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Take on Technology
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Take on Technology: Toys

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  ABC ME  |  March 1, 2015
How do you design a toy for a baby? And what sort of toy would appeal to a child who can't see very well? While Flyn embarks on a mission to make a new toy for a bored, ...

How do you design a toy for a baby? And what sort of toy would appeal to a child who can't see very well? While Flyn embarks on a mission to make a new toy for a bored, bed-bound Dodly, we explore some criteria for designing toys for certain users.

Andy goes in search of a woolly rhino, travelling back 50,000 years to a snowy, prehistoric mountain range. Can he find the rhino's favourite food and get back to his ...

Andy goes in search of a woolly rhino, travelling back 50,000 years to a snowy, prehistoric mountain range. Can he find the rhino's favourite food and get back to his time-travelling clock before it returns to the museum?

Dot tries to help her dog, Scratch, get over his fear of thunder.

Dot tries to help her dog, Scratch, get over his fear of thunder.

Andy searches for the tiny leptictidium, a furry mammal that used to bounce around the forests of Europe 50 million years ago.

Andy searches for the tiny leptictidium, a furry mammal that used to bounce around the forests of Europe 50 million years ago.

Dot goes up against a crafty squirrel who's been stealing from her vegetable garden.

Dot goes up against a crafty squirrel who's been stealing from her vegetable garden.

Andy travels 160 million years into the past to hunt for a prehistoric clam shell. Plunging into the waters of an ancient ocean, he meets some giant swimming reptiles and ...

Andy travels 160 million years into the past to hunt for a prehistoric clam shell. Plunging into the waters of an ancient ocean, he meets some giant swimming reptiles and helps them to escape a creature called Predator X.

Andy travels 15,000 years into the past to meet a giant prehistoric sloth. On the way, he is stalked by a sabre-toothed cat and rides a colossal Columbian mammoth.

Andy travels 15,000 years into the past to meet a giant prehistoric sloth. On the way, he is stalked by a sabre-toothed cat and rides a colossal Columbian mammoth.

Art with Mati and Dada
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Art with Mati and Dada: Michelangelo

ABC ME  |  February 15, 2018
Classification: General Classification: General
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Mati and Dada discover how Michelangelo was an excellent sculptor - even an unfinished sculpture of his may seem alive.

Mati and Dada discover how Michelangelo was an excellent sculptor - even an unfinished sculpture of his may seem alive.

Caravaggio's studio is full of chiaroscuro. Mati and Dada learn how to paint with dark shadows and light and make very dramatic paintings.

Caravaggio's studio is full of chiaroscuro. Mati and Dada learn how to paint with dark shadows and light and make very dramatic paintings.

Art with Mati and Dada
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Art with Mati and Dada: Parmigianino

ABC ME  |  November 2, 2017
Classification: General Classification: General
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Mati and Dada find themselves in Fontanellato and discover the charming myth of Diana and Atteone directly from the tale of the young painter Parmigianino.

Mati and Dada find themselves in Fontanellato and discover the charming myth of Diana and Atteone directly from the tale of the young painter Parmigianino.

Scarlett learns how to work clay into a baby sea lion. Scarlett picks gold coloured clay and rolls the clay into the shape of a baby sea lion. When she is done, she puts her ...

Scarlett learns how to work clay into a baby sea lion. Scarlett picks gold coloured clay and rolls the clay into the shape of a baby sea lion. When she is done, she puts her creation in the oven to harden.

Mati and Dada visit the incredible Temple of Horyuji in Japan and discover how it is built and how it can face even terrible earthquakes.

Mati and Dada visit the incredible Temple of Horyuji in Japan and discover how it is built and how it can face even terrible earthquakes.

Take On Technology
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Take On Technology: Cubby Houses

Season 1  |  Episode 11  |  ABC ME  |  August 3, 2015
The same basic rule applies to building a cubby as building a house - measure it three times, build it once. This program explores the use of measurement when designing ...

The same basic rule applies to building a cubby as building a house - measure it three times, build it once. This program explores the use of measurement when designing something, and touches briefly on the concept of building to a scale. We visit an architect's office and see the role of computers in modern building design.

Take On Technology
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Take On Technology: Food Containers

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC  |  November 17, 2013
Why do we put food into containers? And why are these containers all so different? The need to match the package to the product is explained and illustrated using a range of ...

Why do we put food into containers? And why are these containers all so different? The need to match the package to the product is explained and illustrated using a range of different foods. We visit several food production and packaging plants and see the care taken to ensure the products reach consumers intact.

Take On Technology
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Take On Technology: Boats

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  ABC  |  November 24, 2013
What keeps a boat afloat and what role does its shape play in helping it to move? The quest to answer these questions leads us to investigate a range of possible boat ...

