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A weekly wrap-up of all the amazing stories happening at home and abroad, made especially for young children to help them understand the world around them. Join Ruby for News Time as she counts down the week’s most interesting news stories for pre-schoolers. Featuring stories about children, animals…

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    Hero donkeys and Biodiversity Month

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 11:19

    On today's show we'll: Meet some hero donkeys, explore our backyards, cheer on two amazing sports stars, celebrate International Day of Sign Languages, and examine ancient treasure. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What is the name of the donkey adoption program? 2. What question does Junior Landcare want kids to answer? 3. How many Grand Slam singles titles has Serena Williams won? 4. What date is International Day of Sign Languages? 5. What were the stones called that were found in Germany? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What two dinosaur species did the footprints in Texas belong to? ANSWERS: 1. Last Stop Donkey Program 2. "What's in your backyard?" 3. 23 4. 23rd of September 5. Hunger stones BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Acrocanthosaurus and sauroposeidon

    Rampant rabbits and paper battery

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 11:00

    On today's show we'll: hop back in time with some wild rabbits, find out about a powerful invention, walk the red carpet with Hollywood's newest star, zoom around the world without wings, and sink our teeth into something mega exciting. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. How many rabbits were brought to Australia on the First Fleet? 2. What device did the paper battery power? 3. Where was Quaden's movie filmed? 4. Where was Thor immediately before he arrived in Australia? 5. How much does the megalodon weigh? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: How many rabbits did Thomas Austin import? ANSWERS: 1. Five 2. An alarm clock 3. Turkey 4. Hong Kong 5. As much as 12 African elephants BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: 24

    Terrific trees and R U OK?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 10:31

    On today's show we'll: Find out about Australia's favourite trees, celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day, paint our nails, check-in on our friends, and talk to an astronaut! QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What was number 1 in the vote for Australia's favourite tree? 2. What is the name of the foundation that makes books with Indigenous communities? 3. Who suggested Lucas start a nail polish business? 4. What date is R U OK? Day? 5. What is the name of the astronaut who spoke to Isabella? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What tree was the second most popular in the vote for Australia's favourite tree? ANSWERS: 1. River red gum 2. Indigenous Literacy Foundation 3. His mum 4. 8th of September 5. Kjell Lindgren BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Snow gum

    Rock stars and poo power

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 11:28

    On today's show we: Check up on the Great Barrier Reef, meet a world record-breaking cricket player, share a stage with some rock stars, find out how poo power can help the planet, and chase a lost seal back to sea. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What is eating coral on the Great Barrier Reef? 2. How many runs did Steffan score to break the world record? 3. How many members are in the Mulga Bore Hard Rock Band? 4. What type of gas does cow poo release into the atmosphere? 5. What nickname was given to the seal? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What is the name of the competition the Australian Blind Cricket team were playing in? ANSWERS: 1. Crown-of-thorns starfish 2. 309 3. Six 4. Methane 5. Oscar BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: The International Cricket Inclusion Series

    Surfing dogs and Book Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 11:36

    On today's show we: hit the waves with the world's best surfing dogs, curl up with some of Australia's best stories for Children's Book Week, check out a precious discovery firefighters made in the forest, pull on our purple clothes to support rainbow kids, and find out what mysterious junk is landing on Australian farms. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What breed of dog won Top Dog Final Champ? 2. What is the theme of this year's Children's Book Week? 3. Who used the old fire truck about 50 years ago? 4. What is the name of the netball team from Macorna? 5. What is the name of the spacecraft the space junk is believed to have come from? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What is the name of the book written by Andrea Rowe? ANSWERS: 1. Australian cattle dog 2. Dreaming with eyes open 3. An all-Indigenous fire crew 4. Tigers 5. Dragon BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Jetty Jumping

    Science Week: Dinosaurs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 11:31

    Today we're celebrating Science Week with five roarsome stories about one of our favourite scientific subjects - dinosaurs! QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What family of dinos does Meraxes Gigas belong to? 2. How many teeth were found near Winton? 3. What species of dino made the footprints at the restaurant? 4. Why is the ichthyosaur nicknamed Fiona? 5. What does 'amaru' mean in Quechuan language? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: How many years did it take to excavate Fiona? ANSWERS: 1. Theropod family 2. 17 3. Titanosauriformes 4. Her fossils were green 5. Flying serpent BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: 13 years

