Tertiary Catalogue

Foundation Science


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
Measuring the Universe

Measuring the Universe

Exploring Space

Space is big and it has taken centuries of work by physicists, engineers, meteorologists and astronauts to allow us to begin to measure the universe properly. This video takes viewers through the history of humans observing distant stars and...Show More
Astronomy and Cosmology

Astronomy and Cosmology

Exploring Space

Over thousands of years, humans have developed our understanding of the stars and planets through the twin sciences of astronomy and cosmology. This video takes viewers through the history of humans studying the skies, exploring the links between...Show More
Ovine Brain

Ovine Brain

Dissections for the Science Classroom

Acting as the body’s control centre, the brain is responsible for all the essential functions of the body. This dissection of a sheep’s brain, complemented by clear, illustrative diagrams, looks at the brain’s two hemispheres and their four...Show More
Homeostasis and Disease

Homeostasis and Disease

Homeostasis

Homeostatic imbalances, which occur when feedback loops are broken or altered, can have very serious, or even fatal, consequences. This video covers diabetes, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, explaining in detail how they result from...Show More
Body Systems and Homeostasis

Body Systems and Homeostasis

Homeostasis

Body systems, particularly the nervous and endocrine systems, play an important role in maintaining homeostasis and they are highly developed in mammals. This video investigates the role of body systems in maintaining a steady state, detailing...Show More
Bovine Eye

Bovine Eye

Dissections for the Science Classroom

Forming part of the nervous system, the eyes are complex organs responsible for receiving light from the environment and conveying this information through nerve signals to the brain. This dissection of a cow’s eye shows the optic nerve,...Show More
Maintaining Homeostasis

Maintaining Homeostasis

Homeostasis

Homeostasis is required for healthy functioning and is achieved when the conditions within the body are in a steady state. This video looks at homeostasis and dynamic equilibrium in the human body, explaining step-by-step how homeostatic...Show More
The Impact on Body Functions

The Impact on Body Functions

Homeostasis

Homeostasis maintains internal conditions so that cells can function normally, fundamentally contributing to survival and good health. This video looks at homeostatic processes in single-celled and multicellular organisms, explaining the critical...Show More
Ovine Heart

Ovine Heart

Dissections for the Science Classroom

The central component of the circulatory system, the heart plays a vital role in moving nutrients and waste around the body. This dissection of a sheep’s heart shows the structure of the organ, including its chambers, veins, arteries and...Show More
Porcine Kidney

Porcine Kidney

Dissections for the Science Classroom

The kidneys play a vital role in the body by filtering blood, removing wastes and producing urine. This dissection of a pig’s kidney shows the structure of the kidney, including the renal artery and vein, the renal pelvis, cortex and medulla,...Show More
What Is Homeostasis?

What Is Homeostasis?

Homeostasis

Homeostatic processes occur in a range of organisms, enabling them to withstand a wide range of changes in the external environment. This video covers the basic facts about homeostasis with a focus on thermoregulation in the human body,...Show More
5 Critical Habitats

5 Critical Habitats

Life in the Sea

In the sea life is everywhere, but five habitats are like underwater cities. They are coral reefs, mangroves, salt marshes, sea grass beds and kelp forests. They provide safety, food, and a nursery for the young of many species. Yet they are in...Show More
Sources of Electricity

Sources of Electricity

Shedding Light on Electricity

In 'Sources of Electricity', we take a detailed look at where our electricity comes from: thermal and hydroelectric power stations, wind farms, and solar farms. We alo examine the advantages and disadvantages of these sources of electricity.
Electric Circuits

Electric Circuits

Shedding Light on Electricity

In the second episode, we examine how lights, switches, and other electrical devices are all connected either in "series" or in "parallel" with each other. How do they wire up the lights in your house so that in some rooms the light switch turns...Show More
Electric Currents

Electric Currents

Shedding Light on Electricity

In episode three, we take a look at what electric current is (it's basically the flow of electrons through a wire) and at how electric current is measured. We then examine the different ways that electric current flows in series and parallel...Show More
The Terrestrial Zone

The Terrestrial Zone

The Pond: Community Ecology in Action

The terrestrial zone is the area of land around the pond that is not regularly inundated with water. This video looks at biotic and abiotic factors in the terrestrial zone, discussing the flora and fauna found in this zone and the potential...Show More
The Littoral Zone: Food Chains and Food Webs

The Littoral Zone: Food Chains and Food Webs

The Pond: Community Ecology in Action

The organisms found in the littoral zone are critical for the biological cycling of abiotic factors. This video explores the complex relationships between primary producers, lower level consumers and higher order consumers and how they can be...Show More
The Limnetic Zone

The Limnetic Zone

The Pond: Community Ecology in Action

The euphotic and profundal zones, which together comprise the limnetic zone, are home to a variety of organisms. This video looks at the characteristics of primary producers and consumers and how energy is transferred and lost through the...Show More
The Benthic Zone

The Benthic Zone

The Pond: Community Ecology in Action

The benthic zone teems with life and biodiversity and acts like the digestive system of the pond. This video explains how organisms here have adapted to living in conditions of low light and low oxygen and why they are crucial for processes of...Show More
The Littoral Zone: Photosynthesis

The Littoral Zone: Photosynthesis

The Pond: Community Ecology in Action

The plants found in the littoral zone play an important role in maintaining and supporting the biotic and abiotic conditions of a healthy pond. This video explains how these plants photosynthesise, looking at the role reeds and rushes play in...Show More
The Still Water Pond

The Still Water Pond

The Pond: Community Ecology in Action

A pond is an ideal place to see how living and non-living things interact with each other and their environment. This video introduces key aspects of pond ecosystems, explaining how abiotic factors define the four pond zones and how relationships...Show More
Functions of the Human Skeleton

Functions of the Human Skeleton

Systems of the Human Body: Skeletal System

The skeleton plays a crucial role in all vertebrates, including humans. This video introduces viewers to the role of the human skeleton, covering the key functions of shape, movement, protection, blood cell production and mineral storage....Show More
Bone Health and Disease

Bone Health and Disease

Systems of the Human Body: Skeletal System

There are many diseases, both historical and still widespread today, that are related to the health of our bones. This video discusses rickets, spina bifida, scoliosis, osteoporosis and arthritis, explaining their causes and methods of treatment...Show More