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Series: Physics

400 Years of the Telescope: A Journey of Science, Technology and Thought

Panoramic visuals and engaging interviews position 400 Years of the Telescope as the must see documentary of the International Year of Astronomy in 2009. Beautifully photographed in 4K digital cinematography, this film is a visually stunning...Show More

Air Pressure

This programme examines air pressure, and the ways in which it can be changed depending on wind speed and temperature. Students will learn about how air pressure increases or decreases depending on wind speed, and the way air expands when heated.

All about Motion: Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration

Everything moves. Even things that appear to be stationary are moving. Displacement, velocity and acceleration assist us in describing this movement by telling us the direction in which an object is travelling, how far it goes, how fast it...Show More

Applications of Scalar and Vector Quantities

Calculating scalar and vector quantities is vital to understanding collisions. Using tennis court action, this clip examines various quantities including initial and final velocity, displacement, acceleration and time. A number of clearly worked...Show More

Architecture I

We open the door to the world of architecture. Learn the secrets of Stonehenge and see how construction cranes really work.

Artificial Satellites

This video explains what artificial satellites are and what they are used for. The video provides a very brief history of artificial satellites, and covers some of the key terms related to artificial satellites. The video also covers the uses of...Show More

Astronomy: Probing the First Stars and Galaxies

Visible light, which can be seen with our eyes, comprises a small sliver of the electromagnetic spectrum. The rest of the spectrum, from short wavelength gamma rays to long-wavelength radio waves, requires special instruments to detect. ALMA...Show More

Balance

Bill Nye's the center of attention when he talks about the center of gravity and its effect on balance.

Barrel Roll Science

It's race time, and which will roll down a hill faster - an empty barrel, or a barrel filled with a hockey player? Explore the science of rotating objects - the concept known as 'moment of inertia'.

Build a Simple Motor

Build a simple motor and learn how the interplay between a magnet and an electrical current makes the motor spin.

Build a Simple Speaker

A plastic dish, a coil of wire and a magnet are the main components required to make a functioning speaker!

Can I Bend Spoons with My Mind?

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?

Can We Fly without a Plane?

Exploring alternative flight keeps our hosts busy in this episode. From amazing remote controlled planes that don't appear to have wings, to building a hovercraft that 'flies' on a cushion of air, to flying a jet pack, they pursue airborne...Show More

Catching the Sun: The Physics of Solar Energy

As the world increasingly focuses on alternatives to the carbon-emitting fossil fuels that we have relied on for over a century, scientists are continually developing more efficient methods to collect the sun, as harnessing solar energy is...Show More

Circuits

This programme presents both the theory of electric circuits and basic practical methods of managing circuits safely. The benefits and dangers of ground circuits are illustrated, together with safety devices such as fuses and ground fault...Show More

Collisions: Energy, Force, Momentum and Vectors

This classic is one of our most popular and enduring programs. It shows a collection of the world's most spectacular and beautiful collisions analysed in terms of energy, force, momentum and vectors. We feature collisions between cars, trucks,...Show More

Comets

This video explains what a comet is, how they appear from earth and space. The video also describes how comets are formed and how they behave in outer space, and how the differ from other key astronomical objects. The video also shows the key...Show More

Comets and Meteors

More than just high-speed space chunks, comets and meteors carry important information about the history of our Universe. A comet or meteoroid has hit every planet and moon we've discovered--in fact, the Earth's impact with comets and meteors may...Show More

Conduction

This video introduces students to conduction. Conduction is the process by which heat energy is transmitted through collisions between neighbouring molecules without the molecules moving from a hot region to a cold region.

Convection

This video introduces students to convection. Convection is the process by which heat is transferred by the movement of the heated molecules from a hot region to a cold region. It also looks at the applications of convection, such as in heating,...Show More

DC Electricity: Discovery and Developments

This programme looks at the origins of electricity through the first uses of static electricity by the Greeks, Gilbert and onto other popular displays by scientists in the 18th and 19th centuries.

DC Motors

Using 3D animation, 'DC Motors' explains the link between electricity and magnetism and how the two can combine to produce movement, the principles of the electric motor, and how useful motion can be achieved

Eco-Energy

We take a look at all things eco-energy, from nuclear power to algae power.

Electric Current, Voltage and Circuits

The program introduces electric current and voltage and measures these in series and parallel circuits. An experiment to measure resistance is demonstrated and results are shown graphically. Resistance is introduced and calculated from the...Show More

Electrical Circuits

We use electrical circuits every day. In the home, the car, at work and school – they are a vital part of our lives. This program covers the basics of electrical circuits in detail. It looks at various components of a circut; voltage, current,...Show More