    Dolphin poo and long lost siblings

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 10:31

    On today's show we'll: cheer on a country AFL team called The Rockets, celebrate International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, hear a sad story (with a happy ending) about a long lost brother and sister, find out how dolphin poo is helping the planet, and explore Australia's deepest cave. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. How long have The Rockets been a team? 2. What date is International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples? 3. Where did Bill and Beryl live when they grew up? 4. What helpful element is in dolphin poo? 5. How deep is Australia's new deepest known cave? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: How deep is Niggly? ANSWERS: 1. 12 years 2. August 9 3. Sydney (Bill) and Adelaide (Beryl) 4. Nitrogen 5. 401 metres BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: 397 metres

    Commonwealth Games and Indigenous superhero

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 10:33

    On today's show we: celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day, cheer on our Aussie athletes at the Commonwealth Games, meet a new superhero, visit a wildlife shelter in Tasmania and pat a champion dog. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. How long does Garma Festival last? 2. Where are this year's Commonwealth Games held? 3. What type of wallabies will soon need extra care in Tasmania? 4. How many years ago is Wylah the Koorie Warrior set? 5. What breed of dog is Spryte? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What Indigenous Country is Garma festival held on? ANSWERS: 1. Four days 2. Brimingham, England 3. Bennett's wallabies 4. 40,000 5. Tenterfield terrier BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Yolngu

    Underwater forest and noisy neighbours

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 12:19

    This week, we meet some Indigenous designers who are off somewhere very fancy, take a dive through an underwater forest, learn about some life-saving backpacks, hear about some rather furry and sometimes noisy new neighbours, and, in our wow of the week, we'll learn about a three-eyed creature of the deep! Quiz questions What is the name of the city where the Indigenous designers will have their work shown in? What are the underwater forests off the coast of Tasmania made from? What accessory has been made to help people in an emergency situation? A farm was bought near Brisbane to help save which animal? How many eyes did the ancient sea creature have?   Bonus tricky question How old is the fossil brain?     Quiz answers New York Kelp Backpacks Koalas Three   Bonus tricky answer 500 million years

    Space journey and furry heroes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 12:14

    In this week's episode, we learn about the world's rarest marsupial, who's not camera shy! Peer into deep space thanks to a brand new telescope, meet the Aussie champion who is not only talented in multiple sports, but has won another award, try to solve the mystery of King Arthur, and, in our Wow of the Week, meet some hero rescuers who are rather small and furry. Quiz questions What is the name of the world's rarest marsupial? What is the new telescope called? Who was the 2022 NAIDOC Person of the Year? Who is Arthur's Stone named after? Which natural disaster will rats be used to help rescue people? Bonus tricky question What is Arthur's Stone? Quiz answers Gilbert's potoroo The James Webb Space Telescope (or Webb Telescope) Ash Barty King Arthur Earthquakes Bonus tricky answer A tomb

    Giant art and rare queens

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 11:34

    This week we check out a new way for people to have offroad adventures in nature, go looking for one of the rarest flowers on the planet, learn about a new species of water lily that's strong enough to hold a child, meet an artist who creates huge drawings with his feet! And, in our Wow of the Week, come face to face with a creature from the Ice Age! Quiz questions What equipment is being made available for people with disability to make nature more accessible? What is the name of the orchid that only blooms once every 7-10 years? Where are the giant water lilies researched and on display? What does artist Lowell Hunter use to draw his giant sand pictures? What was Nun cho ga? Bonus tricky question How many years ago did the baby woolly mammoth live?   Quiz answers Offroad wheelchairs (and mountain trikes) Queen of Sheba Kew Gardens in England His feet! A baby giant woolly mammoth   Bonus tricky answer About 30,000 years ago

