The colour might drain away in parts, but this black & white themed episode of SCOPE is full of colourful science! Hit the black and white keys and see how a piano works, go delving inside a black hole and be blinded by some surprisingly colourful white light!
What do super tankers, submarines, airships and Archimedes all have in common? Science of course! The laws of buoyancy to be precise. Join Dr Rob as he leaps from his bathtub and SCOPES out all the science behind why things float!
Alex and Zoe are two kids who find themselves in an extraordinary situation. After stumbling across a magical portal hidden in the town library they're led to a parallel dimension, a sophisticated world called ANIMALIA.
This week on Scope we are giving you a guided tour of some ultra-important, mega-awesome BIG MACHINES! We get behind the wheel of some huge mining trucks, head down to the docks to see how big ships are made and Dr Rob is on location checking out the Air Force Fire Truck!
This week we�ve been seeing pictures from the front line of the war in Libya. But have you ever stopped to consider that behind every amazing picture is a person, risking their lives to get the news to you? We look at the history of war reporting and how it�s changed over the years. We also consider how the media can be manipulated in times of war... and how reporting can sometimes affect the outcome of a conflict.
You probably don�t pay too much attention to your feet... but the experts say you should. With our lifestyle and fashion always changing, our feet are too ... sometimes for the worse.
At school we put a lot of effort into learning to read and write... but what about learning to speak? You might think that it sounds pretty easy... but speaking in front of a crowd can be a nerve-wracking experience. We visit a group of kids as they prepare for a public speaking competition.
BtN takes a look at what you have to do to become a pilot. We meet some kids who are learning at the controls of a plane even though many of them aren�t even old enough to drive a car.
Back in the 1980s lots of people played squash. It�s a really intense racquet sport with some interesting rules. We catch up with some of Australia�s finest young squash players to see what it�s all about.
Livingstone calls an Animalian meeting to reveal that The Creeper is back. Livingstone, Alex and Zoe journey into the tunnels to find him. However, the Creeper uses the Wind of No Return to foil the heroes' attempts.
Did you know that the acid in your stomach is strong enough to eat metal? Or that we belch and fart at least 18 times a day. Gross, yes but what does it all mean? Join Dr Rob as he dives in and SCOPES out all the science of bodily functions.
Music! We sing it, hum to it, play it, it can even send shivers down our spine! Whether it's the resonance chamber of a violin to the fully mastered stereo tracks on your favourite CD there is plenty of science to making music.
An ash cloud from a volcano in Chile is causing serious disruption to flights in Australia. How did it get all the way over here? And why are some airlines flying, while others are keeping their planes on the ground?
We look at plans for an underwater copper and gold mine near Papua New Guinea. It will be the first underwater open cut mine in the world. Some scientists are worried that the mining could be harmful to the ecosystem of the sea bed.
Have you ever wondered about Australia's fascination with bread? From toast in the morning to sandwiches in your lunch box - we eat a lot of it. We're going to look at the huge bread-making industry. And we'll reveal why some types of bread are considered to be more healthy than others.
A school is taking boys out of the classroom for a lesson in balance, discipline and team work. They're part of a school rodeo club. And despite taking a few tumbles, the boys are keen to hone their cowboy skills.
TWICE THE TALENT
We meet a young woman who is about to become the first Australian to play in the World Cup in two different sports. She's already won a world cup with the Australian cricket team... and now she's heading off to the represent Australia at the soccer World Cup.
Ahoy there Scope fans! On this marine-inspired episode, sail the seven seas and discover all the science floating in our oceans. Meet some unusual creatures that call the ocean home, find out what an aquanaut is, and step on board a science lab floating in the ocean!
Join Wes as he makes the 11 day journey to the Australian Antarctic Station of Davis, crossing the roughest ocean in the world. Check out the ship, the bunks and the menu, as well as meeting the crew and fellow expeditioners, some of whom will spend a whole year of their life in Antarctica.
PASSING A BILL
After a winter break, the pollies are back in town. The next session of Parliament is going to be a busy one. Many of those controversial bills like the mining tax and carbon tax will have to be pushed through to be turned into law. BtN takes a look at how a bill gets passed.
