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Donkey and Shrek cross paths
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Donkey and Shrek cross paths

Clip from Shrek
Duloc soldiers of set up a trade-in stall for fairytale creatures. As creatures with magical powers are imprisoned in cages, Donkey pretends not to speak. When an accident ...

Duloc soldiers of set up a trade-in stall for fairytale creatures. As creatures with magical powers are imprisoned in cages, Donkey pretends not to speak. When an accident sprinkles him with fairy dust he flies away, taunting the soldiers. Unfortunately, the magic wears off and Donkey makes a run for it, bumping into Shrek. Shrek scares off the soldiers and Donkey decides to stick around. Shrek is not as enthusiastic about his new houseguest.

Ogres have layers, like onions
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Ogres have layers, like onions

Clip from Shrek
Shrek and Donkey defeat the soldiers Lord Farquaad set upon them. Farquaad crowns Shrek the winner and tells him he's "won" a mission. Shrek protests, explaining he was ...

Shrek and Donkey defeat the soldiers Lord Farquaad set upon them. Farquaad crowns Shrek the winner and tells him he's "won" a mission. Shrek protests, explaining he was already on a quest to get his swamp back. Farquaad cuts a deal. Donkey and Shrek set out on their new quest to rescue Princess Fiona. Along the way, Shrek explains that ogres have layers and that there is more to ogres than people know.

DIY electromagnets
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DIY electromagnets

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Join junior scientist Jack as he builds an electromagnet using a D-sized battery, coated copper wire, a nail file and some metal nails. Electromagnets are created when an ...

Join junior scientist Jack as he builds an electromagnet using a D-sized battery, coated copper wire, a nail file and some metal nails. Electromagnets are created when an electrical current is passed through a tightly wound coil, causing an electromagnetic field. Being able to control the magnetic field, by changing the amount of electricity passing through the coil, gives the user the ability to turn it on or off at will, and making it advantageous over the permanent magnet.

Amy protects the geese
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Amy protects the geese

Clip from Fly Away Home
Amy's sense of place and happiness improve as she cares for the geese. Amy tells Thomas the feeding schedule and asks if he can handle the responsibility, teasing his lack of ...

Amy's sense of place and happiness improve as she cares for the geese. Amy tells Thomas the feeding schedule and asks if he can handle the responsibility, teasing his lack of parental skills. Thomas seeks advice from game warden Glen, who tells the family that domestic geese don't learn to migrate and have to be pinioned (clipped). Amy protests and Thomas kicks Glen off his property. Amy freaks out after a mishap in the shower, and Susan reassures her they will protect the geese to calm her.

Amy proves her determination and Thomas shows his dedication
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Amy proves her determination and Thomas shows his dedication

Clip from Fly Away Home
Although training goes well, the natural instincts of 'imprinting' means the geese remain attached to Amy. Thomas worries he has let her down again. While Thomas and Susan ...

Although training goes well, the natural instincts of 'imprinting' means the geese remain attached to Amy. Thomas worries he has let her down again. While Thomas and Susan talk, Amy sneaks into the ultra-light. Amy proves the geese will fly behind her, but also has a minor crash. Thomas finds Amy unharmed but is shaken by the idea of loosing her again. Later, Thomas suggests building a custom aircraft for Amy, selling off old sculptures to pay for it.

Confession, redemption and sacrifice
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Confession, redemption and sacrifice

Clip from Ice Age
Diego confesses he was leading his new friends into a trap but tries to redeem himself. Sid distracts the sabre-toothed tigers, while Diego and Manny sneak past, but Soto ...

Diego confesses he was leading his new friends into a trap but tries to redeem himself. Sid distracts the sabre-toothed tigers, while Diego and Manny sneak past, but Soto finds them. Diego is gravely injured when he defies his pack to protect Manny, echoing Manny's sentiment of the importance of caring for your herd. Sid and Manny go alone to return the baby, proving than empathy is deeper than cultural differences.

