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.
Junior scientist Phoebe shares a handy tip for keeping your pet pooch hydrated and happy. Using a 2L plastic bottle, water, two sections of wood, a water bowl, nails, wood glue, a pencil and paint, you can create your own air-pressure activated, refilling water bowl.
Junior scientist Elizabeth demonstrates how to make candles from bees' cera alba (aka beeswax) and experiments with making candles last even longer. The continuous burn of a candle is due to the chain of events caused when the wick is lit and the wax begins to melt. The melted wax is then absorbed up the wick, via capillary action, fuelling the flame and continuing the process. To make your own self-sustaining system, you'll have a few sheets of beeswax, a wick, matches and a lighter.
Junior scientist Missy demonstrates a colourful experiment that explains the law of conservation of mass, or why freshwater floats on salt water. This separation of density is seen in naturally occurring phenomena like estuaries, anchialine pools and underwater caves. When fresh water and salt water meet, their different densities stratify and collect in layers.
Junior scientist Harry explains how to construct an amplifier for your smartphone using a paper towel roll, 2 milk bottles, a pen, and a pair of scissors. Amplification increases a signal, or sounds wave, by catching the waves and controlling their directionality before they disperse. In this case, Harry's DIY speaker using the cylindrical paper towel roll to catch the smartphone's weaker signal, forcing it in a single direction and increasing the volume.
Avon representative, Peg Boggs, sits in her car frustrated when she notices the old castle and decides to make a house call. On arrival, Peg is amazed to find a beautiful courtyard. Inside, Peg follows an elusive noise upstairs and discovers a frightened Edward. Peg asks for his name, complicating allusions to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The scene also contrasts the outwardly ideal suburban community with Edward's lonely but creative world, suggesting things are not so black and white.
Romeo visits Fr Lawrence and implores him to fulfil the rival lovers' plan to wed. Struck that Romeo speaks of rich Capulet's fair daughter, Fr Lawrence accuses him of a young and wavering heart, but Romeo persists. Hoping a union between Romeo and Juliet will end the rivalry between the houses, Fr Lawrence agrees to perform the rites, but cautions against acting impetuously.
Romeo is seen lingering at the Verona beach. In the car, Ted and Caroline, Romeo's parents, agonise over his heavy-hearted. Fearing his self-afflicted isolation, they ask Benvolio, Romeo's cousin, to appease their child's black and portentous mood. On the beach, Benvolio asks what sadness occupies the days and Romeo talks of unrequited love, but is disappointed to see Benvolio has involved himself in another violent fray.
The Capulet mansion makes preparations for a party. Gloria Capulet, Julia's mother, seeks her daydreaming daughter, enlisting the help of Nurse. Once found, Juliet is entreated to consider suitor, Paris, a suitor no less to be attending the evening's events. Juliet offers to look, but will not be convinced by her mother. Upon Juliet's defiance, Nurse whispers her blessing, telling Juliet to find the happiness she deserves.
Albert and Fitzhubert watch the girls from afar. When Albert makes a crude remark Fitzhubert asks him to stop, and Albert responds, "I say them, you just think them". Albert then tells Fitzhubert about his childhood in an orphanage. Fitzherbert is captivated by the girls' angelic presence. Tension builds as the girls venture further into Hanging Rock's labyrinthine formation. Edith becomes upset but follows the girls into the dark recesses.
Dr Joel Gilmore makes he's favourite party food: mayonnaise, and explains how the emulsifying process links oil and water molecules together. Emulsifiers or "emulgents" are compounds that are part hydrophilic (water-soluble) and part hydrophobic (water-fearing), allowing them to attract both water and oil components and bind them together. But as you'll learn, it’s a tricky balance.
Sebastian makes a tuxedo-wearing robot that can dance and draw. To make your fancy friend, you'll need a paper cup, markers, AA batteries, a hobby motor, a battery pack, furry pipe cleaners, buttons, googly eyes, scissors, craft sticks, a hot glue gun and glue sticks.
