Tertiary Catalogue

Science


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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Male Reproductive Tract: Bovine

Male Reproductive Tract: Bovine

Dissections for the Science Classroom

This dissection of a bovine male reproductive tract explores the physical structure of the penis, scrotum and testes, and the various muscles and tissues that allow the organs to move, extend and retract during mating. The video describes the...Show More
Female Reproductive Tract: Bovine

Female Reproductive Tract: Bovine

Dissections for the Science Classroom

This dissection of a bovine female reproductive tract explores the physical structure of the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus and ovaries, describing the process of reproduction from hormonal triggers, to ovulation, to the path of sperm as...Show More
The Pluck: Cardiac and Respiratory System

The Pluck: Cardiac and Respiratory System

Dissections for the Science Classroom

Pluck refers to the internal organs of an animal, including the tongue, larynx, oesophagus, heart, lungs and diaphragm. In this dissection, these organs are studied in detail to show their roles in supporting the body’s many systems including...Show More
Male Reproductive Tract: Porcine Testis

Male Reproductive Tract: Porcine Testis

Dissections for the Science Classroom

This dissection looks at the external and internal features of the testis of a male pig, describing how the testis and its two main types of cells – germ cells and Leydig cells – function in sperm and hormone production. Complemented by...Show More
Porcine (Piglet) Internal Organs

Porcine (Piglet) Internal Organs

Dissections for the Science Classroom

A comprehensive exploration of the internal organs, this dissection of a piglet that did not survive the birthing process studies the full animal from top to tail. Describing the physical mechanics of dissecting a whole animal as well as the...Show More