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Series: Miniclips


Air and Its Uses

Air and Its Uses

We breathe it every second of our lives – but besides that, what purpose does air serve? Discover how air is a gas in this Miniclip, and the variety of purposes it serves for both humans and animals. It also looks at the use of wind as a...Show More
Analogue Clocks: Telling Time to Half Past

Analogue Clocks: Telling Time to Half Past

Introduce your young students to telling time to half past on analogue clocks. This Miniclip provides a summary of the features of analogue clocks and explains the characteristics of half-hour times, with opportunities for students to practise...Show More
Analogue Clocks: Telling Time to O’Clock

Analogue Clocks: Telling Time to O’Clock

Introduce your young students to telling time to o’clock on analogue clocks. This Miniclip presents the features of analogue clocks including the minute and hour hands, their direction of movement, as well as the clock face. Students will...Show More
Animal Diets and Food Chains

Animal Diets and Food Chains

What is the difference between a carnivore, a herbivore, and a scavenger? What exactly is a food chain? And what happens to plants and animals once they die? Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive, and your students...Show More
Area Estimation of Shapes

Area Estimation of Shapes

Using bright animations and clear explanations, students will discover how to estimate the area of regular and irregular shapes using the informal method of counting whole and partial squares. Students will understand how to calculate square...Show More
Brushing up on Dental Hygiene

Brushing up on Dental Hygiene

Just like we shower everyday, we should brush our teeth too! In this endearing animated Miniclip, your younger students will learn all about why we brush our teeth twice a day, the consequences if we don’t, how to brush properly, as well as...Show More
Butterflies: Caterpillars in Disguise

Butterflies: Caterpillars in Disguise

It’s almost unbelievable that a caterpillar is actually the same animal as a butterfly – but it’s true! Amaze your students with the captivating stages in the life cycle of a butterfly with this Miniclip. With a blend of animation and real...Show More
Calculating the Area of Rectangles

Calculating the Area of Rectangles

Area is a common measurement, but knowing what it is and how to calculate it correctly is essential. This Miniclip introduces the concept of area and the different methods of calculating it for rectangles. This clip uses simple illustrated...Show More
Calculating the Finishing Time

Calculating the Finishing Time

You’re going to the cinemas to see a new film with a friend. You know when the film starts and how long is goes for – but how do you work out when it finishes? This Miniclip teaches students to calculate the finishing time of events using the...Show More
Calculating the Perimeter of Rectangles

Calculating the Perimeter of Rectangles

Introducing perimeter to students can be a challenging task, but with this new Miniclip students will discover what a perimeter really is, when we might use it, and the different ways it can be calculated. This is a simple and straight-forward...Show More
Calculating Time Duration

Calculating Time Duration

When we talk about time, we often mention duration. Calculating duration, or elapsed time, is a fundamental life skill that your students will learn with this Miniclip! Using real world examples such as birthday parties, bus trips, and visiting a...Show More
Calculating Volume

Calculating Volume

What is volume? Is it different to capacity? Find the answers to these questions and more with this fantastic Miniclip! Captivating animations demonstrate the differences between capacity and volume, as well as how to calculate volume using cubic...Show More
Celebrations and Commemorations: Anzac Day

Celebrations and Commemorations: Anzac Day

Discover why we commemorate Anzac Day, who the ANZACs were, and the important symbols and emblems of the day in this Miniclip. The significance of flowers, a brief history of Gallipoli and the role of flags are all highlighted in this clip,...Show More
Celebrations and Commemorations: Armistice Day

Celebrations and Commemorations: Armistice Day

Each year at 11am on November 11 we remember those who died in World War I, and commemorate those who represent New Zealand in conflicts past and present. This Miniclip provides a simplified context for the beginning of the Great War, the signing...Show More
Check Your Answers Using Inverse Operations

Check Your Answers Using Inverse Operations

Explore the relationships that numbers share using the inverse operations of addition and subtraction! This Miniclip demonstrates how to use these two operations to check answers, showing that their inverse nature can act as a perfect mental...Show More
Classifying Animals: Invertebrates

Classifying Animals: Invertebrates

Introduce your students to the scientific classification of the animal kingdom through vertebrates and invertebrates! This Miniclip provides a short overview of both animal groups, then delves into the dynamic world of invertebrates, including...Show More
Classifying Animals: Vertebrates

Classifying Animals: Vertebrates

Introduce your students to scientific classification of the animal kingdom through vertebrates and invertebrates! This Miniclip provides a short overview of both animal groups, then delves into the dynamic world of vertebrates, including fish,...Show More
Climate Zones of the World

Climate Zones of the World

How is it possible to have grey, rainy days in summer and beautiful, sunny days in winter? What’s the difference between weather and climate? This Miniclip explores the definition of weather, and looks at the three main climate zones of the...Show More
Comparing and Ordering Decimals

Comparing and Ordering Decimals

Decimals are used in every type of measurement – distance, length, weight, capacity, volume, and money. Reading them can sometimes be hard enough, so how can you compare and order them simply? The key is all in using place value, and this...Show More
Connections between People and Places

Connections between People and Places

What do we mean when we talk about connections to places? Are we connected by a long piece of string? Well, not exactly! Connections between people and places can be made in many different ways – through family heritage, travel, shopping, or...Show More
Continents and Oceans

Continents and Oceans

Does the world’s population live on one giant land mass? Or is the world organised in a different way? Introduce your students to the amazing continents and oceans of the world in this Miniclip! Using a world map to explore these geographical...Show More
Converting Metric Units: Capacity

Converting Metric Units: Capacity

How do we measure the space that something takes up? What is the difference between capacity and volume? Discover the answers to these and see fantastic real-world examples which illuminate the importance of appropriate unit choice. Students...Show More
Converting Metric Units: Length

Converting Metric Units: Length

Converting between common metric units is an essential skill, which has now become that much easier to teach through this short and succinct Miniclip! Students will learn how simple it is to convert between units of length; including millimetres,...Show More
Converting Metric Units: Mass

Converting Metric Units: Mass

Introduce your students to the metric unit of mass with this fun Miniclip, featuring everyday examples to illustrate the use of milligrams, grams, and kilograms. Also explained is the method of converting between metric units of mass using...Show More
Cows Moo Softly: How to Do a Fair Test

Cows Moo Softly: How to Do a Fair Test

It is essential to teach students how to conduct a fair test to yield valid results. Using the popular mnemonic “Cows Moo Softly”, students will discover how to conduct a fair test, what variables to change or keep the same, and how changing...Show More