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 extreme weather, and damage to our ecosystems – it also suggests both big and little changes that we can make to protect our Earth. Show Less
In this video, we learn about forests, one of the world’s biggest biomes. We’ll start by discussing what a forest really is - because it’s a lot more than just trees! The forest is in many ways a key resource, above all for the climate, but also for the economy. The forest absorbs part of the carbon dioxide we release when we burn fossil fuels. We learn about the layers that make up a forest. We also take a closer look at the types of forest that exist and what plants and animals we find there. Why do leaves change color in the fall? We’ll learn that too. Show Less
Students, along with Isaac and his cat Newton, will learn that friction is a contact force that can occur between two solids, a solid and liquid – also known as water resistance, and a solid and a gas – known as air resistance. They will also discover that friction can create heat and cause wear and tear in moving parts, but without it, life would be up in the air! Show Less
This short clip explains how humans breathe, and looks at the organs that make up the respiratory system. It also looks at the gases exchange that occurs as we breathe.
Ele learns about fungi and mushrooms, how they reproduce, and the different stages in the life cycle of a fungus.
This short animated video looks at changes that occur to the musculoskeletal systems through out different life stages.
A short animated video on the structure of plants and the different roles played by their parts, with an emphasis on the role of flowers in the reproductive process of plants.
Rivers are a significant part of our natural landscape – they offer habitats for animals, support biodiversity, provide spiritual connections and much more. This Miniclip visits New Zealand's three longest rivers – the Waikato River, the Clutha River, and the Whanganui River. Students will discover geographical facts about each river, as well as how rivers are formed and why they are such an integral part of our natural world. Show Less
Heat waves, tropical cyclones, droughts, tornadoes, hailstorms, floods, and severe thunderstorms. These are all examples of extreme weather that shape our landscape. But what exactly are they and how do they happen? This Miniclip explores each of these extreme weather types and examines the natural and human influences that cause them including climate change, the Earth’s atmosphere, ocean currents and more. Show Less
Some of Earth’s magnificent landforms are caused by erosion and weathering. But what is erosion and how does it change the Earth’s surface so drastically? This Miniclip explains the process of erosion including the various mechanisms such as water, wind, ice, and mass movement; defines sediment and deposition as part of this process; and explains how human influence has increased its prevalence through global warming and deforestation. Show Less
Some of Earth’s magnificent landforms are caused by weathering and erosion. But what is weathering and how does it create magnificent structures on our planet? This Miniclip explains the process of weathering including the two main types: mechanical and chemical. Students will learn the different natural impacts on this process such as water, temperature change, wind, oxidation, and more. Show Less
Students read, sing and learn about various natural phenomena that constitute disasters (hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc.), the work of agencies around the world that step in to help those affected when these occur, and responsibility for protecting our environment. This curriculum-aligned song targets outcomes of curriculum documents and supports and integrates classroom learning across key subject areas. Show Less
Learn new vocabulary and names of aquatic animals like the seal, dolphin, turtle, whale, clown fish, octopus, crab, seahorse, jellyfish and many more. Do you know how many arms an octopus has? Find out in this video, and discover lots of of interesting facts about aquatic animals. Show Less
Learn new vocabulary about farm animals like the cow, horse, sheep, hen, rabbit, donkey, goat, dog, cat and many others. Do you know what a donkey sounds like? How about a sheep? Find out in this video and learn about farm animal names and lots of interesting facts about them. Show Less
Learn new vocabulary and find out about wild animals like the lion, elephant, giraffe, monkey, crocodile, gorilla, zebra, tiger, rhinoceros, bear, wolf and many more. Do you know what color zebras' stripes are? How about tigers' stripes? Find out in this video about wild animals, along with interesting facts about them. Show Less
This video explores the environmental impacts of renewable sources of energy including solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, and biomass fuel.
This video explains how animals adapt themselves to the changes in their environment.
This video describes the changes that occur in the light and heat that we get from the sun, as the day progresses.
This video identifies the different parts of the plant and describes their importance.
This video teaches students how to identify the male and female parts of a flower and explains how flowers grow fruits.
This video explains how plants make their own food and how the energy is transferred from to other living organisms.