Thomas wakes up to the sound of tractors destroying the neighbouring marsh. Amy refuses to go to school, seeking solace in the marsh instead - a motif for her own life. While exploring the damaged environment, Amy finds a nest of abandoned goose eggs. Deciding to care for them, Amy turns a chest of drawers into a makeshift incubator. The next evening, while her father is at a town meeting, Amy finds that the goslings have begun to hatch.
Hiccup sets out to find the night fury dragon he believes he hit the night before with his new invention. After locating the dragon, Hiccup empathises with the creature and realises he can't kill it, setting it free instead. Hiccup returns home to tell his chieftain father Stoick the Vast the truth. However, his dad has decided it's time for Hiccup to begin dragon training and become a Viking. At training, Hiccup tries to blend in with the other recruits.
After perfecting the prosthetic caudal fin and a successful flying lesson with Toothless, Hiccup realises that everything the village knows about the dragons is wrong. When Stoick the Vast returns home, he tries to talk to Hiccup about his new dragon-fighting skills. Receiving such praise for the first time from his father, Hiccup has conflicting emotions and he is unable to tell him the truth about his new abilities.
Hiccup finds the night fury dragon stuck in a ravine, missing a caudal fin and unable to fly. That night, the recruits are told to study each dragon, but they see no value in reading and leave Hiccup alone. Hiccup discovers a consistent theme, "kill on sight". Meanwhile, the Vikings hunt for the dragon nest. During training, Astrid tells Hiccup to choose sides, but Hiccup realises he can't. Hiccup bonds with the dragon he has named Toothless.
Edward realises he can repay the Boggs with his topiary skills, winning the respect of Bill and Kevin. The isolated and God-fearing neighbour Esmarelda intrudes, casting aspersions against Edward. Bill tells Edward not to listen, calling the neighbour a "loony". Meanwhile, Peg answers the door to find all the neighbours insisting the Boggs host a barbeque to "show off" their guest. The strange exterior of Edward is contrasted with the perfect pastel neighbourhood, complicating stereotypes of goo
Junior scientist Phoebe teaches us how to make a zoetrope at home. A zoetrope is a windowed cylindrical device with a sequence of images on the inside that animate when spun. The animation occurs because the rapid succession of images is broken into frames by the slits, giving the illusion of motion rather than blurriness! To make one yourself, you will need a piece of white paper, thin dark card, scissors, tape, coloured, a CD and an animation idea.
Junior scientist Luci shows the effects of climate change and explains why melting ice caps raise sea levels more drastically that floating icebergs. To explore these differences at home, you will need two large blocks of ice (preferably the same size), a brick or tub of stones, two large transparent containers, a large jug of water and some food dye.
The thought of extraterrestrial has captured the imagination of scientists and civilians for centuries, manifesting in wacky conspiracy theories and blockbuster movies. Now you can help answer one of the world's most fascinating questions: Are we alone? Paige from the Double Helix Science Club explains how you can help the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute with SETI@Home: http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu. All you need is a computer and a little bit of curiosity.
Kellyn hits the gym and learns about the competitive world of rhythmic gymnastics, from the rope to the ribbon. Rhythmic gymnastics combines gymnastics, ballet, dance and one or two props, such as the ball, the hoop or the clubs. To complete a rhythmic routine, the gymnasts must use the entire floor and incorporate a range of pivots; leaps, balances and flexibility movements, all while handling the prop and making it look elegant!
Leela hits the pool, in search of diving tips and some one-on-one training. Talking to a couple of young champions, Leela learns what it takes to become a professional diver and that not everything happens in the water.
Pip shows us her competitive-spectator side and solicits lawn bowler Roly's help to learn all about the national sport of lawn bowls. Lawn bowls, played competitively during the Commonwealth games, involves precision, tactic and most of all fun. Bowlers roll biased balls (weighted) towards a target, usually a smaller white ball known as the "jack", keeping score of which balls get closest.
Meet Brooklyn, a junior sprint cyclist, and her coach Alex bird, as they explain how track cycling works in-competition and how to train for the unexpected. Most professional sprint cyclists train every day, improving their cadence (pedalling rate) and even chasing motorcycles around the velodrome!
Eddie attempts the 15metre jump and completes it first try. Encouraged, he moves onto the 40m, which proves a little more difficult. Undeterred, Eddie seeks advice from the Norwegian couch but receives only ridicule. The next day, Eddie buys himself a new set of skis and attempts the jump again. While lying at the base of the jump, he meets the local snow plougher, Bronson but soon learns of Bronson's Olympic history and tries to enlist him as coach.
Junior scientist Lilli explains how digital magnetometers work and points us in the right direction to make our own analogue navigation instrument. Did you know that the metal in a simple needle contains small regions called magnetic domains, and when harnessed correctly they will point due north based on the earth's magnetic fields? To get orienteering at home, you will need a shallow bowl, water, a needle, a magnet with north and south markings, wax paper and scissors.
