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Behind the News: May 5, 2020
May 5, 2020
ABC Me  |  May 5, 2020

With the number of new cases of COVID-19 continuing to go down, some states and territories have started to relax their rules on social distancing. BtN looks at how Australia has flattened the curve and why experts say we need to keep doing our bit. Many Aussie kids will be spending at least some of this term working from home, so we thought we’d get some distance learning tips from kids who know just what that's like. The 8th of May is the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day. Look at the events leading up to VE Day and why they had such a huge impact on the world. Plus find out more about the Hubble Space Telescope and how it has helped to change our understanding of the universe. Also take a look at the impact COVID-19 has had on zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums which have had to close their doors to the public.

With the number of new cases of COVID-19 continuing to go down, some states and territories have started to relax their rules on social distancing. BtN looks at how Australia has flattened the curve and why experts say we need to keep doing our bit. Many Aussie kids will be spending at least some of this term working from home, so we thought we’d get some distance learning tips from kids who know just what that's like. The 8th of May is the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day. Look at the events leading up to VE Day and why they had such a huge impact on the world. Plus find out more about the Hubble Space Telescope and how it has helped to change our understanding of the universe. Also take a look at the impact COVID-19 has had on zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums which have had to close their doors to the public.

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September 1, 2020  |  ABC Me

Border Debate There’s been some debate about the decision of many states and territories to shut their borders to try to stop the spread of COVID-19. While some experts say it’s an effective way to keep people safe, it’s having a big impact on families and businesses and some, including the Prime Minister, have called for State Premiers to ease restrictions. We look at the issue of border closures and find out why state governments sometimes have more power than the PM. Hay Fever Season Spring officially starts next week, which means warmer weather and for some, hay fever. It’s a bigger problem than usual this year because the cold-and-flu-like symptoms of hay fever could be mistaken for COVID-19. We find out more about hay fever and what you can do about it. Going Cashless For years now cards and phones have been replacing cash in Australia and around the world and experts say the trend is accelerating because of COVID-19. We find out about the advantages and disadvantages of ditching coins and notes and what affect it could have on Aussies. Taste Adventures The CSIRO has launched a new program called Food Adventurers to try to encourage Aussie primary school kids to eat more vegetables. Studies show that many still aren’t getting their five recommended serves a day and that’s partly because they don’t like the taste. We find out more about the science of taste and how we can learn to love the things that are good for us. COVID Catch-Up We meet 10-year-old Suzy from Melbourne who’s been putting her time in lockdown to good use. She’s created a newspaper called COVID-Catchup to share information, ideas and inspiration with other kids in her neighbourhood.

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