Videos

Watch experts describe our ever-changing planet and our relationship with it.

VIDEOS

Earthquakes and their impact Earthquakes and their impact Gary Gibson, ES&S and University of Melbourne, explains why earthquakes happen and how they cause damage. Earth’s internal structure Earth’s internal structure Janet Hergt, University of Melbourne, describes the structure of the Earth from crust to core. What to look for in a gem What to look for in a gem Grant Hamid, Hamid Brothers, describes the diversity of gems and the features that make them special. Australia’s mineral resources Australia’s mineral resources Sandra Close, Surbiton Associates, outlines the significance of mining in Australia today. Gem Chemistry Gem Chemistry Dermot Henry, Museum Victoria, explains the colour and other natural qualities of gemstones. Volcanic Eruptions and Human Life Volcanic Eruptions and Human Life Ray Cas, Monash University, describes the impact of volcanic eruptions on human existence. Eruption of Different types of Volcano Eruption of Different types of Volcano Jacqueline Miles, Monash University, explains why some volcanoes erupt gently and others explosively. Aboriginal Use of Rocks and Minerals Aboriginal Use of Rocks and Minerals Phillip Batty, Museum Victoria, describes Aboriginal people’s use of rocks and minerals in Central Australia. Minerals with high-tech applications Minerals with high-tech applications Dermot Henry, Museum Victoria, describes applications of minerals in technology today. The Minerals of Broken Hill The Minerals of Broken Hill Bill Birch, Museum Victoria, describes the formation of minerals at Broken Hill and explains why they are so diverse. The Murchison Meteorite Story The Murchison Meteorite Story John Lovering describes his excitement at seeing the Murchison meteorite and its scientific significance. Accounts of Meteorite Impacts Accounts of Meteorite Impacts Tanya Hill, Museum Victoria, talks about meteorite impacts on Earth including some eyewitness accounts.
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