Entering its 50th year, Play School encourages children to wonder and learn through the medium of play. Music, art and the imagination are all key ingredients as two hosts take us on an intimate and fun journey revolving around a week.
Join Leah and Teo as they practice happy and sad facial expressions in the mirror, create leaf faces to tell a story and play with bottle people at the beach. Through the windows, we take a look at surf life saving.
Share markets around the world have crashed this week over fears of a Chinese economic crisis. Hundreds of billions dollars have been lost, but how?; We'll teach you everything you need to know about the Torres Strait and the Australians who call it home; In the lead up to Sea Week we take a look at a giant rubbish pile in the Pacific Ocean and; Do you know how to program a computer? Some people say every kid in Australia should!
Israel Visit/Cybersecurity Jobs/Palm Oil/Mystery Planet/Robotic Student
The historic visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is raising questions about the relationship between his nation and the Palestinian people all the way over on the other side of the world. Palestine is currently not recognised as an independent state by Australia, but some say that should change. Others say it definitely shouldn't. We take a look at both sides of this debate and find out why so many prominent have weighed in on the topic.
Last week Google announced it was on the lookout to hire Australia's best and brightest hackers. Hackers are normally known for trying to steal other people's information or take down websites. So why would one of the biggest technology companies in the world want to hire them? Well hacking is becoming such an important job that many organisations and government agencies say more young Aussies need to start considering it as a career.
BTN Investigates: Palm Oil
This week, Alice asked BTN to investigate "why palm oil effects orangutans so badly?" We sent Matt out to discover how a simple food product can hurt primates and what you can do to help.
TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Civics and Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding / Citizenship, diversity and identity: The obligations citizens may consider they have beyond their own national borders as active and informed global citizens Year 6
Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences: Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs Year 7
Would you like to discover a new planet? Well now you have the chance, after NASA asked for help to comb through millions of photos of our solar system to find a mysterious 9th planet that they suspect exists - but have so far not been able to see. We reveal how you can get involved in the hunt.
TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas:
Science / Science Understanding / Earth and space sciences: The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun) Year 5
Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Nature and development of science: Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions Years 5 and 6
Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science: Scientific knowledge has changed peoples' understanding of the world and is refined as new evidence becomes available Year 6
Being stuck at home because of sickness can be a real problem for some kids. They miss out on important lessons at school and the chance to hang with their friends too. Well now remote controlled robots are being used to help. We meet one of the kids who've used on to stay connected from home.
With the issue of marriage equality in the headlines again, there's a debate going on amongst Australia's politicians over whether or not it should be decided by a conscience vote. We look at a conscience votes are and why political parties may or may not allow them to decide controversial issues. Plus there's teacher resources for our stories on Food Waste and China Kids.