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Film Title Date Time
The Voyage that Shook the World 05-06-2016 (Sunday)
22-06-2016 (Wednesday)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
One Degree Matters 05-06-2016 (Sunday)
22-06-2016 (Wednesday)
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Cuttlefish – The Brainy Bunch 15-06-2016 (Wednesday)
29-06-2016 (Wednesday)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lizard Kings 15-06-2016 (Wednesday)
29-06-2016 (Wednesday)
3:15pm - 4:15pm

The Voyage That Shook The World
In 1831 a young amateur scientist, Charles Darwin, boarded HMS Beagle on an epic five-year voyage of discovery. Since then more than 150 years has passed since Darwin published his famous "Origin of Species" and it is still regarded as one of the founding theories in Evolution. This programme retraces Darwin's journey, exploring the places and discoveries crucial to the formulation of his Theory of Evolution.

One Degree Matters
Presenting the latest science on climate change, this is an informative and inspirational documentary which offers realistic solutions and gives the reality of global warming a human face, showcasing amazing examples of individuals and communities tackling the world's environmental problems. The programme takes its lead from an exclusive group of influential international leaders as they travel to the Arctic to witness climate change at first hand.

Cuttlefish - The Brainy Bunch
Cuttlefish are the one of the strangest animals on our planet. Leading expert Dr. Mark Norman reveals how these shape-shifting champions can hypnotise their prey, impersonate the other sex and even turn out to be deadly. Cuttlefish have the largest brain to body ratio of all invertebrates. But does this mean they are intelligent? Can they learn and remember complex new tricks? This awards-winning programme brings to the surface the spectacular pyrotechnics of these clever creatures and what they can teach us about our own wits.

Lizard Kings
They look like dragons. Armed with sharp teeth, tearing claws and a whip-like tail, these fearsome creatures are not only powerful, they're also smart. Top predators with intelligence, who learn as they hunt, and who use their brain to track down prey, no matter what.

Sounds like these cunning hunters should be a big-brained mammal, but these creatures are reptiles, members of a family that evolved when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. They are the largest lizards still walking the planet, the monitor lizards - the Lizard Kings.

Ranging in size from the 3-metre long Komodo Dragon to the 20-cm short Pygmy Monitor, this huge scale range within a single genus - roughly the difference in body mass between an elephant and a mouse - is unmatched by any other group of terrestrial animals.

 

Curriculum Links: S1-S3 Science "Looking at Living Things", S4-S6 Biology Compulsory Part "Organisms and Environment" and Elective Part "Applied Ecology"

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: English narration with Chinese subtitles
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, except public holidays)
Free admission on a first come, first served basis

 

Education Programme for "Animal Grossology"

Film Title Date Time
Armoured Animals 13-07-2016 (Wednesday)
03-08-2016 (Wednesday)
04-09-2016 (Sunday)
2:00pm - 2:25pm
Curious Imposters 13-07-2016 (Wednesday)
03-08-2016 (Wednesday)
04-09-2016 (Sunday)
2:40pm - 3:05pm
You are What you Sense 13-07-2016 (Wednesday)
03-08-2016 (Wednesday)
04-09-2016 (Sunday)
3:20pm - 4:20pm
Stretched to the Limit 24-07-2016 (Sunday)
21-08-2016 (Sunday)
25-09-2016 (Sunday)
2:00pm - 2:25pm
Bad Reputations 24-07-2016 (Sunday)
21-08-2016 (Sunday)
25-09-2016 (Sunday)
2:40pm - 3:05pm

Armoured Animals
Both the rhino and the hedgehog protect their bodies with formidable armour. Are these defences really what they seem? The rhino's thick folds of skin are in fact surprisingly sophisticated radiators. But what other purpose could a hedgehog's spines have apart from protection? Catching apples, perhaps?

Curious Imposters
Some animals have mastered the art of deception. The cuckoo lays its eggs in the nest of other birds and tricks them into raising its young, while the spooky looking Death's-head hawk-moth deceives hundreds of bees to steal their honey. How do these cheats and imposters get away with it?

You are What You Sense
Chris Packham explores the remarkable ways animals use their senses. Focusing on dogs, he discovers how their powerful sense of smell creates a bizarre alternative reality.

Stretched to the Limit
Some animals appear to have taken Nature's gifts and stretched them to extreme limits. With these two natural curiosities one creature has ended up with a superstretched neck, the other a stretchy tongue. In both cases Nature has found a way to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Bad Reputations
Early reports of a wild, hairy creature in the jungles of Africa gave the gorilla a fearsome reputation and the vampire bat, with its strange face and nocturnal habits, also gave rise to horrific stories and myths. However, the true nature of these animals turned out to be very different.

 

Curriculum Links: S1-S3 Science "Looking at Living Things", S4-S6 Biology Compulsory Part "Organisms and Environment" and Elective Part "Applied Ecology"

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: English narration with Chinese subtitles
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, except public holidays)
Free admission on a first come, first served basis


 

Film Title Date Time
How to Grow a Planet – Life from Light 17-07-2016 (Sunday)
14-09-2016 (Wednesday)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
How to Grow a Planet – The Challenger 17-08-2016 (Wednesday) 2:00pm - 3:00pm
How to Grow a Planet –The Power of Flowers 17-08-2016 (Wednesday)
14-09-2016 (Wednesday)
3:15pm - 4:15pm

Life From Light
Professor Iain Stewart tells a stunning new story about our planet. He reveals how the greatest changes to the Earth have been driven - above all - by plants. Iain journeys from the spectacular caves of Vietnam to the remote deserts of Africa. He sees how plants first harnessed light from the sun and created our life-giving atmosphere. He uncovers the epic battle between the dinosaurs and the tallest trees on the planet. And using remarkable imagery he shows plants breathing - and for the first time talking to each other.

The Challenger
In this programme, Iain Stewart discovers the remarkable impact of just one plant: grass. On the savannah of South Africa he sees how grass unleashed a firestorm to fight their greatest enemy, the forests. He shows how cutting your finger on a blade of grass shows us how they transformed life in the oceans. In Senegal he meets the cleverest chimps in the world. And in the ruins of the oldest temple on Earth he tells the extraordinary story of how grass triggered human civilisation.

The Power of Flowers
This programme discovers how flowers have transformed our planet. He journeys to the remote islands of the South Pacific to track down the earliest flowers. In the deserts of Africa and rainforests of Vietnam he sees how they brought brilliant colour to its most barren landscapes and sculpted the Earth itself. And he learns how they drove the evolution of all animals - kick-starting our human story.

 

Curriculum Links: S1-S3 Science "Looking at Living Things", S4-S6 Biology Compulsory Part "Organisms and Environment" and Elective Part "Applied Ecology"

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: English narration with Chinese subtitles
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, except public holidays)
Free admission on a first come, first served basis

 

 

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