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Created by: ABC KIDS listen and The Conversation


Started: April 6th, 2021

Status: Idle, 36 episodes

Kind: Episodic

Language: English

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Why do we have to brush our teeth?
13:19 | December 19th, 2023

Every morning and every night we have to get the toothpaste and our toothbrushes and clean our teeth… But why? Let’s visit dentist Dr Mihiri Silva for a check up and learn why it’s so important to look after our teeth.

How is fabric made?
13:09 | December 19th, 2023

Fabric is everywhere. It’s on the bus seat and the welcome mat… It’s the curtains and the carpet… it’s our snugly blankets and beloved teddies… and all our clothes! But what is it all made from? And how? Join textiles expert Emma Peters as we follow the journey of cotton from field to fabric.

How do snails get their shells?
12:53 | December 19th, 2023

Let’s follow the slimy, shiny trail down the garden path all the way to… the Snail Whisperers! Drs John and Lorelle Stanisic will show us the secret lives of snails and how they get their famous spiral shells.

Who was the first person in the world?
14:16 | December 19th, 2023

Family trees have so many branches. You’re on one branch, your parents on another, your grandparents on another and great grandparents after that… Could it go all the way back to the first person? Let’s ask archaeologist Associate Professor Michelle Langley about how humans came to be…

How are rainbows made?
13:21 | December 19th, 2023

We can see them after a sun shower… or the spray of the sprinkler… we can even sing them! But why can’t we ever catch them? Nij shares the ingredients to make a rainbow in this special episode of Imagine This…

Why do we have to sleep?
14:00 | June 20th, 2023

At the end of each day, your arms and legs feel heavy and your eyes begin to close, your mouth stretches open to do a big yawn and you drift off to sleep…. But why? Nij and the kids meet Dr Jasneek Chawla to figure out what makes us sleep and why we have to!

How are seeds made?
14:00 | June 20th, 2023

If plants come from seeds but seeds come from plants then how do you get a seed to start off with? Nij and the kids meet ecologist Professor Angela Moles for a bushwalk to find some answers… 

How do lights light up?
14:00 | June 20th, 2023

As the sun sets and the sky gets dark, something else starts to happen… The lights come on! There are lots of different kinds of lights but what’s happening inside an LED light bulb? Nij and the kids meet physicist Professor Chennupati Jagadish to shine a light on this tricky question…

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Created by: ABC KIDS listen and The Conversation
Started: April 6th, 2021
Status: Idle, 36 episodes
Kind: Episodic
Language: English

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