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Title Behind the News: Fire Aid/Vitamins/Beached Whales/Playground Sunnies/Shearing Kid
Published Australia : ABC ME, 2017
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Summary Fire Aid<br />The past two weeks have been tough for many communities in central New South Wales. Bushfires hit during last week's heatwave conditions, causing widespread damage. We hear from some kids who have been affected and find out how help is reaching them.<br /><br />Vitamins<br />Seven in ten Aussies regularly take supplements, like vitamins or herbal medicines. But now, Australia's leading group of doctors say people may not be getting the benefits from them that they expect. We take a look at some of the most common supplements to find out how much evidence there really is behind them.<br /><br />Beached Whales<br />Last week, hundreds of whales became stranded on a beach in New Zealand. Some were able to get reach safety, while others died when they couldn't get back into deeper water. We explore some of the theories around why some of the biggest, smartest creatures in the ocean often end up beached on the shore.<br /><br />TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED<br />Learning Areas:<br /><br />Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences:<br />Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment Year 5<br /><br />The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment Year 6<br /><br />Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science:<br />Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Year 6<br /><br />Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations Year 7<br /><br />Playground Sunnies<br />Most kids know they have to wear sun protection when outside. But some eye specialists say hats and sunscreen don't protect kids' eyes, so they're now calling for schools to make sunglasses compulsory. They say too many kids are getting eye damage from the sun and that could easily be prevented.<br /><br />TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED<br />Learning Areas:<br /><br />Science / Science Understanding / Physical sciences:<br />Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted Year 5<br /><br />Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science:<br />Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples' lives Years 5 & 6<br /><br />Health and PE / Personal, Social and Community Health / Being healthy, safe and active:<br />Plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing Years 5 & 6<br /><br />Health and PE / Personal, Social and Community Health / Contributing to healthy and active communities:<br />Investigate the role of preventive health in promoting and maintaining health, safety and wellbeing for individuals and their communities Years 5 & 6<br /><br />English / Literacy / Creating texts:<br />Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience Year 5<br /><br />English / Literacy / Interacting with others:<br />Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions Year 6<br /><br />Shearing Kid<br />Wool has been a vital commodity in Australia ever since 29 sheep were brought out on the First Fleet in 1788. But through all of the years since, technology still hasn't been able to replace the job of a skilled shearer. In this story, we'll meet a 5-year old already looking to make his mark on the industry, before finding out more about the history of this important occupation
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2017-02-21 at 10:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Charity-schools.
Child psychology.
Medical ethics.
Whales -- Behavior.
New South Wales.
New Zealand.
Form Streaming video
Author Bazley, Nathan, host
Holbrook, Matt, reporter
Moseley, Amelia, reporter
Smith, Carl, reporter