Catch this exciting third Series of Discover Science on SACB2, from 6 June at 15:30. Discover Science! An initiative brought to you by SABC Education: Enriching minds. Enriching lives.
This prize-winning science entertainment program, features new experiments on a global scale in locations including Taiwan, Sweden and South Africa.
It continues to visualize scientific phenomena through stunningly photographed, large-scale experiments. All the experiments are real; nothing is computer generated.
The mysterious "Experiment Rangers", venture to use their own bodies as tools to conduct some of the experiments. Through trial and error they demonstrate the physical laws of nature in ways that captivate children as well as adults.
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) has partnered with SABC Education to co-produce selected episodes of the third series of the award-winning science entertainment show, “Discover Science.”
The third series features new experiments in locations including Taiwan, Sweden and South Africa, and continues to visualize scientific phenomena through stunningly photographed, large-scale experiments. The enigmatic "Experiment Rangers" lead the program and even venture to use their own bodies as tools to conduct the experiments. Through trial and error they demonstrate the physical laws of nature in ways that captivate children as well as adults.
NHK filmmakers visited South Africa for the filming of the two episodes on which NHK collaborated with SABC Education. SABC Education made use of a local production team led by Jan Horn, who is known for producing science content.
The first of the two episodes filmed in South Africa is 'How to see the giraffe through a pinhole camera,’ whichteaches young people about the nature of light and the principle of cameras. The second episode, titled ‘Collecting water from the desert’ was filmed in the Kalahari Desert and involved the local San people. The inclusion of the San community helped people from indigenous groups feel part of the bigger community. In a true sense the project was inclusive in its nature, as reflected by the inclusion of local people on this endeavour.
Japanese Ambassador to South Africa visited the crew and showed his strong interest in the very first co-production between public broadcasters in South Africa and Japan. The partnership highlighted the potential of public broadcasters and their innovative capabilities.
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan’s sole public broadcaster. Funded entirely by receiving fees from Japanese households, it has a reputation for impartial, high-quality programming. NHK reaches about 50 million households through its four nationwide TV channels. Besides being a broadcaster, NHK has an in-house production operation, which produces about 80% of what NHK airs. NHK’s high-quality programs encompass diverse genres such as news, documentaries, talk shows, children’s and educational programs, music, entertainment, drama, and animation.