Fiveyearold Peter sits in emergency with his dad. He's got a painful and swollen ear which started when he was eating lunch at school. Dr Ashvin Luximon wants to rule out mastoiditis as a serious possibility. In an animated sequence, we learn about the mastoid bone. Next, Peter has a blood test done, and a couple of hours later, things aren't conclusive. So the little lad stays over the weekend with an IV giving him antibiotics. Terrific news after two days the antibiotics have taken hold! Pete
Fifteenyearold Ollie has had an accident in the school library. He was stapling his history papers together, when the stapler broke. Apparently distracted while trying to fix it, the lad stapled his own finger! Now in Emergency, he is seen to by Dr Bimal Mehta. After making sure Ollie can feel sensation in the finger, he orders up an Xray. Now radiologist Jan takes a clear picture, and when we see it on the screen, that staple is clearly, impressively in there! Will Ollie need an operation to re
We meet the amazing Tommy Mattinson, 13time world gurning champion. Over the years, he's pushed the 40 facial muscles we all have, into fartherreaching contortions than any of us could! By stretching and contracting them, we can make over 4000 expressions. Passersby fall about the street when Tommy pulls his faces, and his greatest move is when he turns himself into a werewolf! Even Elizabeth II has been taken aback by this display.
It takes some crazy and driven athletes to join an adventure race such as this! Kayaking through old submarine tunnels, followed by a frigidwater swim, is tough enough. How about adding some mountain running up steep sets of stairs We get to see the winning athlete claim the top of the mountain and the top of the podium. You won't believe the record time he clocked!
Stacey gives us all another think about what art is, and how to create it! She talks with Christine Holden, an environmental artist who uses only recycled materials in her work and especially targets marine debris. Items such as fishing nets, fishing line, lures, sinkers, pieces of thong, tennis balls ... as long as it's safe and nontoxic. We feel part of a classroom experience in which Christine has the young students construct a big sea turtle all to promote environmental awareness and fun!
Duane talks to a nice couple who had a wile ago, adopted Ziggy, a border collie, from the RSPCA in Brisbane. Playing in the park, they began to notice something was wrong with the Ziggy's legs. veterinarian Jayne McGhie recounts that time, involving the amputation of one front leg, and successful operation to reset a bad fracture in the other. Then a cart with wheels was ordered for Ziggy who can now run around the park once again. This lesson shows what great attitude and spirit will do when de
Today, Scott takes us to Port Lincoln so we can board a boat and head across the ocean to a place where sea lions frolic. this excursion is setup so the public can see what do you see what these 'puppy dogs of the sea' are like. this species has been endangered so it's important to spread awareness. Jump in the water's fine, as you swim about with your new, inquisitive playmates. Scott takes full advantage of this opportunity and is rewarded with a kiss on the hand!
Duane leads us on a search for the mythical Queensland tiger! He interviews cryptozoologist Steve Rushton, who not only believes this savage predator is out there he's hot on the trail. There's a family who can look off their back deck and see strange animal movements from creatures not seen before, prowling the back of their property. According to Steve, people don't want to know the Queensland tiger exists and is living unseen not far away!
We see a team of rangers who protect Australia's remote outback land. Checking on croc eggs, protecting Indigenous artwork found on rocks, and caring for the environment in general are all in a day's work. Passing on this knowledge to junior rangers gives a sense of pride and the knowledge that the land will be in good hands in the future.
Scott prepares to jump in and swim with the king of apex predators the great white shark! He first talks to Captain Andrew Wright who assures Scott there'll be a big cage around him. There's a long boat ride to get to the place, so it gives our lad plenty of time to think about what awaits him, and a handful of other brave divers on this day. Follow that fin to part 2!
Scott questions keeper Kerry Bebbington on the characteristics of the world's largest rodent the capybara! Most closely resembling a giant guinea pig on steroids, they're actually a placid creature that loves to chill out by standing around for hours in a lake. As they're semiaquatic, they love to do this in their pond at the zoo. With an interesting diet including bamboo, it's fun to watch them take chomps out of fruit, as Scott enthuses while we watch him participate at feeding time.
Zoo keeper Fleur Butcher talks with Natalie about orangutans, and one big favourite in particular! This big boy is 12 years old and acts like a teenager while being very' very intelligent. He'll make tools to reach for what the keeper has dropped on the ground outside his cage. He gets stimulated doing artwork either with a brush on a canvas held by keeper Fleur, or with a big, coloured chalk, drawing hieroglyphics on the wall inside his cage. This kind of artistic animal enrichment is extended
Three groups of kids, three catapults they've built and the competition's on! While Kellen's team and Alex's team practise their strategic shots, Duane gets advice from 'catapult queen' Shelly Massie, on behalf of his. Says Shel shoot 'em from the low position so they fly up for great catches. Bonus points for making cool catches. The competition's going good til the one team realises they're losing and barrages the other teams with balls! A freeforall ensues until Shelley steps in and issues
Emma feels so lucky today to be surrounded by basset hound puppies as she talks to breeder Chris Lawrence, to find out why they're designed like they are! We all of course take note of those impossibly long ears (longest in the dog world), not to mention all those endearing wrinkles. This unique and cuddly features make the basset hound an incredible tracking and hunting machine watch to find out why!