Junior scientists Josephine and Philippa team up to share the science behind monster marshmallows, why they grow and why they deflate. To follow along, you will need some marshmallows, toothpicks, a microwave and some food dye. Marshmallows are made of sugar and water surrounding tiny air bubbles. When you cook a marshmallow the bubbles grow as the water content and air vibrates before escaping.
Howl returns home to find Sophie cooking breakfast. Impressed that she has tamed Calcifer, he accepts her story as the new cleaning lady. During breakfast Sophie discovers a curse from the Witch of the Waste in her pocket, Howl absorbs it and excuses himself. He instructs Calcifer to move the castle and heat his bath. Calcifer complains of the energy it requires. Sophie gets to work cleaning and compliments Calcifer on his fine job powering the steam engine.
Stanley's family story and the history of Green Lake are discovered to have parallels with present events. Stanley sets out to find Hector "Zero", finding him hiding under an overturned boat called Mary Lou. Zero offers him some "bloosh", a familiar peaches syrup from the past. They notice a mountain peak that looks suspiciously like the God's Thumb rock formation from his grandfather's story.
Craig Reucassel investigates the cosmetic standards that supermarkets have applied on fruit and vegetables claiming that consumers will not but the food if they don't meet the standard. Is that actually true?
Sophie embarks on a journey in search of the witch to break her spell. Along the way she notices a broken tree branch, only to discover it is a magical scarecrow that begins to follow her. She tricks Turnip Head, asking him to find her a place to stay. Turnip Head returns with Howl's castle and beckons her inside. On board, Sophie meets Calcifer the fire demon and they make a deal to help each other.
Sophie goes to the Royal Palace in lieu of Howl due to his fear of the Witch of the Waste's adoration and the evil Madame Suliman. At the palace, the Witch of the Waste is faced with climbing the royal stairs. Sophie encourages her after noticing the witch struggling. In the palace, Sophie learns of Madame Suliman's ulterior motives and, showing compassion, stands up for Howl's integrity. The spell is momentarily broken.
Sophie walks onto the top floor balcony with Marko (Marukuru) where they discover Turnip Head stuck in the metal pipes that encase the house. After freeing him again they park near the river. Turnip helps them with the choirs and Sophie expresses her gratitude that Turnip Head lead her to the castle.
Junior scientist Braeden explains the science behind the global movement of our oceans, plus a fun experiment to see how this important process works. Water travels thousands of kilometres each year through a process known as current convection. Convection currents occur when warm and cold water come into contact, and the two densities interact. To conduct this experiment, you'll need, a glass jar, fresh water, food dye, an eyedropper, a candle, a wire rack and a glass of water.
Love Netball? Live for a smooth centre pass? Join Tess Debre as she gets the low down on everything from bounce passes to fiery footwork from Adelaide Thunderbirds' youngest recruit, Maddy Proud. Professional netballers train six days a week, honing their ability to make split-second decisions and assist their teammates for the win.
Interested in the Men's Artistic Gymnastics? Fly through this five-minute clip and learn the basics of the still rings, the pommel horse, power tumbling, parallel bars and horizontal bars. Although power tumbling is not an Olympic sport, men and women practice the many of the techniques during the floor exercises.
Interested in exploring the acids and bases found around your house? Want to know which is what and how acidic or basic each solution is? Join Darci from the Double Helix Science Club as she explains how to make a pH indicator from red cabbage, and get testing at home. You will need a sliced red cabbage, clear plastic cups, plastic spoons, lemons, soft drink, Bicarbonate of soda, dishwasher powder, a sieve, a bowl, hot water and a helpful adult.
Junior scientist and dog lover Elizabeth demonstrates how to make a series of enrichment toys for your pooch and keep them entertained for hours. Enrichment toys help keep animals mentally and physically active, while positively stimulating natural behaviours. To make your own, you will need some cardboard tubing, boxes, paper, string, plastic container, water and their favourite treats.
Investigators Charlie and Alex use chromatography to examine the analytes found in pen inks to solve the mystery of which suspect wrote a note. A sample of ink is dissolved by a fluid (mobile phase), which passes it up through the paper (stationary phase), separating the mixture and leaving behind a distinct colour print. To conduct your own investigations, you will need rubbing alcohol, some coffee filters, scissors, skewers, three pens, tape and two small glasses.
DIY digestive system model Erika, from Endeavour College, is here to show us what happens to our food and how the digestive system works. To make a replica of this all-important process, you'll need a small bowl, a fork, a spoon, a sealable bag, water, orange juice, vinegar, a stockings, scissors, some fruit and a large table with a protective covering. Did you know that during a single life time the human mouth produces enough saliva to fill two Olympic pools?
