How bees talk to each other - the 'waggle dance'
2:47

How bees talk to each other - the 'waggle dance'

Clip from David Attenborough's Micro Monsters

Science

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5-6
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How do bees know where to find the best flowers to make honey How do they talk to each other David Attenborough shows that it's all down to the amazing 'waggle dance'.

How do bees know where to find the best flowers to make honey How do they talk to each other David Attenborough shows that it's all down to the amazing 'waggle dance'.

Bending light
2:48

Bending light

Clip from Science in a Golden Age

Physics

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Jim AlKhalili discusses the law of refraction originally developed by Ibn Sahl, but often attributed to Willebrord Snellius.

Jim AlKhalili discusses the law of refraction originally developed by Ibn Sahl, but often attributed to Willebrord Snellius.

Pi, probability and the natural world
2:48

Pi, probability and the natural world

Clip from The Great Math Mystery

Mathematics

9-10
11-12
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Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the probability of a needle falling on a line, or between two lines, has an uncanny relationship to pi.

Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the probability of a needle falling on a line, or between two lines, has an uncanny relationship to pi.

Columbine victims return bullets to K-Mart
2:48

Columbine victims return bullets to K-Mart

Clip from Bowling For Columbine

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Michael Moore leads two injured victims of the Columbine shooting and a media pack to KMart's headquarters to deliver bags of 9mm bullets purchased at the store. A ...

Michael Moore leads two injured victims of the Columbine shooting and a media pack to KMart's headquarters to deliver bags of 9mm bullets purchased at the store. A spokesperson announces the withdrawal of such ammunition from sale.

Shaolin monks, Buddhism and kung fu
2:48

Shaolin monks, Buddhism and kung fu

Clip from China From Above

History

5-6
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
An overview of Shaolin monks and the development of Shaolin kungfu.

An overview of Shaolin monks and the development of Shaolin kungfu.

CGI motion capture in Avatar
2:49

CGI motion capture in Avatar

Clip from Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora

Media arts

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In a demonstration of filmmaking techniques, actors suit up so their performances can be digitised by CGI motion capture cameras.

In a demonstration of filmmaking techniques, actors suit up so their performances can be digitised by CGI motion capture cameras.

Magic Of Making
2:49

Magic Of Making: Water Cleaner

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC October 26, 2011

Design and technologies

Science

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9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
What goes into the making of the things all around us, the clothes we wear, the bread we eat, the paper we write on? 'Magic of Making' takes us behind the closed doors of industry.

What goes into the making of the things all around us, the clothes we wear, the bread we eat, the paper we write on? 'Magic of Making' takes us behind the closed doors of industry.

Debating terms defined
2:50

Debating terms defined

Clip from Up For Debate

English

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9-10
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The terms proposition and opposition are defined in this clip from the documentary Up For Debate, with an introduction to the components of a debate speech.

The terms proposition and opposition are defined in this clip from the documentary Up For Debate, with an introduction to the components of a debate speech.

The Fibonacci sequence in nature
2:50

The Fibonacci sequence in nature

Clip from The Great Math Mystery

Mathematics

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the Fibonacci sequence is represented in nature, observing how the patterns in plants conform to the progression of numbers.

Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the Fibonacci sequence is represented in nature, observing how the patterns in plants conform to the progression of numbers.

The British encounter some Australian animals
2:50

The British encounter some Australian animals

Clip from Tony Robinson Down Under

History

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Cook and his crew encounter kangaroos, emus, echidnas and platypuses. All things 'New Holland' become the craze back in England as stuffed Australian animals are sent back to ...

Cook and his crew encounter kangaroos, emus, echidnas and platypuses. All things 'New Holland' become the craze back in England as stuffed Australian animals are sent back to the homeland.

Discovery of gold in Bathurst
2:51

Discovery of gold in Bathurst

Clip from Tony Robinson Explores Australia

History

5-6
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Tony Robinson tells the story of Edward Hargraves discovering gold in NSW in 1851, and the gold rush that followed.

Tony Robinson tells the story of Edward Hargraves discovering gold in NSW in 1851, and the gold rush that followed.

Chinese indentured labourers
2:51

Chinese indentured labourers

Clip from Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law

Asia and Australia

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Ray Poon visits the place where his great-grandfather worked as an indentured labourer in Queensland, and discusses the living and contractual conditions experienced by the ...

Ray Poon visits the place where his great-grandfather worked as an indentured labourer in Queensland, and discusses the living and contractual conditions experienced by the Chinese migrants.

Laser used to measure length of string
2:52

Laser used to measure length of string

Clip from How Long Is A Piece Of String?

Physics

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Alan Davies and Marcus du Sautoy visit a length bar interferometry unit and use a laser tracker to measure Alan's length of string.

Alan Davies and Marcus du Sautoy visit a length bar interferometry unit and use a laser tracker to measure Alan's length of string.

Prime numbers and the Riemann hypothesis
2:52

Prime numbers and the Riemann hypothesis

Clip from Why Doesn't Maths Add Up?

Mathematics

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Alan Davies and Marcus du Sautoy visit the UK's National Physical Laboratory, where Mark Oxborrow takes them through an experiment that demonstrates how prime numbers exist in ...

Alan Davies and Marcus du Sautoy visit the UK's National Physical Laboratory, where Mark Oxborrow takes them through an experiment that demonstrates how prime numbers exist in nature, and the Riemann hypothesis.

Modern silk making in China
2:52

Modern silk making in China

Clip from The Silk Road

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
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Sam Willis sees how silk cocoons are processed into fabric in a modern Chinese factory, and discusses the textile's importance in trade.

Sam Willis sees how silk cocoons are processed into fabric in a modern Chinese factory, and discusses the textile's importance in trade.

The origin of Bran Nue Dae musical
2:53

The origin of Bran Nue Dae musical

Clip from The Story Of Bran Nue Dae

Media arts

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11-12
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Rachel Perkins and Robyn Kershaw discuss the origins of the Bran Nue Dae film and the significance of Jimmy Chi's original stage musical.

Rachel Perkins and Robyn Kershaw discuss the origins of the Bran Nue Dae film and the significance of Jimmy Chi's original stage musical.

Woman with auditory hallucinations
2:53

Woman with auditory hallucinations

Clip from Changing Minds: The Inside Story

Health and PE

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Dr Mark Cross consults with 20yearold woman who is hearing voices.

Dr Mark Cross consults with 20yearold woman who is hearing voices.

Vikings mark conversion to Christianity
2:54

Vikings mark conversion to Christianity

Clip from The Vikings

Ancient history

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11-12
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Neil Oliver visits the Jelling Monument, established by King Harald Bluetooth to mark Denmark's conversion to Christianity.

Neil Oliver visits the Jelling Monument, established by King Harald Bluetooth to mark Denmark's conversion to Christianity.