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BtN Newsbreak: August 11, 2017

ABC Me August 11, 2017

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Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Behind the News
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Behind the News: The Happiness Survey/High Court/Kids Finance/Spinal Cord Week/What Are Dreams?

ABC Me August 29, 2017

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The Happiness Survey Returns Back in 2015, BTN conducted the biggest survey of kids' mental health in Australian history. It was called the BtN Kids' Happiness Survey and ...

The Happiness Survey Returns Back in 2015, BTN conducted the biggest survey of kids' mental health in Australian history. It was called the BtN Kids' Happiness Survey and more than 20,000 kids responded to it. Now, we're holding it again to see how things have changed in 2017. And this time, experts from the University of Melbourne's Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program have come on board to cranch the numbers and include your voices in their research. So please consider including the BTN Kids' Happiness Survey in you class schedule over the coming weeks. It'll be five minutes incredibly well spent! High Court Over the coming weeks, the High Court of Australia is scheduled to hear some incredibly important matters. Among them is the challenge to the same-sex postal survey and the multiple cases of the federal politicians who've found out that they're dual citizens. So we thought it would be a great time to tell you more about the High Court and how it decides some for the nation's most contentious cases. Kids Finance Recently a survey found that many Australian kids are confused about how credit cards and loans actually work. It's got a lot of experts worried that this could lead to an increase in financial problems later in life. So we'll take a look at the issue and find out how some schools are trying to turn it around. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas: Mathematics/Number and algebra/Money and financial matters: Solve problems involving purchases and the calculation of change to the nearest five cents with and without digital technologies (year 4) Create simple financial plans (year 5) Investigate and calculate percentage discounts of 10 percent, 25 percent and 50 percent on sale items, with and without digital technologies (year 6) Investigate and calculate 'best buys', with and without digital technologies (year 7) Spinal Cord Week Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week is coming up soon. It's all about raising awareness and promoting inclusion for those with a spinal injury. But not all of those people have been in accidents. We asked Rookie Reporter Tess to tell us more. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas: Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health / Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing: Investigate how emotional responses vary in depth and strength (years 3 and 4) Examine the influence of emotional responses on behaviour and relationships (years 5 and 6) Analyse factors that influence emotions, and develop strategies to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity (years 7 and 8) 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) Health and Physical Education / Movement and Physical Activity / Understanding movement: Participate in physical activities designed to enhance fitness, and discuss the impact regular participation can have on health and wellbeing (years 5 and 6) Happiness Survey Launch In this week's show, we'll launch our second ever BTN Kids' Happiness Survey with a story explaining what we learnt about you in 2015, why we're doing it again and how you can get involved. BTN Investigates - What are dreams? BTN viewer Duhaa has asked us why we dream. Well Duhaa, we're dreaming up a fun answer to your question right now. Tune in next week for all the details.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: August 31, 2017

ABC Me August 31, 2017

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Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Behind the News Special
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Behind the News Special: Technology

ABC Me August 30, 2017

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We're looking at technology and the problems of cyber attacks. There's a robot who can take your place at school, the fine print you are asked to sign up to on social media, ...

We're looking at technology and the problems of cyber attacks. There's a robot who can take your place at school, the fine print you are asked to sign up to on social media, and lessons in a virtual classroom.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: September 22, 2017

ABC Me September 22, 2017

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Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: September 29, 2017

ABC Me September 29, 2017

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Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Behind the News
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Behind the News: Haiti Disaster/Children's Week/Elephant Poaching/Future Lifespan/#BootsOff

ABC Me October 18, 2016

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Haiti Disaster: Recently the country of Haiti was hit by a massive hurricane called Matthew. The storm caused widespread damage and killed more than one thousand people. As ...

Haiti Disaster: Recently the country of Haiti was hit by a massive hurricane called Matthew. The storm caused widespread damage and killed more than one thousand people. As the recovery effort gets underway, we check in on kids there and find out what aid is needed most. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED: Learning Areas - Science Understanding / Earth and space sciences: Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth's surface Year 6 Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science: Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Year 6 Geography / Knowledge and Understanding: Differences in the economic, demographic and social characteristics of countries across the world Year 6 Australia's connections with other countries and how these change people and places Year 6 Civics and Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding / Citizenship, diversity and identity: The obligations citizens may consider they have beyond their own national borders as active and informed global citizens Year 6 Children's Week: National Children's Week is coming up and this year's focus is on Article 17 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The article states that children "have the right to reliable information from the media. Mass media such as television, radio and newspapers should provide information that children can understand and should not promote materials that could harm children." We take a closer look at why that's so important. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED: Learning Areas - History / Knowledge and Understanding: Experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, migrants, women and children Year 6 Civics and Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding / Citizenship, diversity and identity: The obligations citizens may consider they have beyond their own national borders as active and informed global citizens Year 6 How values, including freedom, respect, inclusion, civility, responsibility, compassion, equality and a 'fair go', can promote cohesion within Australian society Year 7 Elephant Poaching: Over the school holidays, a big international conference was held to try to better protect endangered species around the world. Elephants were high on the agenda because they are hunted for their ivory tusks. Unfortunately, attendees left the conference without being able to agree on the best course of action. So we decided to take a look at some of the ways rangers are already fighting back. Future Lifespan: How long do you expect to live? 100? 200? Even 300? Well scientists say that despite our rapidly improving medical technology, humans may not be able to live past 115 on average. We find out why it's our bodies that hold us back from immortality. #BootsOff: This week the new women's AFL competition held their inaugural draft. But on the same day, a campaign was launched to demand that the players selected be paid more for their efforts. The AFL has offered a minimum of $5000 a season. But many people say it should be much more. We look at both sides of this debate.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: June 20, 2017

ABC Me June 20, 2017

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Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Behind the News
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Behind the News: Israel Visit/Cybersecurity Jobs/Palm Oil/Mystery Planet/Robotic Student

ABC Me February 28, 2017

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Israel Visit/Cybersecurity Jobs/Palm Oil/Mystery Planet/Robotic Student Israel Visit The historic visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is raising questions ...

