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Big Bang Evidence *suitable for home teaching*

Produced by Twig, this animated video looks at evidence for the Big Bang Theory.

This includes descriptions of:

  • Hubble's observation of a red...

Big Bang Theory *suitable for home teaching*

Produced by Twig, this animated video is an engaging and accessible introduction to the Big Bang and subsequent formation of the Universe. It describes how, 13.7 billion years ago, the Big Bang produced an expanding Universe. Early on in its expansion, elements of hydrogen and helium were formed as the early...

The films in the collection cover key topics in plant biology, including photosynthesis, tropisms, transport, parasitic plants and medicines from plants.

Birth of the Solar System

Produced by Twig, this animated video is a clear and accessible explanation of how the Solar System fromed. The video describes how:

* the solar system grew from a ball of gas which formed the Sun

* gravity caused heavy material to cluster together and eventually form planets

* the inner...

Black Holes

This film, from Twig World, looks at how dying stars transform into black holes and are areas of mass so great that even light can't escape.

The key points made in the film are:

•When a star dies, it collapses and condenses into a single point, known as a singularity.

•The gravitational pull...

Carnivorous Plants

This film, from Twig World, looks at how some carnivorous plants trap and kill their prey. The key points in the film are:

•Some plants, often in harsh conditions, have adapted to catch prey.

•They lure small insects with sweet nectar and bright colours.

•They capture them in sticky pads and...

The films in this collection cover key topics in chemistry, including hydrocarbons, esters, alkanes, polymers, plastics and fractional distillation.

Counting Crowds

This two and half minute video, from Twig World, begins by asking how it was estimated that 1.8 million people attended the swearing in ceremony of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States. Statisticians use a variety of methods to help estimate large crowds, taking into account known values and...

Danger: Volcanic Ash

This film, from Twig World, looks at why hundreds of planes were grounded by volcanic ash when a volcano in Iceland erupted in 2010, and how dangerous a volcanic ash cloud can be.

The key points made in the film are:

•In March 2010, the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland grounded commercial...

The films in this collection look at how scientists study volcanos. The films contain footage of volcanoes erupting and cover areas such as the formation of islands, types of eruption, the structure of volcanos and whether we can predict eruptions.


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