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Life Story
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Life Story: Growing Up

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  Nine  |  September 9, 2015
Alone for the first time, the animals must face the dangers and challenges of the grown-up world. Only by learning how it fits into its environment can an animal move on to ...

Alone for the first time, the animals must face the dangers and challenges of the grown-up world. Only by learning how it fits into its environment can an animal move on to the next stage in its life.

Our host, Bill Nye, discusses the torturous process by which scientists came to understand that inherited information is passed according to certain rules, rather than ...

Our host, Bill Nye, discusses the torturous process by which scientists came to understand that inherited information is passed according to certain rules, rather than transmitted through a blending of fluids.

Hidden cameras are used to go into the heart of the world of dolphins. A newborn bottlenose dolphin learns from his mother as they follow a gathering of stingrays and ...

Hidden cameras are used to go into the heart of the world of dolphins. A newborn bottlenose dolphin learns from his mother as they follow a gathering of stingrays and discovers the world around him.

Sight takes viewers on a fascinating tour of our visual world - from the moment light enters our eyes, to the way this information is transformed into electrical impulses.

Sight takes viewers on a fascinating tour of our visual world - from the moment light enters our eyes, to the way this information is transformed into electrical impulses.

Touch takes us on a voyage through the skin, into the subcutaneous world of our sensory receptors and up into the brain.

Touch takes us on a voyage through the skin, into the subcutaneous world of our sensory receptors and up into the brain.

Hearing takes us on a journey through the ear, into the brain and right into the heart of the human psyche.

Hearing takes us on a journey through the ear, into the brain and right into the heart of the human psyche.

Go behind the scenes at one of the world's most unique animal sanctuaries, home to more than 150 sloths, and witness every charming second of their daily sloth soap opera.

Go behind the scenes at one of the world's most unique animal sanctuaries, home to more than 150 sloths, and witness every charming second of their daily sloth soap opera.

It's been over 125 years since the death of Joseph Merrick, 'The Elephant Man'. Now, using Merrick's skeleton, a team of experts has brought Joseph Merrick back to life.

It's been over 125 years since the death of Joseph Merrick, 'The Elephant Man'. Now, using Merrick's skeleton, a team of experts has brought Joseph Merrick back to life.

Charles Darwin's theories radically changed the way we view the evolution of man. Other top discoveries in evolution include the Burgess Shale fossils that provide a snapshot ...

Charles Darwin's theories radically changed the way we view the evolution of man. Other top discoveries in evolution include the Burgess Shale fossils that provide a snapshot of ancient life and the KT Asteroid which caused the demise of the dinosaurs.

Early humans eventually colonised Australia, the South Pacific, and the Americas. But how did our ancestors master the oceans?

Early humans eventually colonised Australia, the South Pacific, and the Americas. But how did our ancestors master the oceans?

Discover how our species faced near extinction in Africa, and then found a place to rebuild. Explore the birth of language and art at archeological excavations scientists are ...

Discover how our species faced near extinction in Africa, and then found a place to rebuild. Explore the birth of language and art at archeological excavations scientists are now calling the cradle of the human mind.

In the final programme of Body In Numbers we look at the whole sweep of our body's journey through life, how it keeps going and what it's capable of producing during the ...

In the final programme of Body In Numbers we look at the whole sweep of our body's journey through life, how it keeps going and what it's capable of producing during the course of our life. We unravel the fabric of what makes up our body, revealing that there's enough phosphorus in us to make over two thousand match-heads, that our body contains 35lbs of carbon, enough for 9,000 pencils and that each of us contains uranium.

Veterinarian Mark Evans uses technology to tackle three deadly predators: the great white shark, crocodile and polar bear. When these animals attack humans, both sides lose. ...

Veterinarian Mark Evans uses technology to tackle three deadly predators: the great white shark, crocodile and polar bear. When these animals attack humans, both sides lose. As more people are killed or maimed, more animals are killed in retaliation. Evans wants to find ways to break this circle of violence and protect both humans and animals. Follow him as he tries out ingenious high-tech solutions to the most hostile wildlife conflicts on earth.

