Ivy's Plant Shop Are plants the same all year round?

An entertaining overview outlining the differences between deciduous trees and evergreens, and their seasonal cycles, including budding and the loss of leaves. Teacher notes: You could get students to research how different plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways. They could pick a plant in the school playground or at home and keep a journal, noting the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:13
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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The National Baby Sign Language

Canadian parents are discovering a new way to talk to their babies – with their hands. Witness how toddlers are being taught to "speak" with their hands and discover the wondrous communication between parent and child that unfolds before the camera. This feature is full of parent testimonials, expert advice and new information about the minds of babies.
  • 2004
  • 00:09:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Quirks & Quarks Bacteria that Breathe Antimony

Most organisms breathe oxygen and use it to turn their food into usable energy, through the process of respiration. But some bacteria can respire other elements instead of oxygen, including many that are toxic to us. Chris Abin, a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia, has found what may be the first microbe ever discovered that can breathe a ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2014

The Nature of Things Bald Eagle: Searching for Home

On the Pacific Coast, the arrival of salmon sparks the return of thousands of bald eagles from across half a continent. But in many places they are returning to find their habitat occupied and their food supply gone. This program explains how commercial fishing, logging and urban sprawl have destroyed salmon stocks, which in turn affects bald eagles who feed ...
  • 1996
  • 00:45:58
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Quirks & Quarks Bats Hunt Frogs by their Ripples

Frog-eating bats are using every possible cue to track frogs, right down to the ripples in the water made by the frog's movement when it calls.  Dr. Mike Ryan, a professor of zoology at the University of Texas, Austin and Research Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, and his team — led by post-doctoral researcher Wouter Halfwerk ...
  • 2014
  • 00:11:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2014

Brain Games Battle of the Ages

It’s a fact of life. From the minute we were born, we’re all getting older. And while it’s long been believed that both your body and your brain deteriorate over time, recent studies show that may not always be the case. Some brain functions improve as we get older, while others don’t fully develop until later in life. In this ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Brain Games Battle of the Sexes

Why does it seem like men are from Mars and women are from Venus? How can men and women look at the same world and see completely different things? Or solve the same problem two completely different ways? And in a head-to-head matchup of sheer brainpower, who wins? This episode of Brain Games will reveal the surprising ways the male and female ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2017

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Brain Games Battle of the Sexes 2

Girls and boys. Guys and gals. Ladies and Gentlemen. No matter how you say it, it all comes down to the same thing: Male and Female. In this episode the male brain and the female brain go head to head. We're going to pit teams of men and women against each other in a series of games and experiments designed ...
  • 2014
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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The Nature of Things Be Afraid: The Science of Fear New

Why do some people seek out terrifying experiences while others avoid fear at all costs? Why does fear spur some to fight and leave others frozen? Although the emotion of fear is as old as life itself, scientists are asking new questions and getting new answers about how our brains process it.
  • 2019
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/15/2020

Animal Fight Club (Eng) Beach Brawl

Beach Brawl sails around the world to reveal what happens when nature’s fiercest shore dwellers turn on their own kind and brings you closer than ever before to the toughest and meanest fights along the world’s coastlines. From the frozen barren land of the arctic, to the tropical waters of Indonesia, car-sized elephant seals lash out in the ultimate heavyweight fights, ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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