Mr Sir tells the boys about a place that never rains. Stanley takes the blame for stealing Mr Sir's sunflower seeds and is brought to Warden Walker. At Warden Walker's house, Mr Sir's plan for punishment goes awry. Stanley returns to the digging fields to find that Zero has finished digging his hole for him. Zero claims he did so because he was being wrongfully punished. Stanley decides to finally make good on Zero request to learn to read.
Warwick Davis "Willis" helps Joe transfer to the local Ruffington High. On their way to school Willis advises Joe to hide his wealth from the other students, Joe agrees. When Joe arrives, he has a frank chat with the school bullies and gets tossed in the bin. In class, he manages to make a new friend, Bob, who gives him a tour. At home, his father, blinded by money, continues to shower gifts on his greedy and forgetful girlfriend, Sapphire.
Rex bullies Stanley into handing over a mysterious object he found in the dirt, which he shows to camp councillor Dr Pendanski. Warden Walker is called to inspect the find. Rex receives the day off and the boys are told to dig double-time in search of more artefacts. Flashbacks to the populous Camp Green Lake show a burgeoning romance between Sam the onion man and Katherine Barlow, and her rejection of wealthy heir to the town, Charles "Trout" Walker.
Stanley digs up a fossil and shows the camp councillor. He learns Camp Green Lake was once a populous lakeside town with ties to Mr Sir's family. The group accepts Stanley at the expense of Zero, once his only friend. The camp councillor tries to discuss why the boys are here, but the lines between good and bad are blurry. Zero asks Stanley for help, but Stanley refuses him.
The Mollison family get a visit from the Department of Youth and Community Services, due to anonymous complaints about fighting. Thomas' father, Simon, blames their neighbour for the invasive visit. Later, Thomas, Jackie and Charlie go for a wander into an abandoned park, and Jackie teaches Thomas to swim in the river. When the rain hits, Charlie becomes over-stimulated, so Jackie and Thomas seek shelter for them all. The cold, standoffish behaviour of the community is offset by Jackie's sensiti
Walking to school, Thomas is forced to pass a group of local boys behaving abusively to a girl on Charlie's bus. Moments later, Charlie runs up to give Jackie a hug and the same group begin to taunt Charlie and Thomas. The situation escalates as Charlie becomes over stimulated and afraid. The behaviour of the students and teachers highlight a disastrous lack of education around disability in the wider community. Jackie gives Thomas a birthday present and tries to support his conflicted feelings.
Jackie joins the Mollison family for Thomas' birthday. Thomas, stressed and angry for Charlie's lot in life, suggests the family stop signing to Charlie. Maddie believes Charlie will be non-verbal all his life. The family bring out Thomas' cake after dinner and Jackie discovers Charlie masturbating next to her, making her very uncomfortable. Thomas loses his temper, taking it on Charlie. Afterwards, Thomas is distraught and seeks out Jackie to acknowledge his behaviour.
Alison upsets Erica by insulting the low academic and social standards of her high school. Later, Alison visits Erica at home and meets her family. Erica, embarrassed by her family and social position, invents stories about their "real" lives. Alison plays along. Erica walks Alison home but on the way is ditched by Alison for her other friends.
Banding together, Darryl, Farouk, Jack and Yvonne move ahead with the David and Goliath case. At court, Dennis struggles to articulate his argument, calling on a broader, ethical understanding of justice, the Constitution and the historical Mabo v Queensland (1992) native title case. Outside, Darryl meets retired barrister Lawrence Hammill and they chat having pride in their children, and the case. Back in court, Darryl discovers they lost. With a heavy heart, Darryl must inform his friends.
Con and Tracey, returning from their honeymoon in Thailand, are collected at the airport. Back home, Con and Tracey recount all the fascinating aspects of the flight and the airline, and give out gifts from Thailand. The Kerrigans leave for Bonnie Doon the next day. While the boys go fishing, Tracey does Sal's hair and they chat about children, careers and changing times. That afternoon, Darryl admires his family, the Bonnie Doon's "serenity", and the smell of a two-stroke engine.
