Archive for the ‘Science // Education’ Category

What Happened Before History? Human Origins

Humans. We have been around for a while now. When we think about our past we think about ancient civilizations, the pyramids, stuff like that. But this is only a tiny, tiny part of our history.

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

What Are You?

What Are You?

So. Are you your body? And if so, how exactly does this work?

Lets explore lots of confusing questions.

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

BY THE RIVER

A short animation for kids to help them identify birds. This film is set by the river. We see a BLACKBIRD, SWALLOWS, a KINGFISHER, SWIFTS and a pair of GOLDFINCHES.

Director, Animator & Design: Will Rose.

Self-Esteem

self_esteem

Design & animation by Jesse Collett • Script & voice over by Alain de Botton.

How Far Can We Go? Limits of Humanity

Is there a border we will never cross?

Are there places we will never be able to reach, no matter what?

It turns out there are. Far, far more than you might have thought…

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

Can Plants Talk To Each Other?

Can plants talk to each other? It certainly doesn’t seem that way: They don’t have complex sensory or nervous systems, like animals do, and they look pretty passive. But odd as it sounds, plants can communicate with each other — especially when they’re under attack.

Richard Karban explains how • Animation by Yukai Du.

Terrorism & Mass Surveillance

Safe & Sorry – Terrorism & Mass Surveillance.

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

The Story Of Zero: Getting Something From Nothing

What is zero? How did it come about?

Hannah Fry tells the story of how zero went from nothing to something.

Once upon a time, zero wasn’t really a number. Its journey to the fully fledged number we know and love today was a meandering one. Today, zero is both a placeholder, and tool, within our number system signifying an absence of a value, and as a number in its own right.

But it wasn’t always seen as that, and it still doesn’t act quite like other numbers. Can you divide by zero, for example? Hannah Fry explains how zero came about, from its origins in ancient civilisations, through the resistance it faced from the Roman numeral system, to being the cornerstone of calculus.

Animated by Andrew Khosravani • Sound Design: Ed Prosser.

Space Elevator: Science Fiction Or The Future Of Mankind?

Space elevators. Are they are thing that we should talk about?

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

Newton In Space

A short educational film about Newton’s 3 laws of motion, explained through a space adventure to Mars. Made at Beakus for the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Directed & designed by Amaël Isnard • Additional design by Emmanuelle Leleu.
Animation by Remus Buznea, Kiki Kyriakou, Amaël Isnard • Sound & music by Marian Mentrup.

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