Due to the Covid-19 related postponement of the New Zealand International Science Festival, the festival team has been curating and will be frequently updating a 'digital festival' experience which can be enjoyed at home while New Zealand is in lockdown.
Perpetual motion machines have captured many inventors’ imaginations. There’s just one problem: they don’t work.
At the beginning of the Triassic Period the world is hot, flat, and very dry. But then 234 million years ago, the climate suddenly changed for the wetter.
The spectacular sight of mountain goats defying gravity on a vertical dam wall in Italy, and all because they are have a craving for some of Earth's elements essential to life.
On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe.
Making accurate world maps is mathematically impossible.
Canadian astronaut and Commander of Expedition 35 Chris Hadfield answers a question about how astronauts brush their teeth in space. You might be surprised by what he reveals!
Science Max brings you a special compilation including some of our favourite episodes from season 1. Tune in and prepare for a heap of science madness!
The development of Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) eggs to froglets in 49 days, just 7 weeks!
Steve Mould, the science guy from Britain's Brightest, to explore the science behind the "self siphoning beads" - also known as "Newton's Beads".
Gemini, Sagittarius, Scorpio? You've heard of them and now is your chance to get to know them a little more.
Discover the creatures that live between the tides on the rocky shore and in the shallow coastal waters of New Zealand
Cut yours out, put it on and get social! If you have friends overseas, why not encourage them to join in, too?
In 100 years, the TV has taken many shapes and sizes. Here's the history of the television, from the 1920s to today.
From UV ink to mysterious donuts; from grinning devils to shy spiders - these banknotes are hiding unbelievable secrets.
When you take a bite of a hot pepper, your body reacts as if your mouth is on fire... why?
You stick cookie dough into an oven, and magically, you get a plate of warm, gooey cookies. Except it's not magic; it's science.
Wes Tank raps Dr. Seuss' classic children's book "The Lorax" over Dr. Dre's legendary hip hop beats for "Still D.R.E.", "California Love" and "Lil' Ghetto Boy"
David Mitchell presents a series of science adventures on topics ranging from the Big Bang, to Citizen Science, to thought.
Science is not just for scientists. There are ways that everyone can be involved and contribute.
Tens of thousands of spectators made the pilgrimage from across the United States & 22 million people around the world on Youtube witnessed the thunderous roar of the SpaceX's new jumbo rocket.
Carl Sagan's poignant reflection of our position of the universe, inspired by the most distant photo of earth ever taken.
Blippi takes you for a journey to see what items sink or float.
How does sound travel to your radio?
Are there planets in our solar system on which life is possible
This BBC science documentary on the secrets of light and energy quantum physics, highlights the formation, transference and storage of energy as well as how light is reflected and "created".
n September 1977, NASA launched Voyager I from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The craft carried a golden record that contained a message to aliens from the people of Earth. Here's what it said.
Join Sesame Street's Murray at Science and Nature school to learn something new!
Get the scoop on poop! Go with biological conservationists as they study animal behaviour and health through poop.
Think you know everything there is about monkeys? Think again!
Fascinating facts about the first time man set foot on the moon.
Chinstrap penguins might be cute, but they like to cause mischief.
Chemist Louis Pasteur was challenged to prove that invisible agents (germs) caused diseases, and he did so by using sheep.
About 1,500 active volcanoes can be found around the world. Learn about the major types of volcanoes, the geological process behind eruptions, and where the most destructive volcanic eruption ever witnessed occurred.
Explore the creation of planetary rings with Neil deGrasse Tyson and discover the fate of the Cassini space probe.
Synthesiser legend Jean Michel Jarre talks you through the massive machines that he used for his breakout record Oxygene
Download, print and make this STEM fortune teller and find your weird and wonderful STEM career.
Sabrina shows us how to do just that by going back to our original problem at the gorge.
Scroll the depths of the ocean from your dry home
They're not just an animal, they're a material. And that's got engineers interested.
Aerogels are the world's lightest (least dense) solids.
Real world examples of how the Hydrosphere and Geosphere affect each other
Talking elephants are not just fictional characters in Dumbo.
The center of the Earth lies about 4,000 miles below its surface, so it’s gonna be a long trip.
Explore the beginning of rotoscoping, a technique animators can use to create realistic motion.
Jonathan Puddic - Cawthron scientist will deliver a Science at Home webisode series. This is a special initiative from Cawthron Institute for the nation-wide Covid-19 lock-down period.
The first CGI in movies was inspired by some of the first photos of Mars. This is how it worked.
At home practical science to investigate and explore our ocean world.
Join Robert Irwin to see what wildlife encounters await at Australia Zoo - it's as wild as life gets!
How do we get energy? And how does one animal get energy from another animal, or a plant. It's all about food chains and food webs in this Crash Course Kids Compilation.
A rusty spotted cat, the world's smallest cat, explores his forest home in Sri Lanka, but his natural curiosity is destined to get him into a spot of trouble.
The Hubble Deep Field, explained by the man who made it happen.
What do science and play have in common? Neuroscientist Beau Lotto thinks all people (kids included) should participate in science and, through the process of discovery, change perceptions.
How to make and decorate your very own edible planet
These Dinosaur Footprint Cookies are such a fun edible treat for all your little dinosaur lovers.
Learn Easy DIY Science Experiments for Kids.
Sabrina talks to us about the Sun, stars, the universe, and how constellations work.
Ants snack choices tell scientists something about the food that’s available to them in nature.
Talk to the world's original chat bot
Can AI guess what you're drawing?
Why do we get sick? Learn the importance of washing your hands!
Semi-Conductor is an experiment that lets you conduct your own orchestra through your browser.
In under fifteen minutes you can make a basic bar soap from scratch, using only organic olive and coconut oils, lye, and ice water.
In the 1960s, only 30 percent of infant pandas born at breeding centers survived. Today 90 percent survive. So, what changed?
Learn about how water travel up the paper towels through a process called capillary action.