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BBC Documentaries Einstein and Hawking: Masters of Our Universe (Part 2 of 2) New

If there was a pantheon for the great minds, Steven Hawking and Albert Einstein would undoubtedly qualify for membership. Their extraordinary theories were transformative in the world of physics. They are undoubtedly the most recognized scientists in the world and between them they have transformed our understanding of everything. Part 2 of 2.
  • 2014
  • 00:51:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2020

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BBC Documentaries Einstein and Hawking: Masters of Our Universe (Part 1 of 2) New

If there was a pantheon for the great minds, Steven Hawking and Albert Einstein would undoubtedly qualify for membership. Their extraordinary theories were transformative in the world of physics. They are undoubtedly the most recognized scientists in the world and between them they have transformed our understanding of everything. Part 1 of 2.
  • 2014
  • 00:51:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/11/2020

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BBC Documentaries Cold Fear: Gay Life in Russia New

This documentary shows how many gay Russians live in fear of direct intimidation, persecution, violence and even murder. The film gives ordinary Russians a voice as it exposes a world of widespread repression and extreme violence.
  • 2014
  • 00:48:41
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/10/2020

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BBC Documentaries Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet

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 Tiny Giants

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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Bitesize Space Science Spectroscopy and the composition of stars

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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Bitesize Space Science The life cycle of stars

Science presenter and rapper Jon Chase explains how the dust and gas released from dying stars form new stars and solar systems using a Jenga game and a rap. He visits a school where the students play Jenga to demonstrate the balance between the forces in a star, and how they destabilize over time. Jon performs a rap to help ...
  • 2014
  • 00:05:34
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Bitesize Space Science Gravity on Earth and in space

Jon Chase explains that the mass of an object is constant but its weight depends on the gravitational force. This force is higher on more massive planets and he would weigh more on Jupiter than on Earth. He uses a fairground ride to simulate the feeling of lower and higher gravitational forces. He explains that gravity is the force that ...
  • 2014
  • 00:04:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Bitesize Space Science Nuclear fusion in stars

Jon Chase explains the nuclear fusion that causes stars like our sun to give out enormous heat. Film footage of a nuclear explosion in a hydrogen bomb is used to draw an analogy with the sun’s energy. He mixes iron oxide and aluminum powder to demonstrate a highly exothermic chemical reaction and relates this to the much greater energy output ...
  • 2014
  • 00:04:20
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Bitesize Space Science The Big Bang and red shift

Jon Chase explains the scale of the solar system and universe using simple demonstrations at a shopping centre and race track. He explains the Doppler effect and introduces red-shift and cosmic microwave background radiation, which provide evidence for an expanding universe. Teacher notes: Use the video as an introduction to a Doppler effect demonstration using a buzzer swung around on ...
  • 2014
  • 00:05:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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