Scope

Scope

Medi Science
ELEVEN  |  March 3, 2017

Join Lee on SCOPE as she dives head first into the world of medical science! We learn all about the relationship between nature and medicine, we head out to a blood donation centre and we find out exactly how an x-ray operates!

Nature and Medicine
Nature and medicine have been working side by side for centuries! Catch up with Dr Sean Coakley from the University of Queensland as he walks you through some of their greatest collaborations and hints at what's still to come!

Blood Donation
Join Lee as she steps out of the bunker and into to the Red Cross blood donation centre, where Kasey Buchan is on hand to help her out with her donation!

How an X-Ray Works
You may have had an X-ray yourself or know someone who has! But how exactly do they work? Well, that's the very question Hannah Milnes from the Wesley Medical Imaging Centre is here to answer!

DIY - Breathing Machines
We breathe in and out every day without really thinking about it, but what's actually happening when we do this? Junior scientists Claire and Alice find out by building a model of the human respiratory system.

Kangaroo Cartilage
It may sound strange, but as Tomina Ali from Queensland University of Technology explains, kangaroos could be the key to helping repair damaged cartilage in human knees joints.

Motion Capture CP
Cerebral Palsy is disease that seriously affects how a person is able to move. That's why Jarred Gillette from the University of Queensland is working to find new ways to improve muscle function for Cerebral Palsy sufferers.

All that and more on a medically sound episode of SCOPE: where the ordinary becomes extraordinary!

Join Lee on SCOPE as she dives head first into the world of medical science! We learn all about the relationship between nature and medicine, we head out to a blood donation centre and we find out exactly how an x-ray operates!

Nature and Medicine
Nature and medicine have been working side by side for centuries! Catch up with Dr Sean Coakley from the University of Queensland as he walks you through some of their greatest collaborations and hints at what's still to come!

Blood Donation
Join Lee as she steps out of the bunker and into to the Red Cross blood donation centre, where Kasey Buchan is on hand to help her out with her donation!

How an X-Ray Works
You may have had an X-ray yourself or know someone who has! But how exactly do they work? Well, that's the very question Hannah Milnes from the Wesley Medical Imaging Centre is here to answer!

DIY - Breathing Machines
We breathe in and out every day without really thinking about it, but what's actually happening when we do this? Junior scientists Claire and Alice find out by building a model of the human respiratory system.

Kangaroo Cartilage
It may sound strange, but as Tomina Ali from Queensland University of Technology explains, kangaroos could be the key to helping repair damaged cartilage in human knees joints.

Motion Capture CP
Cerebral Palsy is disease that seriously affects how a person is able to move. That's why Jarred Gillette from the University of Queensland is working to find new ways to improve muscle function for Cerebral Palsy sufferers.

All that and more on a medically sound episode of SCOPE: where the ordinary becomes extraordinary!

All around us is Earth's bounty - spectacular mountains, Caribbean blue oceans and abundant, delicious food crops. But what we can see is only a part of the riches Earth provides. Its hidden assets are some of our most important natural resources, and they have helped shape humankind. They are the metals that have built our modern cities and the fuels we need to power them. They are the sparkling gems whose beauty excites us and the many other minerals essential to the tools we use every day. We simply could not live our lives without these resources. This program takes us on a journey deep inside the Earth to uncover the mysteries of how these treasures were created, and explores how they have allowed humans to evolve and build great civilisations. As the quest continues, we are discovering that some of our treasures may soon run out. Looking deep into these ancient resources, we reveal new secrets that will help us solve the problems we face today. Their beauty has captivated us for millennia. Their cost can be extraordinary - some are even considered priceless. Precious gems like diamonds, rubies, emeralds, opal, and jade are the ultimate treasures of the earth, and each one is made from a specific - and often torturous - recipe of chemistry, pressure, and heat. The secrets to their sparkle, colour, and even strength lie deep inside the gems themselves, but could they also hold clues to one of the most enduring mysteries in the field of geology? From Tiffany's workshop in New York to the sapphire mines of Sri Lanka, from North Carolina's emerald fields to the jade-laden Forbidden City of China, join us as we explore the fascinating science of gems.

Treasures of the Earth

Science

Years 9-10, 11-12 Science
52:37
All around us is Earth's bounty - spectacular mountains, Caribbean blue oceans and abundant, delicious food crops. But what we can see is only a part of the riches Earth provides. Its hidden assets are some of our most important natural resources, and they have helped shape humankind. They are the metals that have built our modern cities and the fuels we need to power them. They are the sparkling gems whose beauty excites us and the many other minerals essential to the tools we use every day. We simply could not live our lives without these resources. This program takes us on a journey deep inside the Earth to uncover the mysteries of how these treasures were created, and explores how they have allowed humans to evolve and build great civilisations. As the quest continues, we are discovering that some of our treasures may soon run out. Looking deep into these ancient resources, we reveal new secrets that will help us solve the problems we face today. Their beauty has captivated us for millennia. Their cost can be extraordinary - some are even considered priceless. Precious gems like diamonds, rubies, emeralds, opal, and jade are the ultimate treasures of the earth, and each one is made from a specific - and often torturous - recipe of chemistry, pressure, and heat. The secrets to their sparkle, colour, and even strength lie deep inside the gems themselves, but could they also hold clues to one of the most enduring mysteries in the field of geology? From Tiffany's workshop in New York to the sapphire mines of Sri Lanka, from North Carolina's emerald fields to the jade-laden Forbidden City of China, join us as we explore the fascinating science of gems.
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