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Title Behind the News: Wind Farms/Toy Guns/Ramadan/Learning Pressure/New Olympic Sports
Published Australia : ABC3, 2015
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Summary WIND FARMSWind farms were a hot topic of conversation last week, after the Prime Minister said they "make a lot of noise" and are "visually awful". He also suggested that he wished there were fewer of them in Australia. We take a closer look at the outrage surrounding this renewable energy source and the science behind how it works.TEACHER RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning areas -Science/Science Understanding/Physical science Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity Year 6Science/Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples' lives Year 6Science / Science Understanding / Earth and space sciences Some of Earth's resources are renewable, but others are non-renewable Year 7Geography / Geographical Knowledge and Understanding The natural resources provided by the environment, and different views on how they could be used sustainably Year 4TOY GUNSPictures of a young boy holding a toy gun near the site of the 2014 Sydney siege caused controversy last week and prompted calls for the banning of realistic toy weapons. Critics say these products send the wrong message to kids. But others disagree. BtN explains the arguments on both sides.RAMADANHeaps of young Muslims across Australia have started fasting for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. But what is involved, other than not eating or drinking during daylight hours? To find out, we meet some kids who'll walk us through their typical Ramadan day.TEACHER RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning areas -Historical Knowledge and Understanding/Community and remembrance Celebrations and commemorations in other places around the world; for example, Bastille Day in France, Independence Day in the USA, including those that are observed in Australia such as Chinese New Year, Christmas Day, Diwali, Easter, Hanukkah, the Moon Festival and Ramadan Year 3Civics and Citizenship Skills/Communication and reflection Reflect on their cultural identity and how it might be similar and different from others Year 4Civics and Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding/Citizenship, diversity and identity How Australia is a secular nation and a multi-faith society Year 7LEARNING PRESSURESouth Korean students produce some of the best academic results in the world. But what does it take to do so well? Many kids attended classes for 15 hours a day and burnout is common. We take a look behind the scenes of South Korea's education system, to find out where the balance lies between success and pressure.NEW OLYMPIC SPORTSTwenty-six new sports have put their hands up to be included in the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo. Some, you might expect; like netball and karate. Others you might not. Tug o' war, ten pin bowling and snooker are just some of the more unusual sports asking for a chance at Olympic glory. So what does it take to for a sport to be recognised? We find out
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2015-06-23 at 10:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Bowling.
Olympics -- Management.
Stress in children -- Social aspects.
Students -- Attitudes.
Olympic Games.
Korea (South)
Form Streaming video
Author Bazley, Nathan, host