Junior scientist Josephine shows us how to split a light bean and expose all the colours of the rainbow. The light emitted from a regular torch appears white, but when passed through a prism it changes speed and disperses across the differing wavelengths, giving you each colour in the visible spectrum. To conduct this experiment at home, you will need a few torches, a glass prism, red, green and blue cellophane, rubber bands and a darkened room.
Arthropods comprise the phylum Euarthropoda and are invertebrates characterised by their external skin or exoskeleton (integument), a segmented body and jointed limbs that come in pairs. Join junior scientist Carrick as he explores all the incredible arthropods found in our backyard, common critters such as ants, spiders, dragonflies and even crabs. Listen as he explains how ants use pheromones to communicate and spiders use vibration to identify their prey.
Ever wondered how a computer works and what it looks like inside? Junior scientist Carrick takes us on a tour of all the hardware inside a computer. From the motherboard to the CPU (central processing unit) and hard drive, Carrick explains where to find it and what it does.
Visit a conservation park to learn about these three different birds that were all born to fly
Three kids, one minute, 60 works of art to discover in this sassy series where these characters never mince their words!
An amazing new machine that can scan the skin for cancers. The machine consist of 3D camera that detect the skin mutations. The data is sent to computers to determine any unusual skin defects.
Martin Jurg demonstrates the use of the world's largest 3D metal printer to make both large and small components, melting powdered metal with lasers to create a solid objects.
Flinders University marine archaeologist John McCarthy explains how digital cameras and photogrammetry are used to create 3D models of shipwrecks.
Can you imagine being able to print a toy or piece of jewellery? Well now it's possible. Dr Mike Burton an Engineering Designer
RMIT University engineering designer Mike Burton demonstrates how a 3D printer is used to print objects in plastic, resin and rubber.
Enable Australia volunteer Chris Ly demonstrates how a 3D-printed hand works, and explains why the designers made the design freely available online.
Questacon's Jake Clark demonstrates how to create a 3D figurine of Scope host Lee Constable, explaining how a scanner captures her shape, which is turned into a computer-aided design model, and then printed in layers with plastic filament and resin printers.
Behind The News (BTN) is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and to mark the milestone we take a stroll down memory lane with a documentary looking back at the history of the show.
Reporter Emma Davis explains why the Murray-Darling Basin Plan was put into place, the importance of water in the ecosystem, and allegations that some irrigators were stealing water that should be made available to others downstream.
A very brief scene with a focus on similes and metaphors that could be used as a discussion starter.
Scott is here to talk to keeper Kerry Bebbington about a member of the Totally Wild family Bo, the capuchin monkey. Following up, and finding the cute fella fightingfit these days, we find out he's also got himself a girlfriend! We learn about bonding two animals completely strange to each other. Through a very slow introduction process, Coco is now sharing food and a sleeping box with Bo. Can a little one be far behind
A little girl is born with a mysterious bump on her bottom that soon grows into a beautiful tail that expresses her emotions. It wags her joy, flicks her anger, droops in sadness, or hooks into a curious question mark. The little girl's parents proudly celebrate their daughter's uniqueness, encouraging her exuberant self-expression. At school, her tail inspires magical make-believe adventures with her friends, transforming into a snake or dragon, an explorer's telescope or a magic wand.
Harrison shows why arches are a good choice for structures by having kids perform an experiment.