Tertiary Catalogue

Science


The pH Scale

The pH Scale

Shedding Light on Acids and Bases

In the fourth episode of this series, we take an in-depth look at H⁺ and OH⁻ ions and we explain how the pH scale is used to express how strongly acidic or how strongly basic a particular environment is. We examine how the pH of natural...Show More
Neutralisation

Neutralisation

Shedding Light on Acids and Bases

In the third episode, Neutralisation, we explain what bases are and then take a look at what happens when acids and bases chemically react. We also take a look at acid-base indicators, which are chemicals that change colour depending on whether...Show More
Acids and Carbonates

Acids and Carbonates

Shedding Light on Acids and Bases

In this episode, we describe what carbonates are and explain how they react with acids. If it wasn't for carbonates, our own stomach acid would kill us, acid rain would have destroyed our forests, and—worst of all—our pancakes wouldn't be as...Show More
Acids in Industry

Acids in Industry

Shedding Light on Acids and Bases

In Acids in Industry, we look at what acids are, how they're made, and how they're used in steel making and agriculture. We also take a quick trip back to the 1770s to look at how acids were used by Captain James Cook to save his crew from the...Show More
Should Parents Be Able to Edit Their Children's Genes?

Should Parents Be Able to Edit Their Children's Genes?

Ethics in Action

Should parents be given the choice to edit the genes of their unborn children? Or should this practice remain outlawed? This video looks at the arguments for both sides, discussing the He Jiankui affair and CRISPR-Cas9 technology, and explaining...Show More
Compounds: Death of a President

Compounds: Death of a President

Introducing Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

From water to table salt, we safely come into contact with countless chemical compounds every day. But compounds can also be deadly. Using Turkish President Turgut Özal’s death and eventual autopsy as real-life context, this video examines the...Show More
Mixtures: Tailings Dam Disaster

Mixtures: Tailings Dam Disaster

Introducing Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

The products of mining—metals, minerals and fuels—are essential to our everyday lives. But the waste by-products from mining processes, called tailings, can be highly toxic. Using the 2014 Mount Polley Mine tailings dam and its catastrophic...Show More
Extreme Weather: The Somerset Floods

Extreme Weather: The Somerset Floods

Explore the physical and human cause of the Somerset floods with this engaging resource. Then consider their impact on people's lives, the environment and property, before assessing how both hard and soft engineering options are being used to...Show More
Desertification: Causes, Impacts and Management

Desertification: Causes, Impacts and Management

Deserts

Yahya's family has been forced off their land on the fringes of the Sahara, because of desertification. Through his story, this title considers the impacts of desertification and its causes, including: climate change, population pressure, over...Show More
Hot Deserts: Challenges and Opportunities

Hot Deserts: Challenges and Opportunities

Deserts

Using Morocco's Sahara Desert as a case study, this title considers the challenges of hot desert environments, including extreme temperatures, lack kof water and inaccessibility. It then looks at the opportunities deserts can offer if these...Show More
The UK's Changing Landscapes

The UK's Changing Landscapes

Use this programme to explore what makes landscapes distinctive in the UK. It provides an overview of the characteristics and uses of the UK's areas of upland and lowland landscapes. Through the use of case tudies, this video contextualises how...Show More
The Global Desertification Challenge

The Global Desertification Challenge

Deserts

According to the UN 1.5 billion people are affected by desertification. This film follows the fortune of one family forced off their land on the fringes of the Sahara. Through their story this title considers the impacts and causes of...Show More
Deserts: Wastelands or Wonderlands

Deserts: Wastelands or Wonderlands

Deserts

This programme looks at the different ways people living on the world’s desert margins are rising to the challenge of desertification and making the most of the opportunities deserts can offer. Along the way viewers find out about the world’s...Show More
Tectonic Hazards

Tectonic Hazards

Tectonic Hazards

This clip explores the hazards associated with earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, including ash pollution and the destruction caused by explosions, lahars, pyroclastic flows and tephra in volcanic areas; and tsunamis, disruption of services,...Show More
The Haiti Earthquake: A Lesson in Effective Disaster Management

The Haiti Earthquake: A Lesson in Effective Disaster Management

Tectonic Hazards

Using the emergency response to the Haiti earthquake as an example, this clip considers the effectiveness of a variety of disaster management strategies. Examples include short-term responses like evacuation, search and rescue and the delivery of...Show More
Volcano Disaster Risk: What Affects Volcano Disaster Risk?

Volcano Disaster Risk: What Affects Volcano Disaster Risk?

Tectonic Hazards

This clip explores the factors that influence volcano disaster risk. The scale, nature and location of the hazard, level of monitoring, population density, ash forecasting are all considered.
Earthquake Disaster Risk: Why Was Haiti So Badly Affected?

Earthquake Disaster Risk: Why Was Haiti So Badly Affected?

Tectonic Hazards

This clip explores the factors that influence earthquake disaster risk. The scale and location of the hazard, population density, the level of poverty and quality of housing, services and transport infrastructure are all considered.
Measuring Earthquakes

Measuring Earthquakes

Tectonic Hazards

Filmed with scientists working on some of the world’s most active plate systems, this clip shows how they measure, record and locate earthquakes using some of the most up to date technology.
Plate Tectonics Plate Explainer

Plate Tectonics Plate Explainer

Tectonic Hazards

Using clear animation and high-end graphics this explainer video guides viewers through the history of plate tectonics theory and examines the latest thinking
Earthquake and Active Volcano Distribution

Earthquake and Active Volcano Distribution

Tectonic Hazards

With the use of exciting graphics and footage this clip will leave students with a clear understanding of the distribution of earthquakes and active volcanoes and how they are influenced by tectonic plates, hotspots and mantle plumes.
Magnetic Striping

Magnetic Striping

Tectonic Hazards

With remarkable footage from Iceland and the Pacific Islands plus engaging graphics, this clip showcases evidences of magnetic striping that supported the plate tectonics theory.
Seafloor Spreading

Seafloor Spreading

Tectonic Hazards

With extraordinary underwater footage from West Mata in the Pacific and sophisticated graphics, this clip showcases evidences of seafloor spreading that supported the plate tectonics theory.
Structure and Adaptation

Structure and Adaptation

Tropical Rainforests and Mangroves

This clip compares how tropical rainforests and mangroves have adapted to their environments. We explore how despite sharing the same climatic conditions, mangroves face an additional challenges because of their coastal location. We see examples...Show More
Elements: The Hanover Poisoning

Elements: The Hanover Poisoning

Introducing Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

A poisoned umbrella and a forensic investigation…using an unusual and as-yet-unsolved true crime as a launching place, this video shows that the chemistry of matter matters. Elements, as represented on the periodic table, are made up of only...Show More
Introducing Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

Introducing Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

Introducing Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

Matter exists as elements, compounds and mixtures. But what are the differences between these three forms? Using straightforward images and diagrams and commonplace examples, this video introduces students to how elements, compounds and mixtures...Show More