The powerful natural forces that shaped the globe's mountains, oceans and deserts also represent major risks to human life. Fierce Earth reveals how plate tectonics and weather systems make some parts of the world dangerous places to live, what it's like when disaster strikes, and what people do to survive living in those environments in spite of the hazards. <br /><br /> Discover what life is like living in an earthquake zone on a visit to Tokyo and a quake simulator. See how deserts are formed and how people survive in a harsh environment where sandstorms are just a part of life. Visit America's thunder and lightning capital, Florida, with a storm chaser. And meet Tilly Smith, a young hero of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami who spotted the signs of the disaster approaching from the Indian Ocean.
With little rainfall, desert environments provide hostile living conditions for plants and animals.
Find the science behind extreme weather and climate through various videos in this collection suitable for primary and secondary students.
Ever wondered what it would be like to survive in the bush? The First Nations people use many methods of finding, collecting and processing food in diverse conditions and environment. Discover how they obtain, process and use their food resources in this collection.
Before everybody had GPS devices on hand, the art of mapping was most important for Middle Ages explorers being sent off to discover the "new world" by most monarchs across Europe. Students can explore the art of mapping and topography themselves in this collection.
Australia's landscape is as diverse as it is unique. Explore our vast continent with students of all ages.
Use this collection to enhance your students observational skills whilst informing them of the changing seasons and how weather affects our daily lives.
Assist your students to investigate the properties of different habitats within their environment with the help of this curated collection.
Warnings make weather seem predictable, but the effects of cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes can be unexpected and devastating. See how scientists study storms and people survive them.
Explore the world of volcanoes and how molten rock and plate tectonics shape and reshape Earth. Share the knowledge of these powerful geological forces with this collection of clips and documentaries.
Raise awareness in your classroom about Threatened Species Day with the spotlight is on native plants, animals, and ecosystems that are under threat and reflect on how we can protect them into the future.
In August 1945 the US dropped two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, devastating the Japanese cities. See the aftermath of the attacks while exploring the history of nuclear disasters. (ACDSEH107, ACDSEH127)
Italy lies in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea Find out all about Italy, it's culture, food and history in this curated playlist.
Asteroids, sometimes called minor planets, are rocky remnants left over from the early formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. Find out how they reshaped the Earth here. (ACSSU115, ACSSU153, ACSSU180, ACSSU188)
Many of Australia's 1 million species of different animals and plants are unique to this part of the world. Get to know them a bit better with some of our favourite nature videos.
Living things live in all different types of habitats. In this playlist, you'll learn what a habitat is and the different types of habitats there are, along with which animals reside in each of the habitats. (ACSSU044,ACSSU072,ACSSU073,ACSSU043,ACSSU094,VCSSU042,VCSSU043,VCSSU057)
Water and weather, and the world play a significant role in our lives. Watch this playlist to find out about the impact on the earth through hands-on scientific exploration and experimentation. (ACSSU096, VCSSU046, VCSSU06, VCSSU078, VCSSU099, VCSSU101)
This playlist focuses on Australia post 1900 and includes topics such as race, rights and immigration in Australia since 1900. Also find out more about migration experiences to Australia.
Australia as a nation moves from colonial Australia to the development of Australia as a nation. Explore the factors leading to Federation and experiences of democracy and citizenship.
Natural Disasters aren't fun to have around. Find out the science behind these geological and meteorological events and gain insights on what to do in tough situations through this selected playlist.
Natural Disasters aren't fun to have around. Find out the science behind these events as well as gain insights on what to do in tough situations through this selected playlist. (ACSSU096,VCSSU079,VCGGK095)
Australia is addressing climate change and ensuring energy security and affordability. Find out more about the effects of climate change and how it is impacting your life. ((ACHGK020,VCGGK110,VCGGK147)
Climate change is rapidly effecting our environment and our lives. Discover what is happening and how everyone can take part in making a difference.
The ocean serves not only as Earth's lungs, but is also home to nanoarchaeum equitans, the world's smallest living organism, and the gigantic blue whale, the largest creature to have ever lived. See why the sea is so important in this timely collection marking World Oceans Day.
Environmentalists are full of ideas about how we can make changes in our everyday lives and reduce the impact on our environment. These videos show us how.
With Harmony Day marked on March 22 every year, help students gain insights into the importance of multiculturalism, diversity, and remaining open-minded to the beliefs and customs of other people.
Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with Attenborough, explore Kakadu's Mountford rock art, peek inside the micro-worlds of the Galapagos, and be awed by the Great Wall of China when exploring the world's heritage sites.