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TV programmes with a learning focus 12 - 19 June



Awake: The Science of Sleep

RTÉ One  Tuesday, 21:35 - 22.35

Are students getting enough sleep during the exam season? This episode explores the very latest in sleep science and reveals the catastrophic health concerns that can arise from not getting enough of it. Episode presented by Dr. Pixie McKeena. 

Dangerous Earth

RTÉ 2   Thursday , 20:30 - 21.00  

Dr Helen Czerski examines the hottest natural phenomena on the planet - lightning. Bolts of lightning five times hotter than the surface of the sun strike the planet over three million times every day - and yet little is known about this deadly force of nature.

RTÉ Investigates: Ireland's Wild Waste

RTÉ One Monday, 21:35 - 22.35

A look at the ever-increasing problem of illegal dumping and the consequences for some of Ireland's most scenic tourist attractions, including the Wild Atlantic Way.

No Country for Women

RTÉ One      Tuesday,  21.35 - 22:40

Part one of two. Documentary examining the lives of Irish women since achieving the vote during the suffrafe movement 100 years ago.

Lessons to Accompany Clips from TV programmes.

   Building Ireland - Educational Material

Building Ireland was a TV series broadcast on RTÉ that explored how Ireland's great building and engineering achievements came to be, and their impact on the development of Irish towns and cities.

The makers of the series, Esras Films, have made 18 short video clips from the programmes available to Scoilnet and subject editors have developed curriculum-focused lessons around the clips.

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