An energy company has revealed that Aussie households are now using less power. It's the first time since the 1950's that there has been a fall in energy use. It's being put down to things like energy efficient hot water systems and light bulbs. But there are a whole lot of little electricity-saving steps you can take at home. that most people don't even think about.
You've probably heard about the clean up going on in Japan to get rid of the damage left by the earthquake and tsunami that hit earlier this year. Well it's not only bricks and rubbish that they're trying to get rid of. When the earthquake struck it also caused a leak at a nuclear power plant. It's meant many people living nearby have been exposed to something called radiation. So what is this stuff? And what does it mean for the people living near it?
Museums are packed with some pretty amazing animals. Some are so life-like, they're almost scary But have you ever wondered how these exhibits are actually made? Well, there are experts who turn dead animals into works of art for everyone to enjoy.
The Olympics and Commonwealth games are known by pretty much everyone... but have you ever heard of the X-Games? It's a big event for extreme sports like skateboarding, BMX and Moto X. It's held in the U.S. but the big winners this year were the Aussies!
Stick a-round for an episode of SCOPE that goes a-round and a-round the science of all things that are round! Find out how to make giant bubbles, discover how different sports balls fly through the air and follow a balloon on its journey into the atmosphere!
Hacker infects Motherboard with a new virus so Digit and the kids go in search of an antidote. Will the young cyber-heroes be able to gather the ingredients and figure out how to properly mix these odd fractions before it is too late?
My Place, the Logie award-winning ABC TV drama, returns for a second series on ABC3. This time the drama takes us further back in Australian history, with stories ranging from 1878 to a time before European settlement. Over the 130 years we look at the tales of 13 kids, all of whom have a knack of getting into some sort of trouble.
The second biggest fishing trawler in the world arrived in Australia last week. But with it... came a sea of controversy. The Government has tried to stop the super trawler from dropping its huge nets in Australian waters. But the company behind it says it's doing nothing wrong and has followed all the rules. So why has it become such a controversial issue?
COTTON WOOL KIDS
No one wants to get hurt... but some reckon the cuts and bruises that kids get from playing outside are actually a really important part of growing up. Right now there are big studies going on to see whether kids' health is suffering because their parents aren't letting them do dangerous stuff. We look at one school that's trying to introduce some risk-taking into the playground.
3.5 million pieces of new plastic end up in the world's oceans every day. So how do they get there and what damage are they doing to marine animals? We check out a big scientific study where researchers, with the help of some school kids, are tracking the movement of plastic in the Ocean.
Last week we brought you the story of some kids who were combing the bush trying to get rid of weeds which can be dangerous for native animals. This story is proof of that. We see how some wombats are suffering because of their battle with a particular type of weed.
We meet the families that travel around Australia putting on shows and carnivals. It can be a full-time commitment and because of that most of the kids attend a special school which goes on tour with them.
We've been hearing a lot from politicians about the best way to deal with asylum seekers. But amongst all the arguing about policy, it's easy to forget that we're actually talking about real people. BtN follows a family of new arrivals as they try to settle in Australia.
You've probably heard the phrase "human rights" before. It means that everyone has the right to a basic level of treatment. But did you know that there's also a set of Children's Rights? So what are they?
RUGBY TV RIGHTS
If you're a Rugby Union fan, you'll know that the World Cup final is this Saturday. But if you've been tuning in to BTN you might have noticed that we haven't said much about it. That might seem pretty strange, after all, the World Cup is big news. But as Sarah found out, with every big sporting event comes a big set of rules about who can use the pictures.
An amazing car race across Australia is just winding up. What made it so amazing was that none of the cars ran on petrol. Instead, they were all powered by the sun! So if people are able to make cars to travel great distances that don't need petrol, why don't we see them on our roads?
It's no secret that some school subjects are more popular than others. One school is trying to take advantage of a class's enthusiasm for drama... and apply it to other lessons. How are they doing it?
Crocs, sharks, lions and dinosaurs; they're at the top of their food chain and they all feature in this top episode of Scope, all about apex predators! Join us as we find out how they flesh out a realistic looking dinosaur, catch up on some cool shark facts and see what it takes to condition lions.
