Tertiary Catalogue

Foundation Science


The pH Scale

The pH Scale

Shedding Light on Acids and Bases

In the fourth episode of this series, we take an in-depth look at H⁺ and OH⁻ ions and we explain how the pH scale is used to express how strongly acidic or how strongly basic a particular environment is. We examine how the pH of natural...Show More
Neutralisation

Neutralisation

Shedding Light on Acids and Bases

In the third episode, Neutralisation, we explain what bases are and then take a look at what happens when acids and bases chemically react. We also take a look at acid-base indicators, which are chemicals that change colour depending on whether...Show More
Acids and Carbonates

Acids and Carbonates

Shedding Light on Acids and Bases

In this episode, we describe what carbonates are and explain how they react with acids. If it wasn't for carbonates, our own stomach acid would kill us, acid rain would have destroyed our forests, and—worst of all—our pancakes wouldn't be as...Show More
Acids in Industry

Acids in Industry

Shedding Light on Acids and Bases

In Acids in Industry, we look at what acids are, how they're made, and how they're used in steel making and agriculture. We also take a quick trip back to the 1770s to look at how acids were used by Captain James Cook to save his crew from the...Show More
Should Parents Be Able to Edit Their Children's Genes?

Should Parents Be Able to Edit Their Children's Genes?

Ethics in Action

Should parents be given the choice to edit the genes of their unborn children? Or should this practice remain outlawed? This video looks at the arguments for both sides, discussing the He Jiankui affair and CRISPR-Cas9 technology, and explaining...Show More
Compounds: Death of a President

Compounds: Death of a President

Introducing Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

From water to table salt, we safely come into contact with countless chemical compounds every day. But compounds can also be deadly. Using Turkish President Turgut Özal’s death and eventual autopsy as real-life context, this video examines the...Show More
Mixtures: Tailings Dam Disaster

Mixtures: Tailings Dam Disaster

Introducing Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

The products of mining—metals, minerals and fuels—are essential to our everyday lives. But the waste by-products from mining processes, called tailings, can be highly toxic. Using the 2014 Mount Polley Mine tailings dam and its catastrophic...Show More
Carbon and Water Cycles in Tropical Rainforests

Carbon and Water Cycles in Tropical Rainforests

Carbon and Water Cycles

Filmed in the Amazon and Borneo, this resource illustrates and explains the key environmental and land use changes occurring in tropical rainforests and explores the effect they're having on the carbon ad hydrological cycles. We accompany...Show More
Carbon and Water Cycles in the Tundra

Carbon and Water Cycles in the Tundra

Carbon and Water Cycles

With stunning footage shot in the Canadian tundra, this title identifies and explores the physical and human factors, including climate change, that affect carbon and water cycles in the tundra We see the research and monitoring techniques...Show More
Desertification: Causes, Impacts and Management

Desertification: Causes, Impacts and Management

Deserts

Yahya's family has been forced off their land on the fringes of the Sahara, because of desertification. Through his story, this title considers the impacts of desertification and its causes, including: climate change, population pressure, over...Show More
Hot Deserts: Challenges and Opportunities

Hot Deserts: Challenges and Opportunities

Deserts

Using Morocco's Sahara Desert as a case study, this title considers the challenges of hot desert environments, including extreme temperatures, lack kof water and inaccessibility. It then looks at the opportunities deserts can offer if these...Show More
Mumbai: Managing a Megacity

Mumbai: Managing a Megacity

Urban Environments

Waste management and traffic congestion are two of the biggest environmental issues facing Mumbai. This title looks at the challenges facing Mumbai's urban planners as they struggle to manage this megacity's rapid growth. It then explores the...Show More
Elements: The Hanover Poisoning

Elements: The Hanover Poisoning

Introducing Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

A poisoned umbrella and a forensic investigation…using an unusual and as-yet-unsolved true crime as a launching place, this video shows that the chemistry of matter matters. Elements, as represented on the periodic table, are made up of only...Show More
Introducing Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

Introducing Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

Introducing Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

Matter exists as elements, compounds and mixtures. But what are the differences between these three forms? Using straightforward images and diagrams and commonplace examples, this video introduces students to how elements, compounds and mixtures...Show More
Male Reproductive Tract: Bovine

Male Reproductive Tract: Bovine

Dissections for the Science Classroom

This dissection of a bovine male reproductive tract explores the physical structure of the penis, scrotum and testes, and the various muscles and tissues that allow the organs to move, extend and retract during mating. The video describes the...Show More
Female Reproductive Tract: Bovine

Female Reproductive Tract: Bovine

Dissections for the Science Classroom

This dissection of a bovine female reproductive tract explores the physical structure of the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus and ovaries, describing the process of reproduction from hormonal triggers, to ovulation, to the path of sperm as...Show More
The Pluck: Cardiac and Respiratory System

The Pluck: Cardiac and Respiratory System

Dissections for the Science Classroom

Pluck refers to the internal organs of an animal, including the tongue, larynx, oesophagus, heart, lungs and diaphragm. In this dissection, these organs are studied in detail to show their roles in supporting the body’s many systems including...Show More
Male Reproductive Tract: Porcine Testis

Male Reproductive Tract: Porcine Testis

Dissections for the Science Classroom

This dissection looks at the external and internal features of the testis of a male pig, describing how the testis and its two main types of cells – germ cells and Leydig cells – function in sperm and hormone production. Complemented by...Show More
Porcine (Piglet) Internal Organs

Porcine (Piglet) Internal Organs

Dissections for the Science Classroom

A comprehensive exploration of the internal organs, this dissection of a piglet that did not survive the birthing process studies the full animal from top to tail. Describing the physical mechanics of dissecting a whole animal as well as the...Show More
Squid

Squid

Dissections for the Science Classroom

The squid is a distinctive ocean-dweller belonging to the group known as cephalopods. This dissection shows the number of features and adaptations that makes the squid so well-suited to ocean life, including its camouflaging chromatophores,...Show More
Cane Toad

Cane Toad

Dissections for the Science Classroom

Looking at the respiratory, digestive and reproductive organs as well as some bone and muscle groups, this comprehensive dissection of a cane toad reveals some of the unique features of amphibians. Complemented by clear, illustrative diagrams,...Show More
Crayfish

Crayfish

Dissections for the Science Classroom

The Redclaw Crayfish, found in northern Australia and Papua New Guinea, is a decapod (ten-legged) crustacean. This dissection covers the main bodily systems of the Redclaw, including the reproductive, nervous, circulatory and digestive systems,...Show More
Fish

Fish

Dissections for the Science Classroom

Osteichthyes, or bony fish, make up approximately 95 per cent of all fish species. This dissection of an Australian Mullet reveals the specialised internal and external features that make life underwater possible, including its fins, gills,...Show More
Giant Leaps Forward

Giant Leaps Forward

Exploring Space

The next few decades will be a busy time for space exploration and research and there are still many mysteries of the universe to investigate. This video looks at the future of the universe and human space exploration, looking at the continued...Show More
One Small Step

One Small Step

Exploring Space

Despite the many dangers of space travel, something keeps us going back to the vast and exciting unknown beyond our planet. This video takes viewers through the history of humans in space, covering the 20th century ‘space race’, the dangers...Show More