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Canadian Space Agency Meet Canadian astronaut Jennifer Sidey-Gibbons

Prior to joining the Canadian Space Program, Jennifer “Jenni” Sidey worked as a mechanical engineer, a combustion scientist and a lecturer at the University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering, in the United Kingdom. On July 1, 2017, she was recruited by the Canadian Space Agency as one of two new astronauts after a year-long process. Get to know Jennifer better ...
  • 2017
  • 00:01:19
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/27/2020

Canadian Space Agency Meet Canadian astronaut Joshua Kutryk

Prior to joining the Canadian Space Program, Joshua Kutryk worked as an experimental test pilot and a fighter pilot for the Canadian Armed Forces in Cold Lake, Alberta. On July 1, 2017, he was recruited by the Canadian Space Agency as one of two new astronauts after a year-long process. Get to know Joshua better through this video profile.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:10
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/27/2020

Canadian Space Agency Meet Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen

As a young boy growing up on a farm in Southern Ontario, Jeremy Hansen turned his tree house into a spaceship. At the age of 12, he joined the Air Cadets and later became a CF-18 fighter pilot. A modern-day explorer, Jeremy has lived in underground caves, did geological training expeditions in the High Arctic and just generally craves adventure. ...
  • 2014
  • 00:03:58
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/27/2020

Canadian Space Agency Meet Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques

As a kid, David Saint-Jacques travelled the world with his family, fostering his spirit of exploration, openness, curiosity and caring for others. An engineer and astrophysicist, David later became a family physician and practiced medicine in the Canadian Arctic. On May 13, 2009, he was recruited by the Canadian Space Agency as one of two new astronauts after a year-long ...
  • 2014
  • 00:03:50
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/27/2020

The National How Apollo 11 inspires these PhD students to chase careers in aerospace

The 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing has inspired a new generation of Canadians to study space exploration and a possible return to the moon. Nick Purdon visits with female PhD students at the University of Western Ontario, where they are simulating a rover landing on the moon.
  • 2018
  • 00:10:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2020

CBC Kids News David Saint-Jacques unveils Canada’s best little inventors

Check out the best new inventions for space — by kids. It was an experience that was out of this world for Connor Brown and Amy Claerhout. Their unique inventions for space were chosen as the winners of the Canadian Space Agency’s contest called Little Inventors. They were announced by astronaut David Saint-Jacques from the International Space Station last week. ...
  • 2019
  • 00:02:28
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/20/2020

BBC Documentaries Einstein and Hawking: Masters of Our Universe (Part 2 of 2)

If there was a pantheon for the great minds, Steven Hawking and Albert Einstein would undoubtedly qualify for membership. Their extraordinary theories were transformative in the world of physics. They are undoubtedly the most recognized scientists in the world and between them they have transformed our understanding of everything. Part 2 of 2.
  • 2014
  • 00:51:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2020

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BBC Documentaries Einstein and Hawking: Masters of Our Universe (Part 1 of 2)

If there was a pantheon for the great minds, Steven Hawking and Albert Einstein would undoubtedly qualify for membership. Their extraordinary theories were transformative in the world of physics. They are undoubtedly the most recognized scientists in the world and between them they have transformed our understanding of everything. Part 1 of 2.
  • 2014
  • 00:51:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/11/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Galileo

In the 17th and 18th centuries, people across the world rose up in the name of freedom and equality against the power of the church and monarchy. We investigate the effects of the Enlightenment as it spread throughout Europe, with Galileo in Venice revolutionizing the way we saw humanity’s place in the universe.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/28/2020

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Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Storybook in the Sky

Scout tells the Gumboot Kids he is preparing to watch a storybook in the sky. But what kind of storybook is in the sky?
  • 2017
  • 00:05:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 12/04/2019

Bitesize Space Science Spectroscopy and the composition of stars

Jon Chase describes how different elements absorb and emit light of specific wavelengths or colours. He explains how this can be used to identify which elements are present in distant stars by analyzing the spectrum of radiation coming from these stars. Teacher notes: You could discuss how white light can be split into its spectrum and students could make their ...
  • 2014
  • 00:04:11
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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Bitesize Space Science The life cycle of stars

