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Behind the News: March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019
ABC Me  |  March 19, 2019

Christchurch Shooting
There have been tributes and memorials around the world following last Friday's attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. A gunman opened fire on two mosques while people were praying, killing 50 people and injuring 50 more. BTN reports on how the world reacted.

Migration History
Schools around Australia mark Harmony Day today, which is all about celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity. BTN looks at how Australia became the multicultural society that we know today by looking at the history of migration to this country.

Periodic Table
This month the world celebrated the 150th birthday of the periodic table of elements. While most of us know it as a poster often seen on classroom walls, its one of the greatest contributions to science ever made. Martin finds out about the history of this very famous table and how it changed our understanding of the stuff that makes up the universe.

Antarctica Special - Part 2: Antarctic Science
In part two of our three-part Antarctica special, Emma finds out why Antarctica is such an important place for scientists. She meets some researchers who are searching the ice for clues which could help us explain the Earth’s climate patterns.

Virtual Farmers
Jack finds out how virtual reality is being used to help kids understand what it’s like to be a farmer and how our food gets from the paddock to the plate.

Christchurch Shooting
There have been tributes and memorials around the world following last Friday's attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. A gunman opened fire on two mosques while people were praying, killing 50 people and injuring 50 more. BTN reports on how the world reacted.

Migration History
Schools around Australia mark Harmony Day today, which is all about celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity. BTN looks at how Australia became the multicultural society that we know today by looking at the history of migration to this country.

Periodic Table
This month the world celebrated the 150th birthday of the periodic table of elements. While most of us know it as a poster often seen on classroom walls, its one of the greatest contributions to science ever made. Martin finds out about the history of this very famous table and how it changed our understanding of the stuff that makes up the universe.

Antarctica Special - Part 2: Antarctic Science
In part two of our three-part Antarctica special, Emma finds out why Antarctica is such an important place for scientists. She meets some researchers who are searching the ice for clues which could help us explain the Earth’s climate patterns.

Virtual Farmers
Jack finds out how virtual reality is being used to help kids understand what it’s like to be a farmer and how our food gets from the paddock to the plate.

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