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Every Friday, join Ruby for News Time as she counts down the week’s most interesting news stories for kids. From amazing animals to special events, the natural world to outer space, News Time is made especially for children to help them understand the world around them.

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    • Para toda la familia

Every Friday, join Ruby for News Time as she counts down the week’s most interesting news stories for kids. From amazing animals to special events, the natural world to outer space, News Time is made especially for children to help them understand the world around them.

    Sea dragon and camel caravan

    Sea dragon and camel caravan

    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

    • 12 min
    Good news of 2021

    Good news of 2021

    We take a look back at some of the stories that made us smile in 2021.

    • 11 min
    Assassin spider and space telescope

    Assassin spider and space telescope

    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

    • 11 min
    Space tacos and five-leaf clovers

    Space tacos and five-leaf clovers

    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

    • 10 min
    Prehistoric prints and Happy Hannukah

    Prehistoric prints and Happy Hannukah

    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

    • 10 min
    Happy Trees and moon volcanoes

    Happy Trees and moon volcanoes

    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

    • 11 min

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