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Behind the News: Marriage Survey Results/Driverless Cars/Coral Spawning/Pet Bushfire Safety/Big Idea Winner
Marriage Survey Results/Driverless Cars/Coral Spawning/Pet Bushfire Safety/Big Idea Winner
ABC Me  |  November 21, 2017
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Marriage Survey Results
61.6 percent of Australians have voted to allow same-sex marriage to be legalised. We'll take a closer look at the result and find out what's now required to make it official.

Driverless Cars
This week, Australia is hosting the International Driverless Car Summit. Experts from around the world will gather to talk about the benefits and challenges facing this new technology. Tune in for a full wrap of the pros and cons.

Coral Spawning
A special annual event has just got underway off the coast of Queensland. It's the time each year when coral right across the Great Barrier Reef reproduce. But experts are paying particularly close attention this year so they can measure how much the reef has suffered because of things like cyclones and bleaching.

Teaching resources included
Learning Areas -

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)

Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs (Year 7)

Pet Bushfire Safety
As bushfire season begins for many Australians, fire services and the RSPCA are teaming up to remind people not to leave their pets out of their family action plan. We'll run you through the best ways to make sure your four-legged friend stays safe this summer.

Big Idea Winner
We'll introduce you to a kid who's come up with a great way to make life easier for carers around Australia. Eight-year old Amelia has designed a special hoist to help lift her brother out of his wheelchair. And now the invention has won her a trip to NASA!

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)

People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have influenced the development of practices in areas of human activity (Year 7)

Science / Science Inquiry Skills / Questioning and predicting:
With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations (Years 5 and 6)

Science / Science Inquiry Skills / Evaluating:
Reflect on and suggest improvements to scientific investigations (Years 5 and 6)

Marriage Survey Results
61.6 percent of Australians have voted to allow same-sex marriage to be legalised. We'll take a closer look at the result and find out what's now required to make it official.

Driverless Cars
This week, Australia is hosting the International Driverless Car Summit. Experts from around the world will gather to talk about the benefits and challenges facing this new technology. Tune in for a full wrap of the pros and cons.

Coral Spawning
A special annual event has just got underway off the coast of Queensland. It's the time each year when coral right across the Great Barrier Reef reproduce. But experts are paying particularly close attention this year so they can measure how much the reef has suffered because of things like cyclones and bleaching.

Teaching resources included
Learning Areas -

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)

Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs (Year 7)

Pet Bushfire Safety
As bushfire season begins for many Australians, fire services and the RSPCA are teaming up to remind people not to leave their pets out of their family action plan. We'll run you through the best ways to make sure your four-legged friend stays safe this summer.

Big Idea Winner
We'll introduce you to a kid who's come up with a great way to make life easier for carers around Australia. Eight-year old Amelia has designed a special hoist to help lift her brother out of his wheelchair. And now the invention has won her a trip to NASA!

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)

People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have influenced the development of practices in areas of human activity (Year 7)

Science / Science Inquiry Skills / Questioning and predicting:
With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations (Years 5 and 6)

Science / Science Inquiry Skills / Evaluating:
Reflect on and suggest improvements to scientific investigations (Years 5 and 6)

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April 2, 2019

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