    NAIDOC Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 13:00

    It's NAIDOC Week in Australia! A big celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture, and achievement. We'll meet some kids who are being taught in two languages at school, hear about the famous rugby player who's had a trophy named after him, go looking for some tiny birds in Arnhem Land and find out who Sunshine Super Girl is. Then, in our Wow of the Week, learn about something historic that's happening at the top of one of Australia's most famous icons! Quiz questions Where is the bilingual Gumbaynggirr Giingana Freedom School? What is the name of the Indigenous rugby player who will have a trophy named after him? Where does the little Yirrlinkirrkirr (white-throated grass-wren) live? Wiradjuri woman Evonne Goolagong Cawley earned which nickname at Wimbledon? In which two cities will the Aboriginal flag fly on bridges? Tricky bonus question What is the name of the new rugby union trophy?     Quiz answers Coffs Harbour, NSW Mark Ella Arnhem Land, NT Sunshine Supergirl Sydney and Melbourne Tricky bonus answer Ella-Mobbs Cup    

    Mysterious city and surfing gold

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 10:44

    This week you'll meet some kids who are saving a fish from extinction, cheer on some Aussie surfers who have all won gold, learn about some flying robots that are doing a very special job and visit an ancient city… and, in our Wow of the Week, meet some hotel guests… who aren't humans! Quiz questions What kind of fish were the kids helping to save? The new surfing competition is called the: ____ Surfing Professionals World Championship. How many seeds a day can the special gardening drones plant? What caused the ancient city to emerge? Where do experts want frog hotels to be built?  Bonus tricky question Where are the gardening drones being used? Quiz answers Southern purple-spotted gudgeon Adaptive 40,000 Drought Cities/urban areas Bonus tricky answer Australian Botanic Garden (Sydney)

    Secret world and happy homecoming

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 11:27

    This week, we celebrate a big moment for an Indigenous lawyer, we'll learn just how much land needs to be protected on our planet, we meet a family who is very glad to be home, we'll take a peek into a secret underwater world. Then, grab your binoculars and keep your eyes peeled, because we are going dinosaur hunting for our Wow of the Week. Quiz questions 1) In which court will lawyer Lincoln Crowley now work in? 2) How much of the Earth's land needs to be protected to stop biodiversity loss? 3) Which Queensland town did the Murugappan family return to? 4) What did the researchers find under the ice sheet that made them so excited? 5) Why was the dinosaur expert so excited about the footprints that were found?   Bonus tricky question What were the researchers drilling through, when they found the swimming animals?   Quiz answers 1) Supreme Court 2) Half / 65 million sq. km 3) Biloela 4) Animals (amphipods) 5) One is a new species! Bonus tricky answer Antarctic ice sheet

    Art detectives and special smells

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 11:14

    This week, we find out why the tangy, salty smell of an Aussie breakfast spread is being protected, we meet a farmer who is doing his bit to help save two tiny species, learn how a team of art detectives are solving a painting mystery and hear about an island in Sydney Harbour that is being handed back to traditional owners. Then, we'll be taking a deep dive into a good news story for our Wow of the Week. Quiz questions 1) Where is the Vegemite factory? 2) Which island is being handed back to traditional owners? 3) How many endangered animals was the farmer helping to save by selling his land to the National Trust? 4) What did the Aboriginal artists use to paint on? 5) How many humpback whales were left in the wild, due to humans hunting them? Bonus tricky question What is the history of smells referred to as? Answers 1) Melbourne 2) Me-Mel (Goat Island) 3) Two 4) Bark 5) 300 Bonus tricky answer Olfactory heritage

    Floating school bus and super commentators

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 11:38

    This week, we're going to go on a ride – on a very different school bus! We'll meet a teenager who has made school sports carnivals more inclusive, have an under the sea party for World Oceans Day and hear about some super sports commentators. Then, I hope you're not afraid of heights because our Wow of the Week is taking you up into the mountains. Quiz questions 1) In which country will the floating school bus be used? 2) What kind of event was Sarah trying to make more inclusive? 3) What global day was marked this week? 4) In which stadium was the first AFL match in an Aboriginal language called? 5) What was the walkway of the world record holding bridge made from? Bonus tricky question Which language did Baykali and William call the AFL game in? Answers 1) Vanuatu 2) School sports carnivals 3) World Oceans Day 4) Melbourne Cricket Ground 5) Glass Bonus tricky answer Yolngu Matha

