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Title Behind The News: Tennis Drug Drama/Plastic Packaging/#BehindYou Pledges/The Toll of Space/Ugly Animals/Young Racer
Published Australia : ABC3, 2016
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Summary TENNIS DRUG DRAMAOne of the world's best tennis players, Maria Sharapova, has been caught using a banned substance during the Australian Open in January. The drug is called meldonium and it was completely legal until this year. So how can a drug go from being legal to illegal in one season? And how many other drugs are in the same category? We delve into the murky and sometimes confusing world of sports doping to find out.PLASTIC PACKAGINGA US Supermarket chain has been criticised for selling pre-peeled mandarins in plastic containers. It got a lot of people talking about the amount of unnecessary packaging that covers our fresh food. We take a look at whether we have a similar problem here in Australia and find out what you can do about it.TEACHER RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning areas -Science / Science Understanding / Chemical sciencesNatural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; These properties can influence their use Year 4Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions Year 4Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Years 5 & 6Humanities and Social Sciences / Inquiry and skills / Evaluating and reflectingReflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actions Year 4Humanities and Social Sciences / Knowledge and Understanding / GeographyThe use and management of natural resources and waste, and the different views on how to do this sustainably Year 4#BEHINDYOU PLEDGESAustralia's National Day of Action Against Bullying is the 18th of March. And last year, BtN marked the day by launching the #BehindYou campaign. It encouraged all kids to stand up against bullying wherever they saw it. This year we're continuing the campaign by asking all Australian classrooms to send us videos sharing your success in standing up to bullying in your school. We'll share the best ones on the show next week.THE TOLL OF SPACENASA astronaut Scott Kelly is now getting used to life on earth again after spending 340 days onboard the International Space Station. But it's how his body adapts to life back on earth that scientists are really interested in. They are studying these effects to help prepare astronauts for future missions to Mars. We take a look at what they've already found.** The Toll of Space will be next week's BtN #AskaReporter topic! **TEACHER RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning areas -Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Year 5People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have influenced the development of practices in areas of human activity Year 7Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Nature and development of science Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions Year 5UGLY ANIMALSWe often hear about the plight of animals that are becoming endangered or facing extinction on the news. But have you noticed how most of the featured animals are cute ones? What about the not-so-cute animals out there? Well a study has found that ugly animals are struggling to get the same funding as their attractive counterparts - and that could be leaving them vulnerable.YOUNG RACERHe might be years off getting his car licence, but 13-year old Ardie is already a natural behind the wheel. He's been racing since he was only a few years old and now that he's 13, he's ready for his biggest event yet - the Australian Junior Speedway Championships. Join this speed demon has he prepares for his big test
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2016-03-15 at 10:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Astronauts -- Medical examinations.
Athletes -- Drug testing.
Racetracks (Automobile racing)
Sharapova, Maria, 1987-.
United States.
Outer space.
Form Streaming video
Author Bazley, Nathan, host
Holbrook, Matt, reporter
Moseley, Amelia, reporter
Smith, Carl, reporter