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).
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!
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!
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.
Tony Abbott will soon travel to Arnhem Land, as part of his election commitment to spend a week each year in an aboriginal community whilst he's Prime Minister. It's the first time a serving PM has undertaken such a trip, which is expected to shine a light on the issues facing indigenous communities there. In the lead up to his visit, we asked some kids from the area to give us an early insight into what the PM might see and learn when he arrives. There are teacher resources for this story as well as our story on Alcohol Damage.
Get your weekly dose of scientific goodness with Dr Rob this Thursday in yet another jam-packed episode of SCOPE! Learn how scientists track one of ocean's smallest creatures; the prawn, discover what happens when art and science meet in a segment all about icy art and find out what scientific principles play a role in creating the greatest side dish of them all; hot chips!
Once friendships have been made is it all smooth sailing? This program looks at common friendship challenges like arguments, exclusion, gossiping and teasing. It presents strategies to help children deal with these situations, communication, negotiation, assertiveness, co-operation and staying calm.
Wes finds out how a big green laser in the sky can help with climate change and tracks down a penguin researcher who's researching emperor penguin chicks - just where do these chicks take their "happy feet" when they leave the Antarctic continent?
Join Dr Rob at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary as he takes SCOPE to all new heights in an episode dedicated entirely to our arboreal friends! Say hello to our local stick insect enthusiast Allanah as she talks you though everything you could want to know about these curious creatures, find out why koalas spend all day hugging trees and discover what it takes to become a bird keeper!
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!
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!
There's a lot of discussion going on at the moment about Australia's citizenship laws. The government wants to be able to take away some people's citizenship if they commit acts of terrorism, but some politicians don't think that's right. We look at what citizenship is, how you get it and why many say it's so important. There's teacher resources for that story and Magna Carta.
Whether it's big or small, got feathers or fins, you can guarantee it's covered on this episode of SCOPE - It's all about the science of animals! We head out to the Bunya Mountains to track some micro-bats. We discover what it takes to look after an infant gorilla and we hit up the lab for some research on frog fungus!
Take a walk on the wild side with Dr Rob for an episode all about science of the wild variety! Learn all about the efforts to bring the Bilby back from the brink of extinction; discover where your cat goes when it steps out the door and find out how geckos give liquids the flick!
Grab a hard hat and your favourite high-visibility vest as we set out to engineer an episode all about exactly that: engineering! There's some smelly science as we harness the power of the toilet, we look at a robot inspired by one of the deadliest sea creatures on the planet and discover what it takes to travel past the speed of sound!
Your body is a temple, and that temple is teaming with science! Join Dr Rob as we discover why we are, the way we are. We check in with our favourite medical student turned doctor for some fun body facts about the nose, there's some eyes of the bionic variety and a computer that can read your mind!
Dick and Dom reveal the genius of the Wright Brothers, the men behind the first ever powered and controlled flight. Inspired by the Wright Brothers' genius idea, they come up with their own genius idea, which involves a terrifying flight in a stunt plane.
Herpetologist Luke Allen has been breeding Inland Taipans for venom collection but his gene pool has become dangerously small. He urgently needs some help in finding and safely containing a new Taipan for breeding purposes. Enter Kayne, who needs to get an Inland Taipan a date.
With a lot of Queensland and NSW in its second year of drought, farmers have been calling for emergency assistance. Now, the Federal Government has agreed to help. We also take a look at the controversial food labelling plan.
Have you ever wondered how you'd react if a natural disaster was heading for you? We take a look at an amazing experiment which created some fake disasters to see how ordinary families would react in dangerous situations. Plus, Queensland has become the latest state to announce a ban on commercial solariums and hear about the journey refugees undertake before they get to Australia.
Robynn Cook is a midwife at Coffs Harbour Hospital. After 40 years on the job, she's lost count of the number of babies she's helped enter the world but she continues to bring her warmth to the birthing rooms.
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.
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!
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 bring you what's cool and what's hot in science - literally! We chill out in a factory that makes ice, and keep cool with a scientist who has the coldest job at the zoo - looking after penguins. We then warm up with a blacksmith who shows us how hot gold is poured and solidified, and then head over to a bakery to check out how heat, dough and science are all important in making delicious hot bread.
A series revolving around ancient Dreamtime stories. In this episode, a song man is searching for his dreaming body so that he can finally feel complete. He asks all the animals until he finds out who is carrying the spirit of his fathers.
Glenda Scrase is the Principal at St. Francis Primary School in Hughenden, Queensland. Glenda is young, she wears bright dresses and designer shoes and her top priority is making the school a happy place.
This week on Scope we are crashing and bashing our way through a rather destructive episode... all in the name of science! Join us as we get some air in a monster truck, experiment with some water balloons, demolish a building or two and have a smashing time with glass!
Get ready for an episode dedicated to the simplest and lightest element of all! See how hydrogen is made on a commercial scale, find out how hydrogen helps to gather information about the weather and meet some hydrogen-producing algae!
You probably know that oxygen is important to our survival, and the survival of most life forms on the planet... but what else does it do? Well, take a deep breath and get to know the 8th element of the periodic table! This week, we turn up the heat with a little oxywelding, stay a night at an altitude hotel and introduce ourselves to liquid oxygen.
There's been a mass shooting in America which has killed lots of people. Now there's a lot of talk about whether the U.S. needs to tighten its gun laws. We take a look at that debate and we also examine Australia's rules on gun control.
The Olympics is one of the greatest shows on earth... but not everyone's allowed to show it. We take a look at the multi-million dollar TV rights deal for the Olympics. The rules of this contract are so strict that the Olympics are pretty much off limits for most TV programs, including BtN.
Obesity has been a problem in the western world for a long time. But now developing countries, which once struggled even to feed their populations, have started to develop big problems with obesity. Nathan looks at how obesity has spread around the world and examines the health issues that have come with it.
Can you imagine living in a world without money? It sounds a bit far fetched... but we're just talking about getting rid of actual hard cash, the notes and coins that we use every day. So many transactions are done online or at the swipe of a card and new technologies are going to make this even more common. Some people think this may mean the end for notes and coins.
Kids and Cows
For kids in the country handling cattle is a way of life. It's also a kind of sport and there are competitions around the country were young cattle handlers show off their skills. Sarah had a look at a cattle show that's just for kids.