Pollution

Pollution is the detrimental effect of human activity on the natural environment.

The ear and the mechanism of hearing

The ear converts the vibrations of air into electric signals which are then processed by the brain.

Volcanic activity

This animation demonstrates different types of volcanic eruptions

Four-stroke Otto engine

This animation demonstrates the type of engine most commonly used in cars.

Human body (male)

This animation introduces the most important organ systems of the human body.

Perimeter, area, surface area and volume

This animation presents the formulas to calculate the perimeter and area of shapes as well as the surface area and volume of solids.

Acropolis (Athens, 5th century BC)

The world's most famous citadel, the Acropolis of Athens was built in the 5th century BC, during the Age of Pericles.

Tyrannosaurus rex ‘tyrant lizard’

Large carnivores, perhaps the best known of dinosaurs.

Formation of the Earth and Moon

This animation demonstrates how the Earth and the Moon were formed.

Nizwa Fort (Oman, 17th century)

The round tower of the largest fort in the Arabian Peninsula had an ingenious defence system.

Hagia Sophia (Istanbul)

The church of the 'Holy Wisdom', built in the Byzantine Empire, had been one of the largest religious buildings until 1935, when it was converted into a museum.

Colosseum (Rome, 1st century)

The most famous and most magnificent amphitheatre of Rome was built in the 1st century.

Seawater desalination

The desalination process produces drinking water from seawater.

Interesting geography facts – Physical geography

This animation presents some interesting facts in physical geography.

Leonardo da Vinci’s workshop (Florence, 16th century)

Visit the workshop of the Renaissance polymath and his most influential inventions and works of art.

The Forbidden City (Beijing, 17th century)

The Forbidden City is one of the most magnificent and mysterious monuments of imperial China.

The first voyage of James Cook

James Cook's legendary journey around the world proved to be enormously valuable for science.

The Victorian era

The scene depicts the extremities of the Victorian era, presenting the throne room and a workhouse.

Bell X-1

The Bell X-1 was the first manned aircraft to exceed the speed of sound in level flight.

Hippocrates of Kos

Hippocrates, head of the medical school on the Greek island of Kos, is considered the 'Father of Medicine'.

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