Duane visits farrier Shane Nash, to learn all about horseshoe making. first, removing cakedin mud and dirt from each hoof and filing the hoof down to horseshoe level again (because they grow like our fingernails) is paramount. Next, removing the horseshoes is a bit of a trial, but once they're pried off, the new ones go on. These replacement horseshoes have to be shaped exactly to the individual horse's hoof. It's a process, but as Shane seen says, 'Your horse can't get around if he doesn't have
Scott is shown the ropes by female contemporary dancers. Acclaimed choreographer and dancer Phoebe Fisher puts him through a 'medium' routine, which he then performs with the entire group. Later, backstage on opening night, Scott interviews dance members and we get a feel for the emotions and pride involved!
When most people think of Scrabble, they think of a fun, simple board game that they play with friends. But did you know that there are actually international competitions where students from around the world play against each other Meet some of these competitors who take the game very seriously and put a lot of thought into strategy so they can be the best players around.
Emily, who is seven years old, waits in emergency with a painful big toe. She blames her little brother for knocking a heavyframed photo onto her foot while they were playing in her bedroom. Dr Reddy Ilavala scrutinises her big toe and drastic looking toenail. Mum helps to give her daughter a painkiller to inhale, as Dr Reddy has decided to drill a tiny hole in the nail to drain the blood, and relieve the pressure. Called trephining, this technique is definitely the one to start the toe healing
Thirteenyearold Rhys got banged up badly at the local bike park. He was doing crowdpleasing stunts on the half pipe, so decided to try the big one! Descending the long slope at top speed, Rhys felt out of control, and jammed on his break. This caused him to fly headlong over the handlebars, landing on his face. Good job he was wearing his bike helmet! Taken to hospital, he is attended by Professor Kevin Mackway Jones, who details the immediate course of action for Rhys. Then Nurse Michael gently
While submarines seem a little cramped and operate under the ocean (not the most appealing getaway spot), they can actually be really helpful for the country's Navy. Find out about the plan to add more submarines to the fleet and why some feel they are such an important asset.
In Manchester, Chris meets eye specialist Dr Jane Ashworth. She is about to perform corrective surgery to actually weaken some eye muscles of young Josh, because they are so strong that they force the lad's eyes to go crossed when he looks down. Just as we have skin all over our body, the eye also has skin that must be peeled back and sewn up again. So the instruments, needles and threads in the hands of Dr Jane need to be very, very fine to carry out this delicate work. Chris get assessed and w
Doctors Chris and Xand head into the lab today to inflict pain on each other! In between pinching his brother on the arm, Chris wonders aloud why we feel pain differently in different situations. Betwixt howls of 'Stop it!', Xand tells us that 'pain is in your brain'. Using a heat stimulation thermode, the brothers take turns showing how much pain they can endure, while the other brother dials up the heat rod (specially designed not to burn!). When it's Chris's turn, he visualises relaxing on a
Our body has 600 muscles, and the young man we meet today uses them all a lot more than the average punter! Tim 'Livewire' Shieff is a professional free runner, and one of the few in the world who can control a onehanded handstand! His showplace is the deserted urban landscape of South London. Before he goes on one of these acrobatic, SpiderManlike runs, he checks the route for grippy walls, loose bricks, railings, etc with an eye also to respecting the environment and keeping it intact. We lea
When we've cut our skin, our body has a way of repairing itself, involving new skin cells and amazing support to promote their growth! Through this cartoon featuring 'The Unluckiest Kid', we learn all the healing steps the skin takes. From clotting to bacteria and infection fighting, the whole process is fascinating. And wouldn't it be a shame to undo it all by picking that scab rather then letting it heal by itself!
Doctors and Xand, through the use of a clever animation, describe the process of how your bones repair themselves when you've sustained a break or fracture. Of course on your arm for example, you'd wear a plaster cast. But the rest of the repair comes from inside yourself!
Tim has to use a wheelchair to get around a lot of time because of a condition he was born with but he didn't want that to hold him back from getting to compete in extreme sports. Join Tim as he tells us more about wheelchair motocross and explains what he's doing to help bring the sport to Australia.
In 2011, Japan was hit by a massive earthquake that prompted a tsunami and eventually even a meltdown at a nuclear power plant. Many lives were affected by these disastrous events and this report from 2016 shows how kids and their families have been able to rebuild since then, but the impact of that earthquake still remains.
