Totally Rubbish is a fresh, exciting art show where our presenters Michelle Ackerley and Nigel Clarke turn useless rubbish into amazing, useful stuff... The program focuses on recycling, upcycling and repurposing and each episode is packed full of original and cool ideas. In the first episode, Michelle and Nigel help Omar find a solution for his sweet wrappers, taking inspiration from an artist who uses them in her work. Find out how to make a Splat Attack to prank your friends, a cool bag out of plastic bags and a CD Hovercraft Balloon. We check in with the 'Totally Famous' Andy Warhol and we check out how to make music in a junkyard!
Today we're taking you on stage and behind the scenes to find out how performers do their thing! We're getting a taste of some Bollywood and Irish dancing and hitting the d-floor on some roller skates!
Should overseas groups be allowed to donate money to Australian politicians?
That's the question many are asking after Labor Senator Sam Dastyari allowed a Chinese company to pay a bill for him totalling $1670.82.
He says the company expected nothing in return. But others say the payment is not okay.
We take a look at both sides of the debate.
15 YEARS SINCE 9/11:
Fifteen years ago, on the morning of September the 11th, one event in America changed the world forever.
We take a look back at the World Trade Centre attacks to find out what happened and how the world has changed since.
It's now spring in Australia, a time when trees turn green and the weather finally warms up.
It's also the time when some very aggressive black and white birds decide to randomly swoop down on kids everywhere.
We take a look at why magpies act like this and what you can do to protect yourself.
ROALD DHAL CENTENARY:
On the 13th of September the world will mark what would've been Roald Dahl's 100th birthday.
The British writer is still one of the most successful kids' authors in history, with 17 best-selling titles to his name.
We find out more about Dhal's life and take a closer look at some of his stories.
TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas -
English / Literature / Examining Literature:
Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readers' interest by using various techniques, for example character development and plot tension Year 4
Identify, describe, and discuss similarities and differences between texts, including those by the same author or illustrator, and evaluate characteristics that define an author's individual style Year 6
English / Language / Language variation and change:
Understand that the pronunciation, spelling and meanings of words have histories and change over time Year 5
English / Literature / Creating literature:
Create literary texts that experiment with structures, ideas and stylistic features of selected authors Year 5
English / Literacy / Interpreting, analysing, evaluating:
Analyse strategies authors use to influence readers Year 6
The Paralympics are getting underway so it's a great time introduce you to one of the youngest members of the Australian team.
Her name is Isis and she'll be competing on the track in Rio.
We'll also check in with the 15-year old's class back in Australia to find out how they'll be cheering her on during the games.
TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED:
Learning Areas -
Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health:
Investigate the benefits to individuals and communities of valuing diversity and promoting inclusivity Years 7 & 8
Movement and Physical Activity / Learning through movement:
Modify rules and scoring systems to allow for fair play, safety and inclusive participation Years 7 & 8
HASS / Inquiry and skills / Questioning:
Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges Years 5 & 6
Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science:
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Years 5 & 6
Chris and Xand join forces once again as Operation Ouch takes over Alder Hey to reveal the incredible things that go on behind the scenes and on the wards of one of Europe's largest children's hospitals.
Old grandfather shares wonderful tales about Kirikou's childhood, when he helped the men and women from his own village and from other villages, too. Kirikou's courage and intelligence helped the Strong Woman whose roof had been destroyed by Karaba the witch; he used his cunning to find the Old Grouch, lost on the savannah; the secret of the Blue Monster; and the magical powers of music.
Today we are catching up with crews who have always got your back. Stacey's checking out a garden providing some much needed fun for hospital patients and Duane's meeting a chiropractor treating horses.
Follow the journey of 12 year old Maya as she joins seasoned ABC journalists as a political journalist covering the 2016 Australian Federal Election for ABC3's Behind the News (BtN). #BtNRookieReporter.
The doctors take a closer look inside their ears to prove how earwax has a really important job to do. Meanwhile over in Accidents and Emergency one patient has injured her toe and another has swallowed a hair clip.
Join wildlife expert Tim Faulkner as he wrestles saltwater crocodiles, wrangles deadly Taipan's and milks Funnel-web spiders; all of this is a morning's work for this hands on reptile park operations manager.
