Series: Design and Technology
This video explores the characteristics of different materials. Students will learn about characteristics such as shine, transparency, waterproofness and more, and discover how these characteristics make them useful for different purposes.
Do you know how to chop, dice and grate? How do you enhance the flavour of a dish simply by steaming, frying or grilling, and which method is best? What is rubbing in, creaming, melting in and whisking? How do you work with pastry successfully and what is the easiest way to separate eggs? In this fun and fast-paced 'Jamie Oliver' style programme, demonstrations of twelve of the most common cooking techniques will help anyone to learn the basic techniques of food preparation and cooking. With the basic skills in hand, viewers will be inspired to create their own mouth-watering sensations. Show Less
Australian food is an eclectic blend of many different cultures. This program explores the origins of many popular Australian foods and what it is that makes them Australian. Beginning with the British colonisation and family favourites such as the traditional Sunday roast, we explore how the migration of the Chinese and Europeans after WW2 introduced Australia to many new culinary delights, and influenced the food we eat today. We introduce the emergence of 'fusion foods' and discuss the growing popularity of Australian bush foods and how the bush food industry is expanding into international markets. Show Less
The programme guides students through the process of selecting nutritious ingredients and adapting simple recipes to prepare a healthy and delicious lunch or main meal for themselves, or perhaps even their whole family. We demonstrate how to prepare a selection of lunch and main meals, showing how to use kitchen equipment safely, while having fun cooking for yourself. Show your students that there’s more to self-catering than chips and take-aways! Show Less
This program introduces the different forms of bacteria that cause food poisoning, and clearly explains the conditions in which they become a threat to health.
This video takes a look at what education look like in the year 2030 with expert Sugata Mitra providing insight.
A look at how will we be making and using energy in 2030 with expert Juda Stowborough providing insight.
Emer Maguire presents a teachers guide into what the fourth Industrial Revolution is and how we should prepare our students for new jobs that will exist in the year 2030.
A short video providing insight into how our food be grown in 2030, with Tim Benton providing industry knowledge.
Disease causing bacteria found on the human body and in unhygienic food preparation areas can be easily transmitted to those who consume the food. That's why food safety and hygiene is paramount in the prevention of food-borne illness. This presenter-led programme comprehensively covers: cleaning – personal hygiene including a step by step breakdown of how to thoroughly wash hands and when, and cleaning surfaces and equipment to keep food preparation areas safe; systems and procedures for food storage of dry and cold goods; how to avoid food cross-contamination; safe cooking and reheating temperatures; and food chilling techniques and safe cool storage temperatures. Essential viewing for anyone involved in food preparation. Show Less
This video explores what medical advances we could make by the year 2030 with guest speaker Professor Richard Kennedy providing insight.
Emer Maguire and Phillip Oldfield provide insight into what smart technology we use at home and the potential uses by 2030.
Ravin Jesuthasan gives us expert insight into how we will make and sell things in the year 2030.
Have you ever stopped to think about the products you use every day? Why are they designed the way they are? And why are they made of particular materials? This Miniclip examines the properties of materials including being flexible, strong, waterproof, durable, conductors of heat, and sustainable. Students will examine everyday design products like dishwashing gloves, coconut bowls, and reusable metal straws to see how different properties of their materials enable the products to satisfy their intended purpose. Show Less
This update of our classic programme offers a light-hearted look at the potential hazards of the humble, domestic kitchen. Students will enjoy the dramatic scenes that illustrate the possibly dire consequences of handling kitchen equipment that could cause cuts, burns or other injuries. We review the major areas for consideration when assessing kitchen risks, and offer recommendations for best practice. Show Less
This unit introduces technology, robotics and machines through Robokot and Elesapian, two entertaining characters who bring this topic to life. This unit introduces the history of technology and explains the fundamentals of robotics. By playing games and solving activities, students will learn what a robot is and the difference between a robot and other complex machines. They will also learn the concept of programming and will discover all the areas in which robots are now a reality in their everyday lives. Also introduced is the concept of simple machines such as pulleys, screws, wheels and inclined planes, as well as how machines are used by people around the world and how this is linked to progress. By reasoning and solving the included resources and activities students will be able to learn about different types of machines and how they are used, and they will understand the concept of efficiency at performing a certain task. Show Less
Learn how airbags and other safety mechanisms in cars keep us safe from harm. The Professor makes an airbag that does not deflate and realises that there are problems with this. He does not give up, but instead considers how to make the airbag better and creates a mechanism that makes it deflate as well. Show Less
Tom breaks a piece in his dart gun, so he learns the importance of making an accurate technical drawing in order to get things right. Tom has to make his drawing a number of times until he gets it right, which teaches him not to give up, resulting in satisfaction for a job well done. Show Less
Disclaimer: This clip mentions 911 as the emergency number. Please make explicit to your students the emergency contact number of your region. A fire starts in the lab! The Fixies try to put it out on their own but it's too big for them. Fire calls the authorities in case the situation gets out of hand, and demonstrates his responsible decision making. Show Less
Simka and Nolik discover Tom Thomas’ teddy bear has a broken part, and decide to fix it for him using a prosthesis. Then Nolik gets worried that Tom would rather be best friends with the bear than with them, but Tom sets his straight and tells him how much he likes the Fixies. Show Less
It's Tom Thomas' birthday and he wants a robot! His parents get him one, but then his Dad accidentally breaks it. The Fixies save the day by helping to fix the robot, just in time for the morning of Tom's birthday.
An in depth look at how we will get around in the year 2030 with Lukas Neckermann providing insight into the area.
Polly and Paul programme Algo to cook them breakfast using instructions written as an algorithm – but what exactly is an ‘algorithm’? In this episode, students will discover what an algorithm is, the importance of writing them logically and specifically, and how multiple algorithms create a programme. Show Less
Binary is the language of computers! In this episode, students will learn what binary code is and how it allows us to see images, hear sound, watch movies, and read text on our computers. They will also discover how transistors and the processor work together to create binary, and how to convert between the decimal system and binary system! Show Less