A home, not a house, on just terms
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A home, not a house, on just terms

Clip from The Castle
Darryl, Dennis and Lawrence Hammill plead their case to the High Court of Australia. Lawrence argues the case thoughtfully, but the respondents make a judgemental remark about ...

Darryl, Dennis and Lawrence Hammill plead their case to the High Court of Australia. Lawrence argues the case thoughtfully, but the respondents make a judgemental remark about the Kerrigan home and Darryl looses his cool. Outside, Darryl apologises for getting heated but explains they don't understand that value is in the home, not the house. During closing remarks, Lawrence argues for just terms, the pricelessness of place and the difference between a house and a home.

Resilience, commitment and passion
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Resilience, commitment and passion

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer
Ben teaches Li the chorography of the performance. Confident in Li, but concerned about overloading him, Ben tells Li they can cancel the show. Li is determined to learn the ...

Ben teaches Li the chorography of the performance. Confident in Li, but concerned about overloading him, Ben tells Li they can cancel the show. Li is determined to learn the piece. On opening night, Li freezes on stage, reflecting on his journey, his family, the Cultural Revolution, his old dance school, the arrest of teacher Chan and the parable his teacher told him about strength, courage and passion. Li begins his performance, dancing perfectly with his partner.

Rabbit Proof Fence - Indigenous Community
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Rabbit Proof Fence - Indigenous Community

Clip from Rabbit-Proof Fence
Howl's Moving Castle explores war and the industrial revolution
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Howl's Moving Castle explores war and the industrial revolution

A steam train billowing smoke passes by as Sophie is seen working late sowing hats. While the other girls in the hat shop share their infatuation for the mysterious Howl, ...

A steam train billowing smoke passes by as Sophie is seen working late sowing hats. While the other girls in the hat shop share their infatuation for the mysterious Howl, Sophie continues her work unfazed by his sudden appearance. The themes of conflict and industry and is presented by the reoccurrence of warplanes and patriotism. The film was made during the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, of which Hayao Miyazaki was quite outspoken.

Chihiro learns to observe her surroundings
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Chihiro learns to observe her surroundings

Chihiro is refused work by Master Kamaji of the boiler room, she responds by sulking back into a corner. As she watches the susuwatari workers (wandering soot), Chihiro ...

Chihiro is refused work by Master Kamaji of the boiler room, she responds by sulking back into a corner. As she watches the susuwatari workers (wandering soot), Chihiro observes an opportunity to work after a susuwatari is flattened by some coal. Chihiro lifts the coal hesitantly, waiting for some direction, and is told by Kamaji to finish what she's started. A revolt among the susuwatari then ensues, much to Kamaji's dismay, but Chihiro finally proven her determination.

Sophie meets Howl and the journey begins
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Sophie meets Howl and the journey begins

Sophie takes a back alley and is stopped by two soldiers who act inappropriately towards her. As they taunt her vulnerability, Howl introduces himself as her partner, ...

Sophie takes a back alley and is stopped by two soldiers who act inappropriately towards her. As they taunt her vulnerability, Howl introduces himself as her partner, effectively rescuing her from the situation and involving her in a new one. Howl is presented as compassionate and charming, countering his reputation as a villain who steals the hearts of girls.

Thomas catches special needs bus
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Thomas catches special needs bus

When Thomas is forced to catch the bus with his autistic brother Charlie, Thomas feels awkward and embarrassed around the other students with special needs.

When Thomas is forced to catch the bus with his autistic brother Charlie, Thomas feels awkward and embarrassed around the other students with special needs.

Waleed Aly invokes #SendForgivenessViral
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Waleed Aly invokes #SendForgivenessViral

Clip from The Project
In response to Sonia Kruger's arguments against Muslim migration, The Project host Waleed Aly evaluates the way Australians respond to fear and inflammatory comments amid what ...

