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Behind the News: Kind Classrooms 2017 Launch/Vaccination/Famine/Platypus Research/ Why do we need to sleep?/Synchronised Swimming
Kind Classrooms 2017 Launch/Vaccination/Famine/Platypus Research/ Why do we need to sleep?/Synchronised Swimming
ABC Me  |  March 14, 2017

Kind Classrooms 2017 Launch
Kind Classrooms returns for 2017 with a callout to classrooms around the country to show us how you make a difference in your community. Last year we saw car washes, snack deliveries and donations to the homeless all planned and carried out by kind kids. So get thinking, film your work and send it in to BTN and you might see your good deeds featured on the show. For more details, please head to our website.

Vaccination
One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson has described the Government's 'no jab no pay' policy as a 'dictatorship', saying parents should be allowed to choose not to vaccinate their kids. But that statement has health professionals really worried, because vaccines have already been responsible for wiping out some serious diseases and saving millions of lives. We'll take a closer look at the issue next week.

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 and 6

Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology, may impact on other areas of society and may involve ethical considerations Year 7

Science / Inquiry Skills / Communicating:
Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts Years 5 and 6

Famine
Recently, South Sudan was declared the site of the world's first famine in six years. So this week on BTN, we're going to visit this country to find out what a famine is and why it's happening. We'll also find out what other countries can do to help.

Platypus Research
Right now researchers are trying to track one of Australia's most mysterious creatures. Scientists are scouring riverbeds in New South Wales for Platypuses as part of a three year count of the native Australian animal. We find out what they are hoping to learn.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas:

Geography / Knowledge and Understanding:
The importance of environments, including natural vegetation, to animals and people Year 4

Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences:
Living things have life cycles Year 4

Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive Year 4

Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment Year 5

The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment Year 6

BTN Investigates: Why do we need to sleep?
This week on BTN Investigates, Mitchell and Troy want to know why we need sleep. Well Mitchell and Troy, sleep is one of our favourite topics here on BTN. Tune in next week to find out all about what really happens to you during those hours of evening shut-eye.

Synchronised Swimming
It's a sport that combines dancing and gymnastics - all while underwater and often upside down. It's synchronised swimming and this week, we're going to meet some of the first boys to pick up the nose plugs in Australia. But they say they need one of the sports rules to change to be allowed to represent Australia at the Olympics one day. We meet them to find out more.

Kind Classrooms 2017 Launch
Kind Classrooms returns for 2017 with a callout to classrooms around the country to show us how you make a difference in your community. Last year we saw car washes, snack deliveries and donations to the homeless all planned and carried out by kind kids. So get thinking, film your work and send it in to BTN and you might see your good deeds featured on the show. For more details, please head to our website.

Vaccination
One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson has described the Government's 'no jab no pay' policy as a 'dictatorship', saying parents should be allowed to choose not to vaccinate their kids. But that statement has health professionals really worried, because vaccines have already been responsible for wiping out some serious diseases and saving millions of lives. We'll take a closer look at the issue next week.

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 and 6

Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology, may impact on other areas of society and may involve ethical considerations Year 7

Science / Inquiry Skills / Communicating:
Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts Years 5 and 6

Famine
Recently, South Sudan was declared the site of the world's first famine in six years. So this week on BTN, we're going to visit this country to find out what a famine is and why it's happening. We'll also find out what other countries can do to help.

Platypus Research
Right now researchers are trying to track one of Australia's most mysterious creatures. Scientists are scouring riverbeds in New South Wales for Platypuses as part of a three year count of the native Australian animal. We find out what they are hoping to learn.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas:

Geography / Knowledge and Understanding:
The importance of environments, including natural vegetation, to animals and people Year 4

Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences:
Living things have life cycles Year 4

Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive Year 4

Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment Year 5

The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment Year 6

BTN Investigates: Why do we need to sleep?
This week on BTN Investigates, Mitchell and Troy want to know why we need sleep. Well Mitchell and Troy, sleep is one of our favourite topics here on BTN. Tune in next week to find out all about what really happens to you during those hours of evening shut-eye.

Synchronised Swimming
It's a sport that combines dancing and gymnastics - all while underwater and often upside down. It's synchronised swimming and this week, we're going to meet some of the first boys to pick up the nose plugs in Australia. But they say they need one of the sports rules to change to be allowed to represent Australia at the Olympics one day. We meet them to find out more.

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