Canadian Museum of Nature Lemmings: The Arctic tundra's "lunch box"

Mammalogist Dr. Dominique Fauteux introduces lemmings – the tundra’s “lunch box”. These small Arctic rodents have an ecological footprint much bigger than their tiny size would suggest. Their population cycle has a great impact on their Arctic predators — from the Arctic fox and ermine, to the snowy owl and gyrfalcon. Video presentation partially in French with English subtitles.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/12/2019

Brain Games Liar, Liar

It's something you likely do every day. Whether it's telling a little white lie or a serious betrayal, your brain is built to know when tweaking the truth can be beneficial. Think about how many times you've told a lie to spare someone's feelings, or bent the truth to get out of plans. The truth is, we're all liars. In ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/11/2017

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Project X Light

In this episode, the Project X team explores and experiments with light. A look at light's basic properties, the light spectrum, colour perception and photosynthesis leads to an examination of the most cutting-edge light science on the planet. Dr. Gardy follows a Harvard genius works on slowing light down. Dr. Fleck and grad student Marc Huot discover the role invisible ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:33
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Listening to Orcas

Since the 1960s, our knowledge of orcas has evolved. This whale species once feared as apex predators and “killers of the deep” are now seen as extraordinarily intelligent, emotional, and social animals. In this documentary from The Nature of Things, marine biologist Dr. Sarika Cullis-Suzuki meets up with some of the scientists who have transformed our awareness of orcas.
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/17/2020

The Nature of Things Living Forever: The Longevity Revolution

Scientists from around the world are racing to answer one of humanity's chief questions: can we turn back the human clock? Hitch a ride on this controversial roller-coaster with charismatic gerontologist Michael Rose as he leads us to where the cutting-edge science in life extension is happening: biotechnology, genetic research, therapeutic cloning and stem-cell research. Living Forever looks at what ...
  • 2007
  • 00:53:19
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canadian Museum of Nature Lynn Gillespie, botanist sharing knowledge of plants

Sharing knowledge with youth is an important part of a scientist’s job. Lynn Gillespie, Head of Botany at the Canadian Museum of Nature, joins the Students on Ice expedition and shares her interest in studying plants.
  • 2011
  • 00:04:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

News in Review - May 1996 Mad Cow Disease: The Panic Over Beef

The possible link between a fatal bovine disease and a human brain disease in Britain raises important questions about agricultural practices as well as political and economic issues.
  • 1996
  • 00:11:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1996

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My Brilliant Brain Make Me a Genius

Can you turn an ordinary child into a prodigy? For Susan Polgar, this hypothetical becomes reality as she is transformed into the world’s first female chess grand master. Susan was not born with her brilliant brain; it was created by a unique educational experience that dominated her childhood. With no history of brilliant chess players in her family, Susan spent ...
  • 2007
  • 00:50:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/02/2016

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The Wild Canadian Year Making The Wild Canadian Year

Watch the incredible feats of endurance and technical wizardry needed to capture the sequences featured in the landmark series The Wild Canadian Year, winner of the inaugural Rob Stewart Award for Science and Nature Documentary at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/09/2017

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

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