What keeps a boat afloat and what role does its shape play in helping it to move? The quest to answer these questions leads us to investigate a range of possible boat building materials, including fibreglass, which we see sprayed into a mould then removed as a hardened shell.

Dot's devastated when a nasty cold keeps her from attending Ruby's magic-themed birthday party, but Dad helps her find a way to turn her symptoms into some fun tricks.

Dot's devastated when a nasty cold keeps her from attending Ruby's magic-themed birthday party, but Dad helps her find a way to turn her symptoms into some fun tricks.

When Scratch hurts his paw, Dot becomes an overprotective helicopter parent.

When Scratch hurts his paw, Dot becomes an overprotective helicopter parent.

Dot and the gang go on a quest to find Scratch's missing chew toy, learning what it means to be chivalrous in the process.

Dot and the gang go on a quest to find Scratch's missing chew toy, learning what it means to be chivalrous in the process.

Andy breaks a valuable museum artefact and has to travel back in time 30 million years to replace it. Landing in an age when giant mammals roamed the Earth, he gets chased by ...

Andy breaks a valuable museum artefact and has to travel back in time 30 million years to replace it. Landing in an age when giant mammals roamed the Earth, he gets chased by a swarm of angry prehistoric hornets.

Dot is horrified to discover she's accidentally gotten rid of all the decorations for the town tree. She works around the clock to make new ones and discovers the joy that ...

Dot is horrified to discover she's accidentally gotten rid of all the decorations for the town tree. She works around the clock to make new ones and discovers the joy that comes with giving and sharing.

Dot takes on the challenge of egg farming, but is frustrated when her efforts to create the perfect chicken environment fails to get her eggs as quickly as she would like.

Dot takes on the challenge of egg farming, but is frustrated when her efforts to create the perfect chicken environment fails to get her eggs as quickly as she would like.

Dot supports Ruby as she goes in to be fitted for brand-new hearing aids where they meet a fascinating woman with a bionic arm.

Dot supports Ruby as she goes in to be fitted for brand-new hearing aids where they meet a fascinating woman with a bionic arm.

Dot and her friends work together to write a song for the winter concert that will speak to the entire town, regardless of what holiday they celebrate, but their performance ...

Dot and her friends work together to write a song for the winter concert that will speak to the entire town, regardless of what holiday they celebrate, but their performance is threatened by a snow storm.

Dot is an inquisitive, exuberant, tech-savvy eight-year-old girl who embarks on hilarious adventures and conquers each new challenge the same way any eight-year-old would - by ...

Dot is an inquisitive, exuberant, tech-savvy eight-year-old girl who embarks on hilarious adventures and conquers each new challenge the same way any eight-year-old would - by messing up a lot and laughing even more.

Take On Technology
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Take On Technology: Headwear

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  October 27, 2013
This program looks at all the different situations in which people wear headgear, from competing in cycling races to working as a welder or in a busy commercial kitchen.

This program looks at all the different situations in which people wear headgear, from competing in cycling races to working as a welder or in a busy commercial kitchen.

Take On Technology
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Take On Technology: Playgrounds

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  October 20, 2013
We all like to play on playground equipment, but what makes them fun and safe? And how do those moving parts on seesaws, swings and flying foxes work? While Dodly goes off to ...

We all like to play on playground equipment, but what makes them fun and safe? And how do those moving parts on seesaws, swings and flying foxes work? While Dodly goes off to design his dream playground, we visit others and take a close look at the materials used and how some parts work together as a system to provide movement.

Take On Technology
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Take On Technology: Bridges

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  October 13, 2013
How often do we stop to take a good look at how a bridge is constructed? This program examines the different forms bridges take and explains some reasons for these ...

How often do we stop to take a good look at how a bridge is constructed? This program examines the different forms bridges take and explains some reasons for these differences, such as the nature of the terrain they traverse and the weight of the loads they carry.

Andy travels through time and lands 30 million years ago in Mongolia, where he meets the paraceratherium - a giant mammal which is five times the size of a rhinoceros.

Andy travels through time and lands 30 million years ago in Mongolia, where he meets the paraceratherium - a giant mammal which is five times the size of a rhinoceros.

Dot goes overboard making Mum an elaborate thank you gift in the form of an animated movie starring Super Mum.

Dot goes overboard making Mum an elaborate thank you gift in the form of an animated movie starring Super Mum.

Dot and Hal are going for their Rangeroo Helper Badges, but have trouble finding a job that's big and "badge-worthy" enough.

Dot and Hal are going for their Rangeroo Helper Badges, but have trouble finding a job that's big and "badge-worthy" enough.

