Six degrees of separation
2:31

Six degrees of separation

Clip from How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer

Mathematics

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Duncan Watts reveals how the game and urban myth of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon helped shape his Small World Project and network theory.

Duncan Watts reveals how the game and urban myth of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon helped shape his Small World Project and network theory.

Pi, probability and the natural world
2:48

Pi, probability and the natural world

Clip from The Great Math Mystery

Mathematics

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the probability of a needle falling on a line, or between two lines, has an uncanny relationship to pi.

Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the probability of a needle falling on a line, or between two lines, has an uncanny relationship to pi.

The Fibonacci sequence in nature
2:50

The Fibonacci sequence in nature

Clip from The Great Math Mystery

Mathematics

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the Fibonacci sequence is represented in nature, observing how the patterns in plants conform to the progression of numbers.

Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the Fibonacci sequence is represented in nature, observing how the patterns in plants conform to the progression of numbers.

Vitruvian Man, architecture and beauty
8:06

Vitruvian Man, architecture and beauty

Clip from The Beauty of Diagrams

Mathematics

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Marcus du Sautoy inspects Leonardo da Vinci's original Vitruvian Man and discusses its application to architecture and geometry.

Marcus du Sautoy inspects Leonardo da Vinci's original Vitruvian Man and discusses its application to architecture and geometry.

Amazingly advanced Mayan mathematics
2:09

Amazingly advanced Mayan mathematics

Clip from The Time Compass

Mathematics

5-6
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The Mayans were possibly the first civilisation to use 'zero' as a number and as a concept.

The Mayans were possibly the first civilisation to use 'zero' as a number and as a concept.

How to solve a Rubik's Cube
2:30

How to solve a Rubik's Cube

Clip from How to Win at Everything

Mathematics

11-12
12+
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Struggling with Rubik's Cube since it came out in the '80s? Learn how to solve the puzzle from any one of the 43 quintrillion starting points with an algorithm and simple advice.

Struggling with Rubik's Cube since it came out in the '80s? Learn how to solve the puzzle from any one of the 43 quintrillion starting points with an algorithm and simple advice.

How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer
54:11

How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer

ABC August 8, 2010

Science

Mathematics

Personal and social capability

Digital technologies

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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We've all heard of 'six degrees of separation', the idea that everyone in the world can be connected in just a few steps. But what if those steps don't just relate to people ...

We've all heard of 'six degrees of separation', the idea that everyone in the world can be connected in just a few steps. But what if those steps don't just relate to people but also to viruses, neurons, proteins and even to fashion trends? What if this 'six degrees of separation' allowed us an insight into something at the core of Nature? We used to think the way in which web pages, power grids and people tied together was more or less random. But recently two young physicists independently discovered that fundamental laws govern networks. It's a discovery that may prove as important as Newton's observations of gravity or Darwin's theory of evolution.

Syrian School
54:59

Syrian School: Being Inspired

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 September 10, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population, whose government is modernising the education ...

Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population, whose government is modernising the education system. This unique five-part series looks at a fascinating country through the eyes of its schoolchildren, their families and their teachers.

Syrian School
54:59

Syrian School: Changing Schools

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS2 September 24, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education ...

Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education system. This unique five-part series looks at a fascinating country through the eyes of its schoolchildren, their families and their teachers.

Syrian School
55:01

Syrian School: Rap Refugees

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS2 October 1, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education ...

Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education system. This unique five-part series looks at a fascinating country through the eyes of its schoolchildren, their families and their teachers.

Waiting For Superman
1:46:28

Waiting For Superman

FOXTEL Premiere February 29, 2012

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
From Davis Guggenheim, the Oscar-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth, comes this deeply personal exploration of the current state of public education in the US and how ...

From Davis Guggenheim, the Oscar-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth, comes this deeply personal exploration of the current state of public education in the US and how it is affecting children. Fuelled by his conscience and electrified by the possibilities for change, Guggenheim sets off on a probing journey into the lives of five unforgettable kids whose dreams, hopes and untapped potential reveal all that it is at stake at this critical moment.

Codebreaker
52:54

Codebreaker

SBS June 8, 2012

Modern history

Mathematics

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Alan Turing was the genius British mathematician who was instrumental in breaking the German naval Enigma Code during World War II, arguably saving millions of lives. Turing ...

Alan Turing was the genius British mathematician who was instrumental in breaking the German naval Enigma Code during World War II, arguably saving millions of lives. Turing was one of the great original thinkers of the 20th century, but his achievements went unrecognised during his lifetime. Instead he ended up being treated as a common criminal, for being homosexual at a time when homosexual acts were a crime. This program brings Turing's ideas to life and includes the testimony of people who knew and remember him.

The Numbers Game
44:57

The Numbers Game: Will You Make A Million Dollars?

Season 1 Episode 2 National Geographic August 10, 2013

Science

Mathematics

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Is becoming a millionaire impossible? Or just improbable? We'll show you the tips and tricks on how to keep your odds of making major money sky high.

Is becoming a millionaire impossible? Or just improbable? We'll show you the tips and tricks on how to keep your odds of making major money sky high.

The Numbers Game
44:58

The Numbers Game: How Long Will You Live?

Season 1 Episode 1 National Geographic August 11, 2013

Science

Mathematics

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Watching this show is a matter of life and death. You'll be shocked by the surprising stats and the amazing science behind what can help you live longer - and what can kill you.

Watching this show is a matter of life and death. You'll be shocked by the surprising stats and the amazing science behind what can help you live longer - and what can kill you.

The Numbers Game
44:58

The Numbers Game: What Drives You Crazy?

Season 1 Episode 3 National Geographic August 11, 2013

Science

Mathematics

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
What's on your list of pet peeves? Explore the science and numbers behind daily stresses and everyday annoyances that can drive us crazy.

What's on your list of pet peeves? Explore the science and numbers behind daily stresses and everyday annoyances that can drive us crazy.

The Numbers Game
22:08

The Numbers Game: Could You Be A Hero?

Season 2 Episode 3 National Geographic April 18, 2014

Science

Mathematics

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
You're going to learn what it takes to be a hero, how to hone two vital heroic skills, and how to control your body's hero chemical in order to be ready whenever duty calls.

You're going to learn what it takes to be a hero, how to hone two vital heroic skills, and how to control your body's hero chemical in order to be ready whenever duty calls.

The Numbers Game
22:07

The Numbers Game: How Tough Are You?

Season 2 Episode 1 National Geographic April 22, 2014

Science

Mathematics

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Are you a strong person, both physically and mentally? Data scientist Jake Porway is tackling life's most daunting topics and revealing the surprising science behind them.

Are you a strong person, both physically and mentally? Data scientist Jake Porway is tackling life's most daunting topics and revealing the surprising science behind them.

The Numbers Game
22:06

The Numbers Game: Are You A Sucker?

Season 2 Episode 2 National Geographic April 22, 2014

Science

Mathematics

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Worried you might be gullible? Data scientist Jake Porway is going to show you how to dodge the double-crosses and spot the scams.

Worried you might be gullible? Data scientist Jake Porway is going to show you how to dodge the double-crosses and spot the scams.