We find out why the government might take the unusual option of a double dissolution election; we take a closer look at an emerging threat to our oceans and seas; we'll play some of the best videos from schools about stamping out bullying; banks normally look after money. But have you ever heard of a bank that looks after seeds?; a new study has found that many Aussie kids don't know where their food comes from and; after watching her aunt fight cancer, 10 year-old Madeline decided she wanted to do something to help kids in a similar situation.
Keeping kids safe is the topic we tackle in this BtN Special. From the question of whether it should be compulsory for all kids to take swimming lessons, to teaching kids how to resuscitate, we give you all the facts.
Steve looks back at some of his past encounters with the creatures, including his search for grey wolves in Yellowstone National Park, and his quests to see the rare Ethiopian wolf and the critically endangered red wolf.
Steve Backshall visits an extreme environments laboratory to learn how animals survive in frozen climates. He is frozen and thrown in icy waters to see how his body reacts in comparison to those in the natural world.
It's time to head up, up and away on this episode of Scope that has Dr Rob with his head in the clouds - LITERALLY!!! We take a tour of a helicopter factory; Look out how Whales are providing the inspiration for wings and our Host with the most takes flight in a blimp!!
The Capital of Science:
London, Tokyo, Paris; these are some of the capitals of the world! But where exactly is the capital of science? Join Dr Rob as he makes the case for Canberra with a jam-packed scientific episode of SCOPE! We head out to NASA's Deep Space Communication Complex, we learn all about Australia's flora at the National Arboretum and we explore the science of bushfires at the CSIRO's Pyrotron!
Deep Space Communication Complex:
Welcome to the largest radar dish in the southern hemisphere! Dr Rob catches up with Dr Nagle from the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex as he explains how this incredible machine communicates with the stars.
Dishing up Science:
This solar panel is a little different to those you might find on top of some suburban homes. Meet Dr John Pye from the Australian National University who has developed one of the largest parabolic solar dishes in the world!
Sowing our Seeds:
Banks are often used to keep money safe. But Adam Burgess from the National Arboretum in Canberra works to keep, not money, but Australia's unique flora safe for future generations.
Igniting Fire Science:
Dr Rob heads out to the CSIRO's HQ to catch up with Fire Scientist Andrew Sullivan and learn all about how their amazing 'pyrotron' device is helping predict bushfires!
So join Dr Rob for a brand new episode of SCOPE; where the ordinary becomes extraordinary
Dr Chris swallows a super cool camera pill to follow the journey that food makes through his body. And Dr Xand explains how strong our bones are and meets someone who has developed the technology to grow bones!
Boudica turns against her Roman masters and unleashes her Wrecking Ball on Colchester, St Albans and London. We also meet famous Emperors Caligula and Nero, dishing out their unique brand of Imperial mastiness.
What's sometimes stinky, has blood to donate, can paint your sky technicolour, can be traced up a gum tree and even offer some medical invention from deep beneath the sea? Well it's nature of course!!! We look at the scientific testing that goes into animal blood donations, explore the new species of dung beetle helping our agricultural industries and we track some koalas to see what impact climate change is having.
Strap yourself in as we stand on the edge - the Cutting Edge of Medicine. Join Dr Rob as he delves deep into the amazing world of Medicine. We dive sunny-side up into egg allergies, we look at the breakthrough that could help stop the spread of Influenza and we learn how to make some tasty plasma.
This week BtN is taking a special look at some of the issues that come with kids using social media; we look at one country that's managed to eradicate ebola; an international day for toilets; we find out how to become an astronaut and a new program to help young people who have moved to Australia.
Vlad the vampire is housesitting his Aunt Vera's spooky mansion. He's scared of everything! The dark, creaks and squeaks in the night, car horns and even his own shadow! His young friend Kate isn't afraid of anything and thinks it's about time that Vlad wasn't either. With the help of her handyman dad, they fix up Vlad's house and, using some fun experiments anyone can do at home, teach him that he shouldn't be afraid.
Set in Mister Maker's Arty Pad this series feels like a 'live event' with the focus being on the interaction with the Mini Makers. It covers everything creative - not just arts and crafts for the ultimate celebration of arts.
Dr Rob had a farm, E-I-E-I-O! And on his farm he discovered some science E-I-E-I-O! That's right! This episode is all about the science of agriculture. We find out what it takes to grow a field of watermelons, visit a school of the agricultural variety and discover the power of bovine burps!