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Earth & Space Sciences


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
Climate Change

Climate Change

Miniclips

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...Show More
Forests

Forests

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,...Show More
The Globe of the Earth

The Globe of the Earth

Ele learns about how the Earth is represented on the globe, and explains how latitudes and longitude are displayed on the globe, and how they are used to divide the Earth into hemispheres.
The Formation of Continents and Oceans

The Formation of Continents and Oceans

This clip explains how the continents and oceans were formed as the Earth cooled after forming, and how continents moved into their current positions.
Evolution of the Earth and Living Beings

Evolution of the Earth and Living Beings

Ele and students will learn about the geological eras, and how life appeared and adapted throughout each of the geologic eras.
Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather

Miniclips: Earth's Changing Surface

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...Show More
Erosion

Erosion

Miniclips: Earth's Changing Surface

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...Show More
Weathering

Weathering

Miniclips: Earth's Changing Surface

Some of Earth’s magnificent landforms are caused by weathering and erosion. But what is weathering and how does it create magnificent structures on our planet? This Miniclip explains the process of weathering including the two main types:...Show More
The Challenges of New Technologies

The Challenges of New Technologies

Agriculture and Technology

For many new agricultural technologies, feasibility issues need to be considered before they can be adopted by farmers and businesses. This video explains why scientific verification and practical adoption of technology are both important and...Show More
Impact of New Technologies

Impact of New Technologies

Agriculture and Technology

New technologies in the agricultural industry can have environmental, social and economic impacts. This video explores the technology that targets methane emissions, how fruit yield and quality can lead to greater profitability and how commercial...Show More
Defining the Problem

Defining the Problem

Agriculture and Technology

Agricultural processes have a large-scale impact on natural resources and ecosystems and many businesses are turning to technology to help. This video introduces some issues that agricultural technologies aim to address, including water scarcity,...Show More
Developing Technological Solutions

Developing Technological Solutions

Agriculture and Technology

Before agricultural technologies can be adopted by businesses, they need to be thoroughly tested and evaluated. This video looks at the techniques and systems researchers use to collect and evaluate data, such as internet-connected sensors and...Show More
Weird Wonderful Water

Weird Wonderful Water

Life in the Sea

This programme is about seawater. It is the most important liquid on Earth, not only from its sheer volume, but also because it has remarkable qualities. A few of them, like buoyancy, are common to all liquids - but seawater is also the cradle of...Show More
Land and Ocean

Land and Ocean

Shedding Light on the Sun and Earth

"Land and Ocean" examines who the world's land masses and oceans affect global climate patterns. We look at why the air gets colder and colder the higher you go, why coastal regions don't heat up or cool down as much as inland regions, why...Show More
The Coriolis Effect

The Coriolis Effect

Shedding Light on the Sun and Earth

In this episode, we describe how tropical cyclones form and examine their huge power. We explain what the Coriolis effect is and how it make tropical cyclones rotate the way that they do. We also travel to three continents to demonstrate how...Show More
Following the Sun

Following the Sun

Shedding Light on the Sun and Earth

"Following the Sun" looks at how the sun's movement across the sky every day changes. In summer, the sun reaches a much higher angle in the sky than it does in winter. This affects the design of energy-efficient homes and the placement of solar...Show More
Seasons

Seasons

Shedding Light on the Sun and Earth

In the first episode of this series, we briefly look at how the changing seasons affect life on our precious Earth and then examine what causes seasons, the turning of the days, and the three main climate zones.
Long Hot Summer Days

Long Hot Summer Days

Shedding Light on the Sun and Earth

In "Long Hot Summer Days" we explain why summer days are long and winter days are short, and how the length of daytime contributes to seasonal variations in temperature.
Big Bang: The Theory and the Origin of the Universe

Big Bang: The Theory and the Origin of the Universe

The majority of today’s astronomers and scientists support the theory we call the Big Bang. But what does the theory actually entail? How did it develop? Who was Edwin Hubble and what are spectral lines? In this film, we explore the background...Show More
Life through the Ages

Life through the Ages

The Development of Life

In this episode we will learn about the geological time scale – what was the climate like a billion years ago and what living organisms existed on Earth at that time? Why did the dinosaurs actually die out? We discuss concepts such as...Show More
Early Life

Early Life

The Development of Life

What were the first living organisms on Earth? How did they work? In this episode, we travel millions—even billions—of years backwards in time in order to learn how Earth was created. We study the significance of the nebular hypothesis and...Show More