After a fallen tree branch destroys Scratch's doghouse, Dot decides to give it a major doghouse renovation.

After a fallen tree branch destroys Scratch's doghouse, Dot decides to give it a major doghouse renovation.

Dot gets a low score in an interactive dance game and puts all her energy into proving she can dance by hiring Hal to train her.

Dot gets a low score in an interactive dance game and puts all her energy into proving she can dance by hiring Hal to train her.

The gang puts on a backyard play and Dot goes overboard with special effects, putting the entire production in jeopardy.

The gang puts on a backyard play and Dot goes overboard with special effects, putting the entire production in jeopardy.

To finish Mrs Pickles' birthday surprise, Andy travels back in time 36 million years to find a tooth belonging to a carnivorous predator, but when his backpack is stolen, he ...

To finish Mrs Pickles' birthday surprise, Andy travels back in time 36 million years to find a tooth belonging to a carnivorous predator, but when his backpack is stolen, he enlists the help of a herd of giant brontothere.

Take On Technology
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Take On Technology: Bags

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC  |  November 3, 2013
Where would we be without bags to help us carry things? In this program we learn how a well-designed and properly worn bag can make everything from carrying school books to ...

Where would we be without bags to help us carry things? In this program we learn how a well-designed and properly worn bag can make everything from carrying school books to picking fruit easier. We look at some reasons behind the choice of bag making materials and visit a plastic bag factory to see how tiny beads become bags.

Dot and Hal open up a pet-sitting business for their friends, but wind up biting off more than they can chew.

Dot and Hal open up a pet-sitting business for their friends, but wind up biting off more than they can chew.

Dot and her friends can't wait to compete in the Robo Racer Challenge, but when everyone has different ideas for their robot entry, they risk having no entry at all.

Dot and her friends can't wait to compete in the Robo Racer Challenge, but when everyone has different ideas for their robot entry, they risk having no entry at all.

Inspired by her growing collection of postcards from Nana, Dot decides to send Nana a postcard of her own.

Inspired by her growing collection of postcards from Nana, Dot decides to send Nana a postcard of her own.

Dot and family decide to participate in the National Day of Unplugging, but staying away from technology turns out to be harder than they thought.

Dot and family decide to participate in the National Day of Unplugging, but staying away from technology turns out to be harder than they thought.

Andy heads 49 million years back in time to find out the colour of a prehistoric bird's eggs. But when he finally tracks down a nest, a new chick starts to hatch and he must ...

Andy heads 49 million years back in time to find out the colour of a prehistoric bird's eggs. But when he finally tracks down a nest, a new chick starts to hatch and he must protect it against a colony of prehistoric ants.

Dot goes on her very first sleepover and is surprised to find herself nervous and homesick.

Dot goes on her very first sleepover and is surprised to find herself nervous and homesick.

Dot uncovers a mysterious map in her basement that leads her and Hal to a buried treasure in her own backyard.

Dot uncovers a mysterious map in her basement that leads her and Hal to a buried treasure in her own backyard.

Sad to be missing out on a trip with Mum and Dad, Dot instead goes on an interesting staycation with Nana and Hal.

Sad to be missing out on a trip with Mum and Dad, Dot instead goes on an interesting staycation with Nana and Hal.

Dot's family participates in a Rangeroo fundraiser for a special field trip, collecting donations for every step they take.

Dot's family participates in a Rangeroo fundraiser for a special field trip, collecting donations for every step they take.

Take On Technology
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Take On Technology: Worm Farms

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  ABC ME  |  March 29, 2015
Can we stop wasting food scraps, have a green thumb and keep worms happy and healthy all at the same time? This program shows that the answer is clearly "yes"! One of ...

Can we stop wasting food scraps, have a green thumb and keep worms happy and healthy all at the same time? This program shows that the answer is clearly "yes"! One of nature's perfect ecosystems is explored in this program as children set about building the ideal worm farm.

Art with Mati and Dada
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Art with Mati and Dada: Henri Rousseau

ABC ME  |  November 16, 2017
Classification: General Classification: General
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With so many paintings on jungles and forests, Rousseau should have been a tireless traveller! Mati and Dada go and visit him in Paris and soon discover the truth!

With so many paintings on jungles and forests, Rousseau should have been a tireless traveller! Mati and Dada go and visit him in Paris and soon discover the truth!

Dot and Hal open up a pet-sitting business for their friends, but wind up biting off more than they can chew.

Dot and Hal open up a pet-sitting business for their friends, but wind up biting off more than they can chew.

When an electromagnetic storm makes viewing the Northern Lights from her own backyard a real possibility, Dot sets out to make it a sure thing by starting a 'lights out' campaign.

