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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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    • Kids & Family

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.

    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
    World Children's Day

    World Children's Day

    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

    • 10 min
    Koala tartan and fruit salad tree

    Koala tartan and fruit salad tree

    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

    • 11 min
    Happy Diwali and sunken sword

    Happy Diwali and sunken sword

    On today's show: We celebrate Diwali, explore giant kelp forests, track a rare sawfish, protest against unfair rules, and discover a knight's sunken sword.

    QUIZ QUESTIONS:

    1. How long does Diwali go for?

    2. What are the tiny cells called that grow on leaves and stems?

    3. How long has it been since a sawfish was recorded on Quinkan Country?

    4. How did Ella feel when she wore a hat or hoodie?

    5. What was the name of the series of battles where the sword was probably used?

    BONUS TRICKY QUESTION:

    What are Diwali oil lamps called?

    ANSWERS:

    1. Five days

    2. Spores

    3. 29 years

    4. Comfortable

    5. The Crusades

    BONUS TRICKY ANSWER:

    Diyas

    • 11 min
    Firefighter goats and tornado dog

    Firefighter goats and tornado dog

    On today's show: First Nations students design a dream school, goats help fight bushfires, fossil finders discover a prehistoric sea creature, country kids build a blooming business, and a tiny dog survives a tornado.

    QUIZ QUESTIONS:

    1. What type of sanctuary featured in the prize-winning school design?

    2. What do goats eat to stop bushfires?

    3. What does titanokorys gainesi mean?

    4. What type of flowers is Georgie selling?

    5. What animals, other than Pom Pom, were swept into the sky?

    TRICKY BONUS QUESTION:

    What type of dog is Pom Pom?

    ANSWERS:

    1. Turtle

    2. Weeds

    3. Titanic helmet

    4. Billy's Buttons

    5. Cows

    TRICKY BONUS ANSWER:

    Pomeranian

    • 10 min
    Space travel special

    Space travel special

    Head out of this world with Ruby and astrophysicist Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith as they answer your intergalactic questions about space travel.



    If there is a news story you would like us to explore in-depth on a special episode of News Time, you can email abckidslisten@abc.net.au

    • 12 min

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