Celebrate and explore the history of DC Comics, the creator of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Captain Marvel, Teen Titans, Green Arrow, Aquaman, the Justice League and many other superheroes. Founded in 1934 as National Allied Publications, the company that would one day become DC Comics virtually created the comic book, publishing the first comic of all-original material. In the spring of 1938, the first superhero story appeared in Action Comics #1, introducing Superman. Other soon-to-be icons would follow. Today, DC Comics publishes more than 80 titles a month and close to 1000 issues a year and is the largest and most diverse English-language publisher of comic books in the world.
Today, Stacey explores the world of Indigenous art, where painting and storytelling go handinhand. She's talking to Indigenous Interpretation Officer Jarred Fogarty, who shows us amazing totems from Ramingining. Stacey gets her face painted in the dolphin motif, while the different dabs of colour and their meanings are explained. Sharing the stories expressed through paintings like rock art for instance is keeping Indigenous culture alive, and that's what it's all about!
Today, trainer Francisca McDonald teaches Kellyn about dog agility. Francisca participates in this event as shown by her very fit body. She also loves to train others, and we meet a young girl and her dog who are totally enthusiastic about the bonding and exercise they get out of it. Border collies are featured, and they move like lightning. At the end, Kellyn gives the course of tunnels and hurdles a go. The energy whipped up with her canine companion leaves us laughing and in awe!
While submarines seem a little cramped and operate under the ocean (not the most appealing getaway spot), they can actually be really helpful for the country's Navy. Find out about the plan to add more submarines to the fleet and why some feel they are such an important asset.
Budget 2017 - Housing Affordability:
The 2017 budget has been released and one of the big talking points is the measures included to try to help people afford their first home. It a problem a lot of people have been talking about, so we'll explain how the price of a home has changed over the years and what can be done about it.
In France, laws have just been introduced that make it illegal to hire unhealthily thin models. Also, ads featuring photo-shopped images there must now be clearly labelled. We take a look at what effect these changes might have and ask you if you think they would be valuable here.
TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health / Being healthy, safe and active:
Identify and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
Examine how identities are influenced by people and places
Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health / Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing:
Examine the influence of emotional responses on behaviour and relationships Years 5 and 6
Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health / Contributing to healthy and active communities:
Investigate the role of preventive health in promoting and maintaining health, safety and wellbeing for individuals and their communities Years 5 and 6
War on Waste - School Waste:
A school in Adelaide is on a mission to wipe out waste. So much so, they're aiming to be completely bin-less by the end of the year. We take a look at their plan and find out how you could do the same in your school too.
BTN Investigates - How does the Internet Work?:
This week on BTN Investigates, Oliver asks 'how does the internet work?' We log on to the best research, dial up some experts and link you to more internet cliches than you can handle as we net an answer to Oliver's tricky question.
Screen It Competition:
If you're a budding young film maker, animator and video game creator, this story is for you. The Australian Centre for the Moving Image has just opened entries for this year's national 'Screen IT' competition. It asks school students to create and submit a short film or video game. We catch up with two schools who've just started getting their entries ready.
TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
The Arts / Media Arts:
Use media technologies to create time and space through the manipulation of images, sounds and text to tell stories Years 3 and 4
Investigate and devise representations of people in their community, including themselves, through settings, ideas and story structure in images, sounds and text Years 3 and 4
Explore representations, characterisations and points of view of people in their community, including themselves, using settings, ideas, story principles and genre conventions in images, sounds and text Years 5 and 6
Develop skills with media technologies to shape space, time, movement and lighting within images, sounds and text Years 5 and 6
Plan, structure and design media artworks that engage audiences Years 7 and 8
Analyse how technical and symbolic elements are used in media artworks to create representations influenced by story, genre, values and points of view of particular audiences Years 7 and 8
The Behind the News team reports on the #deletefacebook movement amid Facebook's plans to make users' information more secure; see what songs have been added to the National Recording Registry at the US Library of Congress; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sports results.
The Behind the News Team gives a brief overview of the difference between US and Australian elections, provides a platform for Microsoft founder Bill Gates to talk toilets, and broadcasts rare footage of the Aurora Australis.
The Behind the News team prepares viewers for the upcoming daylight savings time change, reports on the drought-relieving drenching in parts of New South Wales and takes a look at the spell being cast on New York by Harry Potter.
For tens of thousands of years, the rich and beautiful sounds of thousands of languages washed across this earth. Over all of Australia it is believed there were more than 500 at one time. Around 200 years ago, a new language began to replace them, sweeping across Australia with such force that some parts of it could no longer hear the voices that told its stories and held its secrets. A deep silence seemed to be looming.
Then, finally, a change began. As the volume of the old words faded to a whisper in some places, the people who are their custodians began to take action, calling for respect, for the rights to speak and be heard in their traditional tongues, while stirring everyone to appreciate the treasury of knowledge held in their languages.
The Queensland Indigenous Languages Advisory Committee was formed in 2005 in recognition of the need for a state body to advocate for Indigenous languages. Many of the group have known each other for many years prior through informal language networks. Together they have achieved many things for Queensland languages.