Did you know that many of the first settlers in Australia were criminals In the 1700s, London had very strict laws so when parents and children from poor families had to steal just to survive, they had harsh punishments waiting for them if caught. Eventually, jails got overcrowded and many of them were sent to New South Wales as part of the First Fleet and the first generation of settlers that helped shape the country into what it is today.
Queen Elizabeth II recently set a record as the longest serving queen and quite a lot has happened through many years of service. Find out how her power and position has changed through the years and the ongoing debate about whether or not she should still be Australia's queen.
What do you want to be when you grow up That question might be harder than it sounds because the truth is, we don't know what the job market will look like by then. Find out more about the ways technology and robotics are influencing the jobs of the future and hear from kids who share what their dream future job would be.
Macquarie University's Anne Castles and Signy Wegener explain the importance of introducing new terms when speaking to children, revealing that their research demonstrates for the first time an "intimate relationship between [spoken] vocabulary and reading ability".
Bionic technology is focused on making peoples' lives better, and finding new ways to let people disabled people experience the world just like everyone else. Find out how much of the human body can now be replaced with bionic parts.
Czech Republic production manager Jaromir Noval explains how computers were used to design a life-size Lego model of an X-Wing Starfighter - based on the Lego set 9493 itself. And US project manager Dale Chasses reveals it took 17,000 hours to build the 14m-long 20-tonne Star Wars fighter, captured here in a time-lapse video.
Returning to the water, Milika, Botj and Lorrpu find a campsite. Inside the camp they notice evidence of disrespectful occupants. Stealing the camp's boat, the boys work together to catch their first turtle. After eating it, Lorrpu places pieces of shell and bones into the fire. Lorrpu explains it is in respect of the old people. As they walk across country Botj begins singing their song line. Together they embrace their journey and rediscover Yolngu knowledge.
Alison suggests Erica has an original idea for a play. Erica gets to work writing a script inspired by the world around her. After realising she has stage fright, Erica is forced to cast Alison as her stand-in character. Barry defends Erica to the others. That night, Erica sits outside wearing Alison's kimono and is shocked by a kiss from Barry, unclear whether he knew who it was.
Bob returns the money Joe gave him to lose a race, asking for chocolate instead. Shop owner, Raj, almost exposes Joe. Joe is happy for his new friend but burdened by his lie. Bob and Joe try to evade the Grubb bullies, but Joe is caught, deciding to cut a deal. In class, Joe realises he's left his homework at home, and Mrs Sharp threatens litter duty. Len decides to deliver the homework personally. Joe realises he doesn't want special treatment.
Jessie goes to the museum with his music teacher and discovers paintings and artistic contraptions he's never seen. When he gets home, his family is in a panic about his whereabouts and inform him that Leslie drowned in the river earlier that day. Jessie is in disbelief and his family attempt to support him. In class, Jessie stands up to a bully and finds Leslie meant a lot to others around her too.
"Kissin' Kate" tell Charles "Trout" Walker neither he nor his family will ever find the treasure. At camp, Hector and Stanley find the buried treasure. Warden Walker attempts to take it from them, but Hector reads Stanley's name written across the case. Back at camp, Stanley refuses to leave without Hector and the Camp Green Lake staff are arrested. The palindrome of family histories interlock and the curse on the town is finally broken.
Hector "Zero" gets sick during their climb up God's Thumb's mountain. Stanley carries him to the peak, unwittingly breaking his family curse. Hector and Stanley find an oasis full of sweet onions and fresh water. Hector tells Stanley about the shoes that fell from the sky, Stanley thinks it's fate. Back at camp, Stanley's attorney ruffles some feathers. Stanley and Hector decide to dig one last hole.
Charlie becomes over-stimulated at the supermarket when Simon has to put a few items back. Exhausted, Thomas and Simon escalate the situation. On the way home, Thomas asks his father about some of his insecurities and feelings of inequity regarding Charlie. The three boys, Simon, Thomas and Charlie, visit Maddie in the hospital and, again, Thomas sees people staring at his brother. During swim class the next day, Thomas and Jackie share a secret kiss.
Diego suggests a shortcut. Locked in a cave, they pass fossils from the Palaeocene, Miocene and some of the earliest organisms, even some objects from science fiction. When Roshan slips down a tunnel, they are forced to follow. The scene resembles contemporary human activities, such as luging and theme parks. After they recover the child, Manny, Sid and Diego discover a cave full of paintings and learn a little more about how Manny lost his family to human hunters.
Eddie shows Bronson that he has done his homework and can be quite persistent. The Norwegian team tease them both, and Bronson decides to fight back but is knocked out by their coach. Regaining consciousness, Bronson has a change of heart and takes Eddie to see the Norwegian training area. Later, Bronson shows off by tackling the 90-metre jump. Eddie is inspired and tries the 40-metre jump again, heeding Bronson's words.