Stan lives for the wind. The slightest bit of wind and he's out on a Dutch beach, kite-surfing. With a big kite and a kiteboard he swooshes over the water and makes really high jumps. The stronger the wind, the better. That's why Stan wants to know all about the wind and, most of all, how you can use the wind to jump as high as possible.
It's time to head up, up and away on this episode of Scope that has Dr Rob with his head in the clouds - LITERALLY!!! We take a tour of a helicopter factory; Look out how Whales are providing the inspiration for wings and our Host with the most takes flight in a blimp!!
Today we are catching up with crews who have always got your back. Stacey's checking out a garden providing some much needed fun for hospital patients and Duane's meeting a chiropractor treating horses.
Follow the journey of 12 year old Maya as she joins seasoned ABC journalists as a political journalist covering the 2016 Australian Federal Election for ABC3's Behind the News (BtN). #BtNRookieReporter.
Vlad the vampire is housesitting his Aunt Vera's spooky mansion. He's scared of everything! The dark, creaks and squeaks in the night, car horns and even his own shadow! His young friend Kate isn't afraid of anything and thinks it's about time that Vlad wasn't either. With the help of her handyman dad, they fix up Vlad's house and, using some fun experiments anyone can do at home, teach him that he shouldn't be afraid.
Dr Rob had a farm, E-I-E-I-O! And on his farm he discovered some science E-I-E-I-O! That's right! This episode is all about the science of agriculture. We find out what it takes to grow a field of watermelons, visit a school of the agricultural variety and discover the power of bovine burps!
Prepare yourself for an encounter of the strange, random and weird, because today we're looking at exotic animals. Alex discovers what a binturong is and Nat's getting face to face with a komodo dragon.
Strap yourself in as we stand on the edge - the Cutting Edge of Medicine. Join Dr Rob as he delves deep into the amazing world of Medicine. We dive sunny-side up into egg allergies, we look at the breakthrough that could help stop the spread of Influenza and we learn how to make some tasty plasma.
One night, after being forced by her stepmother to look after her infant brother Toby, Sarah's resentfulness gets the better of her and she wishes her problematic younger sibling would just disappear. Unfortunately for Sarah her calls do not fall on deaf ears, and powerful goblin king Jareth answers her cries and whisks baby Toby away. Realising her mistake, she pleads for the safe return of Toby and makes an agreement with Jareth that he will return him but only if she can successfully negotiate her way through the treacherous labyrinth that surrounds his mythical castle filled with all manner of bizarre creatures, puzzles and his own goblin army.
Dr Chris swallows a super cool camera pill to follow the journey that food makes through his body. And Dr Xand explains how strong our bones are and meets someone who has developed the technology to grow bones!
Boudica turns against her Roman masters and unleashes her Wrecking Ball on Colchester, St Albans and London. We also meet famous Emperors Caligula and Nero, dishing out their unique brand of Imperial mastiness.
Old grandfather shares wonderful tales about Kirikou's childhood, when he helped the men and women from his own village and from other villages, too. Kirikou's courage and intelligence helped the Strong Woman whose roof had been destroyed by Karaba the witch; he used his cunning to find the Old Grouch, lost on the savannah; the secret of the Blue Monster; and the magical powers of music.
Steve looks back at some of his past encounters with the creatures, including his search for grey wolves in Yellowstone National Park, and his quests to see the rare Ethiopian wolf and the critically endangered red wolf.
Steve Backshall visits an extreme environments laboratory to learn how animals survive in frozen climates. He is frozen and thrown in icy waters to see how his body reacts in comparison to those in the natural world.
The doctors get competitive in a race to reveal what happens when blood vessels get blocked, Dr Xand goes for some physiotherapy, and Dr Chris is out with the emergency services helping a man with chest pain.
Science is all around us! From the chlorophyll in the trees to the hydrogen in clouds. On this episode of SCOPE we take an in-depth look into the science that populates the world around us. There are plants getting stressed out, a species saved from extinction and the fascinating weather events of El Nino and La Nina!
This program sets up the idea that our self-esteem is something that can change depending on the situation and how we manage it. It looks at the benefits of high self-esteem and identifies skills for boosting self-esteem such as; knowing our strengths, taking on challenges, staying calm and helpful thinking (self talk).
Hold on tight and brace yourself! This week on SCOPE you're in for a science-y ride as we discover some of the fastest and slowest science around. Jump aboard a rollercoaster and find out why science is an important part of the fun! Head to the zoo to discover everything you need to know about world's slowest reptiles, and train with some top athletes and find out how their coaches test their speediness! You can even try some speedy science of your own by experimenting with some lollies and soft drink to create one fast and fizzy chemical reaction!
The Cat in the Hat who goes by that name is played by Mike Myers of comedy fame! It starts with two kids on a cold, cold wet day their mum is at work and they've no games to play! Then in walks the fun in the form of a Cat who pulls out the laughs from the brim of his hat. Things really get wild when the Cat and his crew (who go by the name of Thing One and Thing Two) take over the house of Conrad and Sally in this fine family film that's right up your alley!
This week on SCOPE we are pointing our microscope in the direction of some weird and wonderful sports! We have a roaring good time discovering the science in dragon boat racing. We bounce our way into a game of trampoline dodgeball, and serve up a story on the historical sport of real tennis. Dr Rob even gets in on the action and tries his hand at a very unusual variation of golf that involves frisbees!
David Attenborough reveals silk to be the invertebrates' great invention. From the protective stalks of lacewing eggs to the amazing hanging threads of New Zealand's glow worms, they use it in a huge range of ways. The spiders, though, have taken silk spinning to extremes.
Based on the much loved Australian children's classic by Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins, My Place tells the story of the children who live in one place over 130 years. In episode five, Sofia is a spy for the yayas and she's determined to get rid of her brother Michaelis's non-Greek girlfriend before he leaves for Vietnam.
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.
Tony Abbott will soon travel to Arnhem Land, as part of his election commitment to spend a week each year in an aboriginal community whilst he's Prime Minister. It's the first time a serving PM has undertaken such a trip, which is expected to shine a light on the issues facing indigenous communities there. In the lead up to his visit, we asked some kids from the area to give us an early insight into what the PM might see and learn when he arrives. There are teacher resources for this story as well as our story on Alcohol Damage.