Over one year at a central Victorian primary school a group of typical, but also amazing, 10-12 year olds met in a once weekly class to discuss issues concerning their relationships both at school and at home. And Cath South and Stewart Carter filmed this process. The resulting film Kids' Business is a moving account of the kids' struggles over that year.
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!
Based on the award winning autobiography, comes this AFI Award-winning film about Li Cunxin's journey from a poor Chinese village to international ballet stardom.
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.
Shrek is an animated family movie that has turned the classic fairytale formula upside down. Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow), an evil tyrant who reigns over the kingdom of Duloc, is paying a cash reward for people to turn in all the fairytale characters. As a result the fairytale characters have invaded the swamp that is home to Shrek - a reclusive, smelly green ogre.
Baz Luhrmann directs a contemporary retelling of the William Shakespeare classic, Romeo and Juliet, casting Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the lead roles.
Inspired by true events, this is a feel-good story about Michael 'Eddie' Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself, even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach, Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.
St Valentine's Day, 1900. On a beautiful summer's day a party of virginal Australian schoolgirls from an exclusive finishing school giddily prepare for an excursion to Hanging Rock, a magnificent natural monument drenched in a mysterious atmosphere. Lead by Miranda, the girls gain permission to explore the upper slopes of the rock. Edith takes a nap and wakes to discover that the other three girls have removed their shoes and stockings and have resumed their trek as if in a dream, disappearing into a passageway in the rock itself.
Life can be complicated when we think about all the things we don't have. Here's a simple way to reset your brain: say thank you for all the wonderful things you have and feel yourself become more motivated and optimistic.