    World Environment Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 11:48

    This week we're celebrating our planet – and looking at how we can protect it - because it's World Environment Day this weekend! We'll put on our headtorches and explore an ancient forest hiding underground then meet a parrot that loves to rock climb. We'll find out how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditions can make oyster farming more sustainable… then it's time to party with our WOW of the week! QUIZ QUESTIONS 1) What is the theme for this year's World Environment Day? 2) Which type of bird likes to rock climb? 3) In which country was the secret sinkhole found? 4) How many oyster shells were in the midden on Butchalla Country? 5) What attracted the scallops together for their disco? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION Which part of the lovebird's body acted like a third limb to help them climb? ANSWERS 1) Only One Earth 2) Lovebirds 3) China 4) 5 million 5) Flashing lights BONUS QUESTION ANSWER Its beak!

    Teen hero and solar power progress

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 11:41

    First, we'll learn about how we can use energy from the sun, at night! Then, we'll visit a Top End school that's making class more inclusive for autistic students. After that, we'll head to Queensland for a daring rescue by a terrific teen, before learning about Reconciliation week. Then we'll hear about some social spiders and their huge web. Quiz Questions: 1. What's the thing, other than light, that solar panels can capture and make energy from? (Hint: it starts with H) 2. What's the invention helping non-verbal students communicate? 3. What was Cleo riding when she spotted Rod? 4. How long have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people lived on this land? 5. How big is the web created by the social spiders in French Guiana? Bonus Tricky Question: What's the name of species of spider in the story? Answers: 1. Heat 2. A book with pictures 3. A jet-ski 4. Our best estimate is 60,000 years 5. As big as a car Bonus Tricky Answer: Anelosimus Eximius

    Supermassive happy snap and World Bee Day

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 11:08

    On today's show, we'll start with a story about an important art prize, before learning about a picture of something mysterious in our skies. Then we'll head to a fashion show featuring clothes for people with disability, and celebrate a special day for our buzziest friend – the bee! Finally, we learn about Tasmania going carbon negative. Quiz Questions: 1. What do the 14 rain clouds in the painting represent? 2. What's the word, starting with G, that explains why blackholes suck everything in? 3. What's the name for clothing designed for people with a disability? 4. What's the word, starting with P, for the way bees help plants and flowers grow? 5. What does carbon negative mean? Bonus Tricky Question: How many times has an indigenous artist won the Archibald prize? Answers: 1. How many days and nights it rained in Lismore 2. Gravity, or gravitational pull 3. Adaptive clothing 4. Pollination 5. They take more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere than they put in Bonus Tricky Answer: Two; Blak Douglas is the second.

    Asteroid fossil and Int Nurses Day

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 11:22

    We start today's show 66 million years in the past, when the last dinosaurs were around, and learn about an impressive fossil. Then, we'll hear about some important news about traditional owners getting there land back. After that, we'll head out for a few marathons with a would-be world record holder, before celebrating our amazing frontline workers on International Nurses Day. Then, we'll reveal our Wow of the Week.   Quiz Questions 1.     Where was the asteroid fossil found? 2.     What recently happened for Kakadu National Park? 3.     How many marathons did Jacky run in a row? 4.     Whatday did we celebrate this week? 5.     Do all people imagine the same thing when they listen to the same music track? Bonus Tricky Question: What did people in the village in China imagine when scientists played them the music track? Answers: 1.     North Dakota, United States of America 2.     It was returned to the traditional owners. 3.     104 4.     International Nurses Day 5.     No, they imagine different things dependant on where they live and their culture? Bonus Tricky Answer: They imagined a man thinking about someone he loves.