9/11: TEN YEARS ON
This week will see the 10th anniversary of one of the most significant terrorist attacks in living memory. On September 11th terrorists hijacked aeroplanes and deliberately crashed them into buildings in America. Nearly three thousand people died. As Nathan finds out, the effects of the attack have been long-lasting.
There's about to be a big crackdown on dangerous dogs in Victoria, where a four year old girl died after being attacked by a pitbull cross earlier this month. BtN looks at whether people should people be allowed to keep dangerous breeds of dogs. And examines some new laws that are being brought in to tackle the problem.
ON THE SCENE
Can you always believe what you see on the news? A few journalists from channel 9 lost their jobs last month when they pretended to do a news report from a helicopter... even though they never actually left the ground. We look at why news programs think it's so important to show their reporters on the scene of the story. Whether it's standing in front of a court building, at a crime scene or in a storm... location it seems... is important.
When the boss of the tech giant Apple announced he was going to step down... it was such big news that even the company's shares took a hit. Steve Jobs has been one of the leaders in the tech world since the early days of the home computer. So, we thought we'd take a journey back to a time to when your parents thought their computer was so cool... but in truth... it was actually really lame.
Surely, to be a top sprinter all you need to do is be able to run really, really fast. Well, there's a actually a lot more to sprinting than that. Tash examines some of the science and techniques behind sprinting... all designed to shave a fraction off your finishing time.
Cyberchase is an animated series teaching kids that math is everywhere, everyone can be good at it, and it's fun. Today, Dr. Marbles is captured by Hacker and taken to Castleblanca. Hacker's goal is to transfer Marbles' brain power into his newly-built robot named Gigabyte. Summoned by Motherboard, the kids and Digit arrive with the knowledge that Hacker has taken Marbles to a castle, but which one?
When you think about mining - drilling, discovery, digging and dirt, all probably spring to mind. But what about robots, dredges and magnetic detectors? Join Dr Rob as he SCOPES out all the science behind mining!
The Behind the News team report on the massive wildfires tearing through the Attica region in Greece, a dam failure in Lao which has flooded neighbouring villages, a record breaking heat wave affecting Japan, the 200 strong elephants relocating to a new nature reserve, and the inspiring discoveries that have earnt a group of young scientists their spot in this year’s Eureka Prize; plus a wrap-up of the day's sport.
The Behind the News team report on the new surfing rules proposed for Bondi beach, a new group of moons found around Jupiter, a bear’s cheeky dip in a backyard pool and “swan upping”, the annual swan count with a 15th century royal legacy; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.
The Behind the News team report on the ABC’s War on Waste and a special in-studio interview with the host Craig Reucassel, Russia’s annual redhead festival celebrating fiery locks everywhere, new policies giving NSW public school girls new freedoms over their uniform, and a famous little gnome town that was washed away during a recent storm; plus a wrap-up of the day's sport.
You probably use many products made from their wood and breathe in the oxygen they create, but how much do you actually know about trees? Join Dr Rob as he plants a few seedlings and SCOPES out all the science behind trees.
A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the "secret" about Santa a long time ago, so Susan doesn't expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in. Director: Les Mayfield Writers: Valentine Davies (story), George Seaton and more. Stars: Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott and more. -
A white witch has used her dark powers to keep Narnia in winter for 100 years, but it is foretold that four humans will be able to help the magnificent lion Aslan break the spell. When siblings Lucy, Susan, Edmund and Peter discover the magic of Narnia by entering through a wardrobe, the stage is set for a classic battle of epic proportions.
In this program, students start by creating shapes and movement pathways with their bodies to create a movement composition. The composition is notated graphically, with symbols and pictures, and the resulting sound score is interpreted musically. This approach to music composition is rich and rewarding, and the process generates a lot of exciting musical decision making.
Movement can be a wonderful way to understand and respond to music. In this program students work with a piece of repertoire in three beat metre, using body percussion to explore musical ideas such as call and response, ostinato, question and answer and accent. The body percussion patterns are then transferred to movement patterns. A movement plan is developed, and the composition performed.
A comical animation requiring sound is the starting point in this program. The presenter explores different features of sound production including duration, dynamics and tempo, in the quest to produce sounds which enhance the meaning of the story.