Tertiary Catalogue

Science


Presenting Science

How Scientists Work

After all the work of conducting an investigation, a scientist’s role is not over yet. Essential viewing before concluding their own STEM investigation, this programme introduces students to the many benefits and ways of communicating their...Show More

Choosing What to Investigate

How Scientists Work

Exploring the broad issue of urban light pollution through the work of four dedicated researchers, this programme reveals how and why each scientist chose their niche and turned it into a measurable research question. Middle and Senior-secondary...Show More

Considering the Evidence

How Scientists Work

Even the most well planned experiment means little if the evidence collected isn’t properly analysed. Following the progress of four scientists researching the problem of urban light pollution from four different angles, middle and senior...Show More

Collecting the Evidence

How Scientists Work

Experiments come in many shapes and sizes, but they all have special considerations and constraints that need to be meticulously planned for before any field or lab work can begin. Ideal viewing before undertaking their own STEM investigation,...Show More
Episode 5: Heat Transfer

Episode 5: Heat Transfer

Shedding Light on Heat

In the final episode, we look at the three ways that heat energy can transfer from one thing to another: conduction, convection, and radiation. A heat source is useless if heat energy can't transfer from the heat source to whatever you want...Show More
Episode 4: The Kelvin Scale

Episode 4: The Kelvin Scale

Shedding Light on Heat

In episode four, 'The Kelvin Scale', we look at the temperature scale that is superior to the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales in many ways. Zero on the Kelvin scale is equal to -273°C. And why is -273°C so special? Because that's the coldest...Show More
Episode 2: Changes of State

Episode 2: Changes of State

Shedding Light on Heat

In 'Changes of State', we look at the differences between solids, liquids, and gases, as well as why things change state when they absorb or lose heat energy. We also look at the strange example of carbon dioxide, which doesn't follow the same...Show More
Episode 3: Thermal Expansion

Episode 3: Thermal Expansion

Shedding Light on Heat

In episode three, we look at thermal expansion—the way that substances expand when heated and contract when cooled—and we explain why it happens. We look at how thermal expansion can be a real nuisance, but also how we can put thermal...Show More
Episode 1: Temperature

Episode 1: Temperature

Shedding Light on Heat

In the first episode we get down to the atomic level to explain how hot things are different to cold things, we describe what a temperature scale actually tells us, and we demonstrate how scientists measure the amount of heat energy that water...Show More
Why? The Development of Scientific Theories

Why? The Development of Scientific Theories

How Do Scientists Know...

This video explores the development of scientific theories over time using one of the biggest scientific questions of all time as an example: how did our universe begin? From the static model, to red shift, the cosmological constant, the Steady...Show More
How? The Acceptance of Scientific Laws

How? The Acceptance of Scientific Laws

How Do Scientists Know...

Through an examination of Steno’s Law of Superposition, this video explains the importance of empirical data collection for gathering evidence in support of scientific laws. With the simple and entertaining analogy of pants in a laundry basket,...Show More
The Difference Between Theories and Laws

The Difference Between Theories and Laws

How Do Scientists Know...

The difference between a scientific theory, law and hypothesis can be easily misunderstood by students. This video aims to provide each of these terms with sturdy definitions, supported by a humorous and unlikely example that will be both...Show More
Episode 6: Electron Shells

Episode 6: Electron Shells

Shedding Light on Atoms

In this episode we look at how electrons are arranged within atoms in electron shells, and at how the Periodic Table is organised to reflect these arrangements. We demonstrate a variety of experiments which led to the discovery of electron shells...Show More
Episode 5: Protons, Neutrons and Electrons

Episode 5: Protons, Neutrons and Electrons

Shedding Light on Atoms

In this episode we take a look at the three types of particles that make up atoms and describe how they are arranged within atoms. Using live demonstrations and outstanding animations, we then look back at the experiments that led to the...Show More
Episode 4: The Periodic Table

Episode 4: The Periodic Table

Shedding Light on Atoms

We begin this episode by comparing and contrasting metals with non-metals. We then describe how Dmitri Mendeleev, the scientist who devised the first Periodic Table, organised the elements not just into metals and non-metals but also into groups...Show More
Episode 3: The Discovery of Atoms

Episode 3: The Discovery of Atoms

Shedding Light on Atoms

The Shedding Light on Atoms series gives students the perfect introduction to the world of atoms. Using amazing demonstrations and animations we take students on a journey of discovery to explain not just what we know about atoms, but also how we...Show More
Episode 2: Oxygen Everywhere

Episode 2: Oxygen Everywhere

Shedding Light on Atoms

The Shedding Light on Atoms series gives students the perfect introduction to the world of atoms. Using amazing demonstrations and animations we take students on a journey of discovery to explain not just what we know about atoms, but also how we...Show More
Episode 1: The Dawn of Modern Chemistry

Episode 1: The Dawn of Modern Chemistry

Shedding Light on Atoms

The Shedding Light on Atoms series gives students the perfect introduction to the world of atoms. Using amazing demonstrations and animations we take students on a journey of discovery to explain not just what we know about atoms, but also how we...Show More
Science Lab Skills

Science Lab Skills

Lab Skills

Practical skills are paramount for students of science, but learning the basics can be daunting for students just starting out. This collection demonstrates the correct and safe procedure for: operating fire safety equipment, such as a fire...Show More
Principles of Physics 1: Light

Principles of Physics 1: Light

Almost everything we do can be described in terms of physics. The aim of physics is to find out, by careful observation and experiment, the laws or rules that help us to understand how nature works. But how can this best be demonstrated? With the...Show More
Principles of Physics 1: Mechanics

Principles of Physics 1: Mechanics

Principles of Physics

Almost everything we do can be described in terms of physics. The aim of physics is to find out, by careful observation and experiment, the laws or rules that help us to understand how nature works. But how can this best be demonstrated? With the...Show More
Nuclear Radiation

Nuclear Radiation

This program is a comprehensive look at radiation that originates in the nucleus of an atom. It covers the history of the discovery of radioactivity, what makes atoms radioactive, and methods for detecting radioactivity. The program also explains...Show More
Multicellular Organisms and Their Nervous Systems

Multicellular Organisms and Their Nervous Systems

Multicellular organisms range from quite basic forms of life to highly complex forms, such as humans. Cells are the basic building blocks of all living things. Unlike single-celled organisms, which have one cell that performs all the functions of...Show More
Biochemistry: The Chemistry of Life

Biochemistry: The Chemistry of Life

Understanding Chemistry in Our World

In this resource, you learn a great deal about the depth to which chemistry explains every part and process related to the human body. As you know, chemistry often deals with small, almost invisible substances, and in this resource you will focus...Show More
Ionic

Ionic

All About Chemical Bonding

Who would have thought that two dangerous elements, such as sodium and chlorine, when bonded together, could create a new and harmless compound known as table salt? In this program we take a fascinating look at ionic bonding. Viewers will...Show More