EveryBODY should be a PART of this episode of SCOPE that's all about bodies and their parts! We find out what it takes to build a prosthetic limb, check out a computer program that allows people to control other people's body parts via a Smart Phone, and learn about some animals that have a special talent - regrowing body parts!
2011 has been a year of natural disasters. In this special we take a look at the NZ earthquake, the catastrophic situation in Japan and how the SES plays a vital role in helping Australians cope with damage and loss.
There's been a lot of recent media coverage on gender equality - mainly centred on how the media and others deal with Australia's female Prime Minister. But what is gender equality and why are so many people sensitive to the role of women in society? These days women can aspire to the highest office in the land but it wasn't always so. BTN goes back in history to uncover some surprising facts.
This week the leaders of the eight countries that make up the organisation known as G8 are meeting to discuss some pressing world issues - issues that they don't always agree on. BTN looks at what the G8 is and what it does.
BTN meets some schoolkids who have been working on a fascinating project. They were each given the task of researching the life of an Australian Digger who fought in the First World War. Their research saw them travel to far way battlefields - and ultimately the soldiers' final resting place.
Aussie Rules football is a sport that's very much dominated by men. But recently the women's league has been getting a bit more attention. BTN talks to a young player who reckons more girls should get involved.
A trip to the movies is a lot sweeter with a box of popcorn. It's been sold in cinemas for decades...but not all corn can produce popcorn. BTN meets a leading grower to find out where popcorn comes from and how it pops.
By day, Travis Hague is a pest controller. By night he transforms himself into a filmmaker who creates elaborate motion time-lapse sequences that are undeniably gobsmacking.
The environment is always a topic of interest on BtN so in this Special we look at how we can help to protect it.
This episode of SCOPE will have your mouth watering as we serve up a delicious menu of food and science! Satisfy your appetite with a story on the science of sausage making, and fill up on the fascinating, and scientific, differences between green and red capsicums. Devour a whole lot of unusual facts about fruit and vegetables, and treat your sweet tooth by learning how to extract DNA from strawberries!
How can an expensive gift cause a powerful politician to lose his job? We're taking a look at corruption this week; Each year on the 25th of April, we commemorate the lives of Australians who died in war. But for one young boy, the day has extra significance; Sometimes, it's hard enough to get through the day when you're feeling good. So imagine doing it with constant pain gnawing at you, on top of everything else; As they spread west, cane toads are starting to cause big problems for native Goannas and; The royals are here and they're making a big splash wherever they go.
This week on SCOPE we're all about anything and everything that's science! We've searched far and wide to bring you a random selection of the best stories around. See tonnes of potatoes make their way through a potato processing plant. Check out a mozzie lab that is home to a variety of little bloodsuckers all in the name of research. And take a ride on the largest observation wheel in the Southern Hemisphere - the Melbourne Star - and discover how science makes it work!
In this episode of SCOPE we are mad for everything marine! Set sail for the oceans of Antarctica with a young scientist who is studying ocean acidification, cast a line with a jellyfish scientist in search of new jellyfish species, and tackle some marine debris with a Marine Ecologist. And if you've caught a case of marine mania, don't worry because there's a salty science experiment for every budding scientist to try!
If you're feeling good, you'll be feeling great after this episode dedicated to the grooviest letter in the alphabet - G! Get the latest and greatest in guppy research, go for a workout with some A-grade gymnasts to learn all about the science behind their sport, and get up close to the action in a glassblowing workshop. You can even go for gold with some DIY science projects of your very own when our Junior Scientists show us how to experiment with gravity tricks and make a glowing sign.
Hold on tight and brace yourself! This week on SCOPE you're in for a science-y ride as we discover some of the fastest and slowest science around. Jump aboard a rollercoaster and find out why science is an important part of the fun! Head to the zoo to discover everything you need to know about world's slowest reptiles, and train with some top athletes and find out how their coaches test their speediness! You can even try some speedy science of your own by experimenting with some lollies and soft drink to create one fast and fizzy chemical reaction!
Based on the much loved Australian children's classic by Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins, My Place tells the story of the children who live in one place over 130 years. In episode five, Sofia is a spy for the yayas and she's determined to get rid of her brother Michaelis's non-Greek girlfriend before he leaves for Vietnam.
BtN stories this week cover the upcoming federal budget, the overuse of antibiotics, should cyclists have to be licensed? Plus there's teacher resources available for stories on Volunteer Week and Robot Girls!
This program sets up the idea that our self-esteem is something that can change depending on the situation and how we manage it. It looks at the benefits of high self-esteem and identifies skills for boosting self-esteem such as; knowing our strengths, taking on challenges, staying calm and helpful thinking (self talk).
This week on SCOPE we are pointing our microscope in the direction of some weird and wonderful sports! We have a roaring good time discovering the science in dragon boat racing. We bounce our way into a game of trampoline dodgeball, and serve up a story on the historical sport of real tennis. Dr Rob even gets in on the action and tries his hand at a very unusual variation of golf that involves frisbees!
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!
BtN takes a look at how you become a candidate for election and cover stories on Racism, Bitter Sweet, Space Lab and Fossil Find.
A boy finds a ring of invisibility and must decide what to do with it. This film explores the concept of morality, considering how we know the difference between right and wrong and where our motives for behaviour come from. It encourages children to reflect on the origins of morality; whether it be parents and teachers, a religion, or whether we are born knowing the difference between right and wrong.
At a loss for words? Expand your vocabulary with these unique terms from some of Australia's 300 Indigenous languages.