Follow the UK's most ambitious and cutting-edge ancient DNA project to-date. For the first time, a team of top scientists at the Natural History Museum and University College ...

Follow the UK's most ambitious and cutting-edge ancient DNA project to-date. For the first time, a team of top scientists at the Natural History Museum and University College London have analysed the DNA of Britain's oldest complete skeleton. Known as Cheddar Man, this human male fossil was originally unearthed over a hundred years ago in Gough's Cave in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset.

How did we become our planet's only global species? Learn how our ancestors found a way through the deserts and out of Africa. Explore the meeting of Neanderthals and humans. ...

How did we become our planet's only global species? Learn how our ancestors found a way through the deserts and out of Africa. Explore the meeting of Neanderthals and humans. And discover how we survived the Ice Age.

Our senses of both taste and smell were born of our most primitive instincts for survival but how they shape our interpretation of the world is a puzzle science is only ...

Our senses of both taste and smell were born of our most primitive instincts for survival but how they shape our interpretation of the world is a puzzle science is only beginning to piece together.

Life is all about making the next generation. Bugs must choose the best mate, and they have many ways to seduce a prospective partner.

Life is all about making the next generation. Bugs must choose the best mate, and they have many ways to seduce a prospective partner.

Life Story
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Life Story: Courtship

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  Nine  |  September 29, 2015
Immortality beckons - the animals must find a mate. There is dancing, colour, flamboyance and intimacy. But getting a mate requires courage and commitment in the face of ...

Immortality beckons - the animals must find a mate. There is dancing, colour, flamboyance and intimacy. But getting a mate requires courage and commitment in the face of deception, hostility and violence.

Life Story
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Life Story: Parenthood

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  Nine  |  October 6, 2015
The animals' own survival is no longer the only thing that matters. Parents must keep their offspring safe too. The winners will leave their descendants as living proof of ...

The animals' own survival is no longer the only thing that matters. Parents must keep their offspring safe too. The winners will leave their descendants as living proof of their success in the great game of life.

Life Story
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Life Story: Power

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  Nine  |  September 22, 2015
An animal's chances of winning the game of life will be a whole lot better if it can first manoeuvre itself into a position of power. Welcome to the tricky, complicated world ...

An animal's chances of winning the game of life will be a whole lot better if it can first manoeuvre itself into a position of power. Welcome to the tricky, complicated world of politics.

Life Story
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Life Story: Home

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  Nine  |  September 15, 2015
An animal must now win its own secure space in the world. Competition is intense. But finding a home is just the start of an animal's problems. It must be prepared to defend ...

An animal must now win its own secure space in the world. Competition is intense. But finding a home is just the start of an animal's problems. It must be prepared to defend it from all comers, whatever it takes.

Life Story
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Life Story: First Steps

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  Nine  |  September 8, 2015
Told from the perspective of individual animals, this series follows the journey from birth to parenthood. At this early stage random chance often determines who survives. ...

Told from the perspective of individual animals, this series follows the journey from birth to parenthood. At this early stage random chance often determines who survives. This is a time to learn fast., to find ways to turn the odds in your favour.

Born In The Wild
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Born In The Wild: Elephant

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  September 13, 2014
Born in the Wild is a new four-part documentary series which explores the reproductive behaviours and biology of the animal kingdom. Presented by anatomist Professor Joy ...

Born in the Wild is a new four-part documentary series which explores the reproductive behaviours and biology of the animal kingdom. Presented by anatomist Professor Joy Reidenberg and vet Mark Evans, each program focuses on four different species - elephant, dolphin, kangaroo and orangutan - and takes an in-depth look at how these animals find, fight for and woo the opposite sex. They also explore how they mate, give birth and raise their young in extreme environments.

Expedition Wolf
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Expedition Wolf: Spring

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  August 28, 2013
The second episode in this engaging natural history series follows the fortunes of one very special pack of wolves as they return to North America's West Coast.

The second episode in this engaging natural history series follows the fortunes of one very special pack of wolves as they return to North America's West Coast.

