Ivy's Plant Shop Grouping living things

In this video students will learn about classification of all living organisms, including animals, bacteria and plants. It highlights how to identify different classes of animal according to their attributes, using examples of vertebrates and invertebrates, mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish. Teacher notes: You could get students to complete an activity on grouping other objects based on shared characteristics.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:41
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Project X Heat

In this episode on heat, the Project X team looks at how we stave off dehydration in the scalding, suffocating heat of an unrelenting sun? Dr. Alters looks at how plants and animals manage to thrive in a place where it's forty degrees in the shade. Then Dr. Fleck and grad student Marc Huot find that, centuries ago, the Sinagua ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:39
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Code Hexagons in the natural world

Marcus du Sautoy visits a beekeeper and explores how bees create their honeycombs. If they are going to tessellate they have a limited number of regular polygons they could choose from, but the hexagon is the most efficient – giving the maximum storage area for the least amount of wax. In fact, the bees do not create hexagons, but circular ...
  • 2011
  • 00:05:13
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Earth: A New Wild Home

In Bangladesh, every week on average, someone is killed by a tiger. Sanjayan surveys tiger territory with scientists who are trying to find out why these tigers are more aggressive than elsewhere. But in the strangest twist, Sanjayan also discovers that fear of tigers is actually protecting the mangrove forests which provide much of the country with protection from storms ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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Ivy's Plant Shop How can we protect plants and nature?

An entertaining overview of some of the ways we can help to protect plants and nature. This video looks at ecology, nature reserves and conservation, while also refreshing some of the topics covered in the rest of the series. Teacher notes: You could ask your students to come up with a list of things that humans do that have both ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:59
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Ivy's Plant Shop How does water get from the roots to the leaves of a plant?

This video explores how water is transported from the roots, through the tubes in the stem, to the tip of the plant. The process is demonstrated with an experiment. White carnations are placed in water with different colour dyes in them. Eventually the petals adopt the colour of the dyes, thus highlighting the process.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:42
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/04/2019

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The National How science says drawing will help you retain information better

It's been said that "a picture is worth a thousand words," and this might be more true than we realize, especially when it comes to our thinking and memory.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/11/2019

Quirks & Quarks How Snakes Fly

It is well known how quickly and efficiently snakes can slither across the ground. But a group of snakes called Chrysopelea use similar movements to help them sustain flight. These one-metre-long snakes use their signature "S" shape to swim through the air, as they glide down from the tree-tops in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. But that's not all. Dr. ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2014

The National How the pandemic is impacting conservation efforts

The COVID-19 pandemic could become a pivotal moment in conservation efforts for species at risk from Asia to Africa. And some of the changes were sparked by COVID-19’s links to the wildlife trade.
  • 2020
  • 00:05:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/17/2020

National Geographic Documentaries Hunt for the Shadow Cat

The jaguar is considered the most mysterious and magnificent of all big cats. Ancient cultures considered them gods for their power, beauty and speed. But little is really known about this species that stalks the deepest jungles. Researchers have collected information about male jaguars, but half of the picture is missing as we know remarkably little about females. For the ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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