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Geography


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
Rivers of Australia

Rivers of Australia

Miniclips

Rivers are a significant part of our natural landscape – they offer habitats for animals, support biodiversity, provide spiritual connections and much more. This Miniclip visits Australia’s three longest rivers – the Murray River, the...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
Journey from the Source: River Severn

Journey from the Source: River Severn

Rivers

Rivers wield transformative power on the landscapes through which they flow. This video takes viewers through the upper, middle and lower courses of the longest river in the UK, introducing key terms such as drainage basin, tributary, erosion,...Show More
River Landforms of the Middle Course

River Landforms of the Middle Course

Rivers

The calm appearance of a river in the middle course hides the fluvial processes at work under the surface. This video explains how landforms such as meanders and billabongs, or oxbow lakes, are created through erosion and deposition and shows...Show More
River Landforms of the Lower Course

River Landforms of the Lower Course

Rivers

As a river comes to end of its journey in the lower course, distinctive fluvial landforms emerge. This video explains how floodplains, levees and estuaries are created through deposition and shows viewers the transformative impact of changing...Show More
River Landforms of the Upper Course

River Landforms of the Upper Course

Rivers

The upper course of a river contains impressive landforms created from thousands of years of vertical erosion. This video explains how landforms such as waterfalls, gorges and interlocking spurs are created through the fluvial process of erosion,...Show More
Fluvial Processes

Fluvial Processes

Rivers

As rivers journey from source to sea, they shape the landscape through a variety of fluvial processes. This video offers viewers in-depth explanations of erosion, transportation and deposition, covering the four types of erosion, the four types...Show More
Water Cycle

Water Cycle

Water Systems

The process in which water continuously changes its form through evaporation and condensation and circulates between the water bodies, the atmosphere, and land is known as the water cycle.
Impact of Melting Glaciers on Water Systems

Impact of Melting Glaciers on Water Systems

Water Systems

Glaciers and polar ice caps hold more than three - quarters of the Earth’s freshwater. Due to an overall increase in the global temperature, most glaciers in the world today are melting. This is, in turn, affecting the water systems, leading to...Show More
Tectonics: Our Earth and Its Movements

Tectonics: Our Earth and Its Movements

Despite how solid our planet's crust might feel beneath our feet, did you know that it’s actually changing all the time? This programme explores the composition of our Earth, how the surface is divided into tectonic plates, and the history of...Show More
Part 2: Impacts and Responses

Part 2: Impacts and Responses

Earthquakes

Why are earthquakes so dangerous and what can we do to minimise their impacts? In the final part of this series on earthquakes, students learn about the various dangers of earthquakes and their consequences, while also learning about the actions...Show More
Part 1: What Is an Earthquake?

Part 1: What Is an Earthquake?

Earthquakes

What is the unexpected shaking of the earth’s surface that we call an earthquake? In the first part of this two-part series on earthquakes, students learn about the characteristics of earthquakes and the locations where they can be felt. The...Show More
Part 2: Dangers and Benefits of Volcanoes

Part 2: Dangers and Benefits of Volcanoes

Volcanoes

Given how dangerous volcanoes are, why do people still choose to live close to these deadly mountains? In the second instalment of a two-part series on volcanoes, this video will teach students about the various dangers of volcanoes and their...Show More
Part 1: Introduction to Volcanoes

Part 1: Introduction to Volcanoes

Volcanoes

What are volcanoes and how are they formed? In the first instalment of a two-part series on volcanoes, this video will teach students about the characteristics of these geological features and where they are found. The video also explains the...Show More
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.
Strategies for Managing Malaria

Strategies for Managing Malaria

Understanding Malaria

Including interviews with world-leading scientists and researchers, this video evaluates the many management strategies that have been employed in the fight against malaria. From physical barriers, to hazardous natural predators, controversial...Show More
Impacts of Malaria

Impacts of Malaria

Understanding Malaria

Dr James Tibenderana, technical director of the Malaria Consortium, knows the impact of malaria better than most, having contracted the deadly parasitic disease as a child. In this video, James unpicks the effects malaria can have on an infected...Show More
Causes of Malaria

Causes of Malaria

Understanding Malaria

This video describes the natural and built conditions that can lead a buzzing mosquito to become a menacing killer. By first exploring how Plasmodium falciparum, a microscopic parasite, is carried by mosquitoes from one unfortunate human host to...Show More
Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai

Global Icons

In this short animation, students learn how environmental activist Wangari Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement and spread her message of economic sustainability and autonomy around the world by thinking globally. When children learn about...Show More
Beaches

Beaches

Life in the Sea

Everyone likes to visit the beach. But for living things a beach represents one of the toughest environments on earth. Beaches are in constant flux, hammered by waves and wind and extremes of temperature, sometimes submerged and sometimes dry....Show More
Rubber Jellyfish

Rubber Jellyfish

We all know that throwing rubbish on the ground is littering, so why is letting a balloon float away seen as something different? "Rubber Jellyfish" explores the effects of helium balloons on the environment, wildlife, and human beings. Carly...Show More
Watan

Watan

Seven years. Six million displaced people. The biggest humanitarian emergency of our time. The Syrian refugee crisis remains at the forefront of the global consciousness: as statistics, as photographs, as a bargaining chip in international...Show More
Estuaries

Estuaries

Life in the Sea

Estuaries… many of us live on or near an estuary and maybe use it for boating or fishing or swimming, or even just for the view. Estuaries are often at the heart of coastal cities. But what’s their story? What’s happening under the water...Show More