Our astronomical neighbourhood

A demonstration of nearby planets, stars and galaxies.

Covalent bonds in benzene molecules

In benzene there are sigma bonds and delocalised pi bonds between carbon atoms.

Motorway design and construction

We can travel on dual carriageways on the motorway.

Chain reaction

Energy released during nuclear fission can be used for civilian or military purposes.

Generators and electric motors

While generators convert mechanical energy into electrical energy, electric motors convert electrical energy into mechanical energy.

Venus figurines

These Palaeolithic statuettes probably symbolise fertility and prosperity.

The development of celestial mechanics

This animation introduces the studies of astronomers and physicists whose works fundamentally changed our view of the universe.

Hot-air balloon (18th century)

The French Montgolfier brothers were the first pioneers of flying.

Newton’s Laws of Motion

This animation demonstrates Sir Isaac Newton's three laws of motion that laid the foundation for classical mechanics.

Baths of Caracalla (Rome, 3rd century)

The magnificent bath complex of the Roman Emperor was built in the 3rd century AD.

Watt´s steam engine (18th century)

The steam engine, perfected by the Scottish engineer James Watt, revolutionised technology.

Traditional Japanese house (Machiya)

The animation shows the traditional Japanese wooden townhouse, the machiya.

The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is an artificial waterway created to shorten shipping routes between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.

Countries of the World

Learning about the geographic location, capitals and flags of the world´s countries through exercises in three levels of difficulty.

Nervous system

The central nervous system consists of the brain and the spinal cord, the peripheral nervous system consists of nerves and ganglia.

Mining at the time of the Industrial Revolution

At the end of the 18th century, mining boomed because of the great need for raw materials in the dynamically developing industry.

Lunar eclipse

Lunar eclipses occur when the Moon passes through the shadow cone of Earth

Faulting (intermediate)

Vertical forces can break up layers of rock into fault blocks, which then move vertically along the fracture planes.

Mount Rushmore (USA)

Carved into a granite cliff, the sculptures of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial depict four great United States presidents.

Maglev Trains

One of the most modern means of transport is the Maglev, capable of travelling at speeds of over 400 km/h.

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