The Kerrigans receive a notice of "compulsory acquisition" of their family home. They soon discover that their elderly neighbours Farouk, a recent migrant from Lebanon, and Jack are being evicted too. Seeking explanation at the local council, Darryl argues that "compensation" isn't the question and decides to fight the eviction head on. Darryl turns to Dennis Denuto, an incompetent but friendly lawyer who has worked with the family previously. At home, Darryl continues to celebrate family achiev
Ben takes Li shopping. Afterwards, Li visits the Chinese consulate where he is warned of the dangers of American capitalism and reminded to fulfil his Communist principles. During a flashback, Li's father tells him a parable about a frog and the knowledge of a different world. Back in Houston, Li struggles to reconcile life in American, the excess and wealth, with his memories of home and labour in Qingdao, Shandong province, China.
The perception of depth allows us to grab objects, play sports and navigate the world. Join the students at Westminster School as they demonstrate how our eyes work together using binocular cues to give us this handy ability, and how the same tasks can quickly become difficult when using only one eye (monocular). To follow along, you will need your fingers, some marbles, cups, a pen and paper.
Introduced in 1935, Queensland, the cane toad was release to target a beetle that was damaging lucrative sugar cane crops. Only 102 toads were initially released, but the toads quickly multiplied and spread across Australia, eating everything except the cane beetles and damaging native animal populations. Environmental ecology is a complex system, difficult to imitate and control.
Professor Emma Johnstone explains the biology and life cycle of coral, from the calcium carbonate exoskeletons and venomous polyps to the photosynthesising symbionts that live in their tissue. But as ocean temperatures rise, the symbiotic relationship between the algae and the coral breaks down, causing the reef to bleach and decay. Ruth Gates, Director of the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology, is researching answers to this very real crisis in coral symbiosis.
Junior scientist Phoebe shows us how to use household ingredients to extract the DNA from fruits and vegetables. DNA is a string-like chain of nucleotides that stores genetic instructions on the development, functioning and reproduction of all living things, and some viruses. To follow this experiment at home or school, you will need a few fruits and vegetables, plastic cups, salt, detergent, coffee filters, toothpicks, a blender, methylated spirits, a sieve, a knife and a chopping board.
Junior scientists Harry and Olivia test the way air pressure affects the bounce of a basketball. Basketballs have a recommended PSI (pounds per square inch) of 8, but what happens if there is less air pressure in the ball? To find out for yourself, you will need basketball, a measuring tape, a sheet of paper to record results, tape, a pen and someone to help.
Jasmin from the Australian Science and Maths school reveals a few simple tricks to make water behave strangely. To conduct these tests at home or school, you'll need a ping-pong ball, string, tape, a balloon, a comb and a large tub to collect the water for re-use.
Junior scientist Phoebe demonstrates how to build a pith-ball electroscope and start experimenting with positive and negative electrical charges. To start conducting your own electrical conductivity tests, you will need aluminium foil, foam cups, drinking straws, scissors, tape, string and balloons.
Eddie Edwards, an aspiring Olympian and downhill skier, is told he won't be selected for the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Eddie's father tries to convince him to get a skill and earn a living instead. The social and economic divide between the wealthy and the working class is made apparent. That evening, with a little encouragement from his mother and an old poster, Eddie decides to take up ski jumping instead. Eddie visits the British Olympics Association to discuss qualifying.
Eddie Edwards is not your typical child. Aspiring Olympian and holder of multiples personal best records, Eddie wants nothing more than to enter the Olympics. But before he does, Eddie must overcome a few challenges. Eddie's mother is unconditionally encouraging, while he father hopes Eddie will give up on the sporting nonsense.
Eddie arrives at the Winter Olympics. Eddie's new teammates play a cruel prank on him, causing him to miss the opening ceremony. When questioned by the Team Officials, Eddie lies to save them from repercussion. In the change rooms, Eddie watches a competitor jump 114.2-metres, showing great pride and sportsmanship. Later, Eddie takes his first Olympic jump, recording a jump of 60.5-metres and a British Olympic record. Eddie's good-natured and joyful personality quickly becomes a crowd favourite.
Eddie tells Bronson he is going the Olympics, explaining they haven't updated the rules in 52 years. Bronson refuses to escort Eddie up the 70-meter slope, thinking he won't actually jump. At the top, Eddie slips and is badly injured in the landing. Feeling responsible, Bronson visits him in the hospital and notices Warren Sharpe's autobiography. As Bronson reads, he learns Sharpe considered Bronson his most gifted but disappointing jumper, because a true Olympian never gives up.
