10 Movies that got the Science Right


The future or in some cases the past has some pretty neat technology. According to scientists and physicists, these movies got it right when it comes to achievable technology.

Jurassic Park (1993)

Could we recreate an animal from DNA? Scientists in Korea are currently cloning deceased pets, mammoths are next and then, who knows!

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Blade Runner (1982)

With the rise in AI and increasingly realistic humanoid robots will we see or fail to see the robots that walk among us.

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Alien (1979)

The idea of a parasite using us as a host to incubate its young is very plausible, the botfly lays its eggs in a person and the fly hatches in not such a spectacular way.

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Star Wars – Episode IV – A New Hope

Exo-Planets, Lightspeed travel, Weapons that can destroy worlds, The “force”. All of these things could be possible. The force could be more difficult to prove or even measure, but the Hadron Collider and quantum physics could have the answer to this theory.

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The War of the Worlds (1953)

If we do get a response in our Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence will it be in the form of an email, text message or full-scale invasion?

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2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)

Could an A.I. have murder on its circuits? Google’s A.I. already said what it would do to us.

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Contact (1997)

Can an Einstein-Rosen bridge be the way we travel across the cosmos and reach our neighbors?

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The Matrix (1999)

Are we living in a computer simulation? Some scientists say it is more likely that we are than aren’t. With the advances in gaming, virtual reality, and augmented reality could we eventually fail to know the difference between the two?

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (2005)

space tourism, parallel universes, instant translation devices, sentient computers, all possible in the mind of today’s scientists. But how can we make it happen?

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Avatar (2009)

Finding another habitable planet, terraforming, blending DNA with an alien species, Controlling another body with thought. With the advances in prosthetics could we eventually control another body?

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Did we miss any? leave your favorite science-based movie in the comments below.

Classic Movies – An introduction to Cinema

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Today we will be looking at some classic movies and learning about how cinema and special effects have evolved.

Primary Content:

The Red Balloon (1956)

A Short Film beautifully told without the use of words.

The Wizard of OZ (1939) 

This movie shows the technical skill of filmmakers nearly 80 years ago, without the use of computer-aided graphics. Take the magical journey to the land of OZ.

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Singin’ In The Rain (1952)

One of the most well-known musicals in movie history starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.


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Secondary Content:

Metropolis (1927)

Often described as one of the most influential films ever made, this 1927 sci-fi German film was ahead of its time.

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It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Frank Capra’s Christmas feel-good film

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The Great Escape (1963)

Classic World War Two drama, starring Steve McQueen, based on the true story of the prisoners of war at Stalag Luft III.

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Seven Samurai (1954)

Japanese epic from Akira Kurosawa which was given the Hollywood revamp as The Magnificent Seven

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The Ladykillers (1955)

A criminal gang is outwitted by a little old lady in this Ealing Comedy.

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Throne of Blood (1957)

The film transposes the plot of William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth from Medieval Scotland to feudal Japan, with stylistic elements drawn from Noh drama.


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Influences on the Health of Individuals


 Influences on the Health of Individuals Start of content for year 11 VCE Alternatives

Today we are giving your staff and students alternatives to the older VCE programs.

If you are a SmartSuite user then you can select the subject area you are looking for on your TV4Education Search page.


You can then search Via Sub Category


You can also register your school to get upgraded now.

Now if you are not a current SmartSuite user you will have to search for items manually, here is a list of 20 programs you can use instead.

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Ask The Doctor Gut (s01e09)

This is part 9 of 12 episodes, if you want to watch the other 12 programs you can find them using this link

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Catalyst – Low Carb Diet

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Catalyst – Why am I still fat

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The Truth About Calories (s01e01)

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Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

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Michael Mosley Eat, Fast And Live Longer

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Michael Mosley – E-Cigarettes

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Michael Mosley – Wonderful World Of Blood

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Michael Mosley – Do We Need Health Tests

For more of Michael Mosley’s programs, you can go to this Blog Post.

