Heat waves, tropical cyclones, droughts, tornadoes, hailstorms, floods, and severe thunderstorms. These are all examples of extreme weather that shape our landscape. But what exactly are they and how do they happen? This Miniclip explores each of these extreme weather types and examines the natural and human influences that cause them including climate change, the Earth’s atmosphere, ocean currents and more. Show Less
Some of Earth’s magnificent landforms are caused by erosion and weathering. But what is erosion and how does it change the Earth’s surface so drastically? This Miniclip explains the process of erosion including the various mechanisms such as water, wind, ice, and mass movement; defines sediment and deposition as part of this process; and explains how human influence has increased its prevalence through global warming and deforestation. Show Less
Some of Earth’s magnificent landforms are caused by weathering and erosion. But what is weathering and how does it create magnificent structures on our planet? This Miniclip explains the process of weathering including the two main types: mechanical and chemical. Students will learn the different natural impacts on this process such as water, temperature change, wind, oxidation, and more. Show Less
Students read, sing and learn about various natural phenomena that constitute disasters (hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc.), the work of agencies around the world that step in to help those affected when these occur, and responsibility for protecting our environment. This curriculum-aligned song targets outcomes of curriculum documents and supports and integrates classroom learning across key subject areas. Show Less
This video explores the environmental impacts of renewable sources of energy including solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, and biomass fuel.
This video explains how animals adapt themselves to the changes in their environment.
This video describes the changes that occur in the light and heat that we get from the sun, as the day progresses.
This video identifies the different parts of the plant and describes their importance.
This video teaches students how to identify the male and female parts of a flower and explains how flowers grow fruits.
This video explains how plants make their own food and how the energy is transferred from to other living organisms.
This video explains what artificial satellites are and what they are used for. It 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 satellites including Spuknik 1 and 2, the International Space Station, communication and meteorological observations. Show Less
In this video, students will learn about the two poles found in all magnets. They will discover these poles are the regions of strongest magnetism, that unlike poles attract and like poles repel each other, and how a freely suspended magnet always comes to rest in the north-south direction. Show Less
This video explores how an electric torch works and its different components including the bulb, electric cells, switch, and outer body. Students will learn that when switched on, a metal strip moves beneath the switch and the bulb glows, giving light and heat. Show Less
In this video, students will learn how a parallel circuit works, including how each component is placed in its own separate loop, and that the failure of one component will not affect the working of the other components. Students will discover that parallel circuits are found in the electrical wiring of most households, which explains how the lights in the house don’t stop working when a TV or fan is turned off. Show Less
In this video, students will learn how a series circuit works, including how the components are joined together in one continuous loop and if one of its components malfunctions, then the other components also stop working. Students will discover that if an additional light bulb, besides the existing ones, is added to a series circuit, the glow of the bulbs becomes dimmer. Show Less
To make an electric circuit, some components like a power source (cell), a switch, and a load are needed. This video will teach students that a cell is a source of electric current with positive and negative terminals, a switch is a device that closes or opens a circuit, and how an appliance uses the electric current in the circuit in order to function. Show Less
Students read, sing and learn about the five senses and gain appreciation for the ways in which they enrich life. This curriculum-aligned song targets outcomes of curriculum documents and supports and integrates classroom learning across key subject areas. Show Less
It’s easy to not think about waste. We throw away bottles, paper, food, electronics, and once a week our friendly garbage collector comes and takes them all away. Out of sight, and out of mind… but should it be? This Miniclip defines waste and the problems involved with landfills, introduces the different types of waste and which of them can be recycled—paper, metal, glass, electronics, organics, and plastics. Students are also introduced to three simple strategies to reduce their own waste footprint and manage their waste in a sustainable ways. Show Less
Our world is one incredible place! It’s filled with plants, animals and resources that allow us to enjoy our lives. That’s why it’s so important we look after our planet – because without them, life would be would very different! This Miniclip defines what a resource is and explores the ways we can help protect the earth’s resources by adopting the 4 R’s—refuse, reduce, re-use, and recycle. The 4 R’s help students learn how to reduce their waste and pollution, re-use what they already have, and use less of Earth’s precious resources. Show Less