We’ve all heard of Carbon, but what exactly is it? Luckily Dr. Rob can tell us, as he explains Carbon is more than just an ordinary element, but an ingredient contained in all forms of life!
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Carbon in Ecosystems
Carbon loves to live within our ecosystems, but how do we know how much carbon a tree can actually hold? We’re joined by Tom and Darren, from the Department of Sustainability and Environment, to tell us how and why it is so important to know.
We all enjoy having a fizzy drink every now and then, but what is it and where does the fizz come from? Well guess what? Its carbon! And our Junior Scientist Lindsay Campbell shows us how it gets there – all through the process of carbonation.
Diamond Bionic Eye
A lot of people enjoy wearing diamonds, but have you ever heard of someone having a diamond in their eye? Well thanks to Samantha Lichter’s research at the University of Melbourne, soon diamonds will be used to help the vision impaired to see!
Junior Experiment – Activated Carbon
Carbon is an incredibly versatile element, so imagine what it can do when it’s activated! Our Junior Scientist Phoebe investigates, with her experiment finding some very colourful results.
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Carbon Capturing Cling Wrap
Cling wrap has always been useful, keeping your lunch and snacks nice and fresh – but what has it got to do with Carbon? Colin Scholes, from The University of Melbourne, shows us how he is using cling wrap to capture carbon dioxide emissions!
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So carb-on and join Dr Rob as he once again proves that the ordinary really does become extraordinary; under the SCOPE!