The Nature of Things One Ocean: The Birth of an Ocean

More than four billion years ago, the most important event in Earth’s history took place — the ocean was born. It completely transformed the planet, creating a watery oasis that gave rise to the air we breathe, our climate, and a stunning array of life, including the critical species that first crawled out of the sea to inhabit land. The ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Li'l Doc Paraplegia

Accompanied by her chameleon Geeko, Li'l Doc tells us how a spinal cord problem can prevent people from moving all or just the lower halves of their bodies.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/22/2020

Ivy's Plant Shop Parts of a plant

This video explores the different parts of the plant, including the stem, trunk, leaves, flowers and root. The function of each is explained through scientific inquiry and comedy, to give pupils a full overview of plants. Teacher notes: You could get pupils to draw a diagram of a plant and label the different parts. Alternatively, you could print off pictures ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:48
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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The Nature of Things Passion and Fury, The Emotional Brain: Anger (Part 1 of 4)

The program uses the real stories of two men to illustrate different experiences of our most destructive emotion. One committed murder and the other turned his anger into a positive experience. Uncover the startling discoveries researchers make when they scan the brains of sociopaths and learn about the scientific studies that may answer the question: does biology dictate destiny? See ...
  • 2005
  • 00:53:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Passion and Fury, The Emotional Brain: Fear (Part 3 of 4)

Our most primitive emotion is mined in this probing examination of terror, anxiety and phobias. What triggers fear, our physiological reactions, and what purpose it serves are studied. Scientists investigate how our brain assesses the need for fight or flight. How does environment affect our fear centre? What about the way we are raised? Unlock the mystery of this primal ...
  • 2005
  • 00:52:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2013

The Nature of Things Passion and Fury, The Emotional Brain: Happiness (Part 4 of 4)

Go on a journey of joy as this program unveils the secrets of contentment. Learn how this emotion contributes to obesity and yet is the one sentiment that motivates us to live. This program reveals the results of a World Happiness Report: are poor people happier than rich ones? Behavioural experts explain how we can be trained to experience happiness. ...
  • 2005
  • 00:53:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Passion and Fury, The Emotional Brain: Love (Part 2 of 4)

Love is magic. Our palms get sweaty, our knees get weak. That's true. But it is also a chemical reaction steeped in the basic needs of primitive man. Anthropologists dissect this emotion to its core: lust, romantic love and attachment. How we are aroused is explored: smell and tone of voice play into attraction and compatibility. Ever wonder why teens ...
  • 2005
  • 00:53:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Brain Games Patterns

This is a show about your brain and patterns. We're going to mess with your mind as we put you through a series of games and experiments designed to show you why your brain thinks there's a man in the moon, why the way you get dressed in the morning might not be right, and exactly how patterns and habits ...
  • 2014
  • 00:21:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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Brain Games Pay Attention!

This episode on 'attention' is shot in the attention-demanding city of Las Vegas. Our guide for this episode's journey into the brain will be master magician David Copperfield, whose stock and trade is manipulating an audience's attention to produce amazing illusions. Magicians like David understand the psychology of the human mind as well as any lab scientist, and we will ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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Li'l Doc Pharyngitis

Want to know everything about sore throats? Li'l Doc and Geeko explain how the pharynx can be totally thrown out of kilter by a mere germ.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/15/2020