    Insect enthusiast and penguin posties

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 11:34

    On today's show, we'll meet a pint-sized bug-lover and some encouraging entomologists, and hear some good news from Victoria for our environment. Then, we'll meet a Muslim woman making Australian history, before heading down south to the most remote post office in the world. Finally, we'll explore a shipwreck lost for more than 100 years. Quiz Questions 1. Who did Lyra's mum first contact to help encourage Lyra? 2. Victoria will revegetate an area of land five-times bigger than which city? 3. What's the name of the sporting competition Tina will compete at? 4. What are the different jobs someone would have to do while working at the Antarctica Post Office? 5. What was the name of Ernest Shackleton's lost ship? Bonus Tricky Question: What is the species of penguin the post-office workers would have to count? Answers: 1. Dr Ann Jones 2. Melbourne 3. Commonwealth Games 4. Send and receive letters, work at the museum, work at the gift shop, count the penguins (you don't need to get all of these to get it right!) 5. Endurance Bonus Tricky Answer: Gentoo penguin

    Cosmic lettuce and lost postcard

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 11:29

    We're counting down five stories, from number five down to number one – our Wow of the Week! On this week's show, we'll discover a precious letter that got lost in the post, and meet Australia's first ever female indigenous surgeon. Then, we'll head to the International Space Station to eat some space lettuce, before jetting back down to earth to meet an amazing teacher with a learning difficulty. Then, we'll learn about a cool new dinosaur. Quiz Questions: Where did the postcard end up by accident? What's extra special about Rachel becoming a surgeon? What body part will the special lettuce strengthen if you eat it? What does Lucy have, starting with D, that can make letters and words feel jumbled up in her head? Can you name one of the dinosaurs that Stegorous elengassen is similar to? Bonus tricky question: What is the special name for the spikes all over Stegorous elengassen's back? Answers: Townsville, Queensland, in a shopping centre She's the first female indigenous surgeon in Australia Bones Dyslexia Stegosaurus or Ankylosaurs Bonus Tricky Answer: Osteoderms

    World Cup winners and happy humpbacks

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 11:19

    On today's show: The Australian women's cricket team wins big, humpback whales are making a comeback, the Great Barrier Reef is in trouble, an important Indigenous artefact is returned to its owners, and inventors create a robot made from slime. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. Who scored 170 runs in the World Cup? 2. What are humpback whales no longer listed as? 3. When did scientists first notice coral bleaching at the Great Barrier Reef? 4. What is another name for Gununa? 5. What controls the slime robot? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: Where was the Lardil headdress worn more than 50 years ago? ANSWERS: 1. Alyssa Healy 2. Endangered 3. 24 years ago 4. Mornington Island 5. Magnets BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Opening of the Sydney Opera House

    Good Dogs Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 11:07

    This week's episode of News Time is a little different. We're counting down five stories all about clever canines and pawesome puppies – it's Good Dogs week! Quiz Questions What does Vinnie the assistance dog help Lucas with? What animal does Rocky help to protect? What does having a pet do for your memory. Where is the aged care facility that Howard and Kip visit? What did North the dog do to help his injured owner? Bonus Tricky Question What are the names of the special turtles in Livingstone Shire? Answers Sleeping, concentration and staying calm. Turtles. Makes it better. Manjimup, WA. Slept on them to keep them warm. Bonus tricky answer Flatbacks and Loggerheads.

    Mischievous magpies and high-tech toilet

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 11:50

    On today's show, we'll meet some mischievous magpies who've out-smarted a team of scientists, and learn about World Health Day. We'll hear about a smart toilet that knows whose sitting on it and salute some good news for students interested in AUSLAN. Then we'll hear about a special AFL milestone! Quiz Questions: 1. How many magpies did the scientists attach the trackers to? 2. What's one of the ways we can help keep the planet healthy? 3.Why would someone invent a toilet that recognises who's sitting on it? 4. How do you say ‘thank you' in Auslan? 5. What was the special number goal that Buddy scored? Bonus Tricky Question: What's the special name for the behaviour that the magpies did? Answers: 1. Five 2. Use less plastic, use public transport. But there are lots of good answers to this question! 3. To check on someone's health 4. Place your fingers on your chin, and then lower your hand down in a flat palm, like you're holding a plate. 5. 1000 Bonus tricky answer: Rescuing behaviour

    Underwater library and Autism Awareness Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 11:58

    This week, we'll revisit some would-be world record holders, and go for a bike ride with some moving mothers. We'll head underwater to hear some sounds of the deep, and learn all about Autism Awareness Day. Then, we'll hear about a lickable TV screen. Quiz Questions 1. Doug turned out to be a root of what kind of food? 2. How were the bikes delivered to the island? 3. What's the nickname for The Global Library of Underwater Biological Sounds? 4. What's the word, starting with S, that means Autism affects people differently? 5. What country is ‘Taste the TV' from? Bonus Tricky Question Who helped Ms Burrawanga learn to ride a bike again? Answers 1. Gourd 2. By boat, in a shipping container 3. Glubs 4. Spectrum 5. Japan Bonus Tricky Answer Her daughter.