In response to Sonia Kruger's arguments against Muslim migration, The Project host Waleed Aly evaluates the way Australians respond to fear and inflammatory comments amid what he calls the "inertia of outrage". Aly calls for a more constructive and constrained approach to criticism and hostility, suggesting we should send forgiveness viral.

Autism's advantage for jobs in IT
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Autism's advantage for jobs in IT

Clip from Lateline
As ANZ recruits people with autism for for their cybersecurity department, Lateline discusses the benefits and challenges of hiring people on the spectrum with ANZ's Matt ...

As ANZ recruits people with autism for for their cybersecurity department, Lateline discusses the benefits and challenges of hiring people on the spectrum with ANZ's Matt Ormiston, DXC Technology's Michael Fieldhouse, La Trobe University's Cheryl Dissanayake, and two employees with ASC.

Return of quolls to mainland Australia
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Return of quolls to mainland Australia

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Conservationists are taking quolls from a sanctuary in Tasmania and releasing them into a national park in New South Wales.

Conservationists are taking quolls from a sanctuary in Tasmania and releasing them into a national park in New South Wales.

The history of video games
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The history of video games

Clip from Behind the News
Find out what the first ever video game was, who made it and why.

Find out what the first ever video game was, who made it and why.

Evacuating the surf during a shark alarm
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Evacuating the surf during a shark alarm

Clip from Bondi Rescue
The importance of swimming at a patrolled beach is highlighted when a shark alarm is sounded by the Bondi lifeguards.

The importance of swimming at a patrolled beach is highlighted when a shark alarm is sounded by the Bondi lifeguards.

Following safety instructions
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Following safety instructions

Clip from Bondi Rescue
If you are involved in a surf rescue, it is important to follow the instructions given to you to ensure both you and the lifeguard are safe.

If you are involved in a surf rescue, it is important to follow the instructions given to you to ensure both you and the lifeguard are safe.

War on Waste a farmers point of view
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War on Waste a farmers point of view

Clip from War on Waste
Craig Reucassel goes out to a banana farm in Queensland to find out why farmers are forced to throw out edible fruit and vegetables even before it hits the supermarket.

Craig Reucassel goes out to a banana farm in Queensland to find out why farmers are forced to throw out edible fruit and vegetables even before it hits the supermarket.

War on Waste possible solutions
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War on Waste possible solutions

Clip from War on Waste
Craig Reucassel discovers how a neighbourhood can work together to be more sustainable. He also discovers a place where food is supplied to the less fortunate.

Craig Reucassel discovers how a neighbourhood can work together to be more sustainable. He also discovers a place where food is supplied to the less fortunate.

Going to the beach drunk
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Going to the beach drunk

Clip from Bondi Rescue
A woman puts her life at risk by going to the beach when she was extremely complicated.

A woman puts her life at risk by going to the beach when she was extremely complicated.

Test clip2
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Test clip2

Marie Antoinette prior to her arrival in Versailles
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Marie Antoinette prior to her arrival in Versailles

Historians describe Marie Antoinette prior to her arrival in Versailles

Historians describe Marie Antoinette prior to her arrival in Versailles

The roots of trees
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The roots of trees

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The importance of tree roots in absorbing water and nutrients, as well as keeping them upright, is explained.

The importance of tree roots in absorbing water and nutrients, as well as keeping them upright, is explained.

Tree farming in Australia
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Tree farming in Australia

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The process for planting and harvesting sustainably farmed trees in Australia is explained.

The process for planting and harvesting sustainably farmed trees in Australia is explained.

The job of an arborist
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The job of an arborist

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Centennial Parklands arborist Jason Cutcliffe explains the various aspects of his job.

Centennial Parklands arborist Jason Cutcliffe explains the various aspects of his job.

Children describe effect of drought on farm life
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Children describe effect of drought on farm life

Clip from BtN Newsbreak
Three sisters being raised on a NSW farm describe the impact of the drought on their family property.

Three sisters being raised on a NSW farm describe the impact of the drought on their family property.

