Doc Zone Bite Me: the Bed Bug Invasion Classroom Favourites

The world's bed bug population has simply exploded. Prior to WWII they were an annoying but common part of daily life. Following the invention of the pesticide DDT in the 1940s, it looked as though bed bugs were gone for good. It turned out that DDT had some extremely nasty side effects so the chemical was banned starting in the 1970s ...
  • 2013
  • 00:43:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2014

Expedition Wild Black Bear Invasion

Casey embarks on an all-out quest to find black bears in the wild country of Maine's "Big Woods".
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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Project X Body Armour

The Project X Team explores all kinds of bodily protection, from animal hides to body armour to human skin, discovering how nature and technology have evolved to protect us. Dr. Alters takes a dive beneath the ocean's waves to learn about some of the unusual protective suits of sea creatures. Dr. Fleck and Marc Huot give a brief history of ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:53
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Body Language Decoded

Take a journey deep inside the intriguing world of non-verbal communication. As human beings, our bodies communicate our inner emotions and feelings in ways that can often be easily seen by others, but at other times, are barely visible. On every continent and in every ethnicity, expressions of emotions such as happiness, surprise, anger and fear are universally recognized. These ...
  • 2017
  • 00:43:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/01/2017

My Brilliant Brain Born Genius

At two years old, Marc Yu taught himself how to play Mary Had a Little Lamb on the piano. One year later, he was tackling Beethoven. Without ever studying, Marc also has perfect pitch – the ability to identify musical notes as easily as identifying colors – a skill that only one in 10,000 people has. How did Marc develop his amazing ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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The Nature of Things Brain Magic: The Power of Placebo Classroom Favourites

For centuries placebos have been thought of as fake medicine involving trickery and deceit, but Brain Magic: The Power of Placebo pulls back the curtains on the proof that placebos can have powerful – and real – effects on our mind and body. Neuroscience is revealing how our bodies’ response to treatment is heavily influenced by our expectations, prior experiences, our beliefs ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2014

The Nature of Things Call of the Baby Beluga

A journey through the amazing world of the endangered St. Lawrence beluga whales and the scientists who have worked for decades against long odds to help them. Although the days of intentionally killing St. Lawrence belugas is past, toxins and other unknown causes make the future of these survivors uncertain. The film describes new patterns of deaths among beluga mothers, ...
  • 2016
  • 00:43:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2016

The National Canadian Teen Discovers Method to Turn Waste Water into Electricity

A Vancouver high school student thinks he knows what to do with the one billion litres of waste water that gets flushed down toilets and sent down sink drains every day in the Greater Vancouver Area. Austin Wang, who has won numerous science awards, came up with a way to genetically modify micro-organisms so that they could clean waste water ...
  • 2016
  • 00:06:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2016

News in Review - March 1996 Canadian Wolves Go South: Reclaiming A Habitat

The environmental significance of moving wolves to wildlife areas in the U.S., and the concerns of farmers and ranchers in the Yellowstone Park area are the focus of this report.
  • 1996
  • 00:14:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1996

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Découverte Cancer: A Revolution is Coming (Part 2 of 2)

More than a third of us will suffer from it; one fourth will die of it. Cancer is the number one killer in Canada. However, our understanding of cancer has evolved dramatically over the past ten years. High performance tools now permit researchers to have a clearer view of cancer and its causes. No other illness has been as studied. ...
  • 2009
  • 00:38:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/02/2013