When Ethan Morgan's overprotective parents assigned a babysitter to watch over him and his 8 year old sister, he thought he'd die of embarrassment. But no need to worry: embarrassment is now the last thing on a long list of stuff that wants to kill him and his geeky pals. This babysitter may look like the girl of his dreams, but Sarah just happens to be a half-vampire.
A Victorian businessman goes undercover in his own factory; there's a right royal squabble over who should rule medieval England; and the Real Tudor Hustle reveals the cleverest con tricks by naughty historical criminals.
We follow George from an unpopular King to a much loved figure some 60 years later and check out a bit of his Court Life. The Battles of the Day team give us their unique insight into the American Revolution.
Think working Monday to Friday is tough? Try working non-stop, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from now until the end of time! Nature doesn't take a break and neither do we! On this episode we discover what it takes to raise a wombat by hand, learn all about a program to train dogs as bilby bodyguards and uncover the secret lives of platypuses thanks to some acoustic tagging!
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.
Kangaroos are our ultimate iconic native animal. They're a major attraction for international tourists and there are more kangaroos than Australians roaming our fair country! But there are very few albino kangaroos.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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 One and Only mini-documentary series explores what it's like to be a 'One and Only' contemporary Indigenous youth living in Australia today. Today, Kurrunpa Kunpu charts the meteoric rise of Derik Lynch's acting career, from growing up in a town camp to shaking hands with the Queen.
Kayne Tremills is back for another exciting series of My Great Big Adventure. My Great Big Adventure drops in on a group of 10 to 14-year-olds discussing mental health, with no grown-ups around. These young Australians share their personal insights into mental health and discuss the big questions. My Great Big Adventure screens during ABC's 'Mental As', a week-long initiative in support of Mental Health which aims to encourage Australians to start talking about mental illness, and to donate to mental health research.
Follow the action-packed journey of co-hosts Jaimee Taylor-Nielsen and Huang Wei as they explore iconic and exotic locations in Australia and China while completing exciting and adrenalin-pumping challenges.
Alex and the gang put on a production of Treasure Island, but mid-performance, a corespore blows sending Animalia into a treasure hunt frenzy. Alex and Zoe journey to Over and Beyond to find the missing corespore.
Keeping kids safe is the topic we tackle in this BtN Special. From the question of whether it should be compulsory for all kids to take swimming lessons, to teaching kids how to resuscitate, we give you all the facts.
Join wildlife expert Tim Faulkner as he wrestles saltwater crocodiles, wrangles deadly Taipan's and milks Funnel-web spiders; all of this is a morning's work for this hands on reptile park operations manager.
Our favourite trio of talking animals is back in this action-packed Disney adventure that'll have the whole family bursting with excitement and laughter. When the pets accidentally get separated from their vacationing owners, Chance, Shadow and Sassy navigate the mean streets of San Francisco, trying to find their home across the Golden Gate Bridge. But the road is blocked by a series of hazards, both man and beast. It's another incredible journey for the three very brave, lovable pets, in a thrilling, funny adventure that's bound to please the entire family.
In this BtN Special we look to the future and investigate how things might change in our world. We specifically look at how things like jobs and schools may look in the future. Then, with the plan for humans to travel to Mars in the future, how will we survive when we get there? And what about travelling around the earth - it might not be that long before we're flying on solar planes!
We smash Science for six, beyond the boundaries on this very sporting episode of SCOPE! We check out a bicycle of the 3D printed variety, we look into the science behind cricket bat construction and investigate the biomechanics of soccer!
The doctors try to trick their body temperatures, the Ouch-Mobile is open for more intriguing medical mysteries, and Dr Xand tries to stop his body giving him away when he tells fibs in a lie detector test.
This is a film about girlhood. At Rock'n'Roll Camp, girls ranging in age from eight to 18 are taught that it's okay to sweat like a pig, scream like a banshee, wail on their instruments with complete and utter abandon, and that "it is 100 percent okay to be exactly who you are". The film follows several campers: Laura, a Korean adoptee obsessed by death metal; Misty, who is emerging from a life of meth addiction, homelessness and gang activity; and Amelia, an eight-year-old who writes experimental rock songs about her dog Pipi. What happens to the girls as they are given a temporary reprieve from being sexualised, analysed and pressured to conform is truly moving and revolutionary.
