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Tertiary Catalogue

Foundation Science

Contains over 39 Videos

Presenting Science

How Scientists Work

After all the work of conducting an investigation, a scientist’s role is not over yet. Essential viewing before concluding their own STEM investigation, this programme introduces students to the many benefits and ways of communicating their...Show More

Choosing What to Investigate

How Scientists Work

Exploring the broad issue of urban light pollution through the work of four dedicated researchers, this programme reveals how and why each scientist chose their niche and turned it into a measurable research question. Middle and Senior-secondary...Show More

Considering the Evidence

How Scientists Work

Even the most well planned experiment means little if the evidence collected isn’t properly analysed. Following the progress of four scientists researching the problem of urban light pollution from four different angles, middle and senior...Show More

Collecting the Evidence

How Scientists Work

Experiments come in many shapes and sizes, but they all have special considerations and constraints that need to be meticulously planned for before any field or lab work can begin. Ideal viewing before undertaking their own STEM investigation,...Show More
Episode 5: Heat Transfer

Episode 5: Heat Transfer

Shedding Light on Heat

In the final episode, we look at the three ways that heat energy can transfer from one thing to another: conduction, convection, and radiation. A heat source is useless if heat energy can't transfer from the heat source to whatever you want...Show More
Episode 4: The Kelvin Scale

Episode 4: The Kelvin Scale

Shedding Light on Heat

In episode four, 'The Kelvin Scale', we look at the temperature scale that is superior to the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales in many ways. Zero on the Kelvin scale is equal to -273°C. And why is -273°C so special? Because that's the coldest...Show More
Episode 2: Changes of State

Episode 2: Changes of State

Shedding Light on Heat

In 'Changes of State', we look at the differences between solids, liquids, and gases, as well as why things change state when they absorb or lose heat energy. We also look at the strange example of carbon dioxide, which doesn't follow the same...Show More
Episode 3: Thermal Expansion

Episode 3: Thermal Expansion

Shedding Light on Heat

In episode three, we look at thermal expansion—the way that substances expand when heated and contract when cooled—and we explain why it happens. We look at how thermal expansion can be a real nuisance, but also how we can put thermal...Show More
Episode 1: Temperature

Episode 1: Temperature

Shedding Light on Heat

In the first episode we get down to the atomic level to explain how hot things are different to cold things, we describe what a temperature scale actually tells us, and we demonstrate how scientists measure the amount of heat energy that water...Show More
Why? The Development of Scientific Theories

Why? The Development of Scientific Theories

How Do Scientists Know...

This video explores the development of scientific theories over time using one of the biggest scientific questions of all time as an example: how did our universe begin? From the static model, to red shift, the cosmological constant, the Steady...Show More
How? The Acceptance of Scientific Laws

How? The Acceptance of Scientific Laws

How Do Scientists Know...

Through an examination of Steno’s Law of Superposition, this video explains the importance of empirical data collection for gathering evidence in support of scientific laws. With the simple and entertaining analogy of pants in a laundry basket,...Show More
The Difference Between Theories and Laws

The Difference Between Theories and Laws

How Do Scientists Know...

The difference between a scientific theory, law and hypothesis can be easily misunderstood by students. This video aims to provide each of these terms with sturdy definitions, supported by a humorous and unlikely example that will be both...Show More
Science Lab Skills

Science Lab Skills

Lab Skills

Practical skills are paramount for students of science, but learning the basics can be daunting for students just starting out. This collection demonstrates the correct and safe procedure for: operating fire safety equipment, such as a fire...Show More
Multicellular Organisms and Their Nervous Systems

Multicellular Organisms and Their Nervous Systems

Multicellular organisms range from quite basic forms of life to highly complex forms, such as humans. Cells are the basic building blocks of all living things. Unlike single-celled organisms, which have one cell that performs all the functions of...Show More
Biochemistry: The Chemistry of Life

Biochemistry: The Chemistry of Life

Understanding Chemistry in Our World

In this resource, you learn a great deal about the depth to which chemistry explains every part and process related to the human body. As you know, chemistry often deals with small, almost invisible substances, and in this resource you will focus...Show More
Safety in the Senior Science Lab

Safety in the Senior Science Lab

Safety in the Science Laboratory is imperative, not only is it the basic fundamental of a successful learning environment, it is also every student and teachers right to work in a safe environment. This programme is aimed at providing students...Show More
The Role of Enzymes

The Role of Enzymes

Enzymes are proteins which are manufactured by the human body during the process of protein synthesis. Enzymes are catalysts and drive every chemical reaction that takes place in the human body and enable our bodies to be built from proteins,...Show More
Designer Genes: The Science and Ethics

Designer Genes: The Science and Ethics

Since its discovery in 1953, mankind has been increasingly fascinated with DNA, the genetic blueprint. From the selective breeding of plants and animals in agriculture through to the production of recombinant proteins for medical purposes, and...Show More
Classification Systems

Classification Systems

The classification system is the arrangement of living things, categorised by their different characteristics - an organised understanding of the natural world we live in. Recently this system has been further refined using studies of DNA. In...Show More
Natural Selection: Its Place in Modern Society

Natural Selection: Its Place in Modern Society

Natural Selection is a process which affects every species on Earth, including humans. Many people believe that as members of modern, technological societies we are immune to natural processes because we can modify our environment to suit our...Show More
The Night Sky: From the Ground Up

The Night Sky: From the Ground Up

This informative program introduces basic Astronomy from the ground up, so the observer on Earth can make sense of the night sky and beyond. Topics include; early concepts of the Universe, Earths’ position in the Solar System, how the sky...Show More
Codes of Life: Behaviour Genetics

Codes of Life: Behaviour Genetics

Inside Out

Mark Newman and Gerald Levey are identical twins, separated at birth. They share the same genes, but were raised by different parents in different environments. In this investigative programme we examine studies of separated twins and adopted...Show More
Connections: Sensation

Connections: Sensation

Inside Out

A solitary figure walks on the beach at dawn. Although he is alert to his surroundings, his sensory systems take in only a fraction of the energy that envelops him. That which does reach the receptor cells is captured and converted into signals...Show More
Episode 2 - Unlocking the Code

Episode 2 - Unlocking the Code

The Gene Code

In this programme, we learn how decoding the genome has led us to begin to understand the very process by which our DNA makes us different; how it makes each one of us on earth unique, how it influences who we are and the traits we...Show More
Episode 1 - The Book of Life

Episode 1 - The Book of Life

The Gene Code

In this programme, Dr. Adam Rutherford discovers that every human carries the entire story of life on earth hidden in his or her DNA. Joining him in leading laboratories, we see how we are all linked directly to the origins of life and to the...Show More