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Andrew Marr's History of the World The Minoans

Visiting the ruins of Knossos in Crete, we discover how the first civilizations were driven to extremes to try to overcome the forces of nature, as demonstrated in the Minoans' sacrifice.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/24/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Yu the Great

From first towns to first engineering projects, we travel across to China to see how the Yellow River was tamed by the emperor Da Yu.
  • 2012
  • 00:08:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/24/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World The beginning of colonies

Agriculture allowed us to settle for the first time, creating the first towns, such as that visited at Çatalhöyük in Turkey. We uncover the Leopard Lady, whose body and burial tell us much about the first towns and daily life at that time.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/24/2020

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BBC Documentaries Wild Africa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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