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Earth & Space Sciences


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

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

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

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

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.
Rocky Shores and Reefs

Rocky Shores and Reefs

Life in the Sea

This programme looks at how rocky shores and shoreline reefs are formed, explains the three zones of a coastline, and examines the fauna and flora that live on on the coastline.
Wind Currents and Thunderstorms

Wind Currents and Thunderstorms

This video explains convection and global wind currents, and looks at the formation of thunderstorms.
Air Pollution

Air Pollution

This video defines and discusses human and natural pollutants of air and their sources.
Kessler Syndrome: What Happens When Satellites Collide

Kessler Syndrome: What Happens When Satellites Collide

Of all the man-made satellites in Low Earth Orbit, 95% are space junk: rocket thrusters, derelict satellites, and most of all, tiny fragments of debris from collisions and explosions. All this debris poses a potential threat to the future of...Show More
Phases of the Moon

Phases of the Moon

Miniclips

The Moon. We see it almost every night in the sky – but how much do we know about it? And why does it constantly change appearance? This incredible Miniclip animates all the phases of the Moon, including waxing, waning, full Moon, and new Moon,...Show More
Diving into the Water Cycle

Diving into the Water Cycle

Miniclips

The water that we drink today is the same water that the dinosaurs swam in and that people of ancient civilisations drank – and it’s all because of the wonderful water cycle! This Miniclip illustrates the stages involved in the water cycle,...Show More

Primary Succession

Changes in Communities

The series of changes that occur in an area having no soil and living organisms is called primary succession. Species like mosses and lichens, the pioneer species, are the first to populate an area. When these organisms die, they form a thin...Show More
Earth's Revolution and Its Effects

Earth's Revolution and Its Effects

Space

This video explores the Earth’s relationship with the Sun, and how its motion and annual rotation affect seasonal change on Earth.
Neptune

Neptune

Space

This video will allow students to understand the characteristics of Neptune, the eighth planet in the solar system.
Telescope

Telescope

Space

In this video, students will learn about different types of telescopes and how they work.
Uranus

Uranus

Space

This clip explores the seventh planet from the Sun, Uranus. Students will learn of its characteristics and colder temperature compared to other planets in the solar system.
Mercury

Mercury

Space

This clip will explore Mercury and its characteristics and will also inform students about space missions to the planet.
The Universe

The Universe

Space

Stars, planets, and galaxies. These are all objects that make up the universe. In this clip, students will learn about the universe and its various components.
Venus

Venus

Space

This clip explores the properties of Venus. Students will learn about the planet’s characteristics including its rotation and atmosphere.
Our Planet: Earth

Our Planet: Earth

Space

How does temperature and atmosphere play such an important role on Earth? In this programme, students will learn about our planet, Earth, and its suitable conditions for life.
Consequences of the Earth's Rotation

Consequences of the Earth's Rotation

Space

In this video, students will learn about the consequences of the Earth’s rotation and how it impacts time zones.
Jupiter

Jupiter

Space

This clip focuses on the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter. Here, you will learn about its atmospheric properties and what gives the planet its colourful appearance.
The Earth Moves

The Earth Moves

This video explains how the movements and position of the Earth in space determine the day and night, the seasons and the very existence of life on our planet.
Stars of the Universe

Stars of the Universe

Into Space

In this update of our classic programme, we explore important features of the universe through easy to follow, stunning visuals and graphics. Learn about our galaxy home, the Milky Way, and some of the billions of stars it contains including our...Show More
Exploring Our Solar System

Exploring Our Solar System

Into Space

Come on a voyage through the solar system and discover the size, orbits, rotations, moons and other fascinating facts about the Sun and the eight planets orbiting it. This clip also describes some of the spacecraft and missions that have provided...Show More