Serious and reputable scientists now believe that it is technically possibly to clone or "de-extinct" a whole range of animals, including the woolly mammoth - Jurassic Park ...

Serious and reputable scientists now believe that it is technically possibly to clone or "de-extinct" a whole range of animals, including the woolly mammoth - Jurassic Park style - within the next five to seven years. This involves major advances in the study of and the manipulation of ancient DNA, and in cloning.

In this new 3-part documentary series, Richard Hammond reveals secret animal abilities from the natural world, and discovers how those same animals have inspired a series of ...

In this new 3-part documentary series, Richard Hammond reveals secret animal abilities from the natural world, and discovers how those same animals have inspired a series of unlikely human inventions at the very frontiers of science.

Mark travels to Western Australia, where seven people have been killed by sharks in the last three years. Authorities have implemented radical measures to catch and kill any ...

Mark travels to Western Australia, where seven people have been killed by sharks in the last three years. Authorities have implemented radical measures to catch and kill any shark they deem a threat. Evans wants to find non-lethal solutions to keep people - and sharks - safe.

Operation Maneater
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Operation Maneater: Polar Bear

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  June 24, 2015
Mark travels to the shores of Canada's Hudson Bay, where polar bears are causing havoc in isolated communities. He arrives in the town of Churchill hours after an attack has ...

Mark travels to the shores of Canada's Hudson Bay, where polar bears are causing havoc in isolated communities. He arrives in the town of Churchill hours after an attack has left two people seriously injured and a bear dead.

Born In The Wild
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Born In The Wild: Kangaroo

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  September 20, 2014
This fascinating documentary series explores the reproductive behaviours and biology of the animal kingdom. This episode, Joy and Mark are in Australia to uncover the ...

This fascinating documentary series explores the reproductive behaviours and biology of the animal kingdom. This episode, Joy and Mark are in Australia to uncover the reproductive secrets of some of the strangest mammals on Earth - the pouch-wearing Marsupials.

We are all human, we are all fallible and we all make mistakes. And there's nothing we can do about that - or is there? Dr Kevin Fong investigates how the latest science is ...

We are all human, we are all fallible and we all make mistakes. And there's nothing we can do about that - or is there? Dr Kevin Fong investigates how the latest science is revolutionising our understanding of what it is to be human, and holding out the hope of making us all less fallible when it really matters - from cutting-edge neuroscience to new discoveries about how our brains deal with stress and pressure.

Cats Uncovered
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Cats Uncovered: A Cat’s Eye View

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  September 21, 2015
Aloof. Disdainful. Vicious. Or friendly, fluffy balls of fur who just want to be loved. Opinions on cats tend to differ though one thing is sure - they occupy a very special ...

Aloof. Disdainful. Vicious. Or friendly, fluffy balls of fur who just want to be loved. Opinions on cats tend to differ though one thing is sure - they occupy a very special place in the hearts of many. But how much do we really know about them? Making use of the latest bespoke technology, this fascinating and revealing series investigates every aspect of the lives of this often-misunderstood species.

Expedition Wolf
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Expedition Wolf: Winter

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  August 21, 2013
Once shot to the brink of extinction wild wolves are now returning to the United States with a vengeance. They are crossing the Canadian border and tension is mounting. A team ...

Once shot to the brink of extinction wild wolves are now returning to the United States with a vengeance. They are crossing the Canadian border and tension is mounting. A team of biologists track down these top predators to find if there is something special about these wolves that are helping them survive.

Cats Uncovered
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Cats Uncovered: The Lion In Your Lap

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  September 28, 2015
The second episode of this unique scientific study reveals the wild side of pet cats. Using GPS trackers and cat cameras, they show how these felines transform from pampered ...

The second episode of this unique scientific study reveals the wild side of pet cats. Using GPS trackers and cat cameras, they show how these felines transform from pampered pet to purring predator as soon as they leave the cat flap.

Born In The Wild
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Born In The Wild: Dolphins

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  October 4, 2014
Joy and Mark investigate the reproductive secrets of marine mammals. How do animals that breathe air manage to mate, give birth and raise their young underwater?

