The Biological World:
On this episode of SCOPE; we put our living, breathing planet under the microscope as we explore the biological world! We learn all about the bizarre looking weedy sea dragon, we take an in-depth look at our teeth and we explore how fish tell each other apart!
Weedy Sea Dragon:
Meet Sam Fawke from SeaLife Melbourne Aquarium, as he explains the intricacies of breeding one of the world's most bizarre looking sea creatures; the weedy sea dragon!
What's in a Tooth?:
Teeth aren't just great at chewing food! As Kathleen Paul from the University of Adelaide explains, they can also help scientists learn about human evolution and our collective past!
DIY Science - Does your nose know?:
Flowers don't just smell great to us. Their aroma is also used to attract birds and insects! But what part of the flower has the most pungent scent and why? Junior Scientist Marnie investigates!
The cane toad has been invading backyards around Australia for more than 80 years! Luckily for us, scientists like Dr Ben Phillips and Emily Gregg from Melbourne University, are working around the clock to put a halt on the spread of these pesky pests once and for all!
Funny Fish Face:
What do human and fish both have in common? They can recognise their friend's faces! Well, that is according to Dr Uli Siebeck from the University of Queensland! She's been researching how fish use UV patterns on their faces to recognise each other!
All that and more on another enriching episode of SCOPE: where the ordinary becomes extraordinary!
Aunt Vera would like her electric portrait fixing, it has a broken circuit. Vlad is reluctant for Dave to fix it as he thinks that the painting is horrible. Dave shows Vlad how an electric circuit works.
Sky diving without a plane...or a parachute? Alex is finding out all about indoor sky diving while Seamus spends the day shearing and rounding up the flock as he tries his hand at being a sheep farmer.
Stan lives for the wind. The slightest bit of wind and he's out on a Dutch beach, kite-surfing. With a big kite and a kiteboard he swooshes over the water and makes really high jumps. The stronger the wind, the better. That's why Stan wants to know all about the wind and, most of all, how you can use the wind to jump as high as possible.
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!!
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.
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.
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!
Prepare yourself for an encounter of the strange, random and weird, because today we're looking at exotic animals. Alex discovers what a binturong is and Nat's getting face to face with a komodo dragon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The doctors get competitive in a race to reveal what happens when blood vessels get blocked, Dr Xand goes for some physiotherapy, and Dr Chris is out with the emergency services helping a man with chest pain.
Science is all around us! From the chlorophyll in the trees to the hydrogen in clouds. On this episode of SCOPE we take an in-depth look into the science that populates the world around us. There are plants getting stressed out, a species saved from extinction and the fascinating weather events of El Nino and La Nina!
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).