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Title Behind The News: Voting Changes/Syria Ceasefire/Endeavour Tour/Space Program/Penguin Protection Dogs
Published Australia : ABC3, 2016
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Summary VOTING CHANGESThe federal Government has announced changes to how the Senate is elected. It says currently, some senators are elected even though only a small number of people actually vote for them. But the move has upset some smaller political parties who say they'll now be out of contention. So just how does our voting system work and what will these changes mean for the outcome of this year's election?**Voting Changes will be next week's BtN #AskaReporter topic! **SYRIA CEASEFIRERussia and the United States have announced they'll work together to try to stop the terrible fighting in Syria. They've announced a temporary ceasefire, which is good news for the many Syrians who have fled the country to get away from war. And for two Syrian brothers who have recently fled the country, it could mean they'll get to go home sooner.ENDEAVOUR TOURTwo hundred and forty-six years ago, James Cook landed on the east coast of Australia for the first time. The ship that brought him here was the HMS Endeavour, a British Royal Navy research vessel. But what was life like for the 94 people aboard that long journey to the other side of the world? Amelia toured an amazing replica of the Endeavour to find out.TEACHER RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning areas -HASS / Historical Knowledge and Understanding/ HistoryThe journey(s) of at least one world navigator, explorer or trader up to the late eighteenth century, including their contacts with other societies and any impacts Year 4 The nature of contact between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and others, for example, the Macassans and the Europeans, and the effects of these interactions on, for example, people and environments Year 4HASS / Inquiry and Skills / Research Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations Year 4HASS / Inquiry and Skills / AnalysingExamine information to identify different points of view and distinguish facts from opinions Year 4SPACE PROGRAMA team of Aussie school kids has taken part in a competition on the International Space Station. Their task was to program a robot to do some complex manoeuvrers in zero gravity. But how did they go? And how can you get involved in space robotics too?TEACHER RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning areas -Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Year 5Science Understanding / Earth and space sciences The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun) Year 5Science as a Human Endeavour / Nature and development of science Scientific knowledge has changed peoples' understanding of the world and is refined as new evidence becomes available Year 7Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have influenced the development of practices in areas of human activity Year 7PENGUIN PROTECTION DOGSThey say dogs are man's best friend but on Middle Island in Victoria, dogs and penguins are even closer than that. Some specially trained Maremma dogs have the job of protecting local penguins from foxes. And a new puppy recruit has just joined the team. We went along to find out how he'll be trained to protect penguins just like his parents
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2016-03-01 at 10:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Cook, James, 1728-1779.
International Space Station.
Historic ships -- Preservation.
Robots -- Programming.
Civil War (Syria : 2011-)
Form Streaming video
Author Bazley, Nathan, host
Holbrook, Matt, reporter
Moseley, Amelia, reporter
Smith, Carl, reporter
Infantino, Gianni, contributor