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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

The National Siksika Nation teens reconnect with history in archeological dig

High school students from the Siksika Nation, near Calgary, are taking part in an archeological dig to reconnect with their history.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/11/2018

Absolutely Canadian The Dinosaur Echo

The documentary introduces us to unknown boneheads and up-and-coming palaeontologists who are leading research and advancing palaeontology in Alberta and British Columbia.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:27
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/19/2018

CANAdooDAday The Canadian Dinosaurs

Many Canadians don’t realize that millions of years ago, a large number of dinosaurs roamed the earth, and did so in the place we now call Alberta. This fun ska song tells the viewer all about the great creatures that once called pre-Canada home.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:18
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 06/19/2017

Master of Disaster Avalanche

In the 2007-2008 winter season alone, 52 people died in avalanches in the U.S. and Canada, and more than double that number worldwide. As more and more people head into to unpatrolled backcountry, these numbers are on the rise. In this episode, Tim Samaras will bring his expertise and tools to try and measure the forces inside an avalanche – ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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National Geographic Documentaries When Continents Collide

Three million years ago, the rise of the Panamanian land bridge connected the American continents and unleashed an astonishing animal encounter. The emergence of the narrow, 400-mile-long Isthmus of Panama is one of the most important events in Earth’s history – and one of the least understood. In this show, we reveal the story of how the area comprising the ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2017

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National Geographic Documentaries Witness: Disaster In Japan

The world watched in horror on March 11, 2011 as the fourth largest earthquake ever recorded crippled Japan and triggered a massive tsunami that swallowed entire communities, leaving an unprecedented catastrophe in its wake. All the while, amateur videographers, news crews, tourists and countless others were recording the sights and sounds of the unfolding chaos. Witness: Disaster in Japan is ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:28
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/02/2016

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Wild Hawaii Land of Fire

National Geographic takes us on an untamed journey to Hawaii, a place that through alchemy of fire, ice and water has transformed itself from a volcanic wasteland into a paradise on earth. Beginning around 30 million years ago, the Hawaiian archipelago slowly emerged from the sea, a volcanic wasteland. How these islands transformed themselves into paradise is a story that ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/02/2016

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