Photo of SCOPE's Dr Rob with a skateboard. Photo by Network Ten Australia.

SCOPE's Dr Rob ponders the science of skateboards.

SCOPE: science television for kids

SCOPE is a half hour of fast, funny and informative science television for children aged 8-12 years.

  • 9 March 2011 | Updated 10 July 2012

Visit the official SCOPE website [external link].

SCOPE this out; science is everywhere. It’s behind the:

  • technology we use
  • food we eat
  • houses we live in
  • clothes we wear
  • medicine we take
  • bridges we cross
  • roads we travel
  • athletes who become our sporting heroes
  • health of the planet we call home. 

Now there’s a science show for kids to explain the science that’s all around us. Each week SCOPE explores a different theme to discover the science behind everything.

Hosted by CSIRO’s zany and energetic scientist, Dr Robert Bell, and joined by a hand-picked team of junior scientists, SCOPE looks at the world from a child’s point-of-view.

Leading scientists present stories about their research and discoveries in a direct-to-audience style that engages the viewer.

SCOPE logo Episodes cover themes as diverse as extreme sport, insects, space and digital technology, presenting the basic concepts, the latest research and hands-on activities.

The SCOPE website provides video clips, resources and activities for use in the classroom. Students can research the ideas introduced in each episode and ‘Ask Dr Rob’ for more information.

SCOPE is produced by Network Ten [external link] in conjunction with CSIRO and screens on Network Ten each Thursday from 8am.

Visit the official SCOPE website [external link].

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