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short science documentaries?

Discussion in 'Science' started by physics_suits_you, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. "Twig" do some super very short video clips (2-3mins) which can be used thematically. If they are low level, sitting concentrating for 30 mins will be well beyond them! Some clips are available as free tasters.
    It costs to have access to their database BUT it could be used right across the department.
    (I did some work for them about 10months ago, but I will not benefit if you join them.)
     
  2. you'd think 30 minutes is too much for them, but they were totally absorbed by the dinosaur ones i've shown them...obviously dinosaurs are just cool(!), and the format of the program helped - lots of rampaging CGI dinos and no boring person sitting talking, but i wondered if there were others. will check out twig though - thanks!
     
  3. bogstandardcomp

    bogstandardcomp New commenter

  4. Have you had a look at BBC Class Clips?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/

    Great search facilities, short clips, great quality.

    They should keep you going for a while.

    :D
     
  5. spolem1

    spolem1 New commenter

    How about some bits of Frozen Planet? You might have to be selective but the penguins and polar bears are very entertaining.
     
  6. thanks everyone, will check out all of these :)
     
  7. Might seem high level at first glance, but sixty symbols http://www.sixtysymbols.com/ has some really good links all from the one site. Watch out though, once you start in on one symbol, you can easily get sidetracked and forget what you originally went in for!
     
  8. And a really short video with a huge impact and lots of talking points is Ron Garan's (ISS Scientist and campaigner)video taken using time lapse from the ISS during his last mission. You may want to turn the music down, but even the most hardened kids go quiet once you fly over the first of several Auroras, looking down from above...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4CeJYcPACU
     
  9. Orion

    Orion New commenter

    How about youtube there is loads on there that you could use to start things off.
    Maybe try this as well and do some old fashioned Physics practicals with pulleys and levers with these cartoons to start them off.. www.animatedscience.co.uk/flv
     

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