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Title Behind The News: Is The Gap Closing?/Zika Explained/Dollars and Cents Turn 50/24 Million Australians/Orangutan Games
Published Australia : ABC3, 2016
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Summary IS THE GAP CLOSING?The Government has released its latest report on Closing the Gap. It's an initiative designed to narrow the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. But the report shows that little progress is being made. BtN discovers why.ZIKA EXPLAINEDFor the past few weeks, the world has worried about the threat of the Zika virus. The World Health Organisation has declared it a global health emergency. And in the lead up to the Rio Olympic games, Brazilian authorities are worried the virus might affect visitors and athletes. Tune in to BtN to find out more about this virus and why Australian officials aren't worried about it making a big impact here.DOLLARS AND CENTS TURN 50Our decimal currency is turning 50! So to celebrate, BtN is taking a look back at the introduction of our dollars and cents. Why were they introduced? And what did people use for currency before that? We explain all.**Dollars and Cents turn 50 will be next week's BtN #AskaReporter topic! **TEACHER RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning areas -Mathematics / Number and Algebra / Fractions and decimals Compare, order and represent decimals Year 5Mathematics / Number and Algebra / Patterns and Algebra Describe, continue and create patterns with fractions, decimals and whole numbers resulting from addition and subtraction Year 5Mathematics / Measurement and Geometry / Using units of measurement Connect decimal representations to the metric system Year 6Mathematics / Number and Algebra / Real numbersRound decimals to a specified number of decimal places Year 7Humanities and Social Sciences / Inquiry and skills / Researching Sequence information about people's lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines Years 5 & 624 MILLION AUSTRALIANSOn Tuesday morning, Australia's population will officially tick over 24 million. It's a big milestone, so we thought we'd use the occasion to find out how Australia's population has grown in the past and how big it might get in the future.ORANGUTAN GAMESHeaps of kids love getting into some gaming in their downtime. But did you know some organutans do too? Researchers at the Melbourne Zoo have designed some motion controlled games specially for their primate patrons. And the results have been surprising.TEACHER RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning areas -Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment Year 5Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of scienceScientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions Years 5 & 6Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciencesThe growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment Year 6
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2016-02-16 at 10:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy.
Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Mosquitoes as carriers of disease.
Population -- Statistics.
Form Streaming video
Author Bazley, Nathan, host
Holbrook, Matt, reporter
Moseley, Amelia, reporter
Turnbull, Malcolm, contributor