The cause of revolutionary France's expensive bread
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The cause of revolutionary France's expensive bread

Wheat industry deregulation led to a sharp increase in the cost of bread prior to the French Revolution

Wheat industry deregulation led to a sharp increase in the cost of bread prior to the French Revolution

O'Brien gives Winston an Ingsoc dictionary
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O'Brien gives Winston an Ingsoc dictionary

Winston and Julia discuss the human spirit. Later, Winston is called to the dwellings of Inner Party member O'Brien, where he learns of Inner Party privileges, is given wine ...

Winston and Julia discuss the human spirit. Later, Winston is called to the dwellings of Inner Party member O'Brien, where he learns of Inner Party privileges, is given wine and told of thought crimes, the resistance against Oceania and their ambitions. After, he receives the new edition of the Ingsoc dictionary and is asked to leave. Back home, Winston learns that secret pages are hidden within the dictionary.

New Shoes, new friends and old knowledge
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New Shoes, new friends and old knowledge

Clip from Tracks
Robyn organises new shoes for Mr Eddy, so he will help her walk to Warburton. Along the way, Robyn and Eddy develop a friendship, despite lacking a common language. Mr Eddy ...

Robyn organises new shoes for Mr Eddy, so he will help her walk to Warburton. Along the way, Robyn and Eddy develop a friendship, despite lacking a common language. Mr Eddy spots white fellas on the horizon and the two a are soon flanked by nosey tourists looking for photographs. Mr Eddy plays a prank on the tourists, who back off. Later, Mr Eddy kills a kangaroo for their dinner, and Robyn learns more about Warakurna custom.

The alluring isolation and its dangers
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The alluring isolation and its dangers

Clip from Tracks
Australian Landscape features heavily, offering a sense of remoteness. When Robyn finally finds her camels, Dookie, Bub, Zeleika and Goliath, she lets out her fears and ...

Australian Landscape features heavily, offering a sense of remoteness. When Robyn finally finds her camels, Dookie, Bub, Zeleika and Goliath, she lets out her fears and frustrations on Dookie.

Victor catches the eye of Professor Waldman
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Victor catches the eye of Professor Waldman

"Knowledge is power" begins Victor's new professor. Standing in the middle of a panopticon, as he addresses the new students. A shaded onlooker locks eyes with the professor ...

"Knowledge is power" begins Victor's new professor. Standing in the middle of a panopticon, as he addresses the new students. A shaded onlooker locks eyes with the professor before he stresses the need to apply your self to the laws of physical reality. Victor questions what he considers a narrow-minded approach, stirring the attention of the shaded figure and ridicule from the speaker. The use of light and dark offers a literal foreshadowing of Victor and the anonymous man's future relationship

Frankenstein finds Victor
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Frankenstein finds Victor

Frankenstein finds Victor in distress after Justine was hung for the murder of the young boy. Frankenstein tells Victor to meet him on the Sea of Ice. Hiding his reason from ...

Frankenstein finds Victor in distress after Justine was hung for the murder of the young boy. Frankenstein tells Victor to meet him on the Sea of Ice. Hiding his reason from Elizabeth and Henry, Victor heads off to kill Frankenstein. Frankenstein holds Victor in a glacial cavern. Victor accuses Frankenstein of murder, but Frankenstein reasons they are both to blame. Frankenstein ponders the state of his existence and holds Victor accountable for his megalomania. Frankenstein demands a companion

Frankenstein shows his generous heart
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Frankenstein shows his generous heart

Henry cares for Victor. Hearing music he discovers that Elizabeth hasn't left him, the two rekindled their relationship, and Victor tells Elizabeth his experiments are over. ...

Henry cares for Victor. Hearing music he discovers that Elizabeth hasn't left him, the two rekindled their relationship, and Victor tells Elizabeth his experiments are over. Hiding in a pig barn, Frankenstein scavenges food and watches on a family unit discuss breakfast. Frankenstein discovers Victor's book in his jacket. Despite appearances, Frankenstein has a good and kind heart and hearing the family worry about the winter weather and lack of food, decides to harvest their field as an anonymo

Victor confesses to Elizabeth
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Victor confesses to Elizabeth

Elizabeth is furious at Victor's on-going secrecy and accuses him of thinking only of himself, ironically at a moment when Victor is finally thinking of others. Frankenstein ...