Israel Visit/Cybersecurity Jobs/Palm Oil/Mystery Planet/Robotic Student Israel Visit The historic visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is raising questions about the relationship between his nation and the Palestinian people all the way over on the other side of the world. Palestine is currently not recognised as an independent state by Australia, but some say that should change. Others say it definitely shouldn't. We take a look at both sides of this debate and find out why so many prominent have weighed in on the topic. Cybersecurity Jobs Last week Google announced it was on the lookout to hire Australia's best and brightest hackers. Hackers are normally known for trying to steal other people's information or take down websites. So why would one of the biggest technology companies in the world want to hire them? Well hacking is becoming such an important job that many organisations and government agencies say more young Aussies need to start considering it as a career. BTN Investigates: Palm Oil This week, Alice asked BTN to investigate "why palm oil effects orangutans so badly?" We sent Matt out to discover how a simple food product can hurt primates and what you can do to help. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas: Civics and Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding / Citizenship, diversity and identity: The obligations citizens may consider they have beyond their own national borders as active and informed global citizens Year 6 Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences: Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs Year 7 Mystery Planet Would you like to discover a new planet? Well now you have the chance, after NASA asked for help to comb through millions of photos of our solar system to find a mysterious 9th planet that they suspect exists - but have so far not been able to see. We reveal how you can get involved in the hunt. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas: Science / Science Understanding / Earth and space sciences: The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun) Year 5 Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Nature and development of science: Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions Years 5 and 6 Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science: Scientific knowledge has changed peoples' understanding of the world and is refined as new evidence becomes available Year 6 Robotic Student Being stuck at home because of sickness can be a real problem for some kids. They miss out on important lessons at school and the chance to hang with their friends too. Well now remote controlled robots are being used to help. We meet one of the kids who've used on to stay connected from home.

Behind the News Special
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Behind the News Special: STEM Kids

ABC Me March 1, 2017

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This BtN Special takes a look at some of the kids doing pretty amazing things in the science and technology area. We meet some award winning young inventors with big ideas, as ...

This BtN Special takes a look at some of the kids doing pretty amazing things in the science and technology area. We meet some award winning young inventors with big ideas, as well as an 11 year old boy heading overseas after developing some amazing apps. Then there's the primary school kids competing with high school kids after building hi tech underwater robots!

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: March 1, 2018

ABC Me March 1, 2018

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The Behind the News team learns why changes in the weather have caused snake numbers to swell and what to do if you stumble across one; see how marine biologists are unlocking ...

The Behind the News team learns why changes in the weather have caused snake numbers to swell and what to do if you stumble across one; see how marine biologists are unlocking the secret lives of whale sharks; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sports results.

Behind the News Special
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Behind the News Special: BTN Investigates: Rainbows/Dreams/Video Games/Electricity

ABC Me February 21, 2018

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You asked and now we have the answers in this special. We investigate rainbows, why we dream, the history of video games and how electricity was invented.

You asked and now we have the answers in this special. We investigate rainbows, why we dream, the history of video games and how electricity was invented.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: February 26, 2018

ABC Me February 26, 2018

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The Behind the News team explains what the United Nations hopes a ceasefire in the Syria will achieve amid the civil war and the humanitarian crisis in Ghouta; visit the ...

The Behind the News team explains what the United Nations hopes a ceasefire in the Syria will achieve amid the civil war and the humanitarian crisis in Ghouta; visit the National Penny Farthing Championships in Evandale, Tasmania; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sports results.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: October 27, 2016

ABC Me October 27, 2016

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Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: February 16, 2018

ABC Me February 16, 2018

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The Behind the News team explains the significance of the Chinese zodiac and why Lunar New Year is celebrated in February; students reveal what they spend their money on ...

The Behind the News team explains the significance of the Chinese zodiac and why Lunar New Year is celebrated in February; students reveal what they spend their money on following news that girls spend more than boys; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sports results.

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: March 9, 2018

ABC Me March 9, 2018

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The Behind the News team looks at the different objects humans have sent into space as NASA prepares to launch the Parker Solar Probe to explore the Sun, taking a list of ...

The Behind the News team looks at the different objects humans have sent into space as NASA prepares to launch the Parker Solar Probe to explore the Sun, taking a list of people who want to send their names into space on the trip; see how 19-month-old giraffe Kebibi is being prepared to move from Canberra's National Zoo & Aquarium to Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sports results.

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Behind the News Special: The Future

ABC Me February 3, 2016

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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 ...

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!

BtN Newsbreak
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BtN Newsbreak: May 23, 2018

ABC Me May 23, 2018

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Get exclusive information about a record breaking event, new generation robots and sign language at school. Find out more in this episode of BTN Newsbreak.

Get exclusive information about a record breaking event, new generation robots and sign language at school. Find out more in this episode of BTN Newsbreak.