Kayne and Kamil travel to central Queensland in search of the very rare Hairy-Nosed Wombat. The name "wombat" comes from the Darug language spoken by the Aboriginal people who originally inhabited the Sydney area. There are three species of wombats in Australia, the Bare-Nosed or Common Wombat, the Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat and the Northern Hairy- Nosed Wombat. At up to 40kg, the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat is the largest of the three wombat species.
This program looks at our identity. What is identity and what factors influence it? It explores the idea that there are many parts to our personalities and that we are all individuals with our ideas, own choices to make and something special to offer.
The Great Australian Bight has been described as the edge of the world...so final and so dramatic is this arid coastline. This program looks at how the coastline came to be and explores the dynamic nature of the area and coastal features including the caves, blowholes and sand dunes.
Some of history's greatest characters serenade us with tales of their lives. Featuring the all-conquering Alexander the Great, the cash-loving Crassus, the feisty Joan of Arc, and the brilliant but miserable Charles Dickens.
There are extraordinary humans doing amazing deeds in the world so today we're checking out those HELPFUL PEOPLE! Plus, Alex is meeting some high-flying heroes and Emma's getting a lesson in first aid.
Harrison is visited by a microbiologist who helps him take a close look at an invisible world and figure out how to stop viruses from hurting us. In the name of science, Harrison performs a top secret experiment at an elementary school to find out how quickly germs can spread. Viewers at home learn how to grow their own fungus.
This series aims to encourage the development of mathematical ideas, generate enthusiasm and curiosity for maths, encourage discussion, and investigation and show maths in the real world. In this episode, odd, even and prime numbers as well as factors, rational numbers and divisibility rules.
As 2014 marks the centenary of the beginning of WWI, we thought it only fitting that Behind the News dedicate an entire Special to the Great War. We begin with the history of events that led up to the War before hearing from some of the soldiers who fought on the frontline through letters they left behind. Then young student, Lucinda, gives us a unique and poignant perspective on the War when she travels to the Western Front in search of an Aussies digger who died for his country. And finally we meet a boy named Anzac who has a very special connection to the War that changed the world.
Australia's climate and the factors related to size, location and shape that produce the diversity of temperatures and rainfall are discussed. The lesson shows that mapping climatic regions and linking these to human activity is important for the future sustainability of our environments.
This fascinating documentary analysis of Dahl's life and work shows how he drew upon his experience and vivid imagination to create stories. Today: The Greatest Secrets - How Dahl's life and experiences influenced his work.
There are more than 4000 species of mammals roaming, swimming and flying around the planet and on today's Totally Wild we're checking out a few! Including some mega-cute monotremes and aquatic acrobats!
Dick and Dom reveal the genius of astronomer Carline Herschel, the first woman to spot one of the most mysterious objects in our solar system, a comet. Inspired by her genius, they come up with an idea to make their own comet inspired movie.
Scope is taking off for another episode full of rockets, rockets and more rockets! From rockets made from balloons to space shuttles designed by NASA, and everything in between, this episode of Scope is a blast!
Each week on SCOPE we catch up on what the world's scientists have been up to - but have you ever wondered how they become scientists in the first place? Well this episode looks at that journey! We catch up with researchers and professions at different stages of their adventure through science; from junior F1 engineers, to a penguin researcher and an AFL fitness coach.
Do you know your Marks from your Francs... your Liras from your Pesetas? If you've no idea what I'm talking about then this story will interest you. As we see news stories about the struggling European currency, the Euro, we take a look at the currencies that were around before it... and we examine why many countries decided it would be a good idea to ditch their local currencies in favour of joining them together.
At some schools students can turn to a school chaplain like a priest or pastor to chat about any problems they might have. But there's been a debate about whether Christian helpers should be used in public schools that don't necessarily follow the Christian religion. We take a look at both sides of the argument.
Australia has seen a rise in the number of kids with eczema... now 1 in 4 has the skin condition. We take a look at what it is, how you get it and how it can be treated.
We examine a few interesting techniques that teachers are using to try to make science more fun for kids. From a national video competition... to a hands-on science lesson in the top end.
BtN goes along to an animal rescue centre to see how they work. We follow the journey of a dog from the moment it's picked up to when it finds a new home.
Cyclones, floods, bushfires and earthquakes might all be natural events but they have the power to cause immense damage and major destruction. Join Dr Rob as he goes on high alert and SCOPES out all the science behind natural disasters.
Cyberchase is a fun, fast-paced animated series encouraging Primary-aged viewers to see, think and practice Mathematics in their day-to-day lives. Today, With a plan to capture Aquarium's giant energy-feeding slug to drain Motherboard of her energy, Hacker heads off to Aquarium. To make matters worse, he has a secret device that can listen in on everybody's conversation.