Elizabeth is furious at Victor's on-going secrecy and accuses him of thinking only of himself, ironically at a moment when Victor is finally thinking of others. Frankenstein presents Justine's body as that to be reanimated, when Victor refuses, Frankenstein threatens Elizabeth. Victor confesses to Elizabeth, and they wed.

Frankenstein is birthed
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Frankenstein is birthed

The town is quarantined. Elizabeth arrives to recover Victor, finding him changed. Victor refuses to leave, breaking Elizabeth's heart and his own. Victor descends into ...

The town is quarantined. Elizabeth arrives to recover Victor, finding him changed. Victor refuses to leave, breaking Elizabeth's heart and his own. Victor descends into madness, devoted to his creation. The musical score builds tension in this gothic description of Victor's development of life. After bringing the creature to life, Victor realises his god-like experiments are not meant for this world.

Elizabeth is lost again, and Victor destroyed
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Elizabeth is lost again, and Victor destroyed

Elizabeth is recreated, and Victor attempts to reconnect with her. Frankenstein arrives, and Elizabeth realises what has occurred. Angered by her situation, Elizabeth sets ...

Elizabeth is recreated, and Victor attempts to reconnect with her. Frankenstein arrives, and Elizabeth realises what has occurred. Angered by her situation, Elizabeth sets herself and the laboratory alight, much to Victor and Frankenstein's punishment.

Winston's humanity is defeated
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Winston's humanity is defeated

Winston is taken to Room 101 and tortured again, finally submitting to Big Brother. Julia meets Winston and the two exchange emotionless words. Winston appears on the ...

Winston is taken to Room 101 and tortured again, finally submitting to Big Brother. Julia meets Winston and the two exchange emotionless words. Winston appears on the telescreen confessing to crimes he did and didn't commit. The announcement of Eurasia's defeat plays on the telescreens as Winston watches. With eyes welling up, a final "I love you" is delivered to an empty chair.

When surfers don't know how to boogie board
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When surfers don't know how to boogie board

Clip from Bondi Rescue
The lifesavers at Bondi express their frustration at people who are unaware of beach safety using boogie boards to try and catch waves.

The lifesavers at Bondi express their frustration at people who are unaware of beach safety using boogie boards to try and catch waves.

Eve sets her sights on Karen and Lloyd
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Eve sets her sights on Karen and Lloyd

Clip from All About Eve
Eve sits with DeWitt, who is suspicious of her actions. Karen returns to the table after speaking with Eve. Bill, Lloyd and Margo question Eve's intentions and Karen is ...

Eve sits with DeWitt, who is suspicious of her actions. Karen returns to the table after speaking with Eve. Bill, Lloyd and Margo question Eve's intentions and Karen is evasive with her response. Margo decides she doesn't want to talk about Eve any more and then announces she doesn't want to play Cora either, unintentionally ruining Eve's plans. Eve is cast as Cora, as she wished, and Karen begins to feel the concerns once held by Margo. Eve sets her sights on Lloyd.

Maths as a way of thinking
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Maths as a way of thinking

Clip from News Breakfast
Beyond Infinity author Eugenia Cheng explains why testing makes people so anxious about mathematics, how teaching could be transformed, and argues that maths is a way of ...

Beyond Infinity author Eugenia Cheng explains why testing makes people so anxious about mathematics, how teaching could be transformed, and argues that maths is a way of thinking clearly, not just numbers.

Eddie meets Bonita, finds strength in traditions
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Eddie meets Bonita, finds strength in traditions

Clip from Mabo
Eddie 'Koiki' attends the social event in town, looking for Bonita 'Netta'. Eddie introduces himself as Koiki and his "white-fella" name as Eddie. Eddie learns that Bonita ...