Joy and Mark investigate the reproductive secrets of marine mammals. How do animals that breathe air manage to mate, give birth and raise their young underwater?

Born In The Wild
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Born In The Wild: Orangutan

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  September 27, 2014
This documentary series explores the reproductive behaviours and biology of the animal kingdom. This episode, Joy and Mark travel to Borneo to explore the reproduction ...

This documentary series explores the reproductive behaviours and biology of the animal kingdom. This episode, Joy and Mark travel to Borneo to explore the reproduction challenges of one of our closest cousins - the orangutan.

Darwin's Lost Paradise
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Darwin's Lost Paradise

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  February 19, 2010
This two-part series commemorates 200 years since the birth of Charles Darwin. It combines dramatic reconstruction of Darwin's voyage around the globe onboard The Beagle, from ...

This two-part series commemorates 200 years since the birth of Charles Darwin. It combines dramatic reconstruction of Darwin's voyage around the globe onboard The Beagle, from 1831 to 1836 (which provided his scientific observations culminating in the publication of the Theory of Evolution in 1859), with contemporary scientific analysis of his findings that both prove and disprove his understanding of evolutionary theory. The series sets out to show that Darwin's extraordinary precision and methodology remain a shining example for today's researchers in the fields of biology, geology and zoology.

Becoming Human
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Becoming Human: Birth Of Humanity

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  March 11, 2012
This second episode investigates the first skeleton that really looks like us - Turkana Boy - an astonishingly complete specimen of Homo erectus found by the famous Leakey ...

This second episode investigates the first skeleton that really looks like us - Turkana Boy - an astonishingly complete specimen of Homo erectus found by the famous Leakey team in Kenya.

Kat Carney takes viewers on a tour down the digestive tract, a 24-foot long tube that's absolutely essential to life and witnesses a colonoscopy.

Kat Carney takes viewers on a tour down the digestive tract, a 24-foot long tube that's absolutely essential to life and witnesses a colonoscopy.

Sir David Attenborough reveals the most intriguing animals he's met during his incomparable career. Each episode features two species connected by a distinctive evolutionary quirk.

Sir David Attenborough reveals the most intriguing animals he's met during his incomparable career. Each episode features two species connected by a distinctive evolutionary quirk.

Explore allergies caused by things people breathe, eat and touch. Look at a dust mite up-close. Venture inside the nasal passages.

Explore allergies caused by things people breathe, eat and touch. Look at a dust mite up-close. Venture inside the nasal passages.

Professor Robert Winston provides a unique insight into what it is that makes us human. This is the story of our extraordinary instincts and why we behave the way we do.

Professor Robert Winston provides a unique insight into what it is that makes us human. This is the story of our extraordinary instincts and why we behave the way we do.

Sir David Attenborough reveals the most intriguing animals he's met during his incomparable career. Each episode features two species connected by a distinctive evolutionary quirk.

Sir David Attenborough reveals the most intriguing animals he's met during his incomparable career. Each episode features two species connected by a distinctive evolutionary quirk.

Darwin gave us the most sensational idea in biology: evolution by natural selection. But even he knew that it came with difficulties. Tracing the history of these ideas, this ...

Darwin gave us the most sensational idea in biology: evolution by natural selection. But even he knew that it came with difficulties. Tracing the history of these ideas, this program uncovers the accuracy of Darwin's theories.

Compelled to save 10 endangered Sumatran elephants from certain death in a government-run camp, Australian conservationist Nigel Mason risks everything to transport them over ...

Compelled to save 10 endangered Sumatran elephants from certain death in a government-run camp, Australian conservationist Nigel Mason risks everything to transport them over 3500km to his Elephant Safari Park in the hills of Bali.

The story of the human body and the journey of a lifetime. See the human body in incredible detail, inside and out as it lives, grows and dies.

The story of the human body and the journey of a lifetime. See the human body in incredible detail, inside and out as it lives, grows and dies.

Sound can have a very powerful effect on how we feel about the world. This episode embarks on a quest to track down the sounds which have the most powerful emotional effects ...

Sound can have a very powerful effect on how we feel about the world. This episode embarks on a quest to track down the sounds which have the most powerful emotional effects on us, and to understand why.

