Episode 1

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Hello.

(SNORES)

Hmm.

Huh?

Look!

Oh!

Huh?! Whoa!

Hmm.

Whoa!

(LAUGHS)

Huh?

Look!

Oh!

I'm Sally.

And I'm Possum.

BOTH: Hello!

Hmm...

Hmm!

Hmm.

Hello, everyone!

Possum is looking very closely

at these leaves.

I know he loves learning.

I wonder what he's so interested in.

Hmm.

Hello?

Hmm?

Hello.

Oh, hi, Sally.

Hello, everyone.

It's such a beautiful day.

Oh, yes, it is.

Sally, are you reading a book?

Are you enjoying it?

Oh, yes, I am enjoying

reading my book.

Are you enjoying

reading those leaves?

(LAUGHS) You're funny, Sally.

Yes, I'm joking with you.

Anyway, I'm looking at them

very, very carefully.

I'm trying to see them

as clearly as I can,

but some of the things

I was looking at were very tiny

and I can't see them very well.

This one's smooth, and on

the other side, it's got fur on it.

Look!

Oh! It does!

That fur -

is that the same as your fur?

(LAUGHS) You're joking again!

Yes. Sorry. I shouldn't tease.

Anyway, Sally, these things

that I can't see very well,

is there something I can use

to make them clearer?

Hmm.

I know!

Skip has got all sorts of things

that can make things appear bigger.

Oh! Yeah, that's right!

He has binoculars and a telescope.

Is there something else that I can

use to see things more clearly?

Can I go ask him?

Oh, yes. Go on. Go ask him.

Alright. Bye!

(MUTTERS) OK...OK...

Yes, yes, yes.

Uh-huh.

(BELL RINGS)

Oh.

Oh, hello, Possum.

Ha-ha! Hi, Skip.

(GASPS) Ooh.

Now, just wait a moment, please.

I'm almost finished.

OK.

Hmm...hmm...

Hmm.

No, no, no.

Hmm. Yeah, yeah.

Yep.

Oh! Skip, I didn't

want to interrupt you.

I know using your hands

is very important to do your job.

Yes, I do need my hands for this job

and I can't talk to you

while I'm doing that.

Thank you for your patience.

Skip, what are you doing?

Well, this is part of a computer

from a boat,

and it wasn't working,

and I found the problem is this.

Oh.

But that's so small!

How can you see that to fix it?

Well, have a look through here.

It's a magnifying glass.

Go on, have a look.

OK.

Ohhh, that's great!

I was just talking with Sally

because I was looking at some leaves

and they were so hard

to see clearly,

and Sally said

that you would have something

to make it easier for me to see.

Is that it?

Yes. You're right!

This is a magnifying glass.

Huh? Glass?

Is that the same glass as a window?

Hmm...

Hang on.

(GASPS) Wow!

I put my hand underneath it

and it makes it look bigger

but my hand hasn't grown.

How does that happen?

Your hand stays the same.

Hang on. Why don't you go have

a look at the window over there?

Go and have a look.

Oh, OK.

Now have a look at

the magnifying glass.

Hmm.

Ohhh!

So, what did you feel?

Well, it...it was curved.

And what did the window feel like?

It was flat.

You're right.

That one is flat

and this one is curved.

It's interesting how it works.

What happens is the light

comes through the magnifying glass

and gets bent,

and that's why things look bigger.

Ohhh!

It is interesting.

Light works in many different ways

and the best way to see light

working a different way

is a rainbow,

because it gets bent

to form colours.

Ohhh!

That's great!

Oh, I love rainbows.

I remember once,

sitting at the top of my tree

and seeing a beautiful rainbow.

So beautiful.

Yes, I remember

when I was sailing on the sea,

I'd see rainbows all the time.

Oh, they were lovely.

Oh, Possum, I have a friend

who's interested in science

and I like talking to them

and learning something new.

Now, I have something for you.

Just wait!

Oh!

Now, where...?

Ah!

(GASPS) Oh!

This magnifying glass is now yours.

The most important thing

you need to do

is look after it well.

When you're finished using it,

you should keep it in a safe place.

Please don't leave it lying around.

OK.

Oh, I will look after it

and keep it very safe.

Skip, can I go show Sally now?

I can see you're very excited?

Oh, yes, I am. I want to have

a look at my leaves up close.

Nice and big!

Yeah!

Alright. Bye, Skip.

Yeah. Bye.

Bye!

(LAUGHS)

Yeah. See ya!

Hmm. (LAUGHS)

Hmm.

