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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

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

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.

 

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

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

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.

 

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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