Fire fighters describe how they found the courage to face a wall of flames when fighting the most devastating bush fires to have threatened Sydney and Canberra in recent ...

Fire fighters describe how they found the courage to face a wall of flames when fighting the most devastating bush fires to have threatened Sydney and Canberra in recent years. Dramatic news stories remind us of the ferocity of these events.

Sir David Attenborough reveals the most intriguing animals he's met during his incomparable career. Each episode features two species connected by a distinctive evolutionary quirk.

Sir David Attenborough reveals the most intriguing animals he's met during his incomparable career. Each episode features two species connected by a distinctive evolutionary quirk.

Dr Eagleman journeys into the future and asks what's next for the human brain, and for our species. Alternative title: Secrets of the Brain.

Dr Eagleman journeys into the future and asks what's next for the human brain, and for our species. Alternative title: Secrets of the Brain.

We set out to discover the biological reasons why humans eat such a range of diverse tasting dishes, and watch while contestants at a chilli eating contest push their taste ...

We set out to discover the biological reasons why humans eat such a range of diverse tasting dishes, and watch while contestants at a chilli eating contest push their taste buds to the limit. Compared to many animals, humans have a try anything once attitude to food and this has allowed us to populate every corner of the planet, while many other animals depend totally on one food source for their energy, which limits where they can survive.

A child's brain is a magnificent engine for learning. A child learns to crawl, then walk, run and explore. A child learns to reason, to pay attention, to remember, but nowhere ...

A child's brain is a magnificent engine for learning. A child learns to crawl, then walk, run and explore. A child learns to reason, to pay attention, to remember, but nowhere is learning more dramatic than in the way a child learns language. As children, we acquire language - the hallmark of being human.

A baby's brain is a mystery whose secrets scientists are just beginning to unravel. The mystery begins in the womb - only four weeks into gestation the first brain cells, the ...

A baby's brain is a mystery whose secrets scientists are just beginning to unravel. The mystery begins in the womb - only four weeks into gestation the first brain cells, the neurons, are already forming at an astonishing rate: 250,000 every minute. Billions of neurons will forge links with billions of other neurons and eventually there will be trillions and trillions of connections between cells. Every cell is precisely in its place, every link between neurons carefully organised. Nothing is random, nothing arbitrary.

This program will offer a very unique look at the complex and mysterious working body. From babies to adults, men to women, athlete to musical prodigy, the science behind the ...

This program will offer a very unique look at the complex and mysterious working body. From babies to adults, men to women, athlete to musical prodigy, the science behind the body's amazing feats are revealed. Why do opposites attract? What extraordinary sensory abilities do athletes like Michael Jordan, musicians like Ray Charles and food aficiondos like Craig Claiborne have which allow them to excel like no other in their craft? How do the brain's one billion nerve cells somehow make chewing go faster when there's music in the air?

One of the strongest human urges is to procreate, to have sex and create the next generation in our own likeness. A secretly filmed experiment reveals how men and women react ...

One of the strongest human urges is to procreate, to have sex and create the next generation in our own likeness. A secretly filmed experiment reveals how men and women react differently to a simple chat up line and why.

Susan Greenfield explains why she believes all aspects of human experience will eventually be explained in terms of the physical processes of the brain. The story of how we ...

Susan Greenfield explains why she believes all aspects of human experience will eventually be explained in terms of the physical processes of the brain. The story of how we have gradually come to understand the astonishing complexity of the brain is revealed, from the earliest crude studies of the effects of brain injury, through to the latest insights from direct stimulation of specific areas in patients undergoing brain surgery whilst wide awake. Is it possible that our most spiritual feelings are merely the result of electrical activity in the temporal lobe?

Danny Wallace is on a mission to convince the world that chimps are people too. He believes the time has come to make our hairy relatives part of the family. Our primate ...

Danny Wallace is on a mission to convince the world that chimps are people too. He believes the time has come to make our hairy relatives part of the family. Our primate brethren share 99.4 percent of our crucial DNA, and are more closely related to us than they are to gorillas. This being so, should they be afforded the same rights as people?

