Terms of physical geography

This animation demonstrates the most important relief features, surface waters and their relevant symbols.

Rivers and landforms

Rivers play an important role in shaping the Earth's surface: they cause erosion as well as carrying and depositing sediment.

Traditional Japanese house (Machiya)

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

Hot-air balloon (18th century)

The French Montgolfier brothers were the first pioneers of flying.

Code of Hammurabi

The Code of Hammurabi is the emblem of the Mesopotamian civilisation; it contains 282 laws carved into a basalt stele.

Scale exercises

An interesting logical exercise: you have many weights that look the same, you have to find the only one that is different.

The life-cycle of the Solar System

The formation of the Sun and the planets started with the contraction of a dust cloud about 4.5 billion years ago.

Greek gods

The Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology were as diverse as humans.

Vegetative plant organs

These organs are vital for the survival and development of plants.

The anatomy and functions of the liver

The liver is a vital organ that plays an important role in the digestion of fats, detoxification and metabolism.

Ocean currents

The Great ocean conveyor is a planet-wide system of ocean currents, which has a great influence on the Earth´s climate.

Galileo Galilei's workshop

Galileo Galilei's scientific achievements contributed greatly to the advancement of physics and astronomy.

Aeolian landforms in deserts

Wind, as an external force, plays an important role in shaping deserts.

Geometric transformations – rotation

This animation demonstrates geometric rotation, a type of geometric transformation both in plane and space.

Geometric transformations – translation

This animation demonstrates geometric translation in both plane and space.

Geometric transformations – reflection

This animation demonstrates geometric reflection, a type of geometric transformation both in plane and space.

Tower of London (16th century)

The intriguing history of this historic castle spans nearly a thousand years.

Altitudinal zonation

In mountainous areas the climate, soil properties, the flora and fauna change depending on elevation.

3D puzzle

This exciting and colourful game is designed to develop spatial perception. You can check your solutions using isometric views.

The mechanism of vision

The curvature of the lens of the eye changes when we look at a distant or at a near object, to ensure a sharp image.

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