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Physics


Phases of the Moon

Phases of the Moon

Cycles and Seasons

We determine the length of a month by tracking the orbit of the Moon. This video explains eclipses, the different phases of the Moon and why these phenomena occur, and how different cultures around the world understand and observe the lunar cycle.
Seasons

Seasons

Cycles and Seasons

Solstice, equinox and the seasons all exist because the Earth’s axis is titled. This video explains how these phenomena occur, the different seasons that are observed around the world and how indigenous peoples around the world understand this...Show More
Tides

Tides

Cycles and Seasons

Earth’s gravity is so strong it pulls the oceans towards it. The video explains how the gravity of Earth and the Moon create tides, the different types of tides that occur throughout the year and how indigenous cultures around the world...Show More
The Spherical Earth

The Spherical Earth

Cycles and Seasons

For centuries, the ancient world believed that the Earth was flat. This video explores the history and discovery of the spherical Earth, and the importance of astronomy to both indigenous cultures and scientific discoveries throughout history.
Day and Night

Day and Night

Cycles and Seasons

Though it might seem like the Sun rises and sets, it is actually the Earth that is moving. This video explains how this rotation creates day and night and how this cycle has influenced the way we measure a day and observe time throughout history.
Colours, Waves and Particles

Colours, Waves and Particles

Light Fantastic

Every time you’re seeing an object, it’s all thanks to light. This video explains electromagnetic radiation, the visible light spectrum and how light travels as waves but behaves as particles, through engaging visuals and informative diagrams.
Refraction, Lenses and Polarisation

Refraction, Lenses and Polarisation

Light Fantastic

When light travels from one medium into another, its speed changes – that’s refraction! This video demonstrates refractions and explains how lenses work and how polarisation filters light, through engaging visuals and informative diagrams.
Reflection and Mirrors

Reflection and Mirrors

Light Fantastic

Objects can only be seen because they reflect light. This video explains how objects absorb and reflect different wavelengths, how mirrors work, and why the shape of a surface impacts reflection, through engaging visuals and informative diagrams.
Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

Timelines of Everyone

This is a timeline of the life of English mathematician and scientist Isaac Newton, a key figure in the Scientific Revolution in the 16th and 17th centuries. Most famous for his theory of gravity, his work on the laws of motion changed our world...Show More
Marie Curie

Marie Curie

Timelines of Everyone

This is a timeline of scientist Marie Curie’s remarkable life and career, from 1867 to 1934. At a time when women faced numerous barriers, Marie Curie defied the odds and revolutionized science with her pioneering research on radioactivity,...Show More
Beta-Minus and Gamma Radiation

Beta-Minus and Gamma Radiation

Shedding Light on Nuclear Radiation

This video looks at what beta-minus and gamma radiation are, and how thye are put to good use in medicine and in industry.
Alpha Radiation

Alpha Radiation

Shedding Light on Nuclear Radiation

In this episode, we look at what alpha particles are, introduce students to nuclear equations, and show how alpha-emitting substances are used to power space probes and to treat certain types of cancer.
Beta-Plus Decay

Beta-Plus Decay

Shedding Light on Nuclear Radiation

In this episode, we introduce students to beta-plus particles, also know as positrons. Beta-plus particles are a form of anti-matter. Though beta-plus particles don't really exist in huge quantities naturally on Earth, scientists have learned how...Show More
Atomic Structure

Atomic Structure

Shedding Light on Nuclear Radiation

In the first episode of this series, we lay down the foundation on which the series is built: what atoms are made of and how atoms differ. We look at protons, neutrons, electrons and learn about isotopes and nuclides.
Half-Life and Activity

Half-Life and Activity

Shedding Light on Nuclear Radiation

In this video, we examine how quickly radiation is given of by radation-emitting substances. Some radioactive substances emit lots of radiation in a short amount f time while other emit radiation very slowly. These different rates of emission can...Show More
The Earth, Sun and Moon

The Earth, Sun and Moon

Miniclips

Did you know that the sun is bigger than the Earth and the moon put together? Or that the sun is over 4600 million years old? In this video you'll learn lots of interesting facts about the Sun, Earth and Moon.
A Brief History of Wind Power

A Brief History of Wind Power

Miniclips

Did you know that the earliest known example of a wind-driven wheel to power a machine was made by Hero of Alexandria in Ancient Greece? It powered an organ! This video traces the history of wind power from 10-70 CE to today.
Who Was Marie Curie?

Who Was Marie Curie?

Miniclips

Marie Curie was a physicist and chemist and was one of the first people to study radiation. One of the things we can thank Marie Curie for is being able to see the insides of our bodies in x-rays so clearly. In this video you'll find out more...Show More
Telling the Time with Sundials

Telling the Time with Sundials

Miniclips

You may know how to read the time on a digital clock, and probably on an analogue too, right? But do you know how to read a sundial? And how do they work? This video answers those questions.
How Are Relays Used in Circuits?

How Are Relays Used in Circuits?

OUP Physics

We explore how relays are used in circuits, how LDRs and thermistors could be used in such circuits, and how these components can be recognised.
How Does a Solenoid Work?

How Does a Solenoid Work?

OUP Physics

How does a solenoid work and what is its applications?
How Does the Earth Orbit the Sun?

How Does the Earth Orbit the Sun?

OUP Physics

We explore how day and night and the seasons are created by the Earth’s orbit, and of how the phases of the moon are created by the moon’s orbit around the Earth.
How Is Resistance Measured in a Wire?

How Is Resistance Measured in a Wire?

OUP Physics

Resistance lowers the current and the rate of electrons flowing through something. How does this happen in wires and how is it measured?
How Are Objects Charged by Friction?

How Are Objects Charged by Friction?

OUP Physics

Friction charges objects by rubbing electrons from one object onto another, leaving one object positive and the other negative.
What Is a Converging Lens and How Does It Work?

What Is a Converging Lens and How Does It Work?

OUP Physics

This film explains how converging lenses work and their applications.