Junior scientist Caleb shows us how to make a simple device to measure rainfall. You'll need a 2L plastic bottle, modelling clay, a ruler and a maker. Measuring rain helps us understand seasonal changes, provide better forecasts and study patterns in our weather. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is Australia's national weather, climate and water agency. By measuring rain, the BoM can tell us about rainfall across the country and assist Australians dealing with drought, floods and storms.
Meet an orangutan at the zoo and find out how keepers entertain him for the day. Also discover why they need protecting.
AFL is a tough sport. Here we join an elite team to find out just how hard it is.
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
A more scientific look at the different bugs and minibeasts that live around a creek, including what they are, how they cope living there and how to count and study them safely.
Learn what it takes to become a world class acrobat.
Alex participates in a Manu Toa Haka group. The tradition originated in New Zealand from Maori dances and a war dance in particular. Older schoolage boys have adapted this mode of energy release and bonding to help their brothers meet their goals in life. For instance, to make good grades, and stop slacking off. Performing traditional dance and embracing their cultural identity has indeed helped give each of the young men in the group renewed focus and drive in their individual lives.
Alex gamely gets into a training session with an elite AFL team. The prematch stretching and pushups look like enough to do anyone in. The tackling techniques leave our man flat out,and he's a powerful kicker, but no straightshooter.Extra points for keeping up with some of these young bucks, with comparable huffing and puffing!
Go for a glide through the water on a jet-powered chair originally designed to allow disabled people to enjoy water sports.
Meet the Manu Toa Haka group formed to encourage at-risk students.
Duane works with gymnastics coach and tripleworld champion Yuriy Stepchenkov. We glimpse scintillating routines being practised by his top Aussie girls team. Duane gets into the safety harness, trying a couple of high leaps in the air and later, even joins a choreography session with the girls. H plays with the boys too, and we are get a full appreciation for the hours and hours of practice these awesome acrobatic routines take!
Jet Chair instructor Rhys Barnes talks to Kellyn about this firstofitskind, fun chair in Australia!jet powered with the rider controlling movements with hand controls, the sensation can feel a lot like surfing. Kellyn speaks with one participant who has cerebral palsy and describes the Jet Chair experience as just that.The Jet Chairr was first designed for disabled people, and anyone no matter what their abilities can give it a good whirl!
Mister Arty takes a look back in time, exploring arty ideas and the inspiration behind Wassily Kandinsky's famous abstract paintings.
Mister Arty and his Mini Makers make a spotty dotty, arty party picture, and you can too! All you need is some bubble wrap, paper card, bottle caps, bouncy balls, paint brushes and paint.
Students employ the help of cats and dogs as pet therapy helps them to relax and prepare for upcoming exams. This video shows how pet therapy can help with everything from anxiety to heart health or even assisting someone with autism.
Kids who are active in sports can sometimes run the risk of injuries, such as a concussion. This video explains how concussions occur and talks about some of the preventive measures student athletes and others can take to protect themselves.
Students take part in a mosaic art project that allows them to learn about the relationship between Aboriginal and Muslim people in Australia, from how they came together to how the different cultures influenced and helped one another.
At a loss for words? Expand your vocabulary with these unique terms from some of Australia's 300 Indigenous languages.