There's been a lot of controversy this week over a new TV ad. It's not selling a product... instead it's selling an idea. The ad uses celebrities to try to convince people that a carbon tax is a good thing. But why go to the expense of trying to gain people's support... when the government's already made up its mind?
There's been a lot of talk lately about whether Australia should be exporting livestock like sheep and cattle overseas. Some shocking vision has come out showing animals being treated badly. Now, some people want livestock exports banned.
Consumer group Choice says Australian shoppers are being ripped off. It says the same item of shopping can often be bought overseas for much less. So how do shops justify charging higher prices in Australia, and what can we do about it?
TV cameras used to be large, heavy... and difficult to move around. But now, thanks to new technology, they're a lot easier to use. And it might surprise you to learn they don't even need a person to operate them! Sean's gone behind the scenes to find out how we use cameras to make the news.
They're one of the key players in an orchestra... but this person doesn't even make a noise. And they don't belong with woodwind, brass, strings OR percussion. We're talking about the conductor. It's an unusual job... and as Tash found out, there's a lot more to conducting than waving around a baton.
Nepal has been hit with another major earthquake, just three weeks after the last big shock that killed thousands and decimated the country; The Bureau of Meteorology's just announced that Australia has now moved into a El Nino weather pattern. But what does that mean for the country?; Energy experts say new batteries could be the key to unlocking the full potential of renewable energy in the future; which music genre has the biggest influence on the charts today? Plus and American boy with a great imagination and what does the new budget mean for Australians?
The team brings you the latest in action, adventure and wildlife from Australia and around the globe.
Get ready to discover something new - from extreme Wingsuiting to cool Scottish traditions and even Tiger Cub enrichment.
Colour-changing lizards, budding aircraft engineers and a bush dance - sounds like a 'totally wild' show. We're also checking out a cool job that crosses diving with snorkelling.
Get ready for a dose of the arts as we delve into everything that's on show! Duane learns how to be a true diva and Scott becomes a street performer.
Ride, swim, walk or sing! We're reaching peak performance with young triathletes and hitting the high notes with underground opera singers.
Taking off. Kellyn's taking to the skies tandem hang gliding and Scott's hanging out with a motocross star in the making.
We're putting all five senses to work as we take in the sights and smells, taste tempting treats, and listen to some sweet tunes.
It's all about fun on this episode. Scott's hanging out with pandas, Kellyn's parasailing and Leela's taking on roller derby.
The death of a famous lion in Zimbabwe has ignited a furious debate about trophy hunting; the resignation of Speaker Bronwyn Bishop has kicked off a campaign to find her replacement; most people get to choose what happens to their remains when they pass away, but in the past, many indigenous Australians did not; why do you rarely see "Happy Birthday" sung in movies or on TV? and; we introduce you to the first two Aussies to quality for the Olympics next year.
This BtN special sends our reporters into the wild to explore the shrinking habitat of the Orang Utan. There's a lot more to ladybirds than you ever knew, what's being done to control feral cats, as well as a bodyguard that's gone to the birds.
We look at how Japanese school kids are coping after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit their country. We also see how they are able to continue with their normal lives in the middle of such tragedy.
The earthquake and tsunami may only be the start of the trouble facing Japan. The disaster has caused explosions at a nuclear plant, and there are concerns that it could threaten the health of people living nearby. It's reignited the debate about the safety of nuclear technology, and it's a debate that has significance in Australia.
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Elephants make really deep noises that we can't pick up with our human ears. Scientists have worked out a way to listen to the sounds and are starting to learn more about the ways elephants communicate.
The Formula 1 season returns this month. Last time Aussie driver Mark Webber came close to winning the title. We look at the next generation of drivers hoping to break into F1.
Music is so much more than the stuff we hear on the radio and in the charts. We visit a World Music festival and explore the link between music and culture. We also come across some unusual instruments.
Did you know that there's a tax in Australia that even kids have to pay? It's called the GST and the Prime Minister has just announced he's open to increasing it; Last week, a Hollywood film company went to court to demand the personal details of Australians who downloaded one particular movie illegally. If successful, those downloaders could each face thousands of dollars in fines; In the recent national curriculum review, experts recommended Australian students focus more heavily on music in their studies; plus kids learning history by visiting a cemetery and should you be forced to go to school on your birthday?
In this 'Indigenous Connections' BtN Special we begin with the remarkable story of the indigenous kids who learn of their unique connection with the people of Nagasaki in Japan. We meet some outback kids trying to make it into an indigenous choir and we ask if an ancient Aboriginal site could be the oldest astronomical map in the world.
BtN looks into the geology behind the tragic Nepal earthquakes; the Hubble telescope turns 25; an interesting Minecraft experiment plus dinosaurs and an 11 year old DJ!
We're all about community in this ep where Scott drops by a Koala hospital, Duane's making music from recyclables and Nat goes to ski school!
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
Encourage your students to develop their musical skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music, including dynamic, pitch and rhythm with this collection.