Natalie Hunter pays a visit to the Victorian Institute of Sport's Diving Squad. Talking to the incredible junior divers, Annabelle, James, Darcy, Grant, Anna and Emma, as well as their coach Peter Panayi, Natalie finds out what it takes to be a competitive diver. Not only fearless, these divers must be dedicated and precise!
Alex nabs a quick between-training interview with champion swimmer Lakeisha "Lucky" Patterson. By 17, Lucky had already won 6 international medals and qualified to represent Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but swimming isn't all medals and luck. Lakeisha explains her gruelling training schedule, talking about the S8 disability and the importance of a good coach.
Join science student Erika as she demonstrates how to grow crystals from borax. Naturally occurring borax is usually colourless, but appears white when powdered and consists of tiny soluble crystals. The soft crystals dissolve in warm water, but as the solution begins to cool they will recrystallise, growing larger as they take on more and more molecules. To start your own glittery collection, you will need borax, pipe cleaners, string, a pencil and food colouring.
Junior scientist Audrey describes the desalination process, earth's hydrological cycle and how to emulate this refreshing process. Making up 97 percent of water resources, saltwater is desalinated by continuous movement. This movement, or hydrological cycle, describes the evaporation, condensation, precipitation, infiltration and state changes (liquid, ice and vapour) that extract the salts and other minerals, making it clean and drinkable.
A news bulletin introduces the story of Romeo and Juliet, two star-crossed lovers whose death will bury their parent's strife. The use of a television and the ensuing montage provides the modernised setting in which Baz Luhrmann has set his retelling of Romeo and Juliet.
The Capulets and Montagues are reprimanded for their misdeeds. Captain Prince, Chief of Police, makes it known gang rivalries will no longer be tolerated on Verona streets and shall another disruption occur, a life will pay the forfeit of the peace.
Romeo and Juliet are discovered stealing a kiss in the elevator. Nurse drags Juliet back to her mother, who craves a word. Romeo and Juliet learn each other's true identity and realise they have found love in a loathed enemy. Tybalt promises to avenge Montague's intrusion.
Ms Belmont ridicules the students for their poorly researched essays on Greenland. Alison is the only student to receive praise. Alison Ashley, the new girl, arrives. In contrast to the class' darker and mooted fashion, Alison is cast in a glowing soft light similar to the style use to distinguished private education in the opening sequence. Erica gives Alison the tour, discovering they aren't so similar in the end. Erica becomes anxious that Alison will overshadow her.
Romeo sneaks back into the Capulet mansion, seeking Juliet. Hidden from view, he hears Juliet profess her love for him and question the nature of a name. When Romeo reveals himself, Juliet is startled, and the two fall into the pool where they talk of faithful vows. Hearing Nurse's beckon, Juliet asks that Romeo send for her tomorrow with the purpose of honouring their love by marriage.
Malcolm Fraser became the prime minister of Australia during the 1970s, at a time when the government and parliament were experiencing a bit of a chaos. Fraser became a beloved figure, serving three terms and focusing on multiculturalism and improving the economy. He also worked to help Vietnamese people resettle in Australia after the Vietnam War; we hear from a girl named Emily that is in Australia because her family was given the opportunity to move there after the war.
When you think of a businessman, you may think of an adult, somebody middleaged in a suit. But that's not always the case. Lachlan is just 14 years old and already runs his own business, selling Tshirts, hats and other clothing that he's helped design in stores and online. It's no easy task figuring out all that goes into running a business but he shares with us what he's learned.
Do you ever see things that your friends post online and feel like everyone else is having more fun than you Or they're prettier or cooler than you This is a pretty common reaction as people try to post the best version of themselves online even if it's not always accurate. Meet a social media star who gained lots of followers and success developing the perfect image but who now says people shouldn't set unrealistic standards on social media.
With a new target in sight for the amount of carbon emissions in Australia, many are discussing why it's so important to reduce our carbon footprint while others caution that moving too fast could have a negative impact on the economy.
Dale Kerrigan introduces loveable patriarch and dad, Darryl (the "backbone" of the family), mother Sal ("the other bones"), brothers Steven and Wayne, sister Tracey and her husband Con. The Kerrigans live in Coolaroo, nestled between the airport and the power lines. They are your typical working-class family, battlers with big hearts, modest dreams and a little rough around the edges. Darryl loves their "castle", but one day he gets a visit from a property valuer that changes their lives.