Edith awakes from a nap to find the girls have removed their shoes and are wandering further into the rock. Marion and Miranda ponder the purpose of the world. The girls lay in the open air and creatures and bugs wander around them. The hypnotic music and rhythm of the cinematography of the environment to suggest the girls are beginning to entangle with Hanging Rock. When they wake, Miranda and the others start moving further into the outcrop, unresponsive to Edith's cries.
Meet the Sherpa rescue team that is looking to help decrease the number of injuries and fatalities that take place on Mt Everest. So often, when somebody calls for help, they're too high up to be rescued in time. Join the team on a daring mission as they attempt to save a woman overcome with frostbite and stranded at a place called the Death Zone which is over 8000m high.
With all of the pressing concerns regarding climate change, astrophysicist, Jess Bloom, weighs in some of the effects we're seeing now. Plus, is making our home on another planet our hope for the future That may not actually be the case and it's important to conserve the planet we inhabit now, but Jess discusses why she still thinks exploring space is something to get excited about. (Coarse language.)
Peter Greste is a journalist that was imprisoned just for doing his job! Peter is out now but many other journalists are still in prison and facing risks around the world as they work to report the truth, even when some powerful people don't want the story told.
When poor settlers came to the colony of Victoria during the gold rush in the 1800s, they found themselves facing a lot of difficulties in an effort to get ahead. Everyone was required to purchase a license to mine and many families couldn't afford one. There was soon a conflict between miners and the authorities over this matter, leading to the Eureka Stockade.
Darryl puts his case to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, arguing family homes are priceless, the importance of being just and fair, and "a man's home is his castle". Farouk and Darryl are optimistic, but learn AirLink is a formidable opponent. As they deliberate, Sal asks Farouk what he was offered in compensation. Farouk explains that the planes don't bother him because in Beirut is not value that is dropped, offering an anecdote on political conflict. Darryl decides to fight AirLink.
Ron Graham, a representative of AirLink, visits Dennis and offers to rectify a "mistake" made when valuing the Kerrigan house. Dennis suggests Darryl isn't in it for the money and Ron insinuates that political frustrations could spill into other parts of life. Dennis, intimidated and pessimistic, tries to convince Darryl to take the money but Darryl sticks to his guns. That night, Sal tells her sons about falling in love with Darryl and his principles. (Coarse language.)
Li Cunxin arrives in Houston, Texas, and is collected from the airport by Ben, Cynthia, Betty Lou, Mason Lori and Dilworth from the Houston Ballet Company. Li is shocked by the scale and grandeur of the new world he is seeing. That night, Li thinks of his life at home in 1972, the harsh reality of Shandong province, Mao's Cultural Revolution and what lead him to where he is now.
Sophie walks down a back alley and is confronted by two soldiers who act inappropriately towards her, taunting her vulnerability. Fortunately, Howl appears and offers himself as her escort. The scene deals with gender politics, power and aggression.
The boys set out for Darwin, with only themselves, their memories and their hopes. Lorrpu leads the group, entreating the others to trust him and their cultural knowledge. Back home in north-eastern Arnhem Lab, Matjala reasons with police to give him a chance to find the boys first. Bäru Dirramu (crocodile man) visits Botj, Milika and Lorrpu as they dream.
Stanley's family story and the history of Green Lake are discovered to have parallels with present events. Stanley sets out to find Hector "Zero", finding him hiding under an overturned boat called Mary Lou. Zero offers him some "bloosh", a familiar peaches syrup from the past. They notice a mountain peak that looks suspiciously like the God's Thumb rock formation from his grandfather's story.
At camp, Warden Walker is annoyed by the lack of results. While in Green Lake, Charles "Trout" Walker has become enraged that Katherine rejected him for Sam and has incited the town to persecute him. Katherine is heartbroken and seeks revenge on those involved, transforming into the infamous "Kissing Kate". The scene deals with American history, racism and law.