Eddie 'Koiki' attends the social event in town, looking for Bonita 'Netta'. Eddie introduces himself as Koiki and his "white-fella" name as Eddie. Eddie learns that Bonita doesn’t like drink or pubs and he pretends to agree. As he turns to leave, he drops a bottle of alcohol and is exposed for lying. Later, the cops pull him up and search him for nothing. Displace and confused, Koiki performs a customary song on the railway line as he walks home. The next day writes to Bonita, apologising for h

Returning to family, returning to home
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Returning to family, returning to home

Clip from Mabo
On the bus, Eddie has a flashback to leaving Murray Island. At home, he becomes overwhelmed by the stress of the case and takes it out on Bonita. Bonita takes the family to a ...

On the bus, Eddie has a flashback to leaving Murray Island. At home, he becomes overwhelmed by the stress of the case and takes it out on Bonita. Bonita takes the family to a friend's house. Realising his actions were inexcusable, Eddie brings them home and spends the night fishing, proving he can care for his family the old way. The reoccurring music and motif of care and family return Eddie to his father's teachings, and he realises there is a long way to go.

Clocks, classic and strange phenomena
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Clocks, classic and strange phenomena

Appleyard's carriage driver Ben Hussey realises his watch has stopped at 12 o'clock, as has Miss McGraw's. Miranda, Marion, Irma and Edith are permitted to explore the rock. ...

Appleyard's carriage driver Ben Hussey realises his watch has stopped at 12 o'clock, as has Miss McGraw's. Miranda, Marion, Irma and Edith are permitted to explore the rock. Miranda waves goodbye to Mlle. De Poitiers. Strong imagery of the natural environment is mixed with references to classic European paintings, giving the film a mesmerising and hypnotic quality.

Valentine's Day at the college
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Valentine's Day at the college

Miranda sings into the mirror while brushing her hair. Miranda turns to Sara and invites her to visit her wonderful family in Queensland; Sarah shyly nods her desire to do so. ...

Miranda sings into the mirror while brushing her hair. Miranda turns to Sara and invites her to visit her wonderful family in Queensland; Sarah shyly nods her desire to do so. Concerned, Miranda reminds Sara to focuses her attention elsewhere. Sara looks hurt and confused. All the students excitedly celebrate St. Valentine's over breakfast. Sara is told that she won't be attending the school excursion. The scene shows the strong gender roles and propriety that marked the early 1900s.

Victorian sensibilities and deportment
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Victorian sensibilities and deportment

The Appleyard College girls assemble outside the school, awaiting instruction from Miss Appleyard. Greeting the young students, Miss Appleyard reminds the girls of the dangers ...

The Appleyard College girls assemble outside the school, awaiting instruction from Miss Appleyard. Greeting the young students, Miss Appleyard reminds the girls of the dangers of Hanging Rock and advises that any "tomboy foolishness" will be punished. The young students are collected in a horse-drawn cart as Sara, who is not allowed to attend the picnic, watches on. Once past the local town, the young girls excitedly free themselves from their gloves.

Cross-cultural comparison
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Cross-cultural comparison

A group of English retirees are in for a culture shock while travelling to their new retirement village in India.

A group of English retirees are in for a culture shock while travelling to their new retirement village in India.

DIY colour mixing ... and un-mixing
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DIY colour mixing ... and un-mixing

Clip from Scope
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Junior scientist Phoebe demonstrates an impressive trick for mixing colours and separating them again using glycerine. Because glycerine has a high viscosity, the coloured ...

Junior scientist Phoebe demonstrates an impressive trick for mixing colours and separating them again using glycerine. Because glycerine has a high viscosity, the coloured glycerine and regular glycerine don't mix immediately, allowing you to swivel and mix your colours, before returning them to their original state. To recreate this experiment at home, you will need some glycerine, a few cups, an eyedropper, folding clips, food colouring, water and two clear containers.

