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ESO 1. Science

1. The Earth in the Universe
Sputnik news reel

Sputnik news reel

Watch this news reel from Universal Studios on the launch of Sputnik in 1957, the first man-made satellite ever put into orbit.

Apollo 11 mission highlights

Apollo 11 mission highlights

Watch that small step for a man, but giant leap for Mankind.

Apollo lunar landings

Apollo lunar landings

The 6 lunar landings of the Apollo Mission seen simultaneously from the same perspective as the astronauts.

Milky Way

Milky Way

Find out more about the Milky Way galaxy.

Produced by Cassiopeia Project

Really big stars

Really big stars

Want to see something really big? Well watch this. Check out how our own moon compares to the largest star we currently know about, VY Canis Majoris.

Produced by Cassiopeia Project

Planets and stars to Scale

Planets and stars to Scale

Watch from the smallest planet in the Solar System to the biggest known star.

The known Universe

The known Universe

From the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang.

Source: American Museum of Natural History

Sol

Sol

Find out more about the Sun and its future.

Produced by Cassiopeia Project

Pluto

Pluto

Find out more about the dwarf planet Pluto.

Produced by Cassiopeia Project

Mercury

Mercury

Find out more about the planet Mercury.

Produced by Cassiopeia Project

Venus

Venus

Find out more about the planet Venus.

Produced by Cassiopeia Project

Mars

Mars

Find out more about the planet Mars.

Produced by Cassiopeia Project

Jupiter

Jupiter

Find out more about the planet Jupiter.

Produced by Cassiopeia Project

Saturn

Saturn

Find out more about the planet Saturn.

Produced by Cassiopeia Project

Uranus

Uranus

Find out more about the planet Uranus.

Produced by Cassiopeia Project

Neptune

Neptune

Find out more about the planet Neptune.

Produced by Cassiopeia Project

Earth

Earth

Find out more about the planet Earth.

Produced by Cassiopeia Project

Earth rise from the Moon

Earth rise from the Moon

Recorded in April 2008 by the Kaguya (Selene) spaceprobe from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

Total lunar eclipse

Total lunar eclipse

Total lunar eclipse of February 20, 2008, in slow motion.

2. Matter
Eureka! - Volume and density

Eureka! - Volume and density

Learn how a "car crusher machine" can help your father to reduce both the volume and the density of his car.

Produced by TVOntario

Meet the elements

Meet the elements

Sing and learn the properties of some chief elements.

The elements song, by Tom Lehrer

The elements song, by Tom Lehrer

Exhaustive and exhausting, yet funny, recitation of all the know elements to the date of the recording.

Mixtures and compounds

Mixtures and compounds

Learn the difference!

Eureka! - Atoms

Eureka! - Atoms

Learn how matter is made up of molecules built with very different types of smaller particles: the atoms.

Produced by TVOntario

Eureka! - Electrons

Eureka! - Electrons

Learn that atoms are made up of even tinier particles and a lot of empty space.

Produced by TVOntario

Eureka! - Molecules in solids

Eureka! - Molecules in solids

Maybe you thought they weren't moving… but see their dance!

Produced by TVOntario

Eureka! - Molecules in liquids

Eureka! - Molecules in liquids

These ones move even faster.

Produced by TVOntario

Eureka! - Evaporation and condensation

Eureka! - Evaporation and condensation

Learn how are the molecules in a gas, and what can make liquids turn into gases… and viceversa.

Produced by TVOntario

Eureka! - Expansion and contraction

Eureka! - Expansion and contraction

And now learn that that was because the heat affects the movement of the molecules of the objects.

Produced by TVOntario

4. The Water and the Hydrosphere
Ocean currents

Ocean currents

Learn which are the major ocean currents and how they circulate.

7. Prokaryotes, Protozoa, Algae and Fungi
Bacteria

Bacteria

You might not see them, but they're there.

Bacterian growth

Bacterian growth

Watch a colony of bacteria multiplying.

Microscopic world I

Microscopic world I

Beautiful movie showing algae, protozoa and small invertebrates dancing in a lake.

Small world

Small world

Much the same thing as the previous one. Protozoa and lots of algae.

Phagocytosis (I)

Phagocytosis (I)

Amoeba gobbles algae cells.

Phagocytosis (II)

Phagocytosis (II)

Amoeba gobbles paramecium.

Cilia and flagella

Cilia and flagella

Narrated clip explaining protozoan movement.

Fungi

Fungi

Fungi in all their beautiness.

Mushroom madness

Mushroom madness

Extracted from the BBC/NHK documentary Planet Earth.

Blue oyster mushrooms growing

Blue oyster mushrooms growing

Beautiful time-lapse movie showing the growth of the many mushrooms produced by a single fungus.

Mould on rotting apple

Mould on rotting apple

Another time-lapse movie showing the not-so-riveting growth of these inferior fungi.

8. The Plant Kingdom
Adaptations of plants

Adaptations of plants

Learn how plants have evolved to perform efficiently the vital functions.

Produced by Britannica.com

Adaptations of leaves

Adaptations of leaves

Watch how the plants' leaves can be strongly modified to help improve a plant's adaptation to an specific environment or lifestyle.

An Assignment Discovery video

9. The Animal Kingdom
Amazing octopus camouflage

Amazing octopus camouflage

It is not a ghost, although it certainly looks like it.

Life of a monarch butterfly

Life of a monarch butterfly

From the caterpillar to the imago.

Monarch butterfly caterpillar pupating

Monarch butterfly caterpillar pupating

Watch the monarch butterfly caterpillar forming the chrysalis.

Painted lady butterflies

Painted lady butterflies

Later life stages of several painted lady butterflies: caterpillar, pupa and imago.

Caterpillars

Caterpillars

See how amazingly these vulnerable creatures manage to survive.

Ants

Ants

Watch the most stunning ants' nest that you could ever think of.

Sea turtles and their hatchlings

Sea turtles and their hatchlings

Watch how sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand and how their hatchlings must immediately make it to the water.

Produced by Britannica.com

Galapagos tortoises

Galapagos tortoises

Tortoises of the Galapagos islands.

Produced by Britannica.com

Smarter city birds

Smarter city birds

Biologists are comparing country bumpkins and city slickers... among birds!

Produced by ScienCentral

Partnerships

Partnerships

Watch how patience and interspecific tolerance bring about common benefits for mammals and birds.

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