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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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    • 4.2 • 121 Ratings

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.

    Secret world and happy homecoming

    Secret world and happy homecoming

    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

    • 11 min
    Art detectives and special smells

    Art detectives and special smells

    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

    • 11 min
    Floating school bus and super commentators

    Floating school bus and super commentators

    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

    • 11 min
    World Environment Day

    World Environment Day

    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!

    • 11 min
    Teen hero and solar power progress

    Teen hero and solar power progress

    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

    • 11 min
    Supermassive happy snap and World Bee Day

    Supermassive happy snap and World Bee Day

    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.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 Ratings

mintunicorn111 ,

This is great!!

I once lived in Australia, and I speak Australian English right now. But it turned out where I live people speak American English. So I kind of missed the Australian accent. This podcast has made my heart warm.

I love the society, so I love the news. But there are no news that really amuses me…… Except this one!!!!!!! Thank you for making this podcast!!!!!!!!!!

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makizomi21 ,

Thank you!

Listening from California. Perfect length for kids 6 and under.

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