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Documentary The Instrument Bank

The Instrument Bank follows the country’s most gifted violinists and cellists over the course of the 2009 Canada Council for the Arts’ Musical Instrument Bank Competition. The musicians compete to get their hands on the world’s greatest stringed instruments, valued at more than $27 million. The relationship between musician and instrument and the intense work ethic required to make one a ...
  • 2011
  • 00:47:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/04/2019

Studio K Everybody Sings a Thank You Song

Tony, Janaye, Victor, Gary, Cottonball and Mr Orlando sing about all the things they are thankful for.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:04
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

Wave World Can a singer smash a glass using sound waves?

Jon Chase challenges young opera singers in Cardiff to smash glasses with their voices. After measuring the natural frequency of the glass, can the singers match it with enough power to smash it? The results are spectacular slowed down 300 times. Smashing things with sound waves isn’t just for fun. In medicine, sound waves can smash painful, hard growths inside ...
  • 2015
  • 00:05:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/04/2019

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Cracking the Code Programming a webcam

Two young coders and science presenter Minna Kane meet an amateur photographer who uses a helium balloon to carry a Raspberry Pi computer, webcam and radio transmitter high enough to take pictures of the curve of the Earth. Dave holds the world record for the highest photograph ever taken by an amateur, and shows the children how he’s programmed a ...
  • 2013
  • 00:08:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Wave World Using light waves to make an image

Reece McCready is an award-winning young photographer who specializes in portraits. Presenter Jon Chase joins him and his subject, Lola, to see how they use light waves. As Reece uses his camera and lighting gear, Jon follows exactly what happens to the light waves on their journey from light, to Lola, to camera. Jon investigates the two sorts of reflection ...
  • 2015
  • 00:04:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Wave World What happens to sound waves when you record a song?

Jon Chase joins singer-songwriter Charlie-Anne Bradfield in the studio as she performs her song 'Butterfly'. As Charlie-Anne sings, Jon traces the path of the sound waves. He builds a large model to see how the sound waves travel through air. Jon's microphone made out of a plastic cup works just like the real one, turning sound into electrical waves. After ...
  • 2015
  • 00:05:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Wave World How light makes the colours we see

Jon Chase is at Leeds College of Art. The art students here know a thing or two about colour, so they’re taking part in an experiment. Can they work out what happens when light reflects off paints of different colours? One team of students paints the words RED, GREEN and BLUE, in each of the colours, red, green and blue. ...
  • 2015
  • 00:04:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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The Secret Life of Canada Shout Out to Jackie Shane

Meet Jackie Shane, the singer and trailblazer who came to prominence during Toronto's bustling Yonge Street music scene during the '60s.View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package
  • 2018
  • 00:03:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

Cracking the Code What are bitmap graphics?

A primary school class use black and white squares to represent the pixels that make up images as bitmaps. In an exercise to show how computer graphics are made, two teams are given pictures to make out of just black and white squares. The instructions are in binary code; a 0 means a white square and a 1 a black ...
  • 2013
  • 00:04:33
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/21/2019

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Daisy & The Gumboot Kids Pinecone Friends

Scout visits Daisy to give her some pinecones he found on his walk that morning and Daisy gets the idea to make a DIY pinecone animal! By collecting pinecones and other cool shapes from nature, Daisy and the Gumboot Kids craft their own little pinecone friends.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:01
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

Daisy & The Gumboot Kids Leaf Mandala

Daisy is inspired by a sunflower to create a nature craft that celebrates the beautiful patterns of nature! Daisy and the Gumboot Kids gather special shapes from nature to make DIY mandalas, creating their own exciting patterns.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:01
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

Jessie & The Gumboot Kids To The Top

Jessie and the Gumboot Kids dance and play in the forest. Scout and Daisy make a pinecone animal nature craft.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:19
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

Jessie & The Gumboot Kids Let's Go Outside

Jessie and the Gumboot Kids head into the forest to experience the fun of Fall. Scout rakes up the autumn leaves. Daisy makes a forest mandala.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:21
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

The National A Canadian artist's efforts to capture stories of survival

A Saskatoon artist is using her portraits to examine two groups that suffered through oppression; in a way, bringing them face to face.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

Jessie & The Gumboot Kids Just in Time

Jessie and the Gumboot Kids have fun at the pumpkin patch. Scout displays his giant fruit at a farmers' market. Daisy dances to the music too.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:26
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

Daisy & The Gumboot Kids Bird Cookies

Daisy guides the Gumboot Kids as they make healthy DIY bird cookies for their fine feathered friends. The Gumboot Kids have tons of fun making the bird cookies and then hanging them up in the trees ready for the birds to snack on.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:03
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/27/2019

Daisy & The Gumboot Kids Flower Butterflies

Daisy sees a stunning butterfly perched on a flower and is inspired to make a nature craft. Daisy guides the Gumboot Kids as they make their own beautiful DIY flower butterflies.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/27/2019

Daisy & The Gumboot Kids Nature Rubbing

Daisy is inspired by a fossil to make a nature craft. Daisy guides the Gumboot Kids as they look in their natural surroundings for supplies to make their own nature rubbings.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/27/2019

Jessie & The Gumboot Kids Butterflies

Jessie sings about magical butterflies as the Gumboot Kids do a butterfly dance and check out some pretty, winged friends. Cameos from Scout and Daisy.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:08
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/27/2019

Jessie & The Gumboot Kids Come on and Shine

Jessie, Daisy, Scout and the Gumboot Kids find the simple joy in a sunflower garden.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:03
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/27/2019

CBC Books Shakespeare Selfie: Reading of 2018 winner (Grades 7 to 9) – The Universe's Greatest Love Story by Cynthia Gan

Cynthia Gan, 14, won the Grades 7 to 9 category of the 2018 Shakespeare Selfie student writing challenge. Her poem on the total solar eclipse of 2017 was inspired by the star cross'd lovers and written from the perspective of Friar Laurence from Romeo & Juliet. Gan attends Richmond Christian Secondary School in Richmond, B.C. The text of her poem can ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/26/2019

The National How science says drawing will help you retain information better

It's been said that "a picture is worth a thousand words," and this might be more true than we realize, especially when it comes to our thinking and memory.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/11/2019

The National The resurgence of poetry through a modern medium

Poetry is having a huge surge, largely through the growing popularity of so-called "Insta-poets." These young writers built their audience using Instagram, and have now drifted into the world of celebrity, gracing the front rows of fashion shows and getting celebrity endorsements.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/01/2019

News in Review - January 2019 Maya/Mathangi/M.I.A. – The Making of a Political Pop Star

Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam – known simply as M.I.A. – is an acclaimed British rapper and pop star of Sri Lankan Tamil origin. Always controversial, she is an outspoken activist who uses her fame as a platform to express her political views, particularly about the Tamil crisis in Sri Lanka. Film director Stephen Loveridge put together a documentary of the artist’s ...
  • 2019
  • 00:09:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/31/2019

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The National New lens on life: using photography to heal from trauma

Suicide rates for Indigenous youth in Canada are up to seven times higher than for other young people. A remote community in northern Saskatchewan has been hit particularly hard in recent years, but now they're trying to change that, by discovering the healing power of photography.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2019