Dr Xand is Ouch About in the park when he encounters Juliet and a very tough question. She wonders how antibiotics know which part of the body to attack! The doctor replies that the antibiotic doesn't attack all the various cells in the body, but is designed to interfere specifically with the bacteria causing the virus.
Dr Xand notes that asthma is the most common longterm health problem in the UK, and discusses the mechanics of the disease. He accompanies 10yearold James for his breathing checkup in a London asthma clinic. The lad uses 2 inhalers one to prevent an attack, and one to calm swelling of the airways during an attack. Dr Jane Heraghty has James blow into a spirometer to check his lung capacity. His mum looks on and can breathe easier with her son he is having his medication reduced:)
The brothers set out for a nice car ride, only to have Xand slam the door on his own finger! Naturally, they stroll down to the elementary school. The doctors quiz the students there on the best treatment for a broken digit, the answer being elevation and support. Much like the elevated spirits felt by the doctors because of the strong community embrace! As always, the students act out their own brokenfinger assistance sessions to show what they've learnt.
Whilst Ouch About, Dr Xand meets Cerys, who asks him what makes her tummy flip when she rides the roller coaster. He explains that the stomach, like some other parts inside the body, is not firmly fixed down, so when Cerys is suddenly descending on the roller coaster her tummy is still back up at the top of the hill;)!
After dipping some uncooked pasta and a digestive biscuit in liquid oxygen, Dr Chris sets them both ablaze! Comparing how long the two foods burn and how high the flames reach shows us which snack is more efficient for our body's energy.
A kid's guide to how the space race unfolded, plus a look at the relative sizes of planets - using fruit!
We're on a snowcovered mountain in New Zealand. Down the white hill we go sliding and tumbling with dog in tow! Also, rolling and flipping anything to reach the bottom fastest and first. The starter sends all participants off in the ensuing freeforall race to the bottom!
Leela chats with keeper Katharine Sullivan about kangaroo care specifically, one orphaned joey named Camel. He has his own pen in the farm's barn complete with a large, cosy, homemade pouch! While outside of it in his pen Camel feeds on hay and very nutritious kangaroo pellets. When the young roo is healthy and mature enough, he will be slowly integrated with the farm's other three roo rescues.
Nat tags along with Ski Patrol members Matt and Tess, to see what goes on during the run of a day! The patrol team has 18 members plus 35 volunteers who have the responsibility to ensure safety for all guests. So we get to see how they monitor snow conditions and set up closure markers to keep skiers out of certain unsafe areas.
Alex visits veterinarian Dr Bob, who is experienced in treating reptiles and giving snakes special TLC. After anaesthetising a female snake, the doctor and his assistants perform an endoscopy, then an ultrasound on her. It's just like giving a human a checkup.
Kellyn decides she would like to learn figure skating, so enlists the help of professional figure skater Rikkilee Smith. We learn what rigors these young skaters go through to reach their competitive dream.
The Great Barrier Reef is known for its great beauty and is depicted in films like Finding Nemo full of colourful, vibrant ocean life. As we look towards the future, coral bleaching and other effects of climate change are a real concern and this video addresses them as well as possible solutions for the future.
Mangroves are the home to many different animals and sea creatures and play the crucial role of protecting coastlines against erosion during big storms. Unfortunately, due to the impact of climate change, mangroves are under threat and as we're taught all of the important roles mangroves play in nature, we also reflect on how important it is to preserve them for the future.
Microplastics make up the vast majority of plastic on the planet and they can pose a real threat to ocean life that mistake the little specks of plastic for food. As we discover the effect this can have on the fish and other sea creatures consuming the microplastic, it becomes clear the impact of this pollution is far reaching and we have a responsibility to make some changes.
Alex interviews Timothy Lachlan, WCMX ambassador, and his young training partner Josh. We learn it's all about getting that adrenaline rush riding your wheelchair in the skate park like you would on a bike, skateboard or scooter. In this extreme sport, as practised by Tim and other crazy riders, it's backflips optional and often accomplished!
Leela enjoys a chat with goat farmer Katharine Sullivan. We're educated about the qualities of miniature 'pocket' goats, who also have beautiful blue eyes. Then it's feeding time for the eightweekold kids, and when they come running to the handheld milk bottles, we see they're savage feeders! We are introduced to more breeds such as the angora, which provides wool, and two varieties of milking goat, including favourite Gracie.
Scott talks with Myron, the boss of a boot factory that's been going for 106 years! Getting the grand tour of the production process, we first get to check out the waterjet cutting machine which cuts out leather shapes without using knife blades. Then the stitching, shaping and finally the application of the sole.
Louis has type1 diabetes, juvenile arthritis and coeliac disease but he hasn't allowed his health problems to slow him down. He shares his story, details about his conditions and how he overcame health obstacles to compete in an esteemed cycling event.
At a loss for words? Expand your vocabulary with these unique terms from some of Australia's 300 Indigenous languages.