Reducing the impact of heavy metals on the environment
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Reducing the impact of heavy metals on the environment

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Scientists are trialing the use of the Australian national floral emblem, golden wattle, to reduce the environmental impact of heavy metals from abandoned mine sites

Scientists are trialing the use of the Australian national floral emblem, golden wattle, to reduce the environmental impact of heavy metals from abandoned mine sites

How bacteria spoils meat
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How bacteria spoils meat

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CSIRO's Tamsyn Stanborough demonstrates how pseudomonas bacteria makes meat go off when it isn't stored at a low temperature, and explains the research process by which she is ...

CSIRO's Tamsyn Stanborough demonstrates how pseudomonas bacteria makes meat go off when it isn't stored at a low temperature, and explains the research process by which she is learning about how and why bacteria makes the food spoil.

The impact of microbeads on the environment
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The impact of microbeads on the environment

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Scientists are researching the impact of microbeads on the environment in particular the effects they have on fish once they enter our waterways.

Scientists are researching the impact of microbeads on the environment in particular the effects they have on fish once they enter our waterways.

Dealing with upsetting stories on the news
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Dealing with upsetting stories on the news

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Students discuss how they feel when they see upsetting stories on the news and process how they should react and respond when they see a sad or scary story. A child ...

Students discuss how they feel when they see upsetting stories on the news and process how they should react and respond when they see a sad or scary story. A child psychologist joins the conversations to provide some helpful hints and insights as well.

Donating blood
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Donating blood

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Emma and Riley go to donate blood, teaching us all about the process and how important it is, the different blood types and the difference between giving blood and donating plasma.

Emma and Riley go to donate blood, teaching us all about the process and how important it is, the different blood types and the difference between giving blood and donating plasma.

What's the right way to discipline children?
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What's the right way to discipline children?

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Examine different viewpoints within the debate on how to properly discipline children. On one hand, one leader is open to the return of corporal punishment while another feels ...

Examine different viewpoints within the debate on how to properly discipline children. On one hand, one leader is open to the return of corporal punishment while another feels that evening putting kids in timeout is going too far. This video also allows students to take part in the discussion.

Working to preserve Australia's native plants
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Working to preserve Australia's native plants

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A group of students work to bring native plant life back to the area surrounding their school. Without some of the native plant life being preserved, many animals that call ...

A group of students work to bring native plant life back to the area surrounding their school. Without some of the native plant life being preserved, many animals that call Australia home are having a harder time finding a place to live. By pulling up weeds and planting some of these native plants, these students are restoring Australia's natural beauty and rebuilding homes for many animals.

Investigating a brush fire
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Investigating a brush fire

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Phil is a fire investigator and he shows us how he goes about investigating the cause of a brushfire. From where it started to how it began, he uses neat gadgets and other ...

Phil is a fire investigator and he shows us how he goes about investigating the cause of a brushfire. From where it started to how it began, he uses neat gadgets and other investigative tools to understand how the fire occurred and what can be done to prevent others.

Confidence key to professional motocross
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Confidence key to professional motocross

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Motocross coaches Jody Herson and Scott Bishop explain the relationship between training and determination in developing the skills and confidence to pursue a career as a ...

Motocross coaches Jody Herson and Scott Bishop explain the relationship between training and determination in developing the skills and confidence to pursue a career as a professional rider.

Solo flight around Australia
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Solo flight around Australia

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Meet a young teenager from Hobart has just become the youngest person to fly solo around Australia. BTN caught up with him during the record attempt to find out why he decided ...

Meet a young teenager from Hobart has just become the youngest person to fly solo around Australia. BTN caught up with him during the record attempt to find out why he decided to do it.

Thorny devil lizard skin and diet
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Thorny devil lizard skin and diet

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Alice Springs Desert Park's Peter Nunn reveals some of the characteristics of Central Australia's thorny devil lizard, including is spikey, camouflaging, water-wicking skin, ...

Alice Springs Desert Park's Peter Nunn reveals some of the characteristics of Central Australia's thorny devil lizard, including is spikey, camouflaging, water-wicking skin, and its need to eat 500 to 1000 ants a day.

Kangaroo Sanctuary's rescued 'roos
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Kangaroo Sanctuary's rescued 'roos

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Brolga "Kangaroo Dundee" Barns introduces Natalie Hunter to some of the rescued kangaroos the team at Alice Springs' Kangaroo Sanctuary have rehabilitated, including Milly, ...

Brolga "Kangaroo Dundee" Barns introduces Natalie Hunter to some of the rescued kangaroos the team at Alice Springs' Kangaroo Sanctuary have rehabilitated, including Milly, Tilly and Roger, the "ripped" red kangaroo.

Fossil footprints on Kangaroo Island
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Fossil footprints on Kangaroo Island

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Palaeontologist Aaron Camens explains what the fossilised footprints of animals such as thylacines (Tasmanian tigers) and diprotodontids reveal about animal life on Kangaroo ...

Palaeontologist Aaron Camens explains what the fossilised footprints of animals such as thylacines (Tasmanian tigers) and diprotodontids reveal about animal life on Kangaroo Island.

Recording and creating sounds for TV
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Recording and creating sounds for TV

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Kelly Morris explains how sound technicians and foley artists record and create sounds for TV shows and movies, introducing some of the techniques used to recreate the sounds ...

Kelly Morris explains how sound technicians and foley artists record and create sounds for TV shows and movies, introducing some of the techniques used to recreate the sounds of polar bears walking on ice or the breaking of bones.

Whaling laws
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Whaling laws

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Though much of the whaling industry has been shut down by international laws, Japan has found a loophole that allows them to kill whales for research and then sell what's left ...

Though much of the whaling industry has been shut down by international laws, Japan has found a loophole that allows them to kill whales for research and then sell what's left over as food. It's an important industry for the country and the attempt to shut it down has sparked much debate, which this video examines.

Aids awareness
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Aids awareness

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Learn about the differences between HIV and AIDS, how the disease is contracted and what sort of research is being done to help find a cure. This video helps bring awareness ...

Learn about the differences between HIV and AIDS, how the disease is contracted and what sort of research is being done to help find a cure. This video helps bring awareness and understanding to those who don't know much about what AIDS is and how it affects people.

Alcohol and the developing brain
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Alcohol and the developing brain

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There are dangers and side effects to abusing alcohol at any age but drinking alcohol before your brain is fully developed is even more dangerous. Learn about how a child's ...

There are dangers and side effects to abusing alcohol at any age but drinking alcohol before your brain is fully developed is even more dangerous. Learn about how a child's brain differs from that of the adult and why it's one of many reasons that minors should not consume alcohol.

The history of the Olympic games
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The history of the Olympic games

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A group of kids reenact the ancient history of the Olympics, showing us how they started and grew over the course of several years in Ancient Greece. We also learn about the ...

A group of kids reenact the ancient history of the Olympics, showing us how they started and grew over the course of several years in Ancient Greece. We also learn about the man who relaunched them centuries later and how the tradition continues to promote worldwide competition to this day.