Jackie visits Thomas's house to return the monkey ears Charlie drop when he unintentionally broke into her home. Thomas hides Charlie and tries to pretend the ears aren’t his. Hearing his mother's furious call, he finds that Charlie has had an accident and is enjoying the sensory stimulation of playing with it. Maggie signs for Charlie to stop. Thomas and Maggie get into an argument over the responsibility. Thomas struggles to cope with the extra duties around the home and being a "normal" teena
Waking up the day after his altercation with Charlie, Thomas joins him in the backyard, simultaneously annoying their lousy neighbour and acknowledging his brother's right to life. That night Jackie and the family attend Charlie's school play, Animals Afloat. Charlie's partner gets stage fright, and Thomas joins his brother on stage. The two brothers celebrate their theatrical success by sharing a bubble bath. In the bath, Thomas gets emotional and admits he used to wish Charlie was "normal".
Thomas Mollison and his family move into a new house. Thomas' older brother Charlie is on the autism spectrum and non-verbal. As Charlie plays on the front lawn, local kids derided him for the way he behaves. The next morning, Charlie accidentally breaks a carton of eggs, offering an insight into Charlie's sensory experience of the world. Later, local kids make cruel remarks as Charlie's bus drives past. At school, Thomas is made to wear second-hand swimmers and called reductive names by his new
During class, Jackie plays with Thomas but ultimately proves he can trust her to be respectful and kind. Thomas gives the monkey ears back to Charlie and attempts to engage him in speaking. The next day, Jackie finds Thomas after school and invites both Thomas and Charlie to walk home with her. Jackie learns how to say "hello" in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) and gets an insight into the stresses of being a carer, and a teenager.
Junior scientist Luci shows the effects of climate change and explains why melting ice caps raise sea levels more drastically that floating icebergs. To explore these differences at home, you will need two large blocks of ice (preferably the same size), a brick or tub of stones, two large transparent containers, a large jug of water and some food dye.
Junior scientist Lilli explains how digital magnetometers work and points us in the right direction to make our own analogue navigation instrument. Did you know that the metal in a simple needle contains small regions called magnetic domains, and when harnessed correctly they will point due north based on the earth's magnetic fields? To get orienteering at home, you will need a shallow bowl, water, a needle, a magnet with north and south markings, wax paper and scissors.
Junior scientist Phoebe teaches us how to make a zoetrope at home. A zoetrope is a windowed cylindrical device with a sequence of images on the inside that animate when spun. The animation occurs because the rapid succession of images is broken into frames by the slits, giving the illusion of motion rather than blurriness! To make one yourself, you will need a piece of white paper, thin dark card, scissors, tape, coloured, a CD and an animation idea.
The thought of extraterrestrial has captured the imagination of scientists and civilians for centuries, manifesting in wacky conspiracy theories and blockbuster movies. Now you can help answer one of the world's most fascinating questions: Are we alone? Paige from the Double Helix Science Club explains how you can help the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute with SETI@Home: http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu. All you need is a computer and a little bit of curiosity.
Edward realises he can repay the Boggs with his topiary skills, winning the respect of Bill and Kevin. The isolated and God-fearing neighbour Esmarelda intrudes, casting aspersions against Edward. Bill tells Edward not to listen, calling the neighbour a "loony". Meanwhile, Peg answers the door to find all the neighbours insisting the Boggs host a barbeque to "show off" their guest. The strange exterior of Edward is contrasted with the perfect pastel neighbourhood, complicating stereotypes of goo
Romeo and Juliet are interrupted when Nurse announces Gloria Capulet's imminent arrival. Romeo escapes, and Juliet agonises over their secret love. When Gloria reveals Juliet be made a wife on Thursday, Juliet re-joins that wedding Paris will not make her a joyful bride. Gloria relays Juliet's sentiment to Fulgencio. Fulgencio is furious, threatening to disown her for disobedience. Nurse suggests she submit to the wedding, as Romeo's life is already lost. Juliet asks Nurse tell Gloria she has le
Regardless of his personal success and British Olympic record, Eddie experiences the harsh and classist world of Olympics sports. Despite this, he discovers his unique performance and personality have found him fame. Seeking approval from Bronson, he realises he's let the media attention overshadow his Olympic dreams. That night, Eddie contemplates the 90-metre slope and his Olympic future. The next day Eddie holds a press conference, apologising for his antics and announcing his participation i
Eddie attempts the 15metre jump and completes it first try. Encouraged, he moves onto the 40m, which proves a little more difficult. Undeterred, Eddie seeks advice from the Norwegian couch but receives only ridicule. The next day, Eddie buys himself a new set of skis and attempts the jump again. While lying at the base of the jump, he meets the local snow plougher, Bronson but soon learns of Bronson's Olympic history and tries to enlist him as coach.