What is it about the brain that has put us in charge of the planet? Were has the human unique linguistic abilities come from? Are there special structures in our brains which ...

What is it about the brain that has put us in charge of the planet? Were has the human unique linguistic abilities come from? Are there special structures in our brains which no other animals possess? Or is it possible that our sophisticated rich cultures are merely the result of having larger brains? Susan Greenfield explains why she believes we are truly just big brained chimps.

This groundbreaking series reveals the human body in ways never seen before, taking viewers to a hidden world beneath the skin as we journey across continents and meet those ...

This groundbreaking series reveals the human body in ways never seen before, taking viewers to a hidden world beneath the skin as we journey across continents and meet those who have pushed their bodies to the max. The latest CGI and camera work depicts their ordeals in vivid detail both externally and through the internal workings of their bodies. Meanwhile our presenter puts his own body through its paces, pushing it to extremes. This episode shows our vision system in living colour from the inside out.

To commemorate two hundred years since the birth of Charles Darwin, this two part series combines dramatic reconstruction of Charles Darwin's voyage around the globe onboard ...

To commemorate two hundred years since the birth of Charles Darwin, this two part series combines dramatic reconstruction of Charles Darwin's voyage around the globe onboard The Beagle, from 1831 to 1836, which provided his scientific observations culminating in the publication of the Theory of Evolution in 1859, with contemporary scientific analysis of his findings that both prove and disprove his understanding of evolutionary theory.

It's no surprise that sharks are feared, but scientists will say these apex predators are also misunderstood. Help your students come to understand them better and get to know the different types in our oceans.
Celebrate National Science week with EnhanceTV showcasing major breakthroughs like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, 40th anniversary of the birth of the first IVF baby and celebrate International Year of the Reef.
Biology is the study of life and how living things work. Find out on how to create models of the human body, measure rainfall and even how to create a herbarum in this playlist. (ACSSU044,ACSSU072,ACSSU073,ACSSU043,VCSSU074,VCSSU075)
Living things have basic needs, including food and water and are important to us. Discover how to care for all types of living things in this curated playlist. (ACSSU002,ACSSU017,ACSSU211,VCSSU042)
Capture students’ interest and find out what they think they know about how living things, such as small animals. Make their playground experience more meaningful with this curated playlist. (ACSSU017,ACSSU211,VCSSU042,VCSSU043,VCSSU057)
Explore the science behind objects and things around us and what material make up their physical properties. Find out how to use your senses to observe and describe the form and function of different objects. (ACSSU049, ACSSU046,ACSSU074,ACSSU076,VCSSU059,VCSSU063,VCSSU076,VCSSU080)
Living things live in all different types of habitats. In this playlist, you'll learn what a habitat is and the different types of habitats there are, along with which animals reside in each of the habitats. (ACSSU044,ACSSU072,ACSSU073,ACSSU043,ACSSU094,VCSSU042,VCSSU043,VCSSU057)
Water and weather, and the world play a significant role in our lives. Watch this playlist to find out about the impact on the earth through hands-on scientific exploration and experimentation. (ACSSU096, VCSSU046, VCSSU06, VCSSU078, VCSSU099, VCSSU101)
Natural Disasters aren't fun to have around. Find out the science behind these geological and meteorological events and gain insights on what to do in tough situations through this selected playlist.
Australia is addressing climate change and ensuring energy security and affordability. Find out more about the effects of climate change and how it is impacting your life. ((ACHGK020,VCGGK110,VCGGK147)
Climate change is rapidly effecting our environment and our lives. Discover what is happening and how everyone can take part in making a difference. (ACHGK020,VCGGK096)
From sharks and sea turtles to octopus and corals, you’re in the right place to take a deep dive into oceans and marine life with this meticulous designed playlist for all the ocean lovers. (ACHASSK047,VCGGC058,VCGGC072,VCGGC086,VCGGC100,VCGGK105)
Bees are actually really important and do more than just buzzing around. This week let's celebrate World Bee Day to help raise awareness on why bees are important for our ecosystem. (ACSSU073)
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