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Scope – Body Science

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Faster, Higher, Stronger Gymnastics – That’s Perfection

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Faster, Higher, Stronger (1500 Metres – The Ultimate Race)

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RACE (2016)

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Bikes Vs Cars

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The Surgery Ship

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First in Human

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Insight – The Health Obesssion

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Business Of Life – Health

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Politics for Kids – The Same-Sex Survey Vote


democracy is a form of government in which the people, either directly or indirectly, take part in governing. The word democracy originates from Greek, and means rule of the people.

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The people who took part in the survey 61.6% of people said yes and 38.4% said no.

Out of all the people who can vote only 78% decided to take part.

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When you become 18, you too will be allowed to decide what laws and who should govern the country.

Watch this behind the news clip that discusses the history of voting.

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Behind The News – The History of Voting

Now what is the difference between a survey and referendum:

A survey gives everyone the chance to have their say on a topic, you might get asked to do a survey on your favorite ice cream flavor or which subject you like the most at school.

A Referendum is when the citizens of a country get to decide what laws they want to be passed in their country and under a democracy, they are who really decides what happens.

With the Vote on Same-Sex Marriage survey, everyone got to express their opinion but it was not legally binding – This means it is still not allowed. By sending out a survey and not a referendum nothing will change until it is passed into law through a different process. This can take days, weeks or even years to do so.


Top 10 in Stem

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We have picked 10 of the best Stem programs and tv series to use in your next class. All Ages.


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The Good Doctor (s01e01)

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10 Eco-Friendly Movies from us


Want to teach your students about sustainability and the environment? Here is a list of 10 movies we have that you can use in class right now.

Over The Hedge

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Free Willy

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Furry Vengeance

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March of The Penguins

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Spirit – Stallion of The Cimarron

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Dr Seuss The Lorax

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Ferngully – The Last Rainforest

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Happy Feet

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Building Resilience in your students


Learning about resilience is a useful skill for any student and when they experience failure or loose at a game they can think about the life lessons from these movies.

Young Students:

Mulan (1998)

An ancient legend of a woman who disguises herself as a man so she can fight with the Chinese army.

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Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius (2001)

11-year-old Jimmy Neutron comes up with a plan to save Retroville’s adults from Aliens

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TURBO 2013

an accident gives a snail the chance to fulfill his dream of becoming the worlds best race car driver.

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The Emperors New Groove (2000)

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Older Students:


Join them on a journey through time.

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Now settled in Genovia, Princess Mia faces a new revelation: she is being primed for an arranged marriage to an English suitor.

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Antz (1998)

A worker Ant decides he wants to be more and enlists as a Soldier Ant

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School of Rock

After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band.

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Teens and adults:

Silver Linings PLaybook (2012)

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

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Safe Haven (2013)

A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

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Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.


Dirty Dancing

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

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A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise while piecing back together with his estranged family.

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Year 9 Geography – Biomes

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Australian Biomes


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Nature’s Microworlds – Australia’s Red Centre

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Nature’s Microworlds – Great Barrier Reef

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The Human MicroBiome

Ask The Doctor Gut (s01e09)

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Biomes from around the earth


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Planet Earth II – Cities

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Planet Earth II – Jungle

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Scope – Hydro Habitats

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Nature’s Microworlds – Deep Sea

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Nature’s Microworlds – Yellowstone

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Nature’s Microworlds – Namib Desert

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R U OK? – Mental Health in Schools

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R u OK?

We ask our friends and families, but what about the people we spend most of our lives around? Our students and fellow staff members.

Here are some digital resources you can use in class or send home with your students.

Australian Story – Beyond OK

The extraordinary story behind R U OK? Day. After advertising executive Gavin Larkin started the suicide prevention movement, he found out he was anything but ok. Nine years on, his legacy continues to sustain his own family.

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Mental Health

Me and My Mental Illness


Insight – How is mental illness managed in the workplace

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The Not So Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive – 10 Years On

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TalkAboutIt – Mental Illness (s03e01)

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Behind The News Special – A Mental Health special

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Larping Saved My Life

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Cyber Bullying

Bullies – Cyber

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Bullies – Workplace

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Bullies – School

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Cyberhate With Tara Moss Episode 5 Beating The Bullies

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Bullied (Part 1 of 2)

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Bullied – Chloe (s01e02)

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The Roy Files – Bullies (s01e02)

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The Feed – Bully’s Deadly Toll

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