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Earth & Space Science


Climate Change

Miniclips

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

Forests

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,...Show More
The Formation of Continents and Oceans

The Formation of Continents and Oceans

This clip explains how the continents and oceans were formed as the Earth cooled after forming, and how continents moved into their current positions.
Evolution of the Earth and Living Beings

Evolution of the Earth and Living Beings

Ele and students will learn about the geological eras, and how life appeared and adapted throughout each of the geologic eras.
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
The Challenges of New Technologies

The Challenges of New Technologies

Agriculture and Technology

For many new agricultural technologies, feasibility issues need to be considered before they can be adopted by farmers and businesses. This video explains why scientific verification and practical adoption of technology are both important and...Show More
Impact of New Technologies

Impact of New Technologies

Agriculture and Technology

New technologies in the agricultural industry can have environmental, social and economic impacts. This video explores the technology that targets methane emissions, how fruit yield and quality can lead to greater profitability and how commercial...Show More
Defining the Problem

Defining the Problem

Agriculture and Technology

Agricultural processes have a large-scale impact on natural resources and ecosystems and many businesses are turning to technology to help. This video introduces some issues that agricultural technologies aim to address, including water scarcity,...Show More
Developing Technological Solutions

Developing Technological Solutions

Agriculture and Technology

Before agricultural technologies can be adopted by businesses, they need to be thoroughly tested and evaluated. This video looks at the techniques and systems researchers use to collect and evaluate data, such as internet-connected sensors and...Show More
Weird Wonderful Water

Weird Wonderful Water

Life in the Sea

This programme is about seawater. It is the most important liquid on Earth, not only from its sheer volume, but also because it has remarkable qualities. A few of them, like buoyancy, are common to all liquids - but seawater is also the cradle of...Show More
Land and Ocean

Land and Ocean

Shedding Light on the Sun and Earth

"Land and Ocean" examines who the world's land masses and oceans affect global climate patterns. We look at why the air gets colder and colder the higher you go, why coastal regions don't heat up or cool down as much as inland regions, why...Show More
The Coriolis Effect

The Coriolis Effect

Shedding Light on the Sun and Earth

In this episode, we describe how tropical cyclones form and examine their huge power. We explain what the Coriolis effect is and how it make tropical cyclones rotate the way that they do. We also travel to three continents to demonstrate how...Show More
Following the Sun

Following the Sun

Shedding Light on the Sun and Earth

"Following the Sun" looks at how the sun's movement across the sky every day changes. In summer, the sun reaches a much higher angle in the sky than it does in winter. This affects the design of energy-efficient homes and the placement of solar...Show More
Seasons

Seasons

Shedding Light on the Sun and Earth

In the first episode of this series, we briefly look at how the changing seasons affect life on our precious Earth and then examine what causes seasons, the turning of the days, and the three main climate zones.
Long Hot Summer Days

Long Hot Summer Days

Shedding Light on the Sun and Earth

In "Long Hot Summer Days" we explain why summer days are long and winter days are short, and how the length of daytime contributes to seasonal variations in temperature.

Big Bang: The Theory and the Origin of the Universe

The majority of today’s astronomers and scientists support the theory we call the Big Bang. But what does the theory actually entail? How did it develop? Who was Edwin Hubble and what are spectral lines? In this film, we explore the background...Show More

Life through the Ages

The Development of Life

In this episode we will learn about the geological time scale – what was the climate like a billion years ago and what living organisms existed on Earth at that time? Why did the dinosaurs actually die out? We discuss concepts such as...Show More

Early Life

The Development of Life

What were the first living organisms on Earth? How did they work? In this episode, we travel millions—even billions—of years backwards in time in order to learn how Earth was created. We study the significance of the nebular hypothesis and...Show More
The Sun's Surface

The Sun's Surface

The Solar System

A decomposition reaction is a type of chemical reaction in which a single compound breaks down into two or more elements or new compounds. In a thermal decomposition reaction, heat is required to break the chemical bonds in the elements or...Show More
Causes of Aurora Borealis

Causes of Aurora Borealis

The Study of the Universe

This video explains which of the atmosphere's chemical components are responsible for the aurora borealis.
Causes of Lunar Eclipse

Causes of Lunar Eclipse

The Study of the Universe

On a full moon, when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its shadow, a lunar eclipse occurs. When the moon is entirely within the umbra, it causes a total lunar eclipse. When only a small part of the Moon’s surface is covered by the...Show More
Water Cycle

Water Cycle

Water Systems

The process in which water continuously changes its form through evaporation and condensation and circulates between the water bodies, the atmosphere, and land is known as the water cycle.
Impact of Melting Glaciers on Water Systems

Impact of Melting Glaciers on Water Systems

Water Systems

Glaciers and polar ice caps hold more than three - quarters of the Earth’s freshwater. Due to an overall increase in the global temperature, most glaciers in the world today are melting. This is, in turn, affecting the water systems, leading to...Show More
Rocky Shores and Reefs

Rocky Shores and Reefs

Life in the Sea

This programme looks at how rocky shores and shoreline reefs are formed, explains the three zones of a coastline, and examines the fauna and flora that live on on the coastline.