Oop!

Hmm.

Ha!

Ha! Hmm.

Hmm. Oh!

(LAUGHS)

Ha!

Oh! Ooh!

Whoa! Oh!

(LAUGHS)

Hmm.

Oh!

Hmm. (LAUGHS)

Hello.

Oh, hello.

Did you have a good time

at Skip's shed?

Oh, yes, I did.

And now I have a new job.

I am Possum the Magnifier.

Ohhh! Well, that's great.

Is that Skip's magnifying glass

you've borrowed?

No. He gave it to me.

Oh!

Skip looked at me and he said, "You

are a brilliant researcher, Possum."

And he knows I love

looking at things.

So, he's given this to me.

But he said I must be

very, very careful

and when I'm finished with it,

to put it away safely.

Oh, that's great.

That was very nice of Skip.

He gave you some good advice

about being careful to put things

away when you're done with them.

That is great!

Yep.

I saw you looking at those things

with the magnifying glass before.

What else are you going to

look at now?

Hmm...

Oh, I might go look at my tree,

and the leaves!

Mm.

Hmm, what else is there?

I need some ideas.

Hmm. I'm sure you'll

get more ideas.

But first,

why don't we watch some children

learning about what tools you can use

to magnify things

and make things bigger?

(GASPS) Yeah!

That might give me some more ideas.

Let's watch.

Yeah, let's watch!

Looks bigger.

Oh!

Oh, that was great!

Yeah! Those kids learnt so many

different ways to magnify things.

Oh, I want to learn even more

about telescopes and microscopes

and magnifying glasses.

Oh, do you remember

when we went sailing

and Skip let us borrow

his little telescope?

Oh, yes!

Ah, that's right, yeah!

Yes, and there are some

very big telescopes in the world

that bring the stars

and the moon closer to us

when we look through them.

Wow!

Now, those ones

are called telescopes.

But there are also microscopes

that we can use.

They're for things

that are very small.

They're so tiny,

you might not be able to see them.

So, you put them under the microscope

and it makes them bigger,

so you can see them.

Wow! That's cool!

Sally, now, I'm going to go outside

and look at my leaves again.

OK.

I'm going to go outside too.

I'm going to read my book out there.

OK, great.

(LAUGHS)

Great.

Now...

Hmm.

Hmm...

Hmm.

(LAUGHS)

Ooh!

Ooooh.

Hmm. (LAUGHS)

Hmm.

Hmm!

Wow!

Ooh!

Hmm.

Hmm...hmm...

Hmm.

Oh!

Oooh.

(LAUGHS) Oh!

Yeah!

Oh!

Oh! Sally! Sally! Quick, come!

Oh... Sorry. I interrupted you.

Oh, that doesn't matter, Possum.

You look like you're having

such good fun.

I've almost finished my chapter.

Then I'll come over, OK?

Oh, OK.

Well, I'm going to draw these leaves

and then I'll show you, OK?

Oh, OK. Great.

OK.

Now... Hmm.

(LAUGHS)

Now... Hmm.

Hmm.

Hmm.

Hmm...hmm...

Mm-hm.

Hmm.

Oh, wow!

Oh, Sally! Sally, look.

Hold that.

Now look.

Now look through

the magnifying glass.

Ohhh!

See?

Oh!

You see all those lines?

Yes! Looks great!

Oh, and, Sally, this one!

This one's from my tree.

Oh, OK.

It's all green.

See?

(GASPS) Oh!

Oh! Wow!

Now, Sally, turn it over.

It's brown.

And through the magnifying glass,

it's furry!

Oh!

Oh, yes!

Oh!

(GASPS)

Oh, and look at this one, Sally.

And, Sally, you can see

one long line.

It's green and smooth.

But look through

the magnifying glass.

Ohh!

(GASPS) Oh!

You can see lots of little lines.

Oh, yes.

Now, Sally, I've drawn it all here

and it looks great.

Oh, this is brilliant.

You have got such a great eye

for detail, Possum. Well done.

You are getting good use

of that magnifying glass.

I think you could become a scientist.

Oh, I'd like to do that.

Oh! I know!

When I become Police Officer Possum,

I could use my magnifying glass.

That would help me a lot.

Oh, yes, it would!

You could use it all the time.

Oh, that's wonderful.

Well, our time is up.

Thanks for watching.

See you next time!

Bye!

Bye!

Now, look, Sally...

The magnifying glass

Possum loves to study things carefully. Sometimes things are small and hard to see. What a difference a magnifying glass can make!

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