Back when the Earth was being overrun by glaciers, and animals were scurrying to save themselves from the upcoming Ice Age, a stupid sloth named Sid, a woolly mammoth named Manny, a saber-toothed tiger named Diego, and an acorn-loving saber-toothed squirrel named Scrat are forced to become unlikely heroes.
On this episode of SCOPE, Dr Rob and the team make it their business to find out how all sorts of things are made: from money to honey, cricket bats to periscopes - and even how fabrics are dyed.
On this episode, we delve into the world of protective science. So strap yourself in and join Lee as she turns the ordinary into the extraordinary, under the scope.
Walk on the wild side this week and tune into this animal-filled episode of SCOPE. Go on a tour of a zebrafish research facility and look into the mysteries of captive Tassie Devil brain sizes.
This week on SCOPE we go crazy for all things colourful! We meet some clever colour changing bearded dragons, we reveal what rainbow refraction is and get creative with a colour wheel experiment.
Buckle up for this episode of SCOPE exploring the inner and outer workings of the humble motor car!
Scope in Space:
Strap in and prepare for launch as Scope rockets off-planet for this special episode all about space! Dr Rob catches up with Australia's very own astronaut; Andy Thomas, we learn everything there is to know about black holes and we discover how the rockets of the future could be reusable!
Andy Thomas grew up in Adelaide dreaming of flying in space. And then he did, not once, but four times! Dr Rob catches up with this real-life astronaut to find out exactly what it's like to float in micro-gravity!
Black Holes 101:
Black holes appear a lot in science fiction but how much of that translates into science fact? Join Prof Tamara Davis from the University of Queensland as she explores one of the coolest celestial phenomenon in the galaxy.
DIY Science - Constellation Geo-board:
There are billions of stars in the night sky and some of these stars can form patterns called constellations. Join junior scientist Joel as he shows you how to build a tool to help you identify these stellar arrangements!
Dr Rob heads out of the bunker and to the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex to catch up with Glen Nagle as they discuss the latest and greatest discovery in the field of astrophysics; gravitational waves!
Rockets are engineering wonders, but they can usually only be used once! Prof Michael Smart from the University of Queensland is hoping to change all that with a rocket prototype which can be reused time and time again!
All that and more on an out-of-this-world episode of SCOPE: where the ordinary becomes extraordinary!
The Nature of Scope:
On this episode of SCOPE we get back to nature with some biological, geographical and meteorological science! We extract vitamin C from kiwi fruit, we discover what bugs populate Melbourne's waterways and we take a look into the gross but oddly appetising world of edible insects.
Species Saving Science:
Australia is home to a multitude of rare and even endangered species and scientists like Dr Andrew Weeks from The University of Melbourne are working on new ways to keep them around for future generations.
Vitamins are essential to all life, be it plant, animal or human! Dr Mark Harrison from the Queensland University of Technology explains how we're able to find out what vitamins are found in what foods.
DIY Science - Rain Gauge:
Rain can be annoying and can even ruin your plans! But there's no arguing it plays a vital role in our ecosystem. Junior scientist shows you how to construct you're very own rain gauge to monitor this important meteorological occurrence.
Nature is constantly at work! To prove it Priya Crawford-Wilson from Melbourne Water heads out to Melbourne's Darebin Creek to prove just how much life lurking beneath the surface!
What's your favourite food? Ice-cream? Pizza? How about cockroaches?! It may not sound appetizing but as Kerry Wilkinson from The University of Adelaide explains, insect meat could be the next big thing!
So join Dr Rob for an all-natural episode of SCOPE; where the ordinary becomes extra ordinary.
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!
Lee sees it all from extinction fighters to mighty microbes on this eye-opening episode of SCOPE: where the ordinary becomes extraordinary!
Birds, bikes, and bees are out of the lab and that's where we're going on Scope: where the ordinary becomes extraordinary!
Race in to this rather riveting episode of Scope dedicated to every pirate's favourite letter - Rrrrrrr.
We're taking it to the top of the food chain on today's Totally Wild because Duane's getting up close to some top order predators! Nat's also checking out the art of candle making!
Nepal has been hit with another major earthquake, just three weeks after the last big shock that killed thousands and decimated the country; The Bureau of Meteorology's just announced that Australia has now moved into a El Nino weather pattern. But what does that mean for the country?; Energy experts say new batteries could be the key to unlocking the full potential of renewable energy in the future; which music genre has the biggest influence on the charts today? Plus and American boy with a great imagination and what does the new budget mean for Australians?
"Do eggs grow on trees like apples? Do you dig them up like potatoes?" Sally explains that they come from chickens, but Possum wonders, "What comes first, Sally, the chicken or the egg?"
Alex is the green grocer in the fruit and vegetable shop, and Jay buys some fruit and vegies to make a salad with dressing.
Shark diving, skydiving and cave exploring - join us today for some epic adventures into the wild.