When an electromagnetic storm makes viewing the Northern Lights from her own backyard a real possibility, Dot sets out to make it a sure thing by starting a 'lights out' campaign.

Dot finds a caterpillar and takes him home to raise him into a butterfly, but then has trouble letting him go.

Dot finds a caterpillar and takes him home to raise him into a butterfly, but then has trouble letting him go.

Wanting to spend time with all her friends, Dot spreads herself too thin and winds up spending time with no-one.

Wanting to spend time with all her friends, Dot spreads herself too thin and winds up spending time with no-one.

Dot is an inquisitive, exuberant, tech-savvy eight-year-old girl who embarks on hilarious adventures and conquers each new challenge the same way any eight-year-old would - by ...

Dot is an inquisitive, exuberant, tech-savvy eight-year-old girl who embarks on hilarious adventures and conquers each new challenge the same way any eight-year-old would - by messing up a lot and laughing even more.

Dot finds herself stuck in the middle of a best friend showdown between Hal and Ruby, each of who claim to be Dot's true BFF.

Dot finds herself stuck in the middle of a best friend showdown between Hal and Ruby, each of who claim to be Dot's true BFF.

Dad takes Dot and Hal on a nature hike to earn their final Rangeroo badges, showing the kids why it's good to unplug sometimes, while Dot and Hal show Dad how tech and nature ...

Dad takes Dot and Hal on a nature hike to earn their final Rangeroo badges, showing the kids why it's good to unplug sometimes, while Dot and Hal show Dad how tech and nature can work together.

Dot creates a translator app so everyone can understand Scratch the way she does, but giving Scratch her own voice leads to some unforeseen results.

Dot creates a translator app so everyone can understand Scratch the way she does, but giving Scratch her own voice leads to some unforeseen results.

Andy dons his winter coat and heads off on another prehistoric adventure, this time back 30,000 years to the last ice age. On his travels, he is stalked by a cave lion, before ...

Andy dons his winter coat and heads off on another prehistoric adventure, this time back 30,000 years to the last ice age. On his travels, he is stalked by a cave lion, before joining woolly mammoths on their annual migration.

Take On Technology
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Take On Technology: Sound Technology

Season 1  |  Episode 12  |  ABC  |  May 28, 2010
Technology used in the recording of sound is ever changing. In this program we begin with a familiar scene of sound recording - the telephone answering machine. From here we ...

Technology used in the recording of sound is ever changing. In this program we begin with a familiar scene of sound recording - the telephone answering machine. From here we visit a post-audio studio to investigate the use of computers for adding recorded sounds to television programs.

When an accident at the museum ruins his new prehistoric exhibit, Andy travels 150 million years back in time. He tracks down the peculiar camptosaurus and plays hide-and-seek ...

When an accident at the museum ruins his new prehistoric exhibit, Andy travels 150 million years back in time. He tracks down the peculiar camptosaurus and plays hide-and-seek with a fierce allosaurus.

Dot is an inquisitive, exuberant, tech-savvy eight-year-old girl who embarks on hilarious adventures and conquers each new challenge the same way any eight-year-old would - by ...

Dot is an inquisitive, exuberant, tech-savvy eight-year-old girl who embarks on hilarious adventures and conquers each new challenge the same way any eight-year-old would - by messing up a lot and laughing even more.

Dot and Ruby find themselves at odds when Dot is excited for Ruby to come to an astroclub meeting, but Ruby would rather be at a concert instead.

Dot and Ruby find themselves at odds when Dot is excited for Ruby to come to an astroclub meeting, but Ruby would rather be at a concert instead.

When no-one shows up to her party, Dot assumes her friends don't want to be there and attempts to forge ahead with party fun anyway.

When no-one shows up to her party, Dot assumes her friends don't want to be there and attempts to forge ahead with party fun anyway.

Our Animals
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Our Animals: Gliders

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  ABC  |  September 9, 2010
This series looks at Australian animals, their physical features, food, home and environment and social groups.

This series looks at Australian animals, their physical features, food, home and environment and social groups.

Our Animals
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Our Animals: Wombats

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  August 26, 2010
This series looks at Australian animals, their physical features, food, home and environment and social groups.

This series looks at Australian animals, their physical features, food, home and environment and social groups.

Our Animals
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Our Animals: Platypuses

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  ABC  |  October 27, 2010
This series looks at Australian animals, their physical features, food, home and environment and social groups.

This series looks at Australian animals, their physical features, food, home and environment and social groups.

Look, listen, learn and dance with Mugu Kids host Jub as she explains the different tastes fruits give off while The Witchety Grubs sing their song, all the good things.

Look, listen, learn and dance with Mugu Kids host Jub as she explains the different tastes fruits give off while The Witchety Grubs sing their song, all the good things.

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