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BBC Documentaries Wild Africa New

Wild Africa takes audiences on a spectacular journey across, over and through the magical realms of the wildest continent on earth. Audiences will fly along the Great Rift Valley following the twisting rivers to discover a family of elephants on their epic search for water. Other animals featured include hungry crocodiles as they wait at the water holes for the ...
  • 2015
  • 00:42:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/01/2019

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BBC Documentaries Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet New

Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet is an exciting adventure that transports audiences back to Cretaceous Alaska. The main characters in the story are a herd of large, frilled, plant-eating dinosaurs — Pachyrhinosaurus. The film follows their youngsters, and from the moment they hatch, they face predators, weather extremes and natural disaster as they fight for survival through the seasons. It's an ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:13
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/30/2019

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BBC Documentaries Incredible Predators New

Incredible Predators deconstructs the world of major predators as never before, taking an intimate look at the remarkable strategies they use to succeed. Advanced filming techniques expose the planet’s top predators in extraordinary footage, putting the audience right beside them as they hunt — on land, under the sea or in the air. Far from a film about the kill, instead ...
  • 2016
  • 00:42:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/30/2019

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BBC Documentaries Tiny Giants New

Tiny Giants reveals the astonishing lives of small animals in a world of giants. Audiences will be transported in a very intimate way into another world and experience the titanic battles these creatures face to survive. A chipmunk in a wild wood and a scorpion mouse in Arizona's scorched desert are both forced to grow up fast when they find themselves ...
  • 2014
  • 00:43:13
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/30/2019

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BBC Documentaries Earthflight New

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art 3D cameras deliver the reality of flying right alongside birds as we join a variety of different species on their seasonal journeys. As we fly with the birds on their migrations, we discover the fascinating ...
  • 2016
  • 00:39:46
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/30/2019

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Bitesize Space Science Spectroscopy and the composition of stars New

Jon Chase describes how different elements absorb and emit light of specific wavelengths or colours. He explains how this can be used to identify which elements are present in distant stars by analyzing the spectrum of radiation coming from these stars. Teacher notes: You could discuss how white light can be split into its spectrum and students could make their ...
  • 2014
  • 00:04:11
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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Ivy's Plant Shop The impact deforestation has on plants and nature New

An overview of the dangers deforestation poses to both plants and animals. This video highlights the impact habitat loss has on animals, how it causes their numbers to decrease, even to the point of extinction. The impact it has on humans is also discussed; in particular, how the lack of trees to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen leads to increased ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/04/2019

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Wave World Can a singer smash a glass using sound waves? New

Jon Chase challenges young opera singers in Cardiff to smash glasses with their voices. After measuring the natural frequency of the glass, can the singers match it with enough power to smash it? The results are spectacular slowed down 300 times. Smashing things with sound waves isn’t just for fun. In medicine, sound waves can smash painful, hard growths inside ...
  • 2015
  • 00:05:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/04/2019

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Ivy's Plant Shop What is pollination and how does it work? New

This video explores the process of pollination and the roles different parts of a plant play. The process is summarized at the end though a song. Teacher notes: This video could be used as an introduction to plants and reproduction. Students could write a non-fiction report on plant reproduction or the process of pollination. Working in pairs, they could create ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:42
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/04/2019

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

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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