    Harmony Week and feline friends

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 12:07

    On today's show: We celebrate Harmony Week, helpers head to flooded communities, a caring kid raises funds for felines, a new encyclopedia helps readers learn Indigenous language, and scientists suspect they've discovered new types of T-Rex. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. True or false: Almost half of all Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent born overseas. 2. How many hours did the Sikh volunteers spend driving to Lismore? 3. What did Jonah sell to raise money for stray cats? 4. What does the Noongar-Wudjari word 'baardi' mean? 5. How many T-Rex species do some scientists think existed? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What is another name for Tyrannosaurus Imperator? ANSWERS: 1. True 2. More than 30 3. Bookmarks 4. Witchetty grub (or endoxyla) 5. Three BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Tyrant lizard emperor

    Super skateboarders and trojan asteroid

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 11:36

    On today's show, we'll hear about an endangered Australian animal and its special place in an Aboriginal community. We'll meet a man on a mission with a metal detector, and we'll visit a skate park with some brilliant brothers. We'll blast off to outer space for an exciting discovery and meet a runaway reptile. Quiz questions: 1. Koala's are considered an ‘endangered' species. What were they before that? 2. How many years has Nick been using his metal detector to find people's treasures? 3. What do Abdul and Mo do before they try a ramp for the first time? 4. What kind of asteroid travels along the same path as a planet? 5. How long was Fred missing? Bonus tricky question: What's the Gathang (indigenous language) word for koala? Answers: 1. Vulnerable 2. 25 years 3. Walk up and down it 4. Trojan 5. Four years Bonus tricky answer: Guula

    Flood rescues and Mardi Gras

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 11:26

    On today's show: We'll head to Mardi Gras, and celebrate International Women's Day. We'll hear about some amazing flood rescues, plus, we'll meet a young girl who had a very special visitor at her school. And then, we'll learn about an interesting fossil. Quiz questions: What city was the Mardi Gras held in? What's something most women couldn't do 100 years ago? What were the names of the men who took their tinny out to rescue people? What did the President do to make Embla feel better? What kind of animals alive today can also get airsacculitis? Bonus Tricky Question: What does SES stand for? Answers: Sydney Own their own home, vote, choose their own job (you only need to get one of these to get the question right!) Vincent and Jeff Held her hand and walked her to school Birds Bonus Tricky Answer: State Emergency Service

    Nifty new hand and happy flowers

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 11:48

    On today's show: We'll meet a young girl with a nifty new hand, and visit a fantastic farm and see their happy crop. We'll find out some great news about the Sydney Harbour Bridge, hear about some important days for our environment, and learn about a special squirrel. Quiz questions: What does Lexi say her new hand makes her feel like? Where are the Mitchison's donating the money from their Sunflower sales? When the new flagpole is put up, how many flags will fly on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge? We talked about two days to help the environment… World Wildlife Day, and what was the other? The Woolly Flying Squirrel is pretty big for a squirrel! What animal is it as big as? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What's the name of the mountain range the Woolly Mountain Squirrel lives in?   Answers: A superhero/ Wonder Woman A local hospital Three Clean-Up Australia Day A Cat Bonus Tricky Answer: The Himalayas

    World Wildlife Day special

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 10:12

    Ruby joins ABC resident nature nerd Ann Jones and some young wildlife carers to celebrate World Wildlife Day and find out how we can all work together to help animals be happy and healthy.

