This program portrays a day in the life of Cecilia, an 11 year-old East Timorese girl. Cecilia lives with her uncle and aunties so she can attend school as her parents live three hours away. Her village is near Viqueque, in the south of the country. Cecilia's day starts at dawn feeding her cousins, and progresses to school from 7am until midday. In the afternoon, Cecilia carries out more chores, including collecting water and firewood - carrying these home on her head. The younger students enjoy seeing the milk arrive, supplied by a local dairy, which was set up with help from Australian farmers. The day ends with the washing and feeding of the children in the family, concluding a busy and hardworking day in the life of an East Timorese child. Show Less
Rocks and minerals have been around since before human beings existed. Since the origins of the human race, we have used them in many diverse ways - from construction to jewelry. But where do they come from? How do they form? And what is the difference between a rock and a mineral? This video explains that we live on a planet compost of rocks. Students will learn the difference between minerals and rocks, they will discover the different types of rocks and how they are formed in the cycle of the rocks. Show Less
Objective: To learn about air pollution and its sources. Learning outcomes - students will be able to: 1. Define air pollution. 2. Discuss the human pollutants of air and their sources.
Students read, sing and learn using north, south, west and east terminology to locate states, capital cities, seas, islands, rivers, significant places, sites and environments. The song names many places in Australia with Aboriginal names. This curriculum-aligned song targets outcomes of curriculum documents and supports and integrates classroom learning across key subject areas. Show Less
The Asia Pacific region is the largest region in the world covering 17% of the earth's land surface. This clip introduces viewers to the geographic and economic characteristics of nations in the Asia Pacific Region. It explores the impending threat from climate change for many of its low-lying island nations which are effectively sinking in to the ocean. Show Less
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 extreme weather, and damage to our ecosystems – it also suggests both big and little changes that we can make to protect our Earth. Show Less
How is it possible to have grey, rainy days in summer and beautiful, sunny days in winter? What’s the difference between weather and climate? This Miniclip explores the definition of weather, and looks at the three main climate zones of the world – tropical, temperate, and polar. Students will discover how the latitude lines of the Equator, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, and the Arctic and Antarctic Circles each play a role as borders of the climate zones. Show Less
Objective: To learn about natural resources, coal, the destructive distillation of coal, the importance of natural gas, the origin of petroleum and about petroleum refining. Learning outcomes - students will be able to: 1. Classify natural resources 2. Describe the importance of renewable and non-renewable natural resources 3. Discuss the prevention of non-renewable natural resources 4. Explain coal 5. Describe the process of formation of coal 6. Discuss types of coal and uses of coal 7. Explain the destructive distillation of coal 8. Explain the formation of natural gas inside the earth’s crust 9. Outline the importance of natural gas 10. Discuss various uses of natural gas 11. Define petroleum 12. Discuss the formation of petroleum 13. Know the uses of petroleum 14. Explain the process of refining petroleum 15. Discuss the different fractions of petroleum in the petroleum refining 16. Describe the uses of petrochemicals Show Less
The coniferous forest biome is made up of cone-bearing trees such as pines, firs and spruce, as well as a varied assortment of other organisms adapted to live in this unique region. Coniferous Forests will take students on a fun-filled trip from Asia to North America to explore these treasured woodlands, taking an up-close look at their shared characteristics while discovering the animal and plant life that call this biome home. An interview with an ecologist examines the lasting impact that natural forces such as wind and fire have had on these forests, while a dramatic experiment illustrates how pollution is emitted from forest fires. Show Less
What do we mean when we talk about connections to places? Are we connected by a long piece of string? Well, not exactly! Connections between people and places can be made in many different ways – through family heritage, travel, shopping, or personal interests – and with the help of technology, it’s easier than ever to create these connections. Show Less
Does the world’s population live on one giant land mass? Or is the world organised in a different way? Introduce your students to the amazing continents and oceans of the world in this Miniclip! Using a world map to explore these geographical divisions and bursting with fun facts, this Miniclip will be a winner with your class! Show Less
What can be done to reduce crime, increase safety and improve liveability in different communities? This clip considers factors influencing crime rates and perceived safety, and compares relevant facts and statistics from two different Melbourne suburbs – Richmond and Camberwell. This is an ideal resource for introducing students to subjective and objective measures of liveability using actual data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Show Less
Deciduous forests are biomes in which trees are the main life-form. But what makes a forest deciduous? In this informative program, students will explore these colourful woodlands that change with the seasons. Students will learn about the many different types of plants and animals that inhabit both the temperate and tropical deciduous forests, while a hands-on investigation about leaves and their pigments is examined through a process called chromatography. Show Less
Deserts cover nearly one-fifth of the Earth's land surface. Even in these sand-filled expanses that dot the globe, much life can be found, from plants like cacti and sagebrush to well-adapted animals such as the Gila monster and the sidewinder. Discover how the process of desertification continually changes more land into deserts each and every year. A hands-on demonstration helps explain the different adaptations used by plants and animals to conserve water, while a visit with a herpetologist showcases the unusual adaptations of the deadly sidewinder. Show Less
Meet Stevie the Kiwi, an adventurous creature who will take students on a whirlwind trip to compare and contrast the human geography and landscapes of Australia and New Zealand. The programme includes concepts such as geographical mapping, population, and natural and built environments. It is accompanied by a comprehensive teacher resource pack that includes a variety of activities for diverse classrooms. Show Less
This video explores the environmental impacts of renewable sources of energy including solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, and biomass fuel.
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 water, wind, ice, and mass movement; defines sediment and deposition as part of this process; and explains how human influence has increased its prevalence through global warming and deforestation. Show Less
Heat waves, tropical cyclones, droughts, tornadoes, hailstorms, floods, and severe thunderstorms. These are all examples of extreme weather that shape our landscape. But what exactly are they and how do they happen? This Miniclip explores each of these extreme weather types and examines the natural and human influences that cause them including climate change, the Earth’s atmosphere, ocean currents and more. Show Less
Educational video for kids to spot the different flag using European flags. This challenge helps kids practice visual attention and mental agility skills. Students will have 15 seconds to spot the different flag.
Educational video for kids to spot the different flag using Latin American flags. This challenge helps kids practice visual attention and mental agility skills. Students will have 15 seconds to spot the different flag.
What would it be like not to know when you will eat next? Unfortunately this is a way of life for one in seven people worldwide. This clip is a compelling and honest look at reasons for unequal access to food such as insufficient financial means, poor access to safe water and nutritious food, distribution and geographical issues. Simple animations and explanations make this complex topic accessible to younger audiences. Show Less
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, but also for the economy. The forest absorbs part of the carbon dioxide we release when we burn fossil fuels. We learn about the layers that make up a forest. We also take a closer look at the types of forest that exist and what plants and animals we find there. Why do leaves change color in the fall? We’ll learn that too. Show Less
Freshwater ecosystems can be as small as a puddle or as large as a raging river. Ponds, lakes and streams occur on every continent, and are home to a host of fish, algae and other water organisms. In Freshwater Ecosystems, students will explore these fascinating and diverse habitats and learn about the biotic and abiotic factors that make up these ecosystems. A hands-on experiment shows students how to test the amount of dissolved oxygen in two different bodies of water, while a visit with a freshwater naturalist examines the importance of wetlands around the world. Show Less
In this day and age, people all around the world are connected to each other in a variety of different ways. This Miniclip explores these global connections by focusing on international aid, tourism, and cultural events. How do these three things connect people from around the world? How is your classroom globally connected? With the help of this Miniclip, your students will discuss how the world is connected regardless of distance, and become more aware and active global citizens. Show Less