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

Li'l Doc Blindness

Geeko pretends he can’t see! Li'l Doc tells us about health problems that can make people go blind by impairing the functioning of one or both eyes.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/21/2020

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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Canadian Museum of Nature Botanist Jeff Saarela discusses climate change and shrubification

Some thoughts from a botanist about how climate change could affect the range and type of plant life that is fundamental to life in the Arctic.
  • 2019
  • 00:01:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/13/2019

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 National California wildfires impact marine life

The Thomas wildfire in California that destroyed more than 1,000 structures late last year also affected marine life. CBC’s Kim Brunhuber looks at how the fires had an impact on life in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

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

Canadian Museum of Nature Camel discovery in High Arctic

Who knew camels originate from the Americas and lived in the Arctic? An amazing discovery in Canada’s Arctic reveals a camel that lived on Ellesmere Island about 3.5 million years ago. New insight into camel evolution comes from an amazing discovery of bones from the leg of an extinct giant camel in Canada's High Arctic. Natalia Rybczynski, Ph.D., a palaeobiologist ...
  • 2013
  • 00:03:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/12/2019