Acropolis (Athens, 5th century B.C.)

The world's most famous citadel, the Acropolis of Athens was built in the 5th century B.C.,...

Volcanic activity

This animation demonstrates different types of volcanic eruptions.

Seawater desalination

The desalination process produces drinking water from seawater.

The ear and the mechanism of hearing

Ears convert the vibrations of air into electric signals which are then processed by the brain.

Formation of the Earth and Moon

This animation demonstrates how the Earth and the Moon were formed.

Tyrannosaurus rex ‘tyrant lizard’

Large carnivores, perhaps the best known of dinosaurs.

Notable products

A spectacular demonstration of algebraic expressions.

Colosseum (Rome, 1st century)

The most famous and most magnificent amphitheater of Rome was built in the 1st century.

Human body (male)

This animation introduces the most important organ systems of the human body.

Four-stroke Otto engine

This animation demonstrates the type of engine most commonly used in cars.

Hagia Sophia (Istanbul)

The church of the "Holy Wisdom," built in the Byzantine Empire, had been one of the largest...

The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is an artificial waterway created to shorten shipping routes between the...

Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents

A hydrothermal vent is a fissure in the planet's surface from which geothermally heated water...

Legendary buildings

A selection of legendary buildings from the history of civilisation.

The Suez Canal

The Suez Canal is an artificial waterway connecting the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.

Navigational instruments of the past

Several ingenious instruments have been invented over the centuries to help in navigating the seas.


The axolotl, also known as Mexican salamander, is an amphibian species that keeps its gills even...

What kind of food should be on your plate?

This animation helps you learn the basics of healthy eating.

The Zuiderzee Works and the Delta Works (Netherlands)

Remarkable civil engineering works to continue the Netherland's centuries-long fight against the...

The history of human migration

The migration of large human populations began in Ancient times.

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