    Mother languages and millipede discovery

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 11:19

    On today's show: We'll learn about International Mother Language Day, take a trip up to the International Space Station, get up close and personal with a marvellous mini-beast, meet an indigenous musician making beautiful music and hear about a man's close encounter with a venomous snake. Quiz questions: 1. Which language has lots of words for ‘camel'? 2. Where will the ISS land when it's sent down to earth? 3. What does the name ‘millipede' mean? 4. What's the name of the person who waves their baton at the front of an orchestra? 5. How many times has Nigel been bitten by a snake? Bonus tricky question: Which state orchestra did Aaron Wyatt conduct? ANSWERS: 1. Arabic 2. Middle of the ocean 3. Thousand feet 4. Conductor 5. Three Bonus tricky answer: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

    Winter Olympics and world's oldest animal

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 11:19

    On today's show: Australian Winter Olympians win gold, silver and bronze, Kamilaroi kids campaign to bring home stolen trees, a roustabout impresses in the shearing shed, the world's oldest land animal celebrates a birthday, and an eight-year-old author's book is in demand. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What is the Winter Olympics mascot's name? 2. Where were the stolen trees taken? 3. What is the name of Ashlea's eye condition? 4. What island does Jonathan live on? 5. What is the title of Dillon's next book? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What year was Jonathan photographed? ANSWERS: 1. Bing Dwen Dwen 2. Museums in Switzerland and Melbourne 3. Retinitis pigmentosa 4. St Helena 5. The Jacket-Eating Closet BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: 1882

    Cicada wee and googly eye bandits

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 11:29

    On today's show: Googly eyes pop up in strange places around Adelaide, the Australian women's cricket team wins the Ashes, cicada wee is mistaken for raindrops, scientists prepare to launch a new telescope into space, and a boy finishes an epic journey on a unicycle. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. Who helped plan the city of Adelaide? 2. What award did Ashleigh Gardner win? 3. How many species of cicadas live in Australia? 4. What type of planets is Nataliea studying? 5. How long did Oliver's trip take? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What was Ollie riding? ANSWERS: 1. Colonel William Light 2. The Belinda Clark Award 3. More than 300 4. Exoplanets 5. 12 days BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: An electric skateboard

    Glowing toadlet and Barty party

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 11:24

    On today's show: The Australian of the Year winners are announced, Lunar New Year celebrations begin, a university student achieves a national first, Australia crowns a trio of tennis champions, and a new species of glowing toadlet is discovered. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. Who won the Young Australian of the Year award? 2. 2022 is the year of what animal? 3. What did Rachel study at university? 4. Who presented Ash Barty with her trophy? 5. Where was the new toadlet discovered? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: Who did Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinaki play in the doubles final? ANSWERS: 1. Doctor Daniel Nour 2. Tiger 3. Arts, drama and screen 4. Evonne Goolagong-Cawley 5. Brazil (in the mountains) BONUS TRICKY ANSWER Max Purcell and Matthew Ebden

    Hungry badger and jumbo potato

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 10:31

    On today's show: A hungry badger digs up buried treasure, the world celebrates International Day of Education, scientists make fuel from fruit, Canberra gets an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander precinct, and a Kiwi couple grows a jumbo potato named Doug. QUESTIONS: 1. In which country did the badger find the coins? 2. What date is International Day of Education? 3. Why don't people have to pick fruit from the beauty leaf tree? 4. When will Ngurra open to visitors? 5. How much did Doug weigh? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What does 'Ngurra' mean? ANSWERS: 1. Spain 2. January 24 3. It falls to the ground 4. In four years 5. 7.9 kilograms BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: 'Home', 'country' or 'place of belonging'.

    Sea dragon and camel caravan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 12:12

    On today's show: School kids plant some seeds from outer space, a museum becomes friendlier for autistic kids, Australian Test Cricket gets a new star, a caravan of camels treks across the country, and a fossilised sea dragon is discovered in England. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What street is Colo Vale Public School on? 2. What time of day is the Australian Museum opening for Autistic kids? 3. Who is the cricket player of the match medal named after? 4. Where did Sophie and her camels start their trek? 5. How old is the ichthyosaur fossil discovered in England? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What are the names of Sophie's camels? ANSWERS: 1. Wattle Street 2. The morning 3. Johnny Mullagh 4. Shark Bay, Western Australia 5. 180 million years old BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Delilah, Jude, Clayton, Charlie and Mac

