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Geography


Journey from the Source: River Severn

Journey from the Source: River Severn

Rivers

Rivers wield transformative power on the landscapes through which they flow. This video takes viewers through the upper, middle and lower courses of the longest river in the UK, introducing key terms such as drainage basin, tributary, erosion,...Show More
River Landforms of the Middle Course

River Landforms of the Middle Course

Rivers

The calm appearance of a river in the middle course hides the fluvial processes at work under the surface. This video explains how landforms such as meanders and billabongs, or oxbow lakes, are created through erosion and deposition and shows...Show More
River Landforms of the Lower Course

River Landforms of the Lower Course

Rivers

As a river comes to end of its journey in the lower course, distinctive fluvial landforms emerge. This video explains how floodplains, levees and estuaries are created through deposition and shows viewers the transformative impact of changing...Show More
River Landforms of the Upper Course

River Landforms of the Upper Course

Rivers

The upper course of a river contains impressive landforms created from thousands of years of vertical erosion. This video explains how landforms such as waterfalls, gorges and interlocking spurs are created through the fluvial process of erosion,...Show More
Fluvial Processes

Fluvial Processes

Rivers

As rivers journey from source to sea, they shape the landscape through a variety of fluvial processes. This video offers viewers in-depth explanations of erosion, transportation and deposition, covering the four types of erosion, the four types...Show More
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
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.
Strategies for Managing Malaria

Strategies for Managing Malaria

Understanding Malaria

Including interviews with world-leading scientists and researchers, this video evaluates the many management strategies that have been employed in the fight against malaria. From physical barriers, to hazardous natural predators, controversial...Show More
Impacts of Malaria

Impacts of Malaria

Understanding Malaria

Dr James Tibenderana, technical director of the Malaria Consortium, knows the impact of malaria better than most, having contracted the deadly parasitic disease as a child. In this video, James unpicks the effects malaria can have on an infected...Show More
Causes of Malaria

Causes of Malaria

Understanding Malaria

This video describes the natural and built conditions that can lead a buzzing mosquito to become a menacing killer. By first exploring how Plasmodium falciparum, a microscopic parasite, is carried by mosquitoes from one unfortunate human host to...Show More
Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai

Global Icons

In this short animation, students learn how environmental activist Wangari Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement and spread her message of economic sustainability and autonomy around the world by thinking globally. When children learn about...Show More
Beaches

Beaches

Life in the Sea

Everyone likes to visit the beach. But for living things a beach represents one of the toughest environments on earth. Beaches are in constant flux, hammered by waves and wind and extremes of temperature, sometimes submerged and sometimes dry....Show More
Watan

Watan

Seven years. Six million displaced people. The biggest humanitarian emergency of our time. The Syrian refugee crisis remains at the forefront of the global consciousness: as statistics, as photographs, as a bargaining chip in international...Show More
Eat, Grow, Love

Eat, Grow, Love

We often ask ourselves, how can I contribute to a more sustainable society? What’s the best thing I can be doing? Eat, Grow, Love travels across the globe to find that permaculture could well hold some of the answers. Six individuals living in...Show More
Global Atmospheric Circulation

Global Atmospheric Circulation

Weather Hazards

Earth’s diverse climate and weather patterns are predominantly governed by global atmospheric circulation and ocean currents. This programme looks at different atmospheric phenomena, including the global circulation model and how heating and...Show More
Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Cyclones

Weather Hazards

Tropical cyclones, also called hurricanes and typhoons, cause catastrophic damage when they strike land. When a cyclone’s fury unleashes on population centres, death, injury and wholesale destruction follow. This programme explores the life...Show More
The Impact of Tropical Cyclones

The Impact of Tropical Cyclones

Weather Hazards

Tropical cyclones devastate people, property and infrastructure. This programme outlines how cyclones are classified across the world, and then examines the impact of Hurricane Matthew on south-eastern USA and Haiti, in 2016. It compares the...Show More
Mumbai

Mumbai

Megacities

Mumbai, the world’s most densely populated city, has been a thriving commercial hub for millennia. Its population has increased massively over the past 50 years, and although it has slowed, growth continues today, placing the city’s...Show More
London

London

Megacities

London is one of the world’s most important megacities. It has long attracted people from all over the globe, as well as migrants from within the UK, and continues to do so today. This programme explores some of London’s history and presents...Show More
Water in the UK

Water in the UK

Water Supply and Management

The UK’s more densely populated and growing urban areas are, for the large part, located in regions of the country where rainfall is lower. Conversely, high rainfall occurs in regions where there is less demand. This programme explores British...Show More
Water around the World

Water around the World

Water Supply and Management

Clean water is essential for human existence. However, international requirements are not met by the available supply. This programme examines rising global water demand and some of the serious issues with inadequate and/or contaminated water...Show More