Darryl, Dennis and Lawrence Hammill plead their case to the High Court of Australia. Lawrence argues the case thoughtfully, but the respondents make a judgemental remark about the Kerrigan home and Darryl looses his cool. Outside, Darryl apologises for getting heated but explains they don't understand that value is in the home, not the house. During closing remarks, Lawrence argues for just terms, the pricelessness of place and the difference between a house and a home.
Li and classmates secretly watch the Mikhail Baryshnikov video their teacher Chan gave him before his arrest. Li is motivated to train harder than ever. In 1976 Mao Zedong dies and China begins to interact with the West. Three years later, Houston Ballet director Ben Stevenson visits the Beijing dance academy. Ben invites Li to travel to the US and Communist Party officials debate whether Li is politically ready to resist the West.
Ben teaches Li the chorography of the performance. Confident in Li, but concerned about overloading him, Ben tells Li they can cancel the show. Li is determined to learn the piece. On opening night, Li freezes on stage, reflecting on his journey, his family, the Cultural Revolution, his old dance school, the arrest of teacher Chan and the parable his teacher told him about strength, courage and passion. Li begins his performance, dancing perfectly with his partner.
Li asks Ben about a word he was called in the street. Ben, protecting Li from the cruelty of racism, tells Li the official meaning. Elizabeth and Li go to the movies and a Chinese restaurant for dinner. Elizabeth tries new food, and Li learns new words. The next day, Ben's principal dancer injures his shoulder. Ben suggests Li fills the position. Betty Lou asks if Li can play a Spaniard, ethically, and Ben reminds them that an American has played a Japanese character.
The tranquillity of the lake scene is contradicted by the following sequence of warships bombing and scorching the landscape. Howl returns home, where Calcifer warns of spending too long fighting. Howl relays details of the conflict and the other wizards who have turned evil for the King. He broods that they won't remember what being a human is after the war. Hayao Miyazaki makes repeated allusions to the futility of war and its damage on humanity and nature.
After Jessie and Leslie play a trick on the school bully, Janice Avery, she is found crying in the bathroom. Jessie tells Leslie to talk to Janice and Leslie finds out that her father is abusive. They begin to understand why Janice behaves the way she does. Leslie goes to church with Jessie and decides they need bells in Terabithia.
Jessie helps his dad, Jack, with some chores and accidentally loses his keys. Jack is furious and belittles Jessie for being useless. May Belle admits she gave the keys to Leslie to turn into bells. Leslie and Jessie go to Terabithia to retrieve them, where the Terabithian Warriors and the giant troll who has become their friend assist them. Jessie proves his father wrong by returning the keys.
Leonard Spud works at a toilet paper factory. He's down on his luck and can't even buy his son, Joe, a proper Christmas present. The sequence is shot in sepia until, while crying over the kitchen sink, Leonard invents "Bum Fresh". Bum Fresh revolutionises toilet paper and catapults Joe and Leonard into great wealth. Len gives Joe everything he could ever want, but over time Joe feels more isolated than ever before.
Lorrpu dreams of his childhood with Botj and Milika; of their hunts together and the time they were initiated. Milika pulls Lorrpu out of his dream. Milika has grown into a great football player and is invited to ceremony by Yolngu elder, Dawu. Botj is collected from jail by his uncle, Matjala, who asks about his absent father. At the game Botj gets into a fight, almost hurting Milika. Jail has changed Botj and the progression of their friendship.
Matjala questions Lorrpu when he arrives at the hospital. Lorrpu sings by Botj's side, waiting to see if he will be okay. Lorrpu finds Milika at the oval to tells him the news, but Milika doesn't care. A love interest between Darwu's granddaughter and Lorrpu develops. The elders remind Milika and Lorrpu of their responsibilities as dirramu (men). Lorrpu devises a plan to help his friend Botj, and Milika comes through in the end.
Realising the error of his ways, Joe seeks to apologise to those he hurt. Together, Joe, Bob and Maddie plan a surprise for Mrs Sharp. Joe gives the last of his money to Maddie, telling her to build a school in Africa. Wandering the streets alone, Joe bumps into Raj and discovers Bum Fresh has gone bust overnight. At home, Len and Joe make amends, and Bob and Julie generously invite them for Christmas dinner.
