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Title Scope: Supersize Science
Published Australia : TEN, 2012
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Summary Gigantic giraffes, mammoth road trains, enormous sink holes; this episode of SCOPE is, as always, jam-packed with science, but this time it's SUPERSISZED! GIRAFFESThe average giraffe's neck is usually longer than the average person is tall, which makes sense since they are the tallest animal around. Zoo Keeper Luke Hausler from Werribee Open Range Zoo introduces us to some of his supersized friends - and their supersized tongues!SINK HOLESHave you ever heard of a sink hole? Well they are in the supersize episode so they must be pretty big! Hydro geologist Jeff Lawson from the SA Department of Water is going to show us exactly what a sink hole looks like and how they are formed.EXPERIMENT: TALLEST STRUCTUREStudents from the Australian Maths and Science School compete to see which team can build the tallest structure using different materials. They put toilet paper rolls, ice cream sticks and straws to the test- but only one team can take the supersize title. ROAD TRAINSRoad trains are the biggest vehicles on the road and they are used to haul large and heavy loads all around the country! Mitchel Lancaster from South Central Trucks shows us the ins and outs of these massive vehicles. BRIAN SCHMIDTAstronomer Brian Schmidt from the Australian National University was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics for a pretty big discovery about the universe. He lets us in on his discovery and exactly why it's so important.SYNCHOTRONPhysicist Kent Wootton from the Australian Synchrotron studies very tiny objects, but to do this is needs to use a machine that is the size of a football field! Kent shows us how the Synchrotron works and what it is used for.Join Dr Rob for a look at all things BIG, as once again the ordinary becomes extraordinary, under the SCOPE
Event Broadcast 2012-04-19 at 16:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Giraffe.
Limestone -- Analysis.
Synchrotron radiation -- Research.
Truck driving -- Study and teaching.
Burj Khalifa (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Form Streaming video
Author Bell, Rob, host