Babies: Their Wonderful World Becoming You

Episode one investigates the latest research into what makes us individuals. It begins with an experiment that looks at temperament. Scientists think that personality is shaped by our basic temperament; how we react to situations. In the lab, Dr Emily Jones finds out if it is possible to spot a baby's temperament at just six months old. She identifies three ...
  • 2018
  • 00:50:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/09/2020

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The Nature of Things Beetalker: The Secret World of Bees

This fascinating documentary explores the perfectly constructed, architecturally complex structure that has remained virtually unchanged for all of known time, the beehive. With the help of a high definition camera, viewers get up-close and personal with these industrious insects. Dr. Mark Winston of Simon Fraser University is attempting to solve the mystery of bee communication and behaviour by studying the ...
  • 2006
  • 00:44:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Quirks & Quarks Between Man and Beast: The Gorilla and the Victorians

Until about 150 years ago, the gorilla was considered a mythical beast. No European had ever seen one, and its very existence was only rumoured. All that changed, however, when a young, unknown French explorer named Paul du Chaillu turned up in London in 1861 with a load of gorilla skeletons and stuffed gorillas skins that he had collected in ...
  • 2014
  • 00:14:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2014

Inside Nature's Giants Big Cats

The experts dissect a lion and a tiger and travel to South Africa to see lions in the wild. From the outside, the lion and the tiger look very different, but once their skins are removed, even the experts find it hard to tell them apart. At a big cat rescue centre, biologist Simon Watt traces the evolutionary history of ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/24/2016

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The Nature of Things Billion Dollar Caribou

Everyone has seen a woodland caribou on a quarter but very few of us have ever seen one in the wild. They’re known as the grey ghosts of the boreal forest. They move around in small groups and are notoriously hard to find. It’s even more difficult since their numbers are declining across the country, especially in Alberta, where prime ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:36
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/26/2013

Canadian Museum of Nature Biologist Jacqueline Madill shares her passion for studying aquatic life

Jacqueline Madill has more than 40 years’ experience as a biologist and is passionate about her work studying aquatic life. She shared her journey as a scientist at a presentation for “Ignite”, a fast format for sharing stories.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

The Nature of Things Biomimicry: Learning From Nature

The two-part series Biomimicry: Learning From Nature is based on the acclaimed book Biomimicry, Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine Benyus. The biomimics’ goal is to find benign and sustainable ways to meet our needs for food, materials, medicine and energy. By beginning to learn from nature, biomimics are finding out that, in all her activities, nature creates conditions conducive to life. In answer ...
  • 2002
  • 01:46:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/13/2015

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