Leela hits the pool, in search of diving tips and some one-on-one training. Talking to a couple of young champions, Leela learns what it takes to become a professional diver and that not everything happens in the water.
Meet Brooklyn, a junior sprint cyclist, and her coach Alex bird, as they explain how track cycling works in-competition and how to train for the unexpected. Most professional sprint cyclists train every day, improving their cadence (pedalling rate) and even chasing motorcycles around the velodrome!
Kellyn hits the gym and learns about the competitive world of rhythmic gymnastics, from the rope to the ribbon. Rhythmic gymnastics combines gymnastics, ballet, dance and one or two props, such as the ball, the hoop or the clubs. To complete a rhythmic routine, the gymnasts must use the entire floor and incorporate a range of pivots; leaps, balances and flexibility movements, all while handling the prop and making it look elegant!
Pip shows us her competitive-spectator side and solicits lawn bowler Roly's help to learn all about the national sport of lawn bowls. Lawn bowls, played competitively during the Commonwealth games, involves precision, tactic and most of all fun. Bowlers roll biased balls (weighted) towards a target, usually a smaller white ball known as the "jack", keeping score of which balls get closest.
Professor Melissa Fitzgerald teaches us about the unique properties of starch. Starch is a polymeric carbohydrate that is usually produced at night; giving it a specific semi-crystalline structure. When these semi-crystalline regions are introduced to heat and water they become soluble, undergoing recrystallisation when cooled (glass transition), but if you continue to add heat and water the starch granules bind the water and cause gelatinisation.
Australian Institute of Marine Sciences, Queensland, is home to the National Sea Simulator (SeaSim). SeaSim controls over 3 million litres of seawater that flows through its 33 tanks each day. By adjusting the light, salinity, temperatures, acidity and pollutants, scientists at SeaSim can test coral behaviour under predicted ocean conditions. At the heart of this research is Madeleine van Oppen, in conjunction with Ruth Gates, from the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology.
Ben Milbourne and Joel Gilmore whip up a batch of raspberry honeycomb and explain the chemical reactions occurring along the way. Honeycomb occurs when the bio carbonate soda interacts with the caramelised sugars, creating bubbles of carbon dioxide and giving the honeycomb its fluffy hard-crack appearance.
Professor Tamara Davis explains the importance of fast-moving particles (heat) and the role of a good heat conductor (oil) when cooking meats effectively. Meanwhile, Ben and Scotty dehydrate a piece of pork rind using salts and discuss the perfect crackle technique.
The Appleyard College girls assemble outside the school, awaiting instruction from Miss Appleyard. Greeting the young students, Miss Appleyard reminds the girls of the dangers of Hanging Rock and advises that any "tomboy foolishness" will be punished. The young students are collected in a horse-drawn cart as Sara, who is not allowed to attend the picnic, watches on. Once past the local town, the young girls excitedly free themselves from their gloves.
Appleyard's carriage driver Ben Hussey realises his watch has stopped at 12 o'clock, as has Miss McGraw's. Miranda, Marion, Irma and Edith are permitted to explore the rock. Miranda waves goodbye to Mlle. De Poitiers. Strong imagery of the natural environment is mixed with references to classic European paintings, giving the film a mesmerising and hypnotic quality.