Tertiary Catalogue

Natural Resources and Mining


Nuclear Power: Risks and Benefits

Nuclear Power: Risks and Benefits

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy generates massive amounts of electricity but also produces highly dangerous radioactive waste. This clip explains waste production in reactors, its treatment and containment and how technology continues to improve safety around...Show More
Nuclear Fission Reactors

Nuclear Fission Reactors

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear reactors contain radioactive fuel that undergoes fission, producing immense heat that drives turbines. Globally, about 10 per cent of electricity is generated this way. This clip details what happens inside a reactor, nuclear fuel and its...Show More
Nuclear Fission

Nuclear Fission

Nuclear Energy

Understanding how nuclear fission produces such vast quantities of energy starts with unimaginably tiny sub-atomic particles. This clip details how fission occurs in radioactive nuclei to release energy. It also explores why the amount of energy...Show More
Nuclear Fusion

Nuclear Fusion

Nuclear Energy

The energy produced by nuclear fusion powers stars like our own Sun. This clip examines nuclear fusion, including what occurs at the sub-atomic level and why the energy released by fusion is vastly greater than in nuclear fission. Einstein’s...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
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
The Great Barrier Reef: A Natural Wonder

The Great Barrier Reef: A Natural Wonder

Ecosystems

Australia is home to one of the world’s largest, most complex and amazing ecosystems – the Great Barrier Reef. This video explores the reef’s biotic and abiotic features, including coral formation and how changes in abiotic factors affect...Show More
The Great Barrier Reef: Coral, Carbon and Climate Change

The Great Barrier Reef: Coral, Carbon and Climate Change

Ecosystems

The future of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s most significant marine environments, is under threat due to modern industry and agriculture. Featuring interviews with reef experts, including the director of the GBR Marine Park...Show More
Blood on the Coal

Blood on the Coal

A story of struggle and tragedy, 'Blood on the Coal' features harrowing underground disasters, heroic rescues and traces a history of strikes, industrial turmoil and the current push by global mining giants to destroy regional communities and...Show More
Rise of the Eco-Warriors

Rise of the Eco-Warriors

A group of passionate and adventurous young people leave their known worlds behind to spend 100 days in the jungles of Borneo. Their mission: saving rainforests and endangered orangutans. But time is running out and the odds are against them....Show More
An Aquarium in Space

An Aquarium in Space

Life in the Sea

In the solar system only earth has life, and clearly that has been made possible because we have oceans of liquid water. But why only on earth? And what are the factors that have made earth’s oceans hospitable to life? If you set up an...Show More
Climate Change

Climate Change

Use this fantastic video resource to encourage students to judge whether or not climate change will impact upon people differently around the world. The impacts of climate change can be quite hard to see in the UK, but as engaging footage from...Show More
The Alps: Opportunities and Challenges

The Alps: Opportunities and Challenges

Filmed in the honeypot site of Chamonix in the Alps, this programme looks at the social, economic and environmental opportunities and challenges facing the region. The resource explores the variety of activities in the area, including tourism,...Show More
National Parks: The Lake District

National Parks: The Lake District

National Parks conserve the natural beauty of a region: unique landscapes, flora and fauna for present and future generations. But what qualifies as a National Park? In this documentary style programme we look at Yellowstone, The Lake District...Show More
National Parks: Kakadu

National Parks: Kakadu

National Parks conserve the natural beauty of a region: unique landscapes, flora and fauna for present and future generations. But what qualifies as a National Park? In this documentary style programme we look at Yellowstone, The Lake District...Show More
National Parks: Yellowstone

National Parks: Yellowstone

National Parks conserve the natural beauty of a region: unique landscapes, flora and fauna for present and future generations. But what qualifies as a National Park? In this documentary style programme we look at Yellowstone, The Lake District...Show More
The Nitrogen Cycle

The Nitrogen Cycle

The Cycles

The continuously moving nitrogen cycle is essential to life on earth. Found in the cells of all living things, it is also the most common gas in our atmosphere. This motion-graphics based clip looks at how nitrogen is removed from the atmosphere,...Show More
The Carbon Cycle

The Carbon Cycle

The Cycles

The carbon cycle has played a critical role in the history of our planet. Found everywhere on earth, in the oceans and the atmosphere, carbon is also crucial to the life of animals, plants and bacteria. This motion-graphics based clip outlines...Show More
Eco Pioneers: A Case Study of Bega

Eco Pioneers: A Case Study of Bega

The town of Bega, on the south coast of NSW are working to transform their town into a sustainable community. Through the work of "Clean Energy for Eternity", the program follows Dr Matthew Nott as he charts their journey into solar PV, windpower...Show More
Chromatography

Chromatography

Chemical Analysis Techniques

Chemical analysis is integral to modern society. The testing of consumer goods, industrial products and food relies upon a number of different techniques. This program will investigate the analytical techniques of chromatography, mass...Show More
The Phosphorus Cycle

The Phosphorus Cycle

The Cycles

Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for all plant and animal life inhabiting the earth, including marine and fresh water environments. The key steps of the phosphorus cycle: weathering and erosion of phosphorus rich rock; how phosphates move into...Show More
The Water Cycle (Basic)

The Water Cycle (Basic)

The Cycles

When scientists search for life on other planets, the first thing they look for is the presence of water. On Earth, water exists naturally in solid, liquid and gas states, and is essential to all forms of life. This motion-graphics based clip...Show More
The Water Cycle (Advanced)

The Water Cycle (Advanced)

The Cycles

Water is one of our planet's most important substances. It sustains all living organisms and enables many crucial biological, chemical and physical processes to occur. This motion-graphics based clip explains the processes involved in the water...Show More
Natural Hazards: Floods

Natural Hazards: Floods

Floods can cause enormous devastation that has lasting social, psychological, economic and environmental impacts on a community. Flooding can also be a seasonal weather event that helps sustain life across many ecosystems. In this interview led...Show More