Earth & Space Sciences
This video explains convection and global wind currents, and looks at the formation of thunderstorms.
This video defines and discusses human and natural pollutants of air and their sources.
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, as well as gibbous, quarter, and crescent. Students will also discover that the Moon reflects light instead of generating it, and that it orbits around Earth as our only natural satellite! Show Less
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, how they are reflected in the states of matter, and how we see each phase occurring in our everyday lives. Students will learn about evaporation, condensation, and precipitation, as well as the renewable nature of this natural resource. Show Less
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.
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 Sun and closest neighbour, Alpha Centauri. The characteristics of different types of stars and the changes they experience during their life cycle are described. Show Less
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 us with all the information we know about the solar system and its planetary inhabitants. Show Less
What causes rain, snow, or a hurricane? The weather. In this video, we will learn about weather and its elements, including how these elements combine to produce atmospheric phenomena. We will also explore the difference between weather and climate, the different climate zones in our planet, and the importance of observing and predicting them both in our daily lives. Show Less
The Earth is composed of systems and layers that interact with each other, fostering life and making our planet what it is today. These systems include the biosphere, the geosphere, the hydrosphere and the atmosphere. Discover their characteristics, how they interact, and learn that our planet was not always as we know it now. 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