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The Nature of Things Kingdom of the Tide

From the untamed Pacific to the wild Bay of Fundy, Dr. Sarika Cullis-Suzuki embarks on a coast-to-coast adventure to discover the survival secrets of the creatures that inhabit Canada’s intertidal zones. Despite its beauty, this is one of the toughest environments on earth. Cullis-Suzuki reveals why the health of the world’s oceans is closely linked to the health of these intertidal ...
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/18/2020

The Nature of Things Dinosaur Cold Case

"It looks so close to being freshly dead, I could almost hear in breathing." The accidental discovery in Alberta of one of the best-preserved dinosaurs ever opens a prehistoric cold case to uncover the secrets of its mysterious death.
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/14/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Mammoth vs. Mastodons

Both mastodons and mammoths were huge, elephant-like beasts that lived in the last ice age. Do you know how to tell them apart? Learn how from the fossil collection curator at the Canadian Museum of Nature.
  • 2014
  • 00:02:26
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Judith: New dinosaur species with an interesting story

Meet Judith — a new species of horned dinosaur nicknamed for the Judith River Formation in Montana, United States, where it was discovered. Judith was scientifically described and named Spiclypeus shipporum by museum palaeontologist Jordan Mallon.
  • 2016
  • 00:02:42
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Preparing a dinosaur for display

Ever wonder what it takes to put a dinosaur fossil on display? It starts with removing the fossil matrix from the field, a plaster jacket, and then delicate, patient extraction. Fossil preparation 101 — check it out!
  • 2019
  • 00:02:49
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Let's Talk About Canadian Volcanoes

The extensive geological diversity of Canada includes young volcanoes. Learn more from Erika Anderson, who’s studied volcanoes and who is the Curator of Mineralogy at the Canadian Museum of Nature.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:46
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2020

The Nature of Things First Animals

For most of its existence, planet Earth has been a brutal, inhospitable, toxic nightmare, until a half billion years ago when – KABOOM! – life suddenly appeared. First Animals takes you back to the Cambrian Explosion through newly-discovered fossils that tell us more about our own origins. Renowned evolutionary biologist Maydianne Andrade is our guide, showing us how complex – and ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/17/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Erika Anderson on women geologists and the minerals named after them

Erika Anderson, Curator of Mineralogy at the Canadian Museum of Nature, recognizes notable women in science who have been honoured by having unique minerals named after them.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Paula Piilonen, mineralogist

Meet Paula Piilonen, head of mineralogy at the Canadian Museum of Nature and president of the Mineralogical Association of Canada. Learn about the importance of minerals and studying geology. Paula was part of the scientific team on the Canada C3 expedition for Canada 150.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Danielle Fraser, paleontologist studying early mammals

Danielle Fraser is starting her career as a scientist. As a child she loved horses and nature, and as she moved along in her studies she got interested in studying fossils and mammal evolution.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Puijila, the “walking” seal

A Canadian Museum of Nature scientist discovers evolutionary evidence of a mammal transforming to “return” to the sea. An amazing fossil from the Arctic of 20 million years ago, Puijila darwini is a land animal that links to the origin of seals.
  • 2009
  • 00:04:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2019

Canadian Museum of Nature Arctic fossil forest of 50 million years ago

Fossil sites in the Arctic from about 50 million years ago provide a glimpse of life that evolved in the tropical forest under extreme greenhouse conditions. The Arctic was a warm, wet, swampy, forested place 50 million years ago. Ellesmere Island is a key fossil site in Canada's High Arctic, where the remains of unique mammal species can tell us ...
  • 2011
  • 00:03:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/13/2019

Canadian Museum of Nature Arctic fossils

Giant beavers and an Arctic forest? Curator Kieran Shepherd describes some of the surprising fossil finds in Canada’s Arctic and the work required to find them.
  • 2019
  • 00:01:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/13/2019

Canadian Museum of Nature The return of Tiktaalik, the fish with legs!

