ABC KIDS News Time

ABC KIDS News Time

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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.

Radio: ABC Classic FM

Categories: Kids & Family

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On the show today, we’re going to meet some white seahorses. Then we’ll find out how fairy circles are made. After that we’ll take a look at some backyard fungi that can eat plastic. Before we take a trip to another galaxy and learn about a new planet. And then we meet a Diamantiasaurus. QUIZ QUESTIONS: What colour are white seahorses? How are fairy circles made? What have scientists found that eats polypropylene plastic? What do scientists think planet LP 791 18d has on it? What was the name of the dinosaur who's skull was recently found? BONUS QUIZ QUESTION: What are the names of the fungi that can eat plastic? ANSWERS: White seahorses can come in all different colours, and their colour can even change, depending on their mood and where they live. The fairy circles were made when termites built their nests underground in a circular pattern, which meant plants couldn’t grow above the termite chambers. Fungi found in backyards. Volcanoes. Diamantiasaurus. BONUS QUIZ ANSWER: The fungi known as Aspergillus terreus and Engyodontium album.

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