# Tertiary Catalogue

## Series: Miniclips

This Miniclip teaches students how to add fractions together that have the same denominators. It also summarises fraction terminology and provides extension opportunities for students through simplifying answers and turning them into mixed numbers.

### 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

### 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

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

### Boo's Big Day: A Story about Emotions

This video takes young students on a journey through the eyes of a 7-year-old girl named Boo. We follow her during a regular day to see how she experiences a whole range of emotions! Students will see moments when Boo feels embarrassed, grateful,...Show More

### 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Change

This Miniclip defines climate change and explains the greenhouse effect and the role of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. While it explores the consequences of climate change on our environment – such as rising sea levels, more frequent...Show More

### 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

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

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

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

### 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

### Creative Process

In this Miniclip, students are introduced to practical strategies to help form an effective creative workflow for a tackling a project of their own. Students will learn how to develop an idea through brainstorming, how to create an appropriate...Show More

### Describing 2D Shapes

The foundational concept of two dimensional shapes is introduced in an easy to understand manner using familiar everyday objects to illustrate the most common 2D shapes. Squares, rhombuses, triangles, kites, circles, rectangles… they’re all...Show More