In this Behind the News Special we focus on the good things kids do. From the guys going without to raise money for those less fortunate, to kids learning surf lifesaving and first aid to help save lives, there's a lot of good being done.
Dick and Dom reveal the genius of Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi, the man behind wireless communication. Inspired by Marconi's genius idea, Dick and Dom come up with their own genius idea, which involves Dick taking to the skies in a hang glider for an extreme radio broadcast.
In this BtN Special some indigenous kids tell us about their lives. Audrey shares the excitement of travelling to Canberra from her remote community near Alice Springs for the Indigenous Youth Parliament. Then there's Tanay, an Australian Taekwondo Champion who proudly uses her status to fight racism. And kids from the Yirrkala Community School in Arnhem Land tell us about their beautiful home.
Whether it's on two wheels, four wheels or no wheels at all, if it's got a hint of interesting you can bet it'll be on this episode of SCOPE all about interesting vehicles! We take to the skies in a plane with no engine, hit the streets in an amazing Gum Removal Vehicle and take a ride on the longest bicycle in the world!
Classic tales that have entertained and enchanted generations of kids all around the world are brought to life through contemporary animation. Today, when Sinbad the sailor is abandoned on an island he turns to a huge bird to help him return home to Bagdad.
Dick and Dom reveal the genius of Al Jazari, an ancient engineer who built mind-blowing machines that were designed to entertain and impress everyone who saw them. Influenced by Al Jazari's genius ideas, Dick and Dom come up with their own genius idea, when they build their own Al Jazari inspired robot.
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!
Science Bank is a series of programs which demonstrate a variety of science experiments with graphical explanations and real life applications. This episode: Exothermic and endothermic reactions, reaction rates and catalysts.
Science Bank is a series of programs which demonstrate a variety of science experiments with graphical explanations and real life applications. This episode: Responding to Stimuli - the eye, nervous system and plant tropisms.
Science Bank is a series of programs which demonstrate a variety of science experiments with graphical explanations and real life applications. This episode: Electrochemistry. Electrolysis of a melt; electrolysis of a solution; and electroplating.
Spread your wings and get ready to fly into an episode full of feathery science! Witness the incredible birds of prey in action, get up close to a baby penguin on Phillip Island, and examine how a budgie's natural talent to avoid obstacles could help develop tomorrow's flying technology.
Natalie visits a zoo committed to conserving gorillas and learns how recycling mobile phones can help reduce the threat of extinction.
FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN ANIMALS
Some relationships between animals can seem rather strange. Here we explore a unique bond between a dog and a rabbit.
Adam looks into some of the venemous marine creatures we should be aware of when venturing into the water.
BIRD EATING SPIDERS AS PETS
An unusual choice for a pet, Stacey checks out what is required to keep a bird eating spider as a pet.
One of the oceans most misunderstood inhabitants, Josh heads out to find out more about these creatures.
ANIMAL FIRST AID
People aren't the only ones that sometimes need first aid. What about your pets? How to help your pets in an emergency.
Science Bank is a series of programs that demonstrate a variety of science experiments with graphical explanations and real life applications. Today: Current, voltage and resistance are all related. This relationship is explored qualitatively and quantitatively through practical investigation. Graphics help explain the observed phenomena.
Science Bank is a series of programs that demonstrate a variety of science experiments with graphical explanations and real life applications. Today: This program explores the human digestive system. It demonstrates the experimental procedure for testing and identifying the four main food types. Practical investigation explains the activity of digestive enzymes and the processes involved in breaking down food. Graphics, x-rays and endoscopic photography examine the structure of the digestive system.
The delicate balance between the atmosphere and life on earth and other planets is discussed. Earth is referred to as Goldilock's planet in this episode as it is "just right" for life on earth when compared to Mars and Venus. This episode raises questions about changes in our planet's atmosphere and the impact of this on global warming.
Climatic change is the main focus of this episode and we examine long term climate change based on data from ice cores, tree rings and other evidence. This provides a perspective from which students can understand the current debate on global warming and draw logical conclusion based on past and current evidence.
Get ready to make a big splash as we dive into the science behind the wildlife that populates our oceans. We get up close and personal with a pod of humpback whales on the east coast of Australia, we explore the extraordinary eye sight of the mantis shrimp and Dr Rob visits Tangalooma to learn all about the diet of the bottlenose dolphin first hand.
This series aims to encourage the development of mathematical ideas, generate enthusiasm and curiosity for maths, encourage discussion, and investigation and show maths in the real world. In this episode, count in sixes, consider big numbers and go negative.