Jem Stansfield puts spider silk to the test and Liz Bonnin joins the RAF's flight school to find out the truth about multi-tasking. Dr Yan Wong experiments with sodium acetate and Dallas Campbell reveals the secret science of magic.
Parents-to-be Hannah and Jock are renovating their two bedroom Sydney bungalow. With new painting already underway and a complete nursery makeover around the corner, the couple are blissfully unaware of the house's high toxicity. Even before birth, their child has been exposed to hundreds of chemical compounds, many of which could harm their child's health and development.
Jem Stansfield builds a boat out of ice and tests it on one of the UK's busiest stretches of water. Dallas Campbell learns about the world of comets and tries to create his own, and Liz Bonnin endures being put in ice-cold water as she investigates the science behind hypothermia.
Dallas Campbell takes on the latest lie-detection technology, Jem Stansfield sets out to build a human-powered hydrofoil, and Dr Yan Wong gets on the 3D bandwagon. Plus, Liz Bonnin explores the dilemma that threatened to undermine her hero, Charles Darwin.
This week on SCOPE we bring you what's cool and what's hot in science - literally! We chill out in a factory that makes ice, and keep cool with a scientist who has the coldest job at the zoo - looking after penguins. We then warm up with a blacksmith who shows us how hot gold is poured and solidified, and then head over to a bakery to check out how heat, dough and science are all important in making delicious hot bread.
Every moment of every day people live in a world created by science. But the story of how we got here is much more than a simple tale of breakthroughs, genius and men jumping out of baths shouting 'Eureka!' This series shows how the political upheavals of history combine with iconic inventions and discoveries, along with the ideas of great thinkers, to create the advances that have transformed people's lives.
Watching the news, you will find out about all kinds of emergencies that are happening around the country - but what about the science behind all those emergencies? From sirens and new inventions to our heroes the fire fighters and paramedics, we have it all under control as SCOPE calls in Emergency Science!
Carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins and minerals - Food! Have you ever wondered how much science goes into making, eating and storing food? Dr Rob has so join him as he puts his tastebuds into overdrive and SCOPES out all the science behind food!
The future - what does it hold for our food? Much the same as it is now, or are we preparing for a food revolution? Join us this week as we discover what all the fuss is over purple carrots, find out what goes on in a flavour factory and Dr Rob samples a buffet of edible insects!
This program explores the secrets of what makes a long, healthy and happy life. It turns out that a time we can't remember - the nine months we spend in the womb - could have more lasting effects on us today than our lifestyle or genes. It is one of the most powerful and provocative new ideas in human science.
The Sahara is the largest desert in the world - covering a third of the entire African continent, one of the hottest, driest places on earth. Yet there is life here. Unique creatures adapted to one of the harshest environments on earth. Even people find ways to survive and flourish.
On this episode of Scope, check out some of the coolest machines going around! One prints in 3D, another pulverises old bits of road; there's a robotic jogging companion, an autonomous surf life saver and the best one of all - a water-powered jet pack that Dr Rob takes for a spin!
This series is designed to stimulate children's interest and active involvement in science. Each episode investigates a particular scientific topic using clips and bright graphic animations. Today's program explains the properties of heat energy and the difference between heat and temperature.
Life is all about change, and in this episode of Scope we meet the experts who study it! Get up close with some ever-changing cuttlefish, check out a robot that monitors changes in ice sheets and learn how the mummification process prevents change when we experiment with apples and some dehydrating ingredients!
Historically, allergies are barely registered on the health agenda, but today with 1.2 billion allergy sufferers around the world, it is a phenomenon that is impossible to ignore. Not only are the numbers of allergy sufferers increasing year on year, but the allergies doctors are treating are getting more severe. The western world is in the grips of a growing epidemic. Allergy Planet uncovers the facts behind this terrifying phenomenon.
Tempt yourself with this tasty episode of SCOPE, dedicated to something we all love -food! Bite off more than you can chew when we discover the scrumptious process of making creamy brie cheese, learn how it's possible to make 200 litres of olive oil in an hour, experiment with crunchy, crispy honeycomb and seek out some salty science when we take a look inside a salt refinery.
EveryBODY should be a PART of this episode of SCOPE that's all about bodies and their parts! We find out what it takes to build a prosthetic limb, check out a computer program that allows people to control other people's body parts via a Smart Phone, and learn about some animals that have a special talent - regrowing body parts!
Liz Bonnin follows two couples undertaking IVF and explores new research that may dramatically increase success rates. Jem Stansfield sets out to become the first person to go 360 degrees on a playground swing, and Dr Yan Wong confuses shoppers with the help of a special mirror.
Ann and Greg Reinke have a growing family and their 70 year old three bedroom house is bursting at the seams. In search of more space they've found a beautiful 2,500 square foot rambler ranch to become their new family home. The problem is it sits 72 miles away on the flood prone banks of the Red River. To rescue it they've called in Bob Schmidt and his family firm of house movers to roll their dream home from the river's perilous banks.
Two industrial designers devise an innovative new plastic sports drink bottle and a special sealing cap. The program introduces plastic as a material and shows the most common methods of manufacture used in the plastics industry.
This episode of SCOPE will have your mouth watering as we serve up a delicious menu of food and science! Satisfy your appetite with a story on the science of sausage making, and fill up on the fascinating, and scientific, differences between green and red capsicums. Devour a whole lot of unusual facts about fruit and vegetables, and treat your sweet tooth by learning how to extract DNA from strawberries!
