The Killer Cloud
48:17

The Killer Cloud

The History Channel November 5, 2016

Earth and environment

Science

Geography

Sustainability

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In June 1783, on the Volcanic island of Iceland, a 17-milewide split appeared in the ground, triggering a disaster of gigantic proportions. Within one week more lava would ...

In June 1783, on the Volcanic island of Iceland, a 17-milewide split appeared in the ground, triggering a disaster of gigantic proportions. Within one week more lava would pour onto the earths surface than from any other eruption in recorded history, instantly smothering all life in its path. The real problem however, was the deadly cloud of volcanic gases that had begun to accumulate; over eight months, more that 122 million tons of sulphur dioxide would spew out of the massive fissure, bringing death to hundreds of thousands of people across Europe. The Killer cloud wiped out more than a quarter of Iceland's population and three quarters of it's life stock, before it drifted across the North Atlantic to Britain, bringing prolonged devastation and suffering. Europe was smothered by a sulphurous, dry smog and in England, an uncommon gloom descended. The bizarre blue fog hovered for weeks. Crops withered, leaves were bleached and vegetation died. Millions of people were struck down with severe and often fatal bronchitis and asthma, while others suffered blinding headaches and partial loss of sight. The fallout was catastrophic and long lasting. Water and food supplies became contaminated. The toxic gases altered weather patterns, causing massive crop failure and the greatest famine in Iceland's history. Across Europe, death rates soared. That summer was the hottest ever recorded, whilst the following winter was the coldest. No other eruption before or since has caused such dramatic climate changes. The testimonies of those that lived and died during this massive natural disaster survives, in the form of diaries, letters and eye witness accounts., that offer us a unique insite into its effects on contemporary life.

Xploration Earth 2050
21:11

Xploration Earth 2050: Futuristic Urban Living

Season 1 Episode 8 BBC Knowledge December 24, 2016

Design and technologies

Digital technologies

Earth and environment

Personal and social capability

Sustainability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In the future, home sweet home will see some big changes, and not only in cities, how about caves on the moon? You think a lunar cave sounds strange? Try a living space out of ...

In the future, home sweet home will see some big changes, and not only in cities, how about caves on the moon? You think a lunar cave sounds strange? Try a living space out of a parking space.

Managing Populations
30:59

Managing Populations

Episode 1 ABC Me May 23, 2017

Intercultural Understanding

Health and PE

Sustainability

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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This film covers issues and implications associated with managing a youthful and growing population. The Gambia, having one of the most youthful populations in the world, is ...

This film covers issues and implications associated with managing a youthful and growing population. The Gambia, having one of the most youthful populations in the world, is used as a case study.

Profit And Loss
55:47

Profit And Loss

NITV November 10, 2015

Earth and environment

Sustainability

Intercultural understanding

Ethical understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
From Papua New Guinea rainforests to Canada's tar sands, Profit And Loss exposes industrial threats to native peoples' health, livelihood and cultural survival.

From Papua New Guinea rainforests to Canada's tar sands, Profit And Loss exposes industrial threats to native peoples' health, livelihood and cultural survival.

Seed Hunter
52:04

Seed Hunter

ABC March 15, 2010

Science

Geography

Sustainability

Earth and environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Seed Hunter is a one-hour documentary, as part of the ABC's Future Makers series, about the hunt for seeds that may help save the world from its greatest ever crisis - a ...

Seed Hunter is a one-hour documentary, as part of the ABC's Future Makers series, about the hunt for seeds that may help save the world from its greatest ever crisis - a global food shortage brought about by human-induced climate change. As Australia and much of the world wrestles with hotter weather and a dwindling water supply, mass starvation on a global scale is on the cards if we can't find ways to improve crop resilience. Scientists are exploring many solutions to adapt our food supply, including going back to Mother Nature herself to locate the genes that can withstand our changing climate; genes that, thanks to a high-yielding monoculture, have almost disappeared.

Dirt Game
54:31

Dirt Game: Boab Dreaming

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC April 4, 2014

Business and economics

Geography

Personal and social capability

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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The team attend an annual West Australian mining forum, complete with bikini-clad barmaids much to Max and Shane's delight. Brian finds himself called away to CCR's new gas ...

The team attend an annual West Australian mining forum, complete with bikini-clad barmaids much to Max and Shane's delight. Brian finds himself called away to CCR's new gas field to deal with a fresh water bore the local Indigenous community fears will harm its sacred sites. With the gas project stalled until the issue is resolved, Caz and Max join Brian to retest the area in hope of finding an alternative site for the bore.

Xploration Earth 2050
21:17

Xploration Earth 2050: Bio-Mechanimals

Season 1 Episode 1 BBC Knowledge December 3, 2016

Design and technologies

Digital technologies

Earth and environment

Sustainability

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Mechanical birds, aluminum snakes, remote controlled manta rays. They may look like toys, but they are incredible robots that may change the world. Joe Penna explores Mechanimals!

Mechanical birds, aluminum snakes, remote controlled manta rays. They may look like toys, but they are incredible robots that may change the world. Joe Penna explores Mechanimals!