DIY homemade recycled paper
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DIY homemade recycled paper

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Don't know what to do with the piles of old newspapers, phonebooks or scrap paper lying around your house or school? Join junior scientist Hayley as she reveals how to ...

Don't know what to do with the piles of old newspapers, phonebooks or scrap paper lying around your house or school? Join junior scientist Hayley as she reveals how to transform these discarded items into blank sheets of card, explaining the processes involved and the composition of paper.

DIY paper plane tests
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DIY paper plane tests

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Julia from Scope experiments with different paper plane designs and explains the science behind how and why they fly. Will a pointed tip fly better than a weighted flat front? ...

Julia from Scope experiments with different paper plane designs and explains the science behind how and why they fly. Will a pointed tip fly better than a weighted flat front? What does kinetic energy and gravity have to do with paper planes? All you need to find out is some paper and a few designs.

Global warming
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Global warming

Clip from Catalyst
Marine biologist, Professor Emma Johnstone, explores the effects of global warming on the future of the world largest and most complex reef ecosystem, the Great Barrier Reef. ...

Marine biologist, Professor Emma Johnstone, explores the effects of global warming on the future of the world largest and most complex reef ecosystem, the Great Barrier Reef. The question is, as the rate of coral bleaching increases and global carbon emissions remain unwavering, do we use science to intervene in an attempt design more robust stains of coral?

DIY reaction time testing
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DIY reaction time testing

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Join our junior scientists, Tamsyn and Josephine of Ruyton Girl's School, as they test the reaction times of their classmates and analyse the data. Reaction time (RT) is the ...

Join our junior scientists, Tamsyn and Josephine of Ruyton Girl's School, as they test the reaction times of their classmates and analyse the data. Reaction time (RT) is the amount of time that elapses between a person recognising and receiving stimuli and when it triggers a motor response. To create your own RT test, you will need a chair and table, a ruler, a computer for recording the results and some willing participants.

DIY yabby habitat
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DIY yabby habitat

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The common yabby is a freshwater crustacean common to Australia and usually found in swamps, creeks, rivers and dams. Junior scientist Sam is here to tell us a little more ...

The common yabby is a freshwater crustacean common to Australia and usually found in swamps, creeks, rivers and dams. Junior scientist Sam is here to tell us a little more about the blue yabby, or Cherax destructor, and explain how to set up your own yabby tank, from washing the pebbles to conditioning the water.

DIY rust process
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DIY rust process

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Junior scientist Kristopher demonstrates how to create the oxidisation process known as rust, using salt, water, three jars and three balls of steel wool. You two can set up ...

Junior scientist Kristopher demonstrates how to create the oxidisation process known as rust, using salt, water, three jars and three balls of steel wool. You two can set up this controlled experiment to see how salt and water oxidises iron elements found in steel, causing a redox reaction and letting the rust occur Fe-reely!

DIY compass
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DIY compass

Clip from Scope
Junior scientist Lilli explains how digital magnetometers work and points us in the right direction to make our own analogue navigation instrument. Did you know that the metal ...

Junior scientist Lilli explains how digital magnetometers work and points us in the right direction to make our own analogue navigation instrument. Did you know that the metal in a simple needle contains small regions called magnetic domains, and when harnessed correctly they will point due north based on the earth's magnetic fields? To get orienteering at home, you will need a shallow bowl, water, a needle, a magnet with north and south markings, wax paper and scissors.

DIY stick insect pet care
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DIY stick insect pet care

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Junior scientist and Phasmatodea enthusiast Allanah tells us about her stick insect collection, phasmids around the world and their diversity in Australia. Follow along as ...

Junior scientist and Phasmatodea enthusiast Allanah tells us about her stick insect collection, phasmids around the world and their diversity in Australia. Follow along as Allanah explains a plasmid's hemimetabolous life cycle and how to care for your very own.

