Meet Holly the honey bee, a very busy bee with an important job to do! Sent by Quinnie the Queen Bee, Holly and her new friend Stanley, explore Scarecrow Plough whilst keeping an eye out for tasty nectar. Watch as they discover how farmers work sustainably to make our food, clothing and shelter. Show Less
A beautiful time-lapse montage of the night sky, featuring the Milky Way. This clip can be used to show the movement of Earth and the transition from night to day.
This programme familiarises students with the features of acids and bases, and discusses their physical and chemical properties. The pH scale is introduced with examples of strong and weak acids and bases and the concept of neutral substances is explored. The use of indicators to test the pH of acids and bases is explained, as well as showing the variety of indicators available and their specific uses. Students are shown how to make their own red cabbage indicator in the kitchen, and examples of acids and bases commonly found in the home are discussed. A description of neutralisation reactions and their products concludes the programme. Show Less
This video explains how animals adapt themselves to the changes in their environment.
Learning about Air introduces students to the concept of 'Air' and its various uses and properties. The program examines: the essentials of oxygen for living and growing; the variety of properties air is made up of; the concept of air having weight and taking up space; different situations air pressure is used in; and how air can form resistance and also be used as an energy source. Show Less
We breathe it every second of our lives – but besides that, what purpose does air serve? Discover how air is a gas in this Miniclip, and the variety of purposes it serves for both humans and animals. It also looks at the use of wind as a renewable energy source, and the ways we can protect our air from becoming polluted. This Miniclip is perfect for exploring air as a natural resource, a state of matter, and a means of transport. Show Less
Living organisms inhabit every part of the globe from deep oceans to the freezing poles, scorching Equatorial deserts and lush rainforests. To survive and reproduce, organisms have adaptations that make them suited to their environment. This programme looks at the structural, behavioural and physiological adaptations of some fascinating organisms including arctic foxes, echidnas, humpback whales and camels. Show Less
Animals inhabit every part of the globe from deep oceans to the freezing poles, scorching Equatorial deserts and lush rainforests. To survive and reproduce, they have adaptations that make them suited to their environment. This video game inspired, primary-aligned programme looks at the structural, behavioural and physiological adaptations of some fascinating animals including arctic foxes, echidnas, humpback whales and camels. Show Less
In this information-packed programme students will learn about the behavior patterns of all types of animals including mammals, birds, insects and more. From food gathering to mating, survival instincts and sleeping habits to social behaviors, this programme shows students how behaviors of each animal help them to adapt to different environments. Show Less
What is the difference between a carnivore, a herbivore, and a scavenger? What exactly is a food chain? And what happens to plants and animals once they die? Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive, and your students will discover how in this fascinating Miniclip. Learn about the roles of producers, consumers and decomposers; as well as the diets of various animals. Show Less
Warning: This programme features footage of animals eating prey. Please watch at your own discretion. In this programme, we learn where Africa is located and what kinds of animals live there. We take a closer look at many different kinds of animals and learn about their characteristics and how they are grouped. We meet the gecko lizard that licks its eyes because it can’t blink! We also learn about wildebeests, baboons, giraffes, and elephants, and discover who the “Big Five” are. What does a secretary bird look like? How high can a termite nest get? Learn all this and more in Animals in Africa! Show Less
Learn new vocabulary and names of aquatic animals like the seal, dolphin, turtle, whale, clown fish, octopus, crab, seahorse, jellyfish and many more. Do you know how many arms an octopus has? Find out in this video, and discover lots of of interesting facts about aquatic animals. Show Less
Watch a group of school children beat Britain's strongest man through use of a pulley system.
This short clip explains how humans breathe, and looks at the organs that make up the respiratory system. It also looks at the gases exchange that occurs as we breathe.
Learn about bodily gas through a visual experiment.
Students read, sing and learn about functions of various human body systems such as the respiratory system, circulatory system, digestive system, skeletal system, and nervous system. Students will also learn about the need to make healthy lifestyle choices. This curriculum-aligned song targets outcomes of curriculum documents and supports and integrates classroom learning across key subject areas. Show Less
It’s almost unbelievable that a caterpillar is actually the same animal as a butterfly – but it’s true! Amaze your students with the captivating stages in the life cycle of a butterfly with this Miniclip. With a blend of animation and real life footage, your students will witness the metamorphosis from an egg through to the caterpillar and chrysalis phases, ending with a beautiful butterfly taking flight, only to repeat the cycle all over again. Show Less
This beautifully filmed programme details the life cycle of the butterfly. In addition, it highlights selected survival strategies and their likely purpose. Close up and time-lapse photography provide viewers with the chance to see many aspects of butterfly biology that would otherwise be impossible to see. This programme examines: * Egg laying and hatching * Caterpillar development through the various instars * Pupation * Emergence * Adult behaviour such as courtship and mating Show Less
Are people really capable of bending spoons with their minds? Will Yanick be able to work out the physics behind metal fatigue before he breaks every spoon in the Physics House kitchen?
Cells are the smallest unit of life. All living organisms are composed of one or millions of these tiny cells. In this video, students will explore the inside of a cell to discover what it´s made of and how it works. They will learn about the different cellular functions and how they bring life to all living things. Show Less
This video explores the characteristics of different materials. Students will learn about characteristics such as shine, transparency, waterproofness and more, and discover how these characteristics make them useful for different purposes.
Learn about the components of the heart and how they function in our bodies.
The classification system is the arrangement of living things, categorised by their different characteristics - an organised understanding of the natural world we live in. Recently this system has been further refined using studies of DNA. In this programme, we discuss how the classification system is organised and how scientific names are arrived at. The dichotomous keys used by biologists to classify specimens are demonstrated and the five major groups of living things are explained. An entertaining programme that explains how observed characteristics of living things are used to establish a classification system. Show Less
Introduce your students to the scientific classification of the animal kingdom through vertebrates and invertebrates! This Miniclip provides a short overview of both animal groups, then delves into the dynamic world of invertebrates, including insects, worms, snails, spiders, jellyfish, and more! Show Less
Introduce your students to scientific classification of the animal kingdom through vertebrates and invertebrates! This Miniclip provides a short overview of both animal groups, then delves into the dynamic world of vertebrates, including fish, reptiles, mammals, amphibians, and birds! Show Less