. And now, they say the move has revitalised the town.

Part 2 - Refugee AFL Program:
A new AFL coaching program has been created to help young refugees to feel more connected to their community. It's already been hailed a success by AFL representatives and community leaders. But one inspiring young girl sees it as more than a lot of fun, she sees it as her ticket to the big time.

Inventive Kids:
Three Aussie kids will be heading to NASA in the US after being named the winners of a national competition for young inventors. We'll meet these resourceful young people and find out what amazing ideas they came up with.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas -

Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science:
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Years 5 & 6

Science / Science Inquiry Skills / Questioning and predicting:
With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations Years 5 & 6

Science / Science Inquiry Skills / Evaluating:
Reflect on and suggest improvements to scientific investigations Years 5 & 6

Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science:
Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology, may impact on other areas of society and may involve ethical considerations Year 7

People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have influenced the development of practices in areas of human activity Year 7

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