The geological history of the Great Barrier Reef
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The geological history of the Great Barrier Reef

Clip from Catalyst
Professor Emma Johnstone meets geoscientist Jody Webster, from the University of Sydney, to explore the history of the Great Barrier Reef. Using multi-beam sonar images to ...

Professor Emma Johnstone meets geoscientist Jody Webster, from the University of Sydney, to explore the history of the Great Barrier Reef. Using multi-beam sonar images to map the reef, Jody can identify patterns in its geological history and pinpoint various life cycles. According to material evidence, the reef has undergone many changes, deaths and renewals, but none have occurred as suddenly those in recent years.

The mechanism of coral bleaching
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The mechanism of coral bleaching

Clip from Catalyst
Coral bleaching occurs when the relationship between algae symbionts and the coral is disrupted, which happens when the plant-cells (algae symbionts) are exposed to high ...

Coral bleaching occurs when the relationship between algae symbionts and the coral is disrupted, which happens when the plant-cells (algae symbionts) are exposed to high temperatures, causing the algae to stop photosynthesising and produce an irritant. The coral then begins to reject the plant-cells, losing its colour and primary energy source. Once the coral has lost its life-giving plant-cells, it will eventually die.

National Sea Simulator (SeaSim)
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National Sea Simulator (SeaSim)

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Australian Institute of Marine Sciences, Queensland, is home to the National Sea Simulator (SeaSim). SeaSim controls over 3 million litres of seawater that flows through its ...

Australian Institute of Marine Sciences, Queensland, is home to the National Sea Simulator (SeaSim). SeaSim controls over 3 million litres of seawater that flows through its 33 tanks each day. By adjusting the light, salinity, temperatures, acidity and pollutants, scientists at SeaSim can test coral behaviour under predicted ocean conditions. At the heart of this research is Madeleine van Oppen, in conjunction with Ruth Gates, from the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology.

DIY math, multiplication and magic
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DIY math, multiplication and magic

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Junior scientist Elizabeth teaches us a useful trick for working out multiplications, while junior scientist Sam shows us how to use math to perform magic. All you need for ...

Junior scientist Elizabeth teaches us a useful trick for working out multiplications, while junior scientist Sam shows us how to use math to perform magic. All you need for these handy tricks is a pen, your fingers, a deck of cards and a willing participant.

DIY tricks with water
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DIY tricks with water

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Today's junior scientists, Daniel and Emily from Westminster School, demonstrate the magic of atmospheric pressure. Daniel performs a number of gravity-defying tricks using ...

Today's junior scientists, Daniel and Emily from Westminster School, demonstrate the magic of atmospheric pressure. Daniel performs a number of gravity-defying tricks using water, a glass, a bottle, some mesh, some toothpicks, a rubber band and some paper. But Emily is quick to explain the science behind these tricks and the cohesive nature of water molecules.

DIY bubble snake
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DIY bubble snake

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Junior scientist Zac teaches us how to make a bubble snake and explains the science behind this bubbly creature. Bubbles are typically created when gas becomes trapped inside ...

Junior scientist Zac teaches us how to make a bubble snake and explains the science behind this bubbly creature. Bubbles are typically created when gas becomes trapped inside a liquid, usually air in water. But in this DIY project, air is passed through soapy water and a series of tiny holes to increase the lifespan and mass of the bubbles. To make a bubble snake at home, you'll need a spare sock, a water bottle, a rubber band, scissors, dishwashing liquid and some water.

Family violence and childhood conditioning
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Family violence and childhood conditioning

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Kacee tells the class about a fight between her mother and stepfather. Recognising that Kacee is witnessing domestic violence and spousal abuse, Bernadette asks to chat ...

Kacee tells the class about a fight between her mother and stepfather. Recognising that Kacee is witnessing domestic violence and spousal abuse, Bernadette asks to chat privately. While they talk, Kacee and Bernadette discuss ways to talk to her mother about the issue. In 2017, one in four Australian women experienced "intimate partner violence". Bernadette wants to teach the kids that violence is not their fault and with the right tools they can make healthy choices.

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