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Series: Science


A Brief History of Plastic

A Brief History of Plastic

For centuries, billiard balls were made of ivory from elephant tusks. But when excessive hunting caused elephant populations to decline, they began to look for alternatives. John Wesley Hyatt took up the challenge. In five years, he invented a...Show More
A Busy Bee

A Busy Bee

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...Show More
A Case of “What-Ifs”

A Case of “What-Ifs”

Variables: What are they? In the case of engineering, variables are a condition or value that can change. Sometimes we control a variable, sometimes we don't.
A Change of Scenery (Changing Landforms over Time)

A Change of Scenery (Changing Landforms over Time)

The world changes. It really does! But sometimes it changes so slowly that we don't notice it. Other times it changes REALLY FAST!!!
A Fresh Future (Human Impacts on Freshwater Availability)

A Fresh Future (Human Impacts on Freshwater Availability)

So, how are people fixing their water problems? In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina talks about a few different examples of how some freshwater sources were good, then bad, then made good again. Also, Sabrina talks about parasites,...Show More
A Guide to the Energy on Earth

A Guide to the Energy on Earth

Energy is neither created nor destroyed — and yet the global demand for it continues to increase. But where does energy come from, and where does it go? Joshua M. Sneideman examines the many ways in which energy cycles through our planet, from...Show More
A Meerkat Learns to Hunt

A Meerkat Learns to Hunt

Ant hunting is underway for young meerkats, but an even more dangerous snack is on offer - a scorpion.
A Time-Lapse of the Night Sky

A Time-Lapse of the Night Sky

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.
Acids and Bases in the Home

Acids and Bases in the Home

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...Show More
Adaptation in Animals

Adaptation in Animals

This video explains how animals adapt themselves to the changes in their environment.
Adding to the Problem

Adding to the Problem

Deforestation and the use of fossil fuels are not the only human activities causing climate change. Other aspects of modern life are adding to the problem by producing greenhouse gases, like methane, nitrous oxide and chlorofluorocarbons. Let’s...Show More
Air and Its Uses

Air and Its Uses

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...Show More
All About Anglerfish

All About Anglerfish

Learn all about the anglerfish! A creepy-looking, deep-sea-dwelling creature that glows!
All About Bees

All About Bees

Bees are yellow and black insects which have two wings and six legs who fly from flower to flower collecting pollen to make honey
All About Electricity

All About Electricity

Electricity can be a fantastic help but it can also be very dangerous.
All About Natural Selection and Adaptations

All About Natural Selection and Adaptations

Learn all about natural selection and adaptations with new, precise, yet easy-to-understand, definitions and explanations. What is natural selection? What are adaptations? What are some ways that animals have adapted to their environments? What...Show More
Amazing Snakes!

Amazing Snakes!

Snakes are super cool and super helpful, but people believe a lot of things about them that just aren't true. Join Jessi and Squeaks to learn what's true and what's false about these radical reptiles!
Amazing Ways to Live in the Desert!

Amazing Ways to Live in the Desert!

Life in a desert can be tough, but the plants, animals, and people that live there have some special skills to help them survive!
Amphibians

Amphibians

Amphibians are happy on land and in water. Find out how they start in the water and move to land.
Animal Adaptations

Animal Adaptations

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...Show More
Animal Adaptations (Junior)

Animal Adaptations (Junior)

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...Show More
Animal Behaviour

Animal Behaviour

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,...Show More
Animal Diets and Food Chains

Animal Diets and Food Chains

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...Show More
Animal Track Detective!

Animal Track Detective!

Maybe you've seen animal tracks in the mud after a rainy day, but did you know that you can study these tracks to learn all kinds of things about the animals that made them?
Animal Tricksters!

Animal Tricksters!

Have you ever pretended to be something else? Some animals do too! Learn how animals use mimicry to keep safe or to sneak a snack!