The amazing ancient fish with limbs, Tiktaalik roseae, is now back in Canada. See the fossils and hear from the American scientists who discovered them in 2004 in the Canadian Arctic. Tiktaalik will be preserved in the fossil collections of the Canadian Museum of Nature on behalf of the Government of Nunavut.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/12/2019

Canadian Museum of Nature Tiktaalik, the 350-million-year-old "walking fish"

An amazing fossil find on Ellesmere Island in Canada’s Arctic leads to the earliest evidence of the ancestor of all limbed animals.
  • 2019
  • 00:01:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/12/2019

Canadian Museum of Nature Camel discovery in High Arctic

Who knew camels originate from the Americas and lived in the Arctic? An amazing discovery in Canada’s Arctic reveals a camel that lived on Ellesmere Island about 3.5 million years ago. New insight into camel evolution comes from an amazing discovery of bones from the leg of an extinct giant camel in Canada's High Arctic. Natalia Rybczynski, Ph.D., a palaeobiologist ...
  • 2013
  • 00:03:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/12/2019

BBC Documentaries Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet

Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet is an exciting adventure that transports audiences back to Cretaceous Alaska. The main characters in the story are a herd of large, frilled, plant-eating dinosaurs — Pachyrhinosaurus. The film follows their youngsters, and from the moment they hatch, they face predators, weather extremes and natural disaster as they fight for survival through the seasons. It's an ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:13
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/30/2019

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Scientists and Scientific Method The work of Nicolaus Copernicus

This video shows how Nicolaus Copernicus, an early astronomer, scientist and priest in Poland, thought the sun was at the centre of the solar system. This theory was known as the heliocentric model. It was controversial, as accepted wisdom at the time (supported by the church) was that Earth was at the centre of the universe. In this video, he ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:34
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Scientists and Scientific Method The work of Mary Anning

This video explores how Mary Anning used her findings to gain insight into the Jurassic past. She lived in Dorset in 1823 and used to go fossil hunting in Lyme Regis. She was one of the first palaeontologists and originally worked with her father. In this video, she explains the scientific method of observing, recording data and concluding. She also ...
  • 2018
  • 00:04:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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The Nature of Things The Wonder of the Northern Lights

The northern lights are one of the greatest natural wonders of our world. They have dazzled people for thousands of years and intrigued scientists for centuries. Now, an international team of scientists are uncovering the mysteries of the lights, and what they can teach us.
  • 2018
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/14/2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Story Rock

While in a valley, Scout unearths a story rock and sends the Gumboot Kids to figure out what it is. After putting the clues together, the Gumboot Kids discover that nature has marvellous stories to share if they’re willing to dig for it!
  • 2018
  • 00:05:01
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/27/2019

The National Climate change could wake up Canada's dormant volcanoes

Scientists at Simon Fraser University argue that climate change is destabilizing volcanoes around the world, and they're using a British Columbia mountain range to prove their theory. Not far from Whistler, Mount Meager shows signs of dangerous things to come, which has researchers keeping a very close eye on it.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/08/2019

The Nature of Things The Real T. rex

A quest to find the truth about an iconic animal we all think we know: the Tyrannosaurus rex, the most famous carnivore to ever walk the earth. What did T. rex really look like? Sound like? How did it move and behave? Ground-breaking scientific discoveries reveal that for years we’ve gotten T. rex wrong.
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/20/2018

The Nature of Things A Day in the Life of Earth

If you thought the Earth needed millions of years to change, it’s time to think again! A Day in the Life of Earth uses the latest science to reveal how much our planet can change in just one single day. The Earth makes a mountain of new rock every hour and is not only continually changing shape but is also losing weight. ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/20/2018

The National Archeologists find treasure in aftermath of Alberta fire

Archeologists have found a treasure trove of artifacts laid bare after a wildfire ravaged Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:42
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/12/2018