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Behind the News: Climate Talks/White Ribbon Day/Skin Cancer/Artificial Intelligence Jobs/Subs in Schools
Climate Talks/White Ribbon Day/Skin Cancer/Artificial Intelligence Jobs/Subs in Schools
ABC ME  |  November 21, 2016
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Climate Talks:
In the immediate aftermath of the US election, PM Malcolm Turnbull announced Australia has now ratified the Paris climate agreement. More than 100 countries originally signed the agreement at a conference in Paris last year. But now, as a new international climate conference begins in Morocco, world leaders are concerned the second largest carbon emitter in the world, the US, will walk away from the targets they agreed to when Donald Trump becomes President next year. We find out what this might do to the agreement and why Australia wants to be involved anyway.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED:
Learning Areas -
Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science:
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Years 5 & 6

Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences:
The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment Year 6

Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Nature and development of science:
Scientific knowledge has changed peoples' understanding of the world and is refined as new evidence becomes available Year 7

White Ribbon Day:
One in four children in Australia are exposed to domestic violence. It's a statistic that is shocking to read, but even more shocking to picture while looking around an average classroom of kids. So this week, in the lead up to White Ribbon Day on the 25th, we're checking in with schools around Australia to find out what they are doing to help end the cycle of violence against women continuing into the future.

Skin Cancer:
It's nearly summertime which often means long hot days spent at the beach or by the pool. But it can also mean sunburn, which is why next week is Skin Cancer Action Week. We take a look at what skin cancer is and how being careful now can pay dividends in the years ahead.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED:
Learning Areas -
Health and PE / Personal Social and Community Health / Being healthy, safe and active:
Plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing Years 5 & 6
Investigate community resources and ways to seek help about health, safety and wellbeing Years 5 & 6

Health and PE / 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 & 6

Artificial Intelligence Jobs:
It's no secret that technology is moving ahead at an incredible rate. And one area that many researchers are working on is Artificial Intelligence, or AI. But what is AI and how could it affect our lives and careers in the decades ahead? We find out.

Subs in Schools:
Next month, a group of primary schoolers will compete against secondary school teams at the 'Subs in Schools' national underwater robot competition. We met team Triton to find out how they were planning to blow their older and more experienced competitors out of the water.

Climate Talks:
In the immediate aftermath of the US election, PM Malcolm Turnbull announced Australia has now ratified the Paris climate agreement. More than 100 countries originally signed the agreement at a conference in Paris last year. But now, as a new international climate conference begins in Morocco, world leaders are concerned the second largest carbon emitter in the world, the US, will walk away from the targets they agreed to when Donald Trump becomes President next year. We find out what this might do to the agreement and why Australia wants to be involved anyway.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED:
Learning Areas -
Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science:
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Years 5 & 6

Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences:
The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment Year 6

Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Nature and development of science:
Scientific knowledge has changed peoples' understanding of the world and is refined as new evidence becomes available Year 7

White Ribbon Day:
One in four children in Australia are exposed to domestic violence. It's a statistic that is shocking to read, but even more shocking to picture while looking around an average classroom of kids. So this week, in the lead up to White Ribbon Day on the 25th, we're checking in with schools around Australia to find out what they are doing to help end the cycle of violence against women continuing into the future.

Skin Cancer:
It's nearly summertime which often means long hot days spent at the beach or by the pool. But it can also mean sunburn, which is why next week is Skin Cancer Action Week. We take a look at what skin cancer is and how being careful now can pay dividends in the years ahead.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED:
Learning Areas -
Health and PE / Personal Social and Community Health / Being healthy, safe and active:
Plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing Years 5 & 6
Investigate community resources and ways to seek help about health, safety and wellbeing Years 5 & 6

Health and PE / 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 & 6

Artificial Intelligence Jobs:
It's no secret that technology is moving ahead at an incredible rate. And one area that many researchers are working on is Artificial Intelligence, or AI. But what is AI and how could it affect our lives and careers in the decades ahead? We find out.

Subs in Schools:
Next month, a group of primary schoolers will compete against secondary school teams at the 'Subs in Schools' national underwater robot competition. We met team Triton to find out how they were planning to blow their older and more experienced competitors out of the water.

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