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Behind the News: Science Week preview/Rubbish Report/Airport Security/Fuel Finished/Ocean Mapping/How is a rainbow made?
Science Week preview/Rubbish Report/Airport Security/Fuel Finished/Ocean Mapping/How is a rainbow made?
ABC Me  |  August 8, 2017
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BTN's Science Week preview special
This week, we're focusing on the science behind the news. Each of our stories in this episode will explain the scientific concepts behind the headlines, from the ocean floor to rainbows and everything in between.

Rubbish Report
Next week, 4 Corners is investigating what happens to your garbage and recycling after it leaves your house. We will tell kids why this big report for adults is relevant to kids too. We'll also explain how materials can be recycled, ready to be used again.

Airport Security
Last week, airport security was tightened after police stopped a planned plane attack. Authorities say the new measures mean we are all safe to fly. We'll take a look at some of the processes you and your baggage go through before a trip to make sure on one is in danger in the skies.

Fuel Finished
The UK government has announced that by 2040, new petrol or diesel powered cars will be banned from sale. It follows France's earlier decision to do the same. So we're going to take a look at all of the other options available to get us from A to B.

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 / 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

Science / Science Understanding / Physical sciences:
Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources Year 6

Design and Technologies / Knowledge and understanding:
Recognise the role of people in design and technologies occupations and explore factors, including sustainability that impact on the design of products, services and environments to meet community needs Years 3 and 4

Examine how people in design and technologies occupations address competing considerations, including sustainability in the design of products, services, and environments for current and future use Years 5 and 6

Ocean Mapping
Something positive might come out of the long and tragic search for missing flight MH370. Those searching for the downed plane have released all of the scans they made of the ocean floor. And while they haven't revealed the resting place of MH370, they have led researchers to a treasure trove of other discoveries.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas -

Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences:
Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive Year 4

Living things have life cycles 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

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

BTN Investigates - How is a rainbow made?
This week Kayla has asked us to find out why rainbows always have the colours in the same order. In her words: "I know it's nature, but wow!" Well we agree Kayla, so why not find out more about these colourful apparitions.

BTN's Science Week preview special
This week, we're focusing on the science behind the news. Each of our stories in this episode will explain the scientific concepts behind the headlines, from the ocean floor to rainbows and everything in between.

Rubbish Report
Next week, 4 Corners is investigating what happens to your garbage and recycling after it leaves your house. We will tell kids why this big report for adults is relevant to kids too. We'll also explain how materials can be recycled, ready to be used again.

Airport Security
Last week, airport security was tightened after police stopped a planned plane attack. Authorities say the new measures mean we are all safe to fly. We'll take a look at some of the processes you and your baggage go through before a trip to make sure on one is in danger in the skies.

Fuel Finished
The UK government has announced that by 2040, new petrol or diesel powered cars will be banned from sale. It follows France's earlier decision to do the same. So we're going to take a look at all of the other options available to get us from A to B.

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 / 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

Science / Science Understanding / Physical sciences:
Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources Year 6

Design and Technologies / Knowledge and understanding:
Recognise the role of people in design and technologies occupations and explore factors, including sustainability that impact on the design of products, services and environments to meet community needs Years 3 and 4

Examine how people in design and technologies occupations address competing considerations, including sustainability in the design of products, services, and environments for current and future use Years 5 and 6

Ocean Mapping
Something positive might come out of the long and tragic search for missing flight MH370. Those searching for the downed plane have released all of the scans they made of the ocean floor. And while they haven't revealed the resting place of MH370, they have led researchers to a treasure trove of other discoveries.

TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Learning Areas -

Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences:
Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive Year 4

Living things have life cycles 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

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

BTN Investigates - How is a rainbow made?
This week Kayla has asked us to find out why rainbows always have the colours in the same order. In her words: "I know it's nature, but wow!" Well we agree Kayla, so why not find out more about these colourful apparitions.

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