Tertiary Catalogue

Engineering and Manufacturing


Future-Focused Structures

Future-Focused Structures

Building by Design

Engineering, construction and structural design have come a long way since humans first got here. This clip looks at modern design and construction materials, and provides glimpses of the future, as technology and our understanding of...Show More
Structures and Stress

Structures and Stress

Building by Design

Human structures must be designed to withstand a range of forces. Here, three types of forces causing stress on structures are highlighted – bending, torsion and shear. Each one is defined, and different construction techniques are examined,...Show More
Structures and Balance

Structures and Balance

Building by Design

A number of different design and structural elements are used in constructions – from the most simple to highly complex. This clip explores three common construction elements – columns, beams and cantilevers – defining each and providing...Show More
Structures and Forces

Structures and Forces

Building by Design

Over millennia, human-built structures have become bigger, more complex and quicker to build. A key to this has been understanding how forces behave. This clip looks at two types of opposing forces – tension and compression – defining them...Show More
Newton's Laws of Motion

Newton's Laws of Motion

Collisions

Newton’s three laws of motion are fundamental to many aspects of physics, including collisions. This clip covers the laws, explaining each and looking at how they apply to different examples of collisions. Calculations involving force, mass,...Show More
Energy Transfers

Energy Transfers

Collisions

Understanding the relationship between different variable quantities when objects collide enables us to explain and predict their behaviour. This clip looks at quantities including work, force, distance, mass, velocity and kinetic energy. Worked...Show More
Applications of Scalar and Vector Quantities

Applications of Scalar and Vector Quantities

Collisions

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
Physics of Collisions

Physics of Collisions

Collisions

Collisions occur around us constantly. To know how objects behave when they collide, an understanding of some important concepts of physics is needed. This clip features many examples of collisions, and examines how applying Newton’s Laws of...Show More
Episode 2: Measuring Energy

Episode 2: Measuring Energy

Shedding Light on Energy

In this episode, we look at the 'joule', the unit for energy. We look at how much energy is stored in different foods by comparing apples and oranges (normally a no-no) and we discuss how much energy we need to do certain things including nothing...Show More
Episode 3: Energy Efficiency

Episode 3: Energy Efficiency

Shedding Light on Energy

In this episode, we introduce students to the concept of efficiency, which is a measure of how much useful energy you get out of something compared to the amount of energy that you put into it. We answer a bunch of questions including: How much...Show More
Episode 1: Forms of Energy

Episode 1: Forms of Energy

Shedding Light on Energy

In Forms of Energy we introduce students to the different types of energy that affect their lives daily and describe how energy can change from one form to another. We also explore one of the most important discoveries ever made.
Episode 7: Newton's Second Law

Episode 7: Newton's Second Law

Shedding Light on Motion

In Newton's Second Law, we answer the most important question that has ever been asked: how does a magician pull a table cloth out from under a dinner set? No, seriously, we look at the simple yet powerful equation 'F=ma'. Newton's Second Law...Show More
Episode 8: Newton's Third Law

Episode 8: Newton's Third Law

Shedding Light on Motion

In Newton's Third Law, we look at that most poetic of all Laws: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. How does a rocket engine work? Why do guns recoil when fired? How do our muscles work? What propels us when we're swimming?...Show More
Episode 6: Newton's First Law

Episode 6: Newton's First Law

Shedding Light on Motion

In Newton's First Law, presenter Spiro Liacos is 'thrown forward' in a head-on collision, 'thrown backwards' when his tram takes off, and 'thrown to the side' when his car suddely turns a corner. But in fact none of these things actually happen!...Show More
Episode 5: Graphing Free Fall

Episode 5: Graphing Free Fall

Shedding Light on Motion

In Graphing Free Fall, we continue looking at graphs but pay particular attention to how graphs help us to understand the motion of objects that are either falling straight down or which have been launched vertically upwards into the air.
Episode 4: Graphing Motion

Episode 4: Graphing Motion

Shedding Light on Motion

In a 100-metre sprint, when do athletes reach their highest speed? When do they accelerate at the highest rate and at what point, if any, do they stop accelerating? In Graphing Motion, we look at how graphs can help us better understand the...Show More
Episode 2: Acceleration

Episode 2: Acceleration

Shedding Light on Motion

In this episode, we introduce students to the concept that acceleration is a measure of how quickly something changes its speed. We join James Bond as he falls out of an aeroplane without a paracute, splash into the water at 50.4 km/hr with...Show More
Power Drill

Power Drill

Power Tools

Competency to operate is vital when using any power tool. This snippet outlines the key safety factors you should know before operating a power drill, and during operation.
Jigsaw

Jigsaw

Power Tools

Competency to operate is vital when using any power tool. This snippet outlines the key safety factors you should know before operating a jigsaw, and during operation.
Portable Air Compressor

Portable Air Compressor

Power Tools

Competency to operate is vital when using any power tool. This snippet outlines the key safety factors you should know before operating a portable air compressor, and during operation.
Drill Press

Drill Press

Power Tools

Competency to operate is vital when using any power tool. This snippet outlines the key safety factors you should know before operating a drill press, and during operation.
Circular Saw

Circular Saw

Power Tools

Competency to operate is vital when using any power tool. This snippet outlines the key safety factors you should know before operating a circular saw, and during operation.
Angle Grinder

Angle Grinder

Power Tools

Competency to operate is vital when using any power tool. This snippet outlines the key safety factors you should know before operating an angle grinder, and during operation.
Warehouse Safety: Ride-On Pallet Jack

Warehouse Safety: Ride-On Pallet Jack

Mobile Plant

A ride-on pallet jack is a potentially dangerous piece of plant equipment if not operated safely. They are very heavy even when not loaded and therefore have the potential to cause injury or damage at any time when moving. This snippet...Show More
Warehouse Safety: Hand Pallet Jack

Warehouse Safety: Hand Pallet Jack

Mobile Plant

Pallets jacks are used to move a load that would otherwise need multiple people or a forklift to move it. Although a licence is not required, it is important to be trained in using a pallet jack prior to operating one. PPE should be worn when...Show More