Science presenter and rapper Jon Chase explains how the dust and gas released from dying stars form new stars and solar systems using a Jenga game and a rap. He visits a school where the students play Jenga to demonstrate the balance between the forces in a star, and how they destabilize over time. Jon performs a rap to help ...
  • 2014
  • 00:05:34
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Bitesize Space Science Gravity on Earth and in space

Jon Chase explains that the mass of an object is constant but its weight depends on the gravitational force. This force is higher on more massive planets and he would weigh more on Jupiter than on Earth. He uses a fairground ride to simulate the feeling of lower and higher gravitational forces. He explains that gravity is the force that ...
  • 2014
  • 00:04:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Bitesize Space Science Nuclear fusion in stars

Jon Chase explains the nuclear fusion that causes stars like our sun to give out enormous heat. Film footage of a nuclear explosion in a hydrogen bomb is used to draw an analogy with the sun’s energy. He mixes iron oxide and aluminum powder to demonstrate a highly exothermic chemical reaction and relates this to the much greater energy output ...
  • 2014
  • 00:04:20
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Bitesize Space Science The Big Bang and red shift

Jon Chase explains the scale of the solar system and universe using simple demonstrations at a shopping centre and race track. He explains the Doppler effect and introduces red-shift and cosmic microwave background radiation, which provide evidence for an expanding universe. Teacher notes: Use the video as an introduction to a Doppler effect demonstration using a buzzer swung around on ...
  • 2014
  • 00:05:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Bitesize Space Science Waves and communication

Jon Chase demonstrates how electromagnetic waves are used in communication using an infra-red remote control and an outside TV broadcast. He discusses how television broadcast uses microwaves to communicate between Earth and satellites in space. Jon describes and performs a rap about the electromagnetic spectrum and the different types of waves. Teacher notes: The class could use the rap to ...
  • 2014
  • 00:03:50
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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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 Caroline and William Herschel

This video introduces Caroline Herschel and her brother William. Caroline talks about their work studying the planets and the solar system, and shares her astronomical discoveries, including comets and nebulae. She also explains how she was the first woman to discover a comet, which was subsequently named after her, 35 P Herschel-Rigollet. William talks about how he discovered the planet ...
  • 2018
  • 00:04:28
  • 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

The National David Saint-Jacques checks in from outer space

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques has been on the International Space Station since early December. Andrew Chang had the rare opportunity to speak to him from space. They chatted about his mission, what it is like being in space, fixing a leaky toilet, and how much he missed his family.
  • 2019
  • 00:08:31
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

News in Review - February 2019 Astronaut David Saint-Jacques: The Man and his Mission

David Saint-Jacques may not be a household name… yet! But he's likely to become one. He's only the 10th Canadian astronaut to go into space. He's assigned to spend six and a half months on the International Space Station conducting various experiments and operating the Canadarm. At 49 years of age, Saint-Jacques’ journey to space is as interesting as how ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/04/2019

The National Canadian David Saint-Jacques joins crew at space station

After a flawless launch and a warm welcome at the International Space Station, a Canadian is in orbit again for the first time since 2013. David Saint-Jacques will spend the next six and a half months up there conducting experiments, operating Canadarm2 (the Canadian-built robotic arm aboard the ISS) and testing new technologies, according to the Canadian Space Agency.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/07/2019

News in Review - September 2018 Destination Mars: Mock Survival Missions

Space exploration is preparing to head to Mars. NASA wants to send humans there by the 2030s. For anyone brave enough to sign on, the flight itself could take from six to nine months. To survive would be a challenge for humans as Mars lacks running water and breathable air. In order to prepare for the eventuality, a number of ...
  • 2018
  • 00:13:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/10/2018

The National Canada's next astronaut to walk in space

Canada's next astronaut to walk in space will be David Saint-Jacques, adding to the growing list of accolades for the Quebec City native. An engineer, physician and astrophysicist, Saint-Jacques also has his commercial pilot's license and speaks five languages. The National traveled to the Johnson Space Centre in Houston for an up close look at the making of an astronaut.
  • 2018
  • 00:10:15
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2018

The National Why SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket launch has so many people excited

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster is well on its way to the asteroid belt. And CBC's Bob McDonald is just back from the rocket launch that was watched around the world. McDonald weighs in on how he sees this shaping the future of space exploration.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/23/2018