Nikita, from the Double Helix Science Club, explains the reason why some parts of our body are super sensitive while others aren't, and how to test for it using one-, two- and three-point discrimination. To test your nerve endings, you'll need a large sheet of paper with an outline of your arm, 12 paper clips, eight cards, sticky tape, a ruler, markers, a blindfold and a willing participant.
Erika and Hayley of Endeavour College teach us how and why we can use paper, a 6B pencil, a battery pack, alligator clips and a few LED lights to build a simple parallel circuit. To prepare your variable resistor and torch system, you will need scissors, a ruler, tape, and a pencil sharpener.
Infrared light is a form of electromagnetic radiation that has longer wavelengths than the spectrum visible to the human eye, but just because we can't see it doesn’t mean it's not there. Join junior scientist Nicholas as he explains how to test for this very elusive light and its radiant energy. To conduct this experiment at home or school, you'll need a glass prism, two thermometers, a black marker, scissors, a box with a white paper base and a notepad for recording your results.
Junior scientists India and Luci get creative with a smartphone and make their own homemade movie theatre. India and Luci's projector works much like the human eye and inverts the image as it travels through the lens, which is corrected by playing the video upside down in the box! To sate your cinematic nerve and build this optical device at home, you will need a shoebox, a magnifying glass, adhesive putty, scissors and tape.
Fairytale-hating Lord Farquaad tortures the Gingerbread Man to learn the location of the other creatures. When the Magic Mirror arrives, it tells Farquaad he will only be king if he marries a princess. The mirror shows him Today's Eligible Bachelorettes, a game that imitates contemporary reality TV. Farquaad chooses Princess Fiona but doesn't wait to hear she is cursed to transform into an ogress. Meanwhile, Shrek and Donkey have arrived, finding Duloc castle eerily quiet.
Lilli, Phillip, Erin and Scott, from the CSIRO Double Helix Club, experiment with the surface tension of water. To set up your own experiment you will need a spoon, glitter, pepper, detergent, water and three shallow trays.
Joan's boss, neat freak Hank Humberfloob, has organised an office party, threatening messy guests with termination. Joan's daughter, Sally, is clean, well-behaved and overly mature. Her son, imaginative Conrad, has earned a reputation as a "troublemaker". After work, Joan finds that Conrad has developed a new sport, "stair luging". While cleaning Conrad up, Joan's squeaky clean and ill-intentioned partner, Lawrence 'Larry' Quinn, reveals his plan to send Conrad to military school.
Conrad, Sally and Cat intercept Lawrence before he can deliver the dog and incriminate Conrad. A chase ensues and, although Sally, Conrad and Cat, successfully retrieved the dog and the lock, Lawrence collects Joan from work attempting to convince her of the children's mischief. Downtrodden, the three think their chances are dashed, until Conrad realises all he needs is reverse psychology to get the Things to help them beat scheming Larry.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 run riot in the Walden home, Conrad breaks an old rule and unlocks a crate, and Cat warns of the terrible consequences to come. Lawrence 'Larry' Quinn turns out to be a toothless, rotund, slob with credit card debts. When Larry notices the little dog has run off again, he calls Joan and reminds her of military school.
Junior scientist Lilli explains the science behind falling bodies, the constant acceleration (speed) of objects with different masses and the nature of kinetic energy. To test these conditions yourself, you will need a basketball, a tennis ball and a soccer ball.
Junior scientists Iona and Lachlan explore the world of fungus and explain how you can help to catalogue it. There are thousands of different types of fungi with unique characteristics. And Australia's citizen scientist Fungimap is dedicated to identifying and studying their diversity. To start you own fungi cataloguing adventure, you'll need a hand lens, a ruler, a fungi record form, a mirror, a fungi book and a smartphone (but it's not essential).
Follow along as Julia from Scope demonstrates how to make water climb, and fall, by manipulating the amount of energy in the liquid. To create your own climbing water experiment, you will need a straw, a medium water bottle, food dye, sticky putty, a deep tray, room temperature water, hot water and cold water.
Thomas teaches Amy to fly her ultra-light. The next day, Amy is given a chance to try flying alone. During her flight, the geese escape from their coop and join. Igor, with the limp, remains flightless. That evening, Glen, the game warden, visits the property to intimidate Amy and Thomas. Uncle David visits a naturalist (based on William JL Sladen) to discuss sanctuaries, the possibility of light aircraft assisting migration for rare birds and the future of a North Carolina marshland.
Omri return home to find that Little Bear has built the longhouse. Omri shows Little Bear a Mohawk chieftain figurine he has brought for his longbow. When the chieftain dies from shock, Little Bear requests a proper burial. Seeing that Omri is upset, Little Bear asks him about his experience of death. Realising Omri is only a child, Little Bear tells him not to practice magic he doesn't understand. Downstairs, Omri tells his father he is old enough now to go to the shops alone.
