Find out how to make yummy torn paper sandwiches and learn how the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo used food to make some very funny art.
Turn your water gun into a paint gun, make adorable clay photo holders, and pottery with Joe Darling.
An amazing wall canvas project for your bedroom walls, meet an artist from the Top End, how to achieve the dream photo effect you sometimes see in the movies, and an awesome home for your pets.
Find out how to make eye-catching colourful pictures from rubbish, and learn how Andy Warhol did a type of recycling when he created some of his most famous works of art.
This kids TV show is getting kids' hands dirty and minds creative.
The Cat in the Hat who goes by that name is played by Mike Myers of comedy fame! It starts with two kids on a cold, cold wet day their mum is at work and they've no games to play! Then in walks the fun in the form of a Cat who pulls out the laughs from the brim of his hat. Things really get wild when the Cat and his crew (who go by the name of Thing One and Thing Two) take over the house of Conrad and Sally in this fine family film that's right up your alley!
This week on SCOPE set sail for an ocean full of sailing science! Check out how a sailing boat is made, hit some top speeds in some sailing races and meet the one and only Jessica Watson!
Get caught up in the hustle and bustle of city life on this episode of SCOPE, as we uncover the science found amongst the skyscrapers and bright lights of our big cities!
On this sens-ational episode of SCOPE, human and animal senses are put in the spotlight... and don't be mistaken, it sounds, looks, tastes, smells and feels like a GREAT episode!
If you look hard enough, science is everywhere, everyday! This episode of Scope is dedicated to revealing the science behind some everyday things like milk, soap, walking and power.
Ever looked at something and thought 'how does that work?' Well, today's episode of SCOPE asks that very question, ALOT! From satellites and scientific research machines, to the humble microwave, expect your questions to be answered!
Ring the doorbell and come on in to this episode of SCOPE dedicated to the many and varied places that animals call home! Get a bird's eye view of nests, go batty over caves and follow three gorillas on their journey to a new home!
Get set for the one and only episode of SCOPE that is dedicated, obviously, to the letter O! Head to the zoo and hang out with one of our closest living relatives - the orang-utan, find out what an otorhinolaryngologist does, and get a few tips from our junior scientist who tackles an experiment all about osmosis.
Photography, x-ray, rain and chess; what could all these things possibly have in common? Believe it or not silver! This episode of Scope explores the world of this shiny element. We take a look at the ancient art if silver smithing, find out what science there is to cloud seeding and find silver that is being recycled from a pretty unexpected source.
Food glorious food, hot sausage and mustard! While we're in the mood, cold jelly and custard! On this episode of SCOPE we take a look at the science behind the wonders of the culinary world! There are some delicious desserts, some carrots that go crunch and some lava grilled steaks!
The inaugural BTN Teacher Awards!
Is your teacher something special? Do they go above and beyond to make your learning fun?
Well BTN would like to hear from you! This week we're launching a new national competition to find Australia's most special teacher. All it takes to nominate them is a short video telling (and showing) us why you think they are the best.
Tune in next week for all the details!
This week marks the end of an era, as Holden's car manufacturing plant in South Australia closes its doors for good. It's a huge moment for workers and for the whole country, as we see the end of car manufacturing in Australia. We'll take a look at the history of this industry and find out what the future might hold for those affected.
For the first time ever, scientists have traced gravitational waves through outer space to their source. That sounds exciting - but what does it mean? We'll find out how the discovery was made and why astronomers say it will change the way we look at the universe.
It's been more than 50 years since Eastern Quolls became extinct on mainland Australia. But now the little marsupials are set for a comeback. Conservationists are taking quolls from a sanctuary in Tasmania and releasing them into a national park in New South Wales. We find out a bit more about the project and why it's good news for both quolls and the environment.
Teaching resources included
Learning Areas -
Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences:
Living things have life cycles Year 4
Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive. (Year 4)
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment. (Year 5)
The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (Year 6)
Teaching is one of the most important jobs out there. So to celebrate all of the amazing work that teachers do each and every year, we're is launching a new competition - the BTN Teacher Awards! But first, we're going to find out a little more about what this job actually involves and how it's changed over the past hundred years.
BTN Investigates - the History of Video Games
BTN viewer Mini has asked us to find out what the first ever game was, who made it and why? Well Mini, you've come to the right place. We've put avid gamer Ruby on the case - tune in next week for her answer.
Teaching resources included
Learning Areas -
Digital Technologies / Knowledge and Understanding:
Examine how whole numbers are used to represent all data in digital systems (Years 5 and 6)
Digital Technologies / Processes and Production Skills:
Implement digital solutions as simple visual programs involving branching, iteration (repetition), and user input (Years 5 and 6)
Implement and modify programs with user interfaces involving branching, iteration and functions in a general-purpose programming language (Years 7 and 8)
Design and Technologies / Processes and Production Skills:
Generate, develop and communicate design ideas and processes for audiences using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques (Years 5 and 6)
Entering its 50th year, Play School encourages children to wonder and learn through the medium of play. Music, art and the imagination are all key ingredients as two hosts take us on an intimate and fun journey revolving around a week.
News and current affairs for students.