Xploration Earth 2050
21:16

Xploration Earth 2050: Future Of Robots

Season 1 Episode 26 BBC Knowledge March 18, 2017

Earth and environment

Sustainability

Personal and social capability

Digital technologies

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Robot technology is moving so fast, its hard to determine where it's going. From robot co-workers, robot companions, and robotic teachers for kids, we explore the robot revolution.

Robot technology is moving so fast, its hard to determine where it's going. From robot co-workers, robot companions, and robotic teachers for kids, we explore the robot revolution.

Xploration Earth 2050
11:16

Xploration Earth 2050: Future Of Learning

Season 1 Episode 29 BBC Knowledge April 1, 2017

Earth and environment

Sustainability

Personal and social capability

Digital technologies

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
As society advances new technologies are applied to what we learn and the ways we learn it. What will learning look like in 2050? Can video games teach us anything? You bet ...

As society advances new technologies are applied to what we learn and the ways we learn it. What will learning look like in 2050? Can video games teach us anything? You bet they can.

Should We Close Our Zoos?
52:18

Should We Close Our Zoos?

SBS January 10, 2017

Ethical understanding

Sustainability

Civics and citizenship

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Can we justify the existence of zoos in the current era? Liz Bonnin explores the modern face of zoos and asks whether their claims to be centres of conservation can be supported.

Can we justify the existence of zoos in the current era? Liz Bonnin explores the modern face of zoos and asks whether their claims to be centres of conservation can be supported.

Dirt Game
49:27

Dirt Game: Green And Gold

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC2 December 8, 2009

Business and economics

Geography

Personal and social capability

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
With the nickel mine back on track and the bank's foreclosure action briefly averted, Brian (Gerald Lepkowski) finds that CCR's revived 19th century gold mine is under threat ...

With the nickel mine back on track and the bank's foreclosure action briefly averted, Brian (Gerald Lepkowski) finds that CCR's revived 19th century gold mine is under threat when concerns are raised about a nearby creek. Locals and environmentalists are pressuring for its closure. Caz (Katie Wall) finds herself bullied by her old 'greenie' friends as she investigates the site.

Girls Get Out There
25:11

Girls Get Out There

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS2 June 6, 2015

Health and PE

Critical thinking

Personal and social capability

Sustainability

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This documentary series shows the essence of surfing as a sport and lifestyle through eight young women. From surfing to helping mother nature, follow their travels and ...

This documentary series shows the essence of surfing as a sport and lifestyle through eight young women. From surfing to helping mother nature, follow their travels and surfing adventures as they make their way down the coast of Africa and back up again.

Girls Get Out There
25:50

Girls Get Out There

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS2 June 13, 2015

Health and PE

Critical thinking

Personal and social capability

Sustainability

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This documentary series shows the essence of surfing as a sport and lifestyle through eight young women. From surfing to helping mother nature, follow their travels and ...

This documentary series shows the essence of surfing as a sport and lifestyle through eight young women. From surfing to helping mother nature, follow their travels and surfing adventures as they make their way down the coast of Africa and back up again.

Henry Ford
1:54:47

Henry Ford

The History Channel December 16, 2018

Design and technologies

Business and economics

Ethical understanding

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
An absorbing life story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century. This program offers an incisive look at ...

An absorbing life story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century. This program offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labour and management, and a thought-provoking reminder of how Ford's automobile forever changed the way we work, where we live, and our ideas about individuality, freedom, and possibility.

Wild Thailand
50:33

Wild Thailand

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS November 19, 2014

Geography

Science

Sustainability

Intercultural Understanding

5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Thailand is a land of incredible beauty with more than fifty protected national parks accounting for nearly ten per cent of the country's surface, but its stunning array of ...

Thailand is a land of incredible beauty with more than fifty protected national parks accounting for nearly ten per cent of the country's surface, but its stunning array of wildlife is often forgotten and rarely seen. This two-part documentary special explores the hidden wildlife secrets from this beautiful and majestical land.

GasLand
1:42:51

GasLand

SBS May 1, 2011

Geography

Business and economics

Earth and environment

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
It is happening all across America - rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company ...

It is happening all across America - rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company hopes to tap into a reservoir dubbed the 'Saudi Arabia of natural gas'. Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground by a hydraulic drilling process called 'fracking', but is fracking safe? Josh Fox set out on a journey across America's heartland to find out. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Movie Festival.

Future Makers
45:18

Future Makers

Discovery Channel May 17, 2010

Science

Geography

Sustainability

Earth and environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The Future Makers tells the story of key Australians who are leading the way on the world stage in renewable energy. The program explores the vision of these leaders and ...

The Future Makers tells the story of key Australians who are leading the way on the world stage in renewable energy. The program explores the vision of these leaders and follows them as their projects unfold. Watch as people create solutions that won't cost the earth.

The Bitter Taste Of Tea
58:35

The Bitter Taste Of Tea

SBS February 10, 2010

Business and economics

Geography

Ethical understanding

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In the beautiful, lush tea gardens in Kenya, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, millions of tea-workers struggle everyday, fighting to survive as they pluck tea for ...

In the beautiful, lush tea gardens in Kenya, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, millions of tea-workers struggle everyday, fighting to survive as they pluck tea for multinational companies. The companies promise the consumers they will act as responsible members of the global society - protecting the environment and ensuring good working and living conditions.