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Imagine This

Imagine This is a science podcast for the young and curious. Have you ever wondered how bees make honey? Or how do fish breathe underwater? Or, very importantly, where your poo goes when you flush it down the toilet? Imagine This is a series of puzzling science questions from inquisitive young minds. Our host, Dr Niraj Lal, chats to kids and Australia's leading academics, taking you on imaginative adventures to learn about the world around us and find the answers together. This podcast is suited to kids aged 4 and up, though all members of the family are sure to learn something!

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How do bees make honey?

Sweet, sticky honey is so yummy! But have you ever wondered how bees make it? And how do busy honeybees talk to each other?


6 Apr 2021

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How are germs made and what are they made of?

Germs are everywhere! Some are good for us, but some can make us sick. Have you ever wondered how they do it? The answer lies in how they are made…


6 Apr 2021

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How do fish breathe underwater?

Up here on land, we breathe air into our lungs but how do fish breathe underwater? Is there air in the sea? Do fish have lungs like us?


6 Apr 2021

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Why does my mouth like sugar but my body doesn't?

We know sugar tastes great, but is it any good for us? It tastes delicious, so why can’t we have sugar all the time?


6 Apr 2021

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Why are jokes funny?

Knock, knock… Who’s there? Science communicator and full-time funny person, Bernie Hobbs! And she’s here to help us examine our funny bones.


6 Apr 2021

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Bri has a question...

Imagine This is back and this time, Bri has a big question to ask...


16 Mar 2021

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Introducing - Noisy by Nature

While you wait for brand new episodes of Imagine This, we have a wonderful podcast for you to listen to. It's called Noisy by Nature, and it takes your ears outside to listen to all the weird and wonderful sounds that nature makes!


20 Apr 2020

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What is coronavirus?

Today on Imagine This, we're being visited by our friend Ruby from News Time. Together we're going to ask a big question that's on a lot of people's minds: What is coronavirus and what can we all do to help keep everyone safe?


15 Apr 2020

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Why do shooting stars fall out of the sky?

Do you ever look up at the stars for long enough to see a shooting star fall from the sky? What makes them fall, and are they really stars that come down to Earth or are they something else? In this episode, Bri and Dr Lisa-Harvey Smith are looking up into the night sky to see what they can find.


18 Jun 2019

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Why did the dinosaurs die?

Long, long ago, the world was ruled by the dinosaurs. Today, we see them by looking at their bones in a museum, or reading about them in books. So what happened to these ancient creatures? In this episode, Bri and Dr Caitlin Syme go looking for dino-clues to uncover the story of the dinosaurs.


11 Jun 2019

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