Metamorphosis and amphibians
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Metamorphosis and amphibians

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Melbourne Zoo's Raelene Hobbs explains how animals such as amphibians undergo a process of metamorphosis as part of their life cycle.

Melbourne Zoo's Raelene Hobbs explains how animals such as amphibians undergo a process of metamorphosis as part of their life cycle.

Family, tradition and customary law
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Family, tradition and customary law

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The scene opens on the Murray Islands beach, Eddie is remembering his father's teachings on caring for his family: the fish, the land, the sea and the Murray Islander's ...

The scene opens on the Murray Islands beach, Eddie is remembering his father's teachings on caring for his family: the fish, the land, the sea and the Murray Islander's cultural heritage. That night Eddie performs a traditional dance, signifying his journey towards adulthood, and steals a glance at a young girl. The next day, Eddie finds himself in trouble with the elders and is sent to the mainland. The use of Murray Islander music, Meriam language and customary traditions ground a sense of pla

Discovery of gold in Western Australia
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Discovery of gold in Western Australia

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When Paddy Hannan discovered gold in outback Western Australia it transformed the colony's economy, but Kalgoorlie's remoteness made water incredibly valuable, described as ...

When Paddy Hannan discovered gold in outback Western Australia it transformed the colony's economy, but Kalgoorlie's remoteness made water incredibly valuable, described as liquid gold.

Visiting a recycling plant and reducing waste
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Visiting a recycling plant and reducing waste

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Behind The News reveals how recyclable materials are sorted and processed at a recycling plant, and visits a school where Keep South Australia Beautiful (KESAB) teaches ...

Behind The News reveals how recyclable materials are sorted and processed at a recycling plant, and visits a school where Keep South Australia Beautiful (KESAB) teaches students how to reduce the amount of waste they create.

DIY hermit crab habitat
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DIY hermit crab habitat

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Junior scientist Will demonstrates how to create a homely habitat for your decapod friends. You will need crushed shells, a clean branch, salt crystals, two dishes, a heat ...

Junior scientist Will demonstrates how to create a homely habitat for your decapod friends. You will need crushed shells, a clean branch, salt crystals, two dishes, a heat pad, a thermometer, an aquarium with a lid and extra shells for the future. Hermit crabs have soft, asymmetrical abdomens that they conceal in scavenged shells, upgrading as they grow. Hermit crabs are also known to use plastic lids or other debris in lieu of mollusc shells, due to increased coastal litter.

DIY anemometer
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DIY anemometer

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Junior scientist Braeden shows us how to build an anemometer and begin collecting data about the speed and behaviour of wind moving around your house or school. Did you know ...

Junior scientist Braeden shows us how to build an anemometer and begin collecting data about the speed and behaviour of wind moving around your house or school. Did you know anemometer design has stayed relatively the same since its development in the 15th century? To build this weather instrument yourself, you will need four small paper cups, cardboard, scissors, a ruler, a stapler, a thump tack, some modelling clay, a permanent marker and a pencil with an eraser.

DIY infrared spectrum experiment
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DIY infrared spectrum experiment

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Infrared light is a form of electromagnetic radiation that has longer wavelengths than the spectrum visible to the human eye, but just because we can't see it doesn’t mean ...

Infrared light is a form of electromagnetic radiation that has longer wavelengths than the spectrum visible to the human eye, but just because we can't see it doesn’t mean it's not there. Join junior scientist Nicholas as he explains how to test for this very elusive light and its radiant energy. To conduct this experiment at home or school, you'll need a glass prism, two thermometers, a black marker, scissors, a box with a white paper base and a notepad for recording your results.

DIY sail design tests
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DIY sail design tests

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The students at Westminster Independent School investigate different sail designs to determine the most reliable shapes and materials. Breaking up into three groups, the ...

The students at Westminster Independent School investigate different sail designs to determine the most reliable shapes and materials. Breaking up into three groups, the students begin by testing what shape provides the most propulsive force and then experiment with different materials to find the combination that is the most effective tensile structure. To carry out your own tests, you'll need a 1L milk carton cut in half, scissors, plasticine, straws, and a variety of materials for the sails.

Meat' made in a lab
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Meat' made in a lab

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Behind The News reports on attempts by scientists to produce artificial meat in their laboratories, amid ethical and environmental concerns.