This week on SCOPE we're all about anything and everything that's science! We've searched far and wide to bring you a random selection of the best stories around. See tonnes of potatoes make their way through a potato processing plant. Check out a mozzie lab that is home to a variety of little bloodsuckers all in the name of research. And take a ride on the largest observation wheel in the Southern Hemisphere - the Melbourne Star - and discover how science makes it work!
Stephen Hawking and his team investigate how science is on the cusp of making urban living more fun. Already, more than half the world's population live in cities. By 2050 it is expected that two thirds will live in urban areas - how will their increasing demands be satisfied?
In this episode of SCOPE we are mad for everything marine! Set sail for the oceans of Antarctica with a young scientist who is studying ocean acidification, cast a line with a jellyfish scientist in search of new jellyfish species, and tackle some marine debris with a Marine Ecologist. And if you've caught a case of marine mania, don't worry because there's a salty science experiment for every budding scientist to try!
If you're feeling good, you'll be feeling great after this episode dedicated to the grooviest letter in the alphabet - G! Get the latest and greatest in guppy research, go for a workout with some A-grade gymnasts to learn all about the science behind their sport, and get up close to the action in a glassblowing workshop. You can even go for gold with some DIY science projects of your very own when our Junior Scientists show us how to experiment with gravity tricks and make a glowing sign.
Hold on tight and brace yourself! This week on SCOPE you're in for a science-y ride as we discover some of the fastest and slowest science around. Jump aboard a rollercoaster and find out why science is an important part of the fun! Head to the zoo to discover everything you need to know about world's slowest reptiles, and train with some top athletes and find out how their coaches test their speediness! You can even try some speedy science of your own by experimenting with some lollies and soft drink to create one fast and fizzy chemical reaction!
This week on SCOPE we are pointing our microscope in the direction of some weird and wonderful sports! We have a roaring good time discovering the science in dragon boat racing. We bounce our way into a game of trampoline dodgeball, and serve up a story on the historical sport of real tennis. Dr Rob even gets in on the action and tries his hand at a very unusual variation of golf that involves frisbees!
David Attenborough reveals silk to be the invertebrates' great invention. From the protective stalks of lacewing eggs to the amazing hanging threads of New Zealand's glow worms, they use it in a huge range of ways. The spiders, though, have taken silk spinning to extremes.
A Calgary couple with an empty plot of land and dreams of a bigger home buy a treasured local townhouse. They enlist a team of expert house movers, the McCanns, to haul the colossal structure to its new foundations.
Jem Stansfield witnesses the power of rockets as she spends time with the team working on the Bloodhound land-speed record project. Dr Yan Wong re-creates an ancient Greek experiment to measure the earth's circumference with two sticks, and Dallas Campbell goes in search of a robot he can call his own.
Liz Bonnin takes to the beach with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution to experience the power of rip currents, and Dr Yan Wong demonstrates evolution by drawing a couple of lines. Jem Stansfield returns to the workshop to turn scrap metal into gold.
Join Lee for a brand new episode of Scope as she checks out some amazing science. We find out about the gidgee skink and why they live in family groups, we meet a scientist who found inspiration for a new fingerprinting technique after his house was broken in to, and we check out the sounds of the ocean.
High Pressure Juice
Nothing beats chomping into some fresh produce! But getting food that's truly fresh can be tricky. Luckily Sandra Olivier and Kai Knoerzer from the CSIRO have developed a new way to keep your food fresh for longer!
Most lizards live solitary lives. But as Associate Professor Mike Gardener explains gidgee skinks prefer the company of others.
Dusting for fingerprints is an essential part to any crime scene investigation. But those fingerprints can sometimes be hard to find. Not to fear; Dr Kang Liang and Dr JJ Richardson have developed a new technique that makes fingerprints glow!
DIY - Paper Mache
Join junior scientist Michelle as she explores the science behind papier mache while creating her very own pinata.
Oceans aren't as silent as you might think, they're filled with a whole host of marine murmurings! But that might soon change. Associate Professor Ivan Nagelkerken and Professor Sean Connell from the University of Adelaide are studying what affect pollution has on these nautical noises.
Whales and dolphins are some of the most interesting creatures on the planet. But when they die, they often wash up along our coast. And when that happens, Catherine Kemper from the South Australian Museum gets the call!
All that and more in another science-rific episode of SCOPE where the ordinary becomes extraordinary!
Start by learning how to fold the paper airplane that won the long distance record. Phil finds out making a giant paper airplane that will still fly is way harder than you'd think. Plus, terminal velocity and indoor tornadoes.
Andy goes in search of a woolly rhino, travelling back 50,000 years to a snowy, prehistoric mountain range. Can he find the rhino's favourite food and get back to his time-travelling clock before it returns to the museum?
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)
Physics is the science that explores the laws and forces that govern the universe. Bring out the boffins in your class with these experiments and reveal how it all works. (ACSSU049, ACSSU076, ACSSU080)
Asteroids, sometimes called minor planets, are rocky remnants left over from the early formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. Find out how they reshaped the Earth here. (ACSSU115, ACSSU153, ACSSU180, ACSSU188)
Explore a range of farm animals and farm produce, and explore ways farm produce is packaged before being moved from the farm to places where the food is sold or made into other products. (ACSSU002, ACSSU017, VCSSU042, VCSSU043)
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)
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)
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)
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with Attenborough, explore Kakadu's Mountford rock art, peek inside the micro-worlds of the Galapagos, and be awed by the Great Wall of China when exploring the world's heritage sites.