Omri awakens to find Little Bear and Boohoo Boone fighting. Boohoo Boone insults Little Bear with American frontier language. Omri is worried by their fighting but still decides to take both men to school. At school, Patrick demands to carry the two men. Little Bear and Boohoo Boone are forced to communicate while Omri and Patrick are in class, ultimately finding common ground. As Omri leaves class, his teacher praises his knowledge of Iroquois culture. Patrick threatens to reveal their secret,
Omri and Patrick discover the cupboard is missing. Omri returns the rat ball in exchange for the cupboard, but the key is gone. Boohoo Boone argues for their future, saying Little Bear needs a family and that it's the dawn of a new century in his town. That night, Omri, Patrick, Little Bear and Booho Boone watch television. Little Bear becomes distressed during a program showing the massacre of Native Americans. Little Bear cares for Boohoo Boone regardless.
Omri hears his brother's rat as he searches under the floorboards for a missing key. Little Bear volunteers to retrieve the key and brave the escaped rat. Upon retrieval, Omri sends for Tommy the World War I medic. While Tommy treats Boohoo's wound, Omri realises it's time to let Little Bear and Boohoo Boone return home. Before returning them, Omri tries to transform a figurine into a wife for Little Bear, but Little Bear refuses to let Omri displace her from her family and clan.
Joe loses his new friend Bob and learns a hard lesson about lying. Len tries to fix Joe's litter duty problem and bribes the principal to sack Mrs Sharp. Joe starts a petition to get her reinstated, discovering the bribe his father made. Joe takes Bob's words to heart and decides to confront his father at his engagement party. Joe runs away, and Len finally seeks an "honest" answer from Warwick Davis.
At the tournament, Hiccup is crowned the winner and told he must kill a dragon during an exam the next day. Unwilling to hurt the creature, Hiccup packs a bag and runs away. Astrid finds and confronts Hiccup and Toothless, but sees that the village's relationship to dragons could be very different if they just learnt to understand each other.
Erica overhears Alison on the phone to her mother and realises Alison's life might not be so perfect after all. Feeling sympathetic, Erica impersonates Ms Belmont to Alison's mother imploring her to notice her daughter. The plan backfires and they both get into trouble. Alison doesn't let her explain her actions. Erica decides she has to leave Camp Desolation and ventures to the next town, but is found by Ms Belmont.
Students discuss their emotions, equality and the nature of power with program facilitator Bernadette Wright. Casey brings up an example of intimation involving her father, and the other children are reminded to respect group confidentiality. Privately, Bernadette talks with Casey about her problems at home and some of the related issues at school. Together they practise talking to her father, and Bernadette explains the importance of emotional intelligence.
The class learns about trust, confidentiality and secrets. Program facilitator Bernadette challenges students to consider the ethical boundaries of good secrets versus bad secrets, and the responsibility we all have to protect others from harm.
The scene opens on the Murray Islands beach, Eddie is remembering his father's teachings on caring for his family: the fish, the land, the sea and the Murray Islander's cultural heritage. That night Eddie performs a traditional dance, signifying his journey towards adulthood, and steals a glance at a young girl. The next day, Eddie finds himself in trouble with the elders and is sent to the mainland. The use of Murray Islander music, Meriam language and customary traditions ground a sense of pla
Totally Wild catches up with champion endurance cyclist Kristina Clonan and gets the scoop on qualifying for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, her training schedule and what she's doing when she gets behind the wheel. Between eating, sleeping, finishing her degree and keeping up with her gruelling training schedule, Kristina like nothing more than putting her feet up.
Jacob tells Bernadette about his dad, and they discuss strategies for communicating. With Bernadette's encouragement, Jacob calls his father and talks to him about his thoughts and feelings. Back at school, Casey tells Bernadette that she told her father about the emotional effects of his behaviour during a family meeting. Talking with facilitator Bernadette, Casey also acknowledges that talking to her father and learning to communicate her feelings effectively can break negative habits.
The class discuss strategies to better respect and include each other, and think about the nature of empathy and acceptance. Later, Kacee talks with Bernadette about the ongoing effects of family violence, and Jess and Hayley explain how talking to their parents about their grandfather went. Back in class, the kids do an exercise looking at the manifestation of different emotions in the body and each student makes a list of positive rules for their own life and future family.
Matt shares with the class that he misses his father, who is absent because of work, and together they workshop ways to approach the subject. Bernadette explains the importance of using the pronoun 'I' rather than 'you' when communicating, to safeguard against casting blame. The class learns about 'I' messages and communicating emotions effectively.
Howl has a tantrum after using the wrong potion in the shower and accidently dying his hair from blonde to red. Inconsolable, Howl begins to call the spirits of darkness around him. Sophie comes to terms with her own insecurities.