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  1. Bio:Fiction: Science Art Film Festival Streaming

    Link
    https://bio-fiction.com
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Biology, Film Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Festivals, Streaming/Download

    The product of Biofaction, a research and science communication company based in Vienna, the film festival was set out in 2011 to explore synthetic biology from all possible angles. Winners and shortlisted entries (over 110 films in total) are available to watch for free. Winning shorts include: Copy & Clone and Bruce (Animation category), Hybris and (In)visible (Fiction category), New Mumbai and E-Chromi (Documentary category), and Vermin (Special Award of the Jury).

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  2. Wyss Institute Streaming

    Link
    https://wyss.harvard.edu
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, General Science, Medicine, Physics, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Organisations, Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    An institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University devoted to research and technology development to create new bioinspired materials and devices with high-impact applications in healthcare, manufacturing, robotics, energy, and sustainable architecture. The Multimedia section of the website offers videos, animations and podcasts. Content is organised into Focus Areas (e.g. 3D Organ Engineering, Molecular Robotics, Synthetic Biology), Technology Areas (e.g. Building Materials, Medical devices, Organs on Chips), Disciplines (from Aging, Architecture, Biochemestry and Design to Materials Science, Medicine and Physics), and Application Areas (e.g. Balance & Motor Control, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart, Kidney, Liver and Lung diseases).

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  3. The Exploratorium Streaming

    Link
    https://www.exploratorium.edu
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, History, Mathematics, Nature, Physics, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    A public learning laboratory, The Exploratorium, is devoted to just that: exploring the world through science, art and human perception. Their mission is ‘to create inquiry-based experiences that transform learning worldwide’ and perhaps more importantly their vision is ‘a world where people think for themselves and can confidently ask questions, question answers, and understand the world around them’. The museum makes available a vast range of, video programmes, organised by subjects, including: Arts (532 videos), Astronomy and Space (220), Biology (331), Chemistry (97), History (35), Mathematics (19), Nature of Science (13), Perception (55), Physics (215), and Social Science (575). There is also a Websites section with over 35, 000 pages of content, which can be explored by subject too.

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  4. ResponSEAble Streaming

    Link
    https://www.responseable.eu
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Agriculture, Biology, Botany, Environmental Studies, Food, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, ResponSEAble’s aim is to encourage Europeans to get more interested in their oceans and improve their understanding of the complex human-ocean relationship. The project has developed the ocean literary tools for different audiences including Educators, Citizens, Policy Makers, Professionals and Scientists. The tools consist of videos, a learning game, a series of weminars and a Key Stories section which provides clear examples around six issues: Eutrophication and agriculture, Ballast water and invasive alien species, Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, Microplastics and Cosmetics, Costal Tourism and Marine Renewable Energy.

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  5. California Academy of Science Streaming

    Link
    https://www.calacademy.org
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Development Studies, Education, Environmental Studies, General Science, Nature, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Podcasting, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    A voice for biodiversity research and exploration, and environmental education, the California Academy of Science’s site offers a wide range of learning experiences via mobile applications, interactives and animal webcams. The Video Library showcases short films on the latest discoveries and research findings made by Academy scientists around the world. Prolific series include: Science Today, Ocean, Space, Human Impacts and Sustainability, Behind the Scenes and Weather and Climate. A significant number of past Lectures can be listened to as podcasts via iTunes and these are organised into four categories: Space, Life, Earth and Tech.

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  6. Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) Streaming

    Link
    http://www.saps.org.uk
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, Botany, Education, General Science
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Funded chiefly by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, SAPS creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science. The How To videos are designed to help teachers and technicians carry out a range of interesting new biology practical experiments with secondary and post-16 students. The videos are intended as quick guides through the necessary practical steps and also suggest how this can be used in the classroom. The Library offers access to a collection of over 200 images to help illustrate ecology, plant biology and plant-animal interactions. There are also links to online teaching resources, with a focus on plant science and related subjects; back issues of the printed Newsletter Osmosis, with teaching resources focusing on practical activity are available too.

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  7. The Internet Bird Collection Streaming

    Link
    https://www.hbw.com/ibc
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, Environmental Studies, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    An online audiovisual library of videos, photos and sound recordings of the world’s birds. It is available to the public free of charge. Aiming to offer at least one video, photo or sound recording per species initially, the long term objective is to include material covering as many subspecies as possible and a variety of biological aspects (e.g. behaviour, feeding, breeding) for every species. The site main sections are: Explore, Upload and What’s New (i.e. new species on the site). Searching capabilities are quite decent and results can be filtered by type of material (i.e. photo, video, sound). Up-loading is free, but users need to be registered. The site also offers specially curated quizzes to test the users’ ornithological skills.

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  8. Cody’s Lab Streaming

    Link
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YBi5p40UZiU
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Geology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Cody Reeder, a Geology student at Utah State University, has been uploading videos for a few years and now has over 1.5 million subscribers. All kinds of experiments are presented here: from geology to chemistry to gardening and everything in between including bee keeping, which is actually the play list with the largest number of videos on offer (109 so far). Other strands include Metal Refining and Recovering, Liquid Nitrogen and Cody’s Rocket Science.

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  9. BirdLife International Streaming

    Link
    http://www.birdlife.org/
    Category
    Bio-Medical
    Subject
    Biology, Nature
    Type of resource
    Databases, Information Sources, Lists, Organisations, Web Links

    BirdLife groups together over 120 organisations worldwide that strive to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity. Their website includes a Data Zone section which presents a wealth of scientific data on the world’s bird species and the sites critical to their conservation. This information can be easily viewed at national and territorial level using the Country Profiles searching capabilities; there is also a Case Studies section, and a Seabird Tracking Database, which contains the largest collection of seabird data in the world. This data can be searched and viewed within the site, but access to the actual data is restricted.

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  10. The Wildlife Trust Webcams Streaming

    Link
    https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/webcams
    Category
    Bio-Medical
    Subject
    Biology, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Web Links

    Wildlife on webcams offers live footage of intriguing behaviours: from courtship, nesting and hatching to a view of the first weeks of a chick’s life. This unrivaled moving image material is provided by the Wildlife Trusts across the British Isles. The webcams may not be available all year-round. At present (June 2018) it includes , Peregrines nesting in Derby Cathedral, Nesting barn owls, Cumbria’s only grey seal, Welsh ospreys, Rutland’s nesting ospreys, Puffins on the island of Burhou, Scotland’s red squirrels and many more. Of particular educative value within the website is the section Species, which offers very detailed information on each specific animal or plant. For example, under Amphibians we can look at the Common Frog and find out information regarding its average length, weight and lifespan; details of conservation status, habitats and geographical distribution, and how to identify them.

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