Botj goes to see Darwu, and determine his future. That night, he tells of getting jailed for pretending to be on turtle hunt, the boys laugh. The next day Botj visits his father, finding him drunk and unable to recognise Botj. Lorrpu and Milika plead Botj's case to Darwu. Botj, caught between two worlds, turns to bad habits. Milika and Lorrpu come to an understanding about their own futures. Botj's body is found washed up below the bridge.
Omri returns home with his friend Patrick, finding his brothers inspecting Little Bear's longhouse. Omri orders them out and searches for Little Bear. Patrick is amazed to see the figurine alive, begging Omri to transform one for him. Omri refuses, having learnt of the responsibility of such a transformation. While Omri is downstairs, Patrick goes against his wishes and transforms a cowboy called Boohoo Boone. Boohoo Boone presents a danger to Little Bear and is placed in a drawer. Omri takes Li
After much trepidation, Omri and Little Bear begin to trust each other. Little bear tells Omri he is an Onondaga man of the Iroquois people from 1761, and he knows English because the British used his people to fight the French. Realising the power the key and cupboard hold, Omri transforms a plastic tepee for Little Bear. Little Bear accepts the shelter, although not common to his clan. Omri decides to transform a selection of toys but quickly sees the dangers of being careless.
Senior researcher Madeleine van Oppen and her team at SeaSim are successfully collecting coral samples during their yearly spawning and experimenting with new genetic corals that could be more resilient to future ocean conditions. Scientists at SeaSim are also exploring the cryopreservation of genetic coral diversity, and the development and introduction of heat tolerant algae symbionts to coral larvae.
Junior scientist Milly reveals how to make the paw-fect treat for your doggy pals. To make these canine cookies at home, you will need flour, rolled oats, hot water, peanut butter, a mixing bowl and spoon, a baking tray, cookie cutters and an oven.
Junior scientist Erika shows us how to cut through a solid block of ice using only a length of wire, a weight and two tables. Watch as the pressure from the weight causes the wire and frozen water molecules to collide, releasing a tiny amount of heat that melts the ice for just long enough for the wire to pass through, with the ice resolidifying once it returns to its normal pressure. This process of melting ice under pressure is called regelation.
Junior scientist and skateboarder, Harry, is here to test how the size of the wheel affects the speed of the board. If you want to test out your board's potential speeds, you'll need two sets of skateboard wheels, an adjustable spanner for attaching and detaching the wheels, a timer, eight to 10 bottles, a measuring tape, chalk or tape, some paper and a pen, a friend to help record results, a skateboard and a helmet.
Bronson and Eddie begin training. Eddie makes the 61-metre minimum jump in a practice run but falls during competition. Eddie argues for a re-jump but is refused. That evening Bronson tells Eddie how proud he is of him. Defeated, Eddie leaves Bronson in the van to calls his mum to say he's coming home. The next day he learns the practice jump was recorded and he's going to the Olympics. Bronson and Eddie argue over the right time to enter the Olympics.
Junior scientist Josephine shows us how to split a light bean and expose all the colours of the rainbow. The light emitted from a regular torch appears white, but when passed through a prism it changes speed and disperses across the differing wavelengths, giving you each colour in the visible spectrum. To conduct this experiment at home, you will need a few torches, a glass prism, red, green and blue cellophane, rubber bands and a darkened room.
Do you dream of sport? Are you an aspiring champion? Join these professional athletes as they prepare for the Rio Olympics. Watch Julian Wruck discuss his discus throw, and how to get better, Matthew Cameron explain the power behind wheelchair sprinting, and Carlee Beattie as she walks you through a professional long jumper's training regime.
Pro-downhill mountain bikers Tegan Molloy and Jackson Frew talk about life as a pro, how they got started and what it takes to tackle these monster rides. Join Totally Wild as they take a sneak peek into this adrenaline-fuelled international sport.
Adam Cox visits the Queensland Academy of Sport, and finds out what's involved in competitive gymnastics from Australian Olympians Joshua Jefferis and Thomas Pichler. Josh and Thomas walk us through different moves, how to develop the skills to complete a routine and how to calm the nerves during a competition.
What do fish, eggs, avocado and nuts have in common? They all contain good fats. Dr Veronica Chachay explains why our bodies need good fats, its role in the healthy functioning of our cells, systems and organs, and how to pick the good fats from the bad.