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Scientific Eye

Classroom resources covering the science curriculum at Key Stage 3

There are 20 videos in this series.

20 mins Physical Processes 3 - Temperature and Heat
The nature of heat and the measurement of temperature are issues covered in this programme.
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20 mins Physical Processes 3 - Electricity for the Future
This programme investigates the use and production of electricity, including how much we consume and the challenges for the future.
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20 mins Physical Processes 3 - Light and Reflections
This programme uses a solar eclipse to reveal some basic properties of light, including reflection, the transmission of light, and how we see things.
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20 mins Physical Processes 3 - Magnetism
Using practical examples and fun illustrations this programme answers four main questions about magnetism; why are some materials magnetic? what is a magnetic field? how are magnets made? and what are the uses of magnets today?.
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20 mins Physical Processes: Machines and Moments
Forces and their turning effect are featured in this programme, exploring how a range of simple machines make the best use of forces.
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20 mins Life and Living Processes - Habitat and Population
This programme is from the Scientific Eye: Life and Living Processes series and examines the relationship between living organisms and their environment.
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20 mins Life and Living Processes - Green Plants
This programme from the Scientific Eye: Life and Living Processes series is concerned with the importance of plants and the processes by which biomass is produced.
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20 mins Life and Living Processes - Diet and Nutrition
This programme from the Scientific Eye: Life and Living Processes series is concerned with the importance of a balanced, healthy diet.
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20 mins Life and Living Processes - Energy for Life
This programme from the Scientific Eye: Life and Living Processes series examines the process of respiration.
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20 mins Life and Living Processes - Microbes and Health
This programme from the Scientific Eye: Life and Living Processes series examines the immune system, diseases and the role of microbes.
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20 mins Materials and Their Properties - Acids and Alkalis
Everyday examples of acids are used as a starting point for an investigation of their chemical properties and industrial and economic use.
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20 mins Life and Living Processes - Movement
Young gymnasts, divers and cyclists help to explore the importance of muscles and bones in order to give pupils a better understanding of the role of the skeleton, joints and muscles in movement.
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20 mins Life and Living Processes - Cells
Microscopes provide an amazing insight into the structure of a range of cells, helping scientists to grow tissue cultures, test drugs and save the lives of burn victims.
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20 mins Life and Living Processes - Classification
See how scientists at the Central Science Laboratory use keys and methods of classification to identify animal and plant life that arrive in the country.
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20 mins Life and Living Processes - Drugs and Health
Using an asthmatic person as a case study, this programme offers a scientific look at drugs and how they can be both beneficial and detrimental to health.
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20 mins Life and Living Processes - Reproduction
This programme looks into the progress made by fertility clinics, and how they are a product of scientific development and discovery.
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20 mins Materials and Their Properties - Rust
The programme explores the ongoing battle between the human race and rust. Along the way the factors iron, water, and oxygen are observed and investigated.
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20 mins Materials and Their Properties - Fire
The fire triangle is brought to life with spectacular demonstrations and fire fighters at work, with the fire that can burn underwater and the devastating front room fire.
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20 mins Materials and Their Properties - Rocks
An investigation into the properties of rocks, detailing how they are formed, the use of rock to build high street buildings, and an illustrated sequence of the rock cycle.
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20 mins Materials and Their Properties - Limestone
A case study, involving quarry owners, scientists, local residents and industrialists, allows the audience to decide whether the environmental consequences of extracting limestone are outweighed by the commercial advantages.
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