Jess Aarons is an outsider at school and even in his own family. Leslie Burke is the new girl at middle school. These two outsiders quickly become best friends as Leslie opens a new world of imagination for Jess and together they create the secret kingdom of Terabithia, a magical place only accessible by swinging on an old rope over a stream in the woods near their homes. There, the friends rule the kingdom, fight the Dark Master and his creatures and plot against the school bullies.
In a landmark documentary Kardiyalu Kangurnu, elders from different Central Australian communities share their stories of early contact with Kardiya (non-Indigenous people) and the food and animals they brought with them to the region.
This period of first contact is the theme of this animated documentary, which tells the story of how the elders reacted to the sudden appearance of visitors and how it changed their lives, featuring the stories from elders Jerry Jangala Patrick, Tess Napaljarri Ross, Jack Jangala Cook and Cecil 'Crocodile' Japangardi Johnson.
The animated documentary is beautifully and comically told by these elders from the region and comes to life by the clever use of inter-cutting between footage from interviews and images, and uses ground-breaking animations to tell their stories. It tells of how these elders live in the present day through live action interviews and how they were in their youth, living a life in the bush.
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Today we're taking you on stage and behind the scenes to find out how performers do their thing! We're getting a taste of some Bollywood and Irish dancing and hitting the d-floor on some roller skates!
Should overseas groups be allowed to donate money to Australian politicians?
That's the question many are asking after Labor Senator Sam Dastyari allowed a Chinese company to pay a bill for him totalling $1670.82.
He says the company expected nothing in return. But others say the payment is not okay.
We take a look at both sides of the debate.
15 YEARS SINCE 9/11:
Fifteen years ago, on the morning of September the 11th, one event in America changed the world forever.
We take a look back at the World Trade Centre attacks to find out what happened and how the world has changed since.
It's now spring in Australia, a time when trees turn green and the weather finally warms up.
It's also the time when some very aggressive black and white birds decide to randomly swoop down on kids everywhere.
We take a look at why magpies act like this and what you can do to protect yourself.
ROALD DHAL CENTENARY:
On the 13th of September the world will mark what would've been Roald Dahl's 100th birthday.
The British writer is still one of the most successful kids' authors in history, with 17 best-selling titles to his name.
We find out more about Dhal's life and take a closer look at some of his stories.
TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas -
English / Literature / Examining Literature:
Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readers' interest by using various techniques, for example character development and plot tension Year 4
Identify, describe, and discuss similarities and differences between texts, including those by the same author or illustrator, and evaluate characteristics that define an author's individual style Year 6
English / Language / Language variation and change:
Understand that the pronunciation, spelling and meanings of words have histories and change over time Year 5
English / Literature / Creating literature:
Create literary texts that experiment with structures, ideas and stylistic features of selected authors Year 5
English / Literacy / Interpreting, analysing, evaluating:
Analyse strategies authors use to influence readers Year 6
The Paralympics are getting underway so it's a great time introduce you to one of the youngest members of the Australian team.
Her name is Isis and she'll be competing on the track in Rio.
We'll also check in with the 15-year old's class back in Australia to find out how they'll be cheering her on during the games.
TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED:
Learning Areas -
Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health:
Investigate the benefits to individuals and communities of valuing diversity and promoting inclusivity Years 7 & 8
Movement and Physical Activity / Learning through movement:
Modify rules and scoring systems to allow for fair play, safety and inclusive participation Years 7 & 8
HASS / Inquiry and skills / Questioning:
Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges Years 5 & 6
Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science:
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Years 5 & 6
We go on a journey of personal discovery as a diverse range of nine compelling adults reflect on themselves as children, sharing the 'spark' moments and epiphanies that changed their lives - and motivated rewarding careers.