Over the years the women have found a collective passion for music and song. Some just love to sing and others wants to see their songs passed on the younger women. It was decided that for one meeting the women would each bring a song in their language to share with the others.
This contemporary musical gathering seeded the realisation singing in this way gives new life to the ancient process of sharing music between communities, and empowers the participants to share their languages. Join with them, by listening or singing along, to let their ancient lands once again - and in ever louder volume - hear the voices that hold and tell its stories.
Bias is hard to avoid, but it can be really damaging - leading us to make poor choices without fairly weighing up the facts. This episode looks at bias in the media and why it can be particularly damaging.
The way we treat asylum seekers that arrive here by boat has always been a controversial issue. But now after the release of a new report both the Government and the Opposition are finally agreeing on which path to take. So what is this solution that has finally managed to make the PM and Tony Abbott see eye to eye?
The last couple of weeks has been pretty tough for people living in the Philippines. There's been flooding and heavy rain. Some people have died and thousands have been left without homes. We hear about natural disasters like this all the time but what is it really like for kids living in the middle of it?
How would you feel if your family decided to spend the school holidays picking up rubbish in the middle of the outback? Ripped off? Well, maybe not. Sarah finds out about some kids who've been helping to clean up one of Australia's most famous roads and it's a lot more fun than it sounds.
It's pretty common for people to give blood to help others who are sick or injured. But what about animals? Well, dogs and cats can also donate blood to save the lives of their mates. Tash checks it out.
Radio dramas aren't something you hear about too much these days, but radio plays do still exist. Sarah finds out about the history of radio plays and meets some kids who've just starred in a major radio production.
To celebrate our final show of the year, BTN is taking a look back at 2014. What were the biggest headlines across Australia? What overseas events really got us talking? And which kids inspired us most with their amazing stories? We'll sort through it all to bring you the biggest and best moments - plus a whole lot of fun. And as an added bonus, we're also pulling together the biggest quiz in BtN's history. Play along at school or at home, as we look back over the year that was. All that and more on BtN this week.
Technology is all around us and it's changing at an ever increasing speed. Luckily Lee has a brand new episode of SCOPE to keep you up to date with all these amazing technological advantages! We dive beneath the waves with some marine archaeology, we strap on our virtual reality headset for a cycle and we meet weaver the 6 legged robot!
3D Marine Archaeology
Most archaeological digs happen above land, but not the ones John McCarthy from Flinders University is involved with! Join John as he shows off some of the amazing tech he uses to capture and showcase his deep sea discoveries!
Practice doesn't make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect! Luckily, Raymond Cohen from the CSIRO has developed a computer program that ensures Australia's elite divers are perfectly practicing!
Usually, you'd have to train for years as an elite cyclist to zip around the velodrome. Now, thanks to Johnathan Shepard from Griffith University and some impressive technology, anyone can experience this thrill in virtual reality!
DIY - Playdough Circuits
You're never too old to play with playdough! And as junior scientist Jayden demonstrates, you're never too old to learn about electrical circuits either!
Electronic communication is an essential part of everyone's lives. But the further you head out of our cities, the harder that becomes. Join David Haley and Tom Rayner from Myriota as they explain how their simple piece of technology could solve this problem forever!
What has no pulse, 6 limbs and can travers almost any terrain? Weaver 6-legged the robot of course! Join his creator Dr Navinda Kottege as he explains what makes this robotic hexapod so special!
All that and more on a technological episode of SCOPE!
The schoolyard is a competitive place for young people - in the classroom, on the sporting field, at social events - kids are continually comparing themselves to others and feeling they don't measure up. But nobody is perfect, and we're all good at different things. So instead of trying to emulate someone else, we encourage kids to explore their own skills and areas of expertise, and do what they enjoy. The perception of success is different for everyone, but we show them how to measure their success and potential against themselves and nobody else!
A robot arrives at one school, keeping the students entertained as it assesses and processes recyclable bottles and cans when they are deposited. Each school also has an individual challenge to support local native wildlife.
Belonging to the genus Lycosa which means "wolf" in ancient Greek, Wolf Spiders are found throughout Australia. Interestingly, female wolf spiders construct an egg sack, which she carries around. When the spiderlings are ready to hatch, they are carried on the female's back until they're able to venture off on their own.
Wallace and Gromit focus on the ingenious inventions for the home. From 1940s household robots to cutting edge labour-saving devices, we travel around the world exploring social history through domestic inventions.
Why do onions make your eyes water? Are there different styles of cooking? How is chocolate made? Kellyn, resident scientist Clare, and the crew are joined (not live) by Percy Spencer to answer all your questions about cooking.
Paralympic basketball player and sports presenter Ade Adepitan reads extracts from 'Tom's Midnight Garden' by Philippa Pearce. He shares why he loves the book, how it captured his imagination and why he loves to read.
We explore the science of sound, music & musical instruments in this series of short films. Drawing inspiration from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony & others, we discover that vibration is responsible for everything we hear.
We explore the science of sound, music and musical instruments in this series of short films. Drawing inspiration from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and others, we discover that vibration is responsible for everything we hear.