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Title Scope: Disgusto Science
Published Australia : TEN, 2011
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Summary When you see or hear something gross, and go ewwwww, then wonder why? then this episode of Scope is for you! This week, we visit someone who breeds maggots, we find out how to measure the gasses coming out of cows and even take a tour of a machine that squeezes out excess liquid from raw sewage! DERMESTID BEETLESSteven Sparry from the Melbourne Museum introduces us to flesh-eating Dermestid Beetles. These beetles play an important role at the museum - they prepare some of the animal displays by cleaning up the skeletons! DERMATOLOGYDr Shobhan Manoharan from Westside Dermatology shows us how disgusting skin can be and puts Dr Rob's forehead under a laser.GROWING BACTERIA EXPERIMENTThe students at the Australian Science and Maths school show you how to grow your own bacteria.MEASURING METHANECows emit a lot of gases that are bad for the planet, but luckily, Richard Eckard from The University of Melbourne is studying them to help reduce their impact. HAND SANITISERJunior Scientist Jeff Barrett puts hand sanitisers to the test to find out which ones kill the most bacteria. BELT PRESSPhil Wetherill from Unitywater shows us one very gross machine - the belt press. Its job is to drain and squeeze out all the remaining liquid in raw sewage! MAGGOTSBaby animals are usually cute but Amie Hindson from Healesville Sanctuary introduces us to a baby animal that is quite disgusting: maggots. So don't forget to bring the vomit bucket and join Dr Rob as he once again proves that the ordinary really does become extraordinary, under the SCOPE!
Event Broadcast 2011-06-11 at 09:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Bacterial growth.
Maggots -- Breeding.
Sewage -- Purification.
Form Streaming video
Author Bell, Robert, host
Dobre, Tess, host
Petrie, Ted, host
Robinson, David, host