    Assassin spider and space telescope

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 11:07

    On today's show: Scientists scour an island in search of the assassin spider, the Australian Army has a new high-ranking Indigenous soldier, a bird watcher's hobby helps his feathered friends, a 104-year-old woman proves you're never too old to learn something new, and an enormous telescope is launched into outer space. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What do assassin spiders hunt? 2. What is the nickname for the soldiers at the top of Australia? 3. What two foundations does Michael raise money for? 4. What was Kuttiyama's test score? 5. How much did Webb cost? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: How old are the oldest stars in the universe? ANSWERS: 1. Spiders 2. The eyes and ears of the north 3. BirdLife Australia and the Indigenous Literacy Foundation 4. 89 out of 100 5. 10 billion dollars BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: 13 billion years

    Space tacos and five-leaf clovers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 10:01

    On today's show: A lucky dad and daughter find two FIVE-leaf clovers, a plucky bird flies across the Pacific Ocean, a brand-new school gets set to open, a long-distance swimmer breaks a world record, and astronauts eat space tacos. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. How many leaves does most clover have? 2. What's the name of the godwit who had to turn back to Alaska? 3. What does 'giingana' mean? 4. How many times has Chloe McCardel swum across the English Channel? 5. What type of chilli did the astronauts grow? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: Name two other foods grown in space. ANSWERS: 1. Three 2. 4BWRB 3. Be happy 4. 44 5. Hatch chilli BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Lettuce and radishes

    Prehistoric prints and Happy Hannukah

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 10:27

    On today's show: We celebrate Hannukah, a First Nations basketball referee heads to the US, a new muppet moves to Sesame Street, dinosaur experts solve a case of mistaken identity, and it's International Day of People with Disability. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What is the name of the candlestick used during Hannukah? 2. What is the NBL? 3. How old is Ji Young? 4. Where were the dino footprints found? 5. When is International Day of People with Disability? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What are Ji Young's two passions? ANSWERS 1. Menorah 2. National Basketball League 3. Seven 4. Underground mine near Ipswich, Queensland 5. December 3 BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Rocking out on her electric guitar and skateboarding

    Happy Trees and moon volcanoes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 11:16

    On today's show: A history-making marathon win, volcanoes on the moon, trees made from dry grass, giant owl-spotting, and a pollution-sucking jumping castle. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. How many golds did Madison win in Tokyo? 2. How old were the most recently discovered moon rocks? 3. What does 'Tjanpi' mean? 4. In which country was the Shelley's eagle owl spotted? 5. What eats the pollution sucked out of the air by the jumping castle? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What is the Pitjantjatjara name for 'Happy Trees'? ANSWERS: 1. Two 2. Two billion years old 3. Grass 4. Ghana 5. Algae BONUS TRICKY ANSWER Punu Pukurlpa

    World Children's Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 10:09

    We're celebrating World Children's Day with five stories all about amazing kids. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What type of science will Allegra study at uni? 2. How much will the Merimbula skatepark cost? 3. What is the name of the fashion show Quaden starred in? 4. How old is Caydence Fouracre? 5. What is Logan's drag queen name? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION What was the name of the bull ridden by Caydence? ANSWERS: 1. Physics 2. One million dollars 3. Walking in Two Worlds 4. 14 5. Candy Featherbottom BONUS TRICKY ANSWER Juicy Wiggle

    Koala tartan and fruit salad tree

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 11:31

    On today's show: Teen mechanics build an electric car, a deadly scientist sends free books to kids, koalas get their own tartan, world leaders make a big mistake at an important event, and a very clever green thumb grows a fruit salad tree. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. Where will the girls' car source its electricity? 2. What is the name of Corey Tutt's organisation? 3. What does the colour green represent on the koala tartan? 4. What country is Karine Elharrar from? 5. What is a peachcot? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What is the current world record for the most different types of fruit on one tree? ANSWERS: 1. The sun (solar power) 2. Deadly Science 3. Gum leaves 4. Israel 5. A cross between an apricot and a peach BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Five

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