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Title Scope: Natural Events
Published Australia : TEN, 2013
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Summary This week SCOPE is celebrating some of the remarkable natural events that happen around our planet!GIANT SPIDER CRAB SWARMGiant spider crabs generally live solitary lives but on the same day every year, thousands gather together in the one spot. John Gaskell from Melbourne Aquarium explains what scientists know about this amazing congregation. SCOPE IN A FLASHTed reports on a near earth asteroid that recently came closer to earth than any one of this size has ever before!SOLAR ECLIPSEIt happens a few times a year, but in the same spot only once every couple of hundred years. Dr Stephen Hughes from the Queensland University of Technology was lucky enough to witness a solar eclipse! He gives the low down on how and why these astronomical events occur. EXPERIMENT: LEAVESJunior scientist Phoebe finds out what gives leaves their green colour, and checks out the difference between green and red leaves.LA NINA/EL NINOWhen Australia is in drought, South America is flooding and when Australia is flooding, South America is in drought, but why? Well, it's all to do with La Nina and El Nino, and Darren Ray from the Bureau of Meteorology explains all.POLLENPollen is an important substance produced by plants, but it can also cause problems for those of us who have allergies. Dr Ed Newbigin is a botanist from The University of Melbourne and he steps through the process of establishing a daily pollen count.So be at one with nature and join Dr Rob, as once again the ordinary becomes extraordinary under the SCOPE
Event Broadcast 2013-04-18 at 16:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Droughts -- Environmental aspects.
Near-earth asteroids -- Exploration.
Pollen, Fossil -- Analysis.
Science -- Experiments.
Solar eclipses.
Spider crabs.
Form Streaming video
Author Bell, Robert, host