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Science


Rivers of New Zealand

Rivers of New Zealand

Miniclips

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...Show More
Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather

Miniclips: Earth's Changing Surface

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...Show More
Erosion

Erosion

Miniclips: Earth's Changing Surface

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...Show More
Weathering

Weathering

Miniclips: Earth's Changing Surface

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:...Show More
Natural Phenomena

Natural Phenomena

Curriculum Karaoke

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...Show More
Our Solar System

Our Solar System

Curriculum Karaoke

Students read, sing and learn about important facts about our solar system. This curriculum-aligned song targets outcomes of curriculum documents and supports and integrates classroom learning across key subject areas.
Environmental Impact of Renewable Sources of Energy

Environmental Impact of Renewable Sources of Energy

This video explores the environmental impacts of renewable sources of energy including solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, and biomass fuel.
Adaptation in Animals

Adaptation in Animals

This video explains how animals adapt themselves to the changes in their environment.
Changes During Day and Night

Changes During Day and Night

This video describes the changes that occur in the light and heat that we get from the sun, as the day progresses.
Parts of the Plant

Parts of the Plant

Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Plants

This video identifies the different parts of the plant and describes their importance.
From Flower to Fruit

From Flower to Fruit

Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Plants

This video teaches students how to identify the male and female parts of a flower and explains how flowers grow fruits.
Transfer of Energy in an Ecosystem

Transfer of Energy in an Ecosystem

Understanding Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Plants

This video explains how plants make their own food and how the energy is transferred from to other living organisms.
Force as a Push or a Pull

Force as a Push or a Pull

Forces Causing Movement

This video explains the difference between a push force and a pull force.
Tectonics: Our Earth and Its Movements

Tectonics: Our Earth and Its Movements

Despite how solid our planet's crust might feel beneath our feet, did you know that it’s actually changing all the time? This programme explores the composition of our Earth, how the surface is divided into tectonic plates, and the history of...Show More
Part 1: What Is an Earthquake?

Part 1: What Is an Earthquake?

Earthquakes

What is the unexpected shaking of the earth’s surface that we call an earthquake? In the first part of this two-part series on earthquakes, students learn about the characteristics of earthquakes and the locations where they can be felt. The...Show More
Part 2: Impacts and Responses

Part 2: Impacts and Responses

Earthquakes

Why are earthquakes so dangerous and what can we do to minimise their impacts? In the final part of this series on earthquakes, students learn about the various dangers of earthquakes and their consequences, while also learning about the actions...Show More
Part 2: Dangers and Benefits of Volcanoes

Part 2: Dangers and Benefits of Volcanoes

Volcanoes

Given how dangerous volcanoes are, why do people still choose to live close to these deadly mountains? In the second instalment of a two-part series on volcanoes, this video will teach students about the various dangers of volcanoes and their...Show More
Part 1: Introduction to Volcanoes

Part 1: Introduction to Volcanoes

Volcanoes

What are volcanoes and how are they formed? In the first instalment of a two-part series on volcanoes, this video will teach students about the characteristics of these geological features and where they are found. The video also explains the...Show More
Artificial Satellites

Artificial Satellites

This video explains what artificial satellites are and what they are used for. It provides a very brief history of artificial satellites, and covers some of the key terms related to artificial satellites. The video also covers the uses of...Show More
Poles of a Magnet

Poles of a Magnet

In this video, students will learn about the two poles found in all magnets. They will discover these poles are the regions of strongest magnetism, that unlike poles attract and like poles repel each other, and how a freely suspended magnet...Show More
How an Electric Torch Works

How an Electric Torch Works

Electricity and Circuits

This video explores how an electric torch works and its different components including the bulb, electric cells, switch, and outer body. Students will learn that when switched on, a metal strip moves beneath the switch and the bulb glows, giving...Show More
Transformation to Electrical Energy

Transformation to Electrical Energy

Electricity and Circuits

In this video, students will learn that various forms of energy can be converted into electrical energy including solar energy, batteries, hydroelectricity, nuclear power, windmills, and waves.
Parallel Circuit

Parallel Circuit

Electricity and Circuits

In this video, students will learn how a parallel circuit works, including how each component is placed in its own separate loop, and that the failure of one component will not affect the working of the other components. Students will discover...Show More
Series Circuit

Series Circuit

Electricity and Circuits

In this video, students will learn how a series circuit works, including how the components are joined together in one continuous loop and if one of its components malfunctions, then the other components also stop working. Students will discover...Show More
Components of an Electric Circuit

Components of an Electric Circuit

Electricity and Circuits

To make an electric circuit, some components like a power source (cell), a switch, and a load are needed. This video will teach students that a cell is a source of electric current with positive and negative terminals, a switch is a device that...Show More