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Food Impacts Our Lives

This short film clip provides primary teachers with background knowledge on the topic of healthy eating and a balanced diet. It follows Robert Winston, as he talks to specialists at Imperial, who explain the dangers of over and under-eating.

The film explores the physical effects of food on our bodies,...

Forces

This film follows Dr Simon Foster, from Imperial College, as he discusses the topic of forces in various contexts. Working with a class they design and make water rockets thinking about the forces needed to make them fly and how to protect the contents of the rockets when they land.

This film provides an...

Formula 1 in Schools

This short film clip discusses how F1 and motor sport can be the basis of a cross curricular project where children design and make racing cars, thinking about friction and the aerodynamics. We follow three classes and their teachers on the day of their big race, as they test the design of their model cars in...

How Liquids Affect Our Teeth

This short film clip provides primary teachers with background knowledge on the topic of healthy eating. It demonstrates an effective way of observing the effect of different liquids on teeth. Eggshells representing teeth enamel are placed in water, cola and orange juice and the effects over time are recorded....

Iron in Cereal

This short film clip shows how to carry out an investigation to prove that a cereal contains Iron. The test can be easily recreated in class and requires a digital microscope. Hands-on and a bit messy, children won’t believe their eyes when they see that there are real iron filings in cereal.

The clip is...

Learning Outside the Classroom

In this clip aimed at primary teachers, teachers, academics and education specialists talk about the benefits of learning outside the classroom. Children also provide their views on learning science both inside and outside the classroom.

This resource has been provided by Reach Out CPD, a programme...

Shadows and Light

Aimed at primary teachers, this short film follows a teacher leading a cross-curricular lesson on light and shadows. Using the idea of night and day as a starting point, children discuss nocturnal animals. They then create shadow puppets of the animals and use them to perform short plays.

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Sound and Light

This short film follows Martin Archer, from Imperial College, as he explores how to increase a child’s understanding of sound through a visual demonstration of a sound wave. He explains how a Rubens Tube can be used to show a sound wave by passing sound through a metal tube full of gas. The top of the tube has...

States of Matter

In this film Dan Plant, from Imperial College London, talks about the three states of matter providing examples from the world around us. A short animation highlights some of the properties of solids and liquids and then introduces a substance that blurs the lines. Armourgel is mostly liquid, until it’s subjected...

The Respiratory System

Aimed at primary teachers, this short film follows The Snot Doctors from Imperial College London, as they meet a class of primary children.

They take a look inside a model of a giant human nose and discuss how by looking at the nose they can tell a lot about what is happening inside the respiratory system...

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