Behind The News reports on attempts by scientists to produce artificial meat in their laboratories, amid ethical and environmental concerns.

Meat' made in a lab
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Meat' made in a lab

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Behind The News reports on attempts by scientists to produce artificial meat in their laboratories, amid ethical and environmental concerns.

Behind The News reports on attempts by scientists to produce artificial meat in their laboratories, amid ethical and environmental concerns.

DIY tower challenge
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DIY tower challenge

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Students at the Australian Science and Mathematics School work across three groups to plan, design and develop the tallest tower. Each team is given a finite selection of ...

Students at the Australian Science and Mathematics School work across three groups to plan, design and develop the tallest tower. Each team is given a finite selection of materials, and they must work together to identify and capitalise on their inherent strengths or weaknesses.

DIY beeswax candles
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DIY beeswax candles

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Junior scientist Elizabeth demonstrates how to make candles from bees' cera alba (aka beeswax) and experiments with making candles last even longer. The continuous burn of a ...

Junior scientist Elizabeth demonstrates how to make candles from bees' cera alba (aka beeswax) and experiments with making candles last even longer. The continuous burn of a candle is due to the chain of events caused when the wick is lit and the wax begins to melt. The melted wax is then absorbed up the wick, via capillary action, fuelling the flame and continuing the process. To make your own self-sustaining system, you'll have a few sheets of beeswax, a wick, matches and a lighter.

Evacuating a town before a flood
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Evacuating a town before a flood

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Behind The News explains how and why places are evacuated ahead of a flood, why they are necessary to keep people safe, and how authorities prepare for them.

Behind The News explains how and why places are evacuated ahead of a flood, why they are necessary to keep people safe, and how authorities prepare for them.

DIY bath bombs and chemistry experiments
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DIY bath bombs and chemistry experiments

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Talia from the Double Helix Science club explains how to make relaxing bath bombs with household ingredients and some exciting science. Bath bombs are comprised of acids and ...

Talia from the Double Helix Science club explains how to make relaxing bath bombs with household ingredients and some exciting science. Bath bombs are comprised of acids and bases that neutralise each other in water, turning bath time into a fizzy exploration in chemistry. To make your own, you will need food colouring, flower petals or glitter, sweet almond oil, scented oils, citric acid, bicarbonate of soda, mixing bowls, a muffin tray, glass jars, rubber gloves and a spoon.

DIY pH indicator with a cabbage
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DIY pH indicator with a cabbage

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Interested in exploring the acids and bases found around your house? Want to know which is what and how acidic or basic each solution is? Join Darci from the Double Helix ...

Interested in exploring the acids and bases found around your house? Want to know which is what and how acidic or basic each solution is? Join Darci from the Double Helix Science Club as she explains how to make a pH indicator from red cabbage, and get testing at home. You will need a sliced red cabbage, clear plastic cups, plastic spoons, lemons, soft drink, Bicarbonate of soda, dishwasher powder, a sieve, a bowl, hot water and a helpful adult.

DIY lobster dissection
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DIY lobster dissection

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Junior scientist Bella explains the lifestyle of the most famous aquatic arthropod, the lobster, and dissects a specimen to explore the anatomy of these clawed crustaceans. ...

Junior scientist Bella explains the lifestyle of the most famous aquatic arthropod, the lobster, and dissects a specimen to explore the anatomy of these clawed crustaceans. Lobsters have a tough exoskeleton, or carapace, which will require strong scissors to pierce. Once below the protective exterior, you will find everything from digestive glands and feathery gills to the tail's main artery and intestine (hindgut).

Dangers of plastic for marine turtles
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Dangers of plastic for marine turtles

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University of Queensland researcher Qamar Schuyler explains why marine turtles end up eating plastic, and reveals some of the plastics that have been found in dead turtles.

University of Queensland researcher Qamar Schuyler explains why marine turtles end up eating plastic, and reveals some of the plastics that have been found in dead turtles.

Insects and agriculture in Cambodia
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Insects and agriculture in Cambodia

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Bugs play a role in helping plants to grow and Australian scientists are teaching Cambodians how to manage insect populations and grow the food the nation needs.

Bugs play a role in helping plants to grow and Australian scientists are teaching Cambodians how to manage insect populations and grow the food the nation needs.