The Earth

Find out how the Earth works

Explore Earth

Earth comes to life with stunning clips from the BBC's television archive. There is a lot to watch: See Mount St Helens erupt, the Earth form, and glaciers shrink.

Key topics

Earth timeline Earth timeline

The Earth timeline highlights some of the important events that have shaped our world.

Dinosaurs Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs were the dominant land animals for 160 million years, making them one of the most successful groups of animals ever.

Browse by topic

See all topics

Atmosphere & climate (4)

Water & ice (6)

Surface & interior (16)

Earth timeline (10)

Natural disasters (10)