CBC News West Island's fight to save ash trees heats up

The emerald ash borer has been destroying ash trees across southern Quebec for years. Some West Island municipalities say they’re having some success in their fight against the beetle.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2018

Ivy's Plant Shop What do plants need to survive?

In this video we discover what causes various ailments in plants, and under what conditions they can thrive. Through systematic and funny observations of plants being kept under poor conditions by plant shop owner Ivy, the fundamental needs of plants are introduced, such as light, air, water, nutrients and space. Teacher notes: After viewing, students could plant seeds in pots. ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Ivy's Plant Shop What is pollination and how does it work?

This video explores the process of pollination and the roles different parts of a plant play. The process is summarized at the end though a song. Teacher notes: This video could be used as an introduction to plants and reproduction. Students could write a non-fiction report on plant reproduction or the process of pollination. Working in pairs, they could create ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:42
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/04/2019

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Canadian Museum of Nature What sharp teeth you have!

A look at hyenas, bears and the ancient sabre-toothed cat, Smilodon. Blade-like, scissor-like — the shape of the teeth determines how well an animal can exploit different types of food. For mammal researchers, teeth are the windows into the biology of the animal.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:13
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2020

The Nature of Things What Trees Talk About

This stunning documentary explores the secret life of trees, and how the world’s last great forest has the power to shape not only the lives of the plants and animals that live within it but our lives and life across the entire globe. Using a "science in action" approach, the film takes a fascinating journey into the heart of the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/11/2017

Brain Games What You Don't Know

We all like to think we have a good grasp of the workings of the world around us, but do we? In this episode of Brain Games we explore how you might not be as smart as you think. Bet you could explain something as basic as how a zipper works? Or correctly draw something as simple as a bicycle? If you ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Brain Games What's Going On

Whether it’s remembering where you parked the car, or just finding the light switch in the morning, navigating your busy world can be tough. Luckily your brain has a built-in navigation system to help make sense of your surroundings. In fact, recent discoveries prove that the brain uses place cells and direction cells to help get us to where we’re ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Project X What's to Eat?

This episode looks at what’s on the menu for people and animals. Dr. Fleck and grad student Marc Huot wing down to Chicago to try out "molecular gastronomy" at the renowned Moto Restaurant. Next Dr. Gardy explores a future when food is tailored to each person's unique genetic make-up. She also goes fishing in P.E.I. for blue mussels, the main ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Where Did I Put My Memory?

As we live longer, our brains age, and we have more and more information to forget. Memory loss is the second greatest health fear for Canadians, after cancer. And memory loss is a growing epidemic, as we live longer, our brains age, and we have more and more information to forget. Throw in the information overload from new technologies. The ...
  • 2010
  • 00:44:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things White Wolves: Ghosts of the Arctic

At Canada’s northernmost edge lies a remote and barren wilderness, where few animals are tough enough to survive: Ellesmere Island. Ghosts of the Arctic follows a family of wolves as they struggle to raise their pups in this unforgiving environment. Set within a stunning landscape of snow-capped mountains and ice-locked fjords, this documentary offers a glimpse into a world that’s rarely been ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/24/2017