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

The Nature of Things Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale Classroom Favourites

North America is under attack by a relentless aquatic invader. Accidentally released into the Mississippi River 30 years ago, the Asian Carp have been heading north ever since. Famous for their insatiable hunger and their Olympic high jumping, Asian Carp are now only 100 kilometers south of Lake Michigan. Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale will take viewers on an enlightening ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:24
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/03/2014

The Nature of Things Changing Your Mind

This program is a fascinating follow-up to the recent bestselling documentary, The Brain that Changes Itself. Once again, Toronto psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Norman Doidge showcases some very compelling neurological cases to illustrate how the changing brain plays an important role in treating mental diseases and disorders. This time he explores the latest research that offers hope to those suffering ...
  • 2010
  • 00:44:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Ivy's Plant Shop Classifying and grouping plants

An entertaining overview of how plants can easily be arranged according to their common features and characteristics. For example: plants with seeds (e.g. flowering plants and conifers) or without seeds (e.g. ferns and mosses). Teacher notes: You could bring in different variations of plants and get students to catogorize them using the information highlighted in the video. They could then ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:04
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/04/2019

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The National Climate change, ticks and the moose population New

With warmer winters bringing less snow cover, scientists are studying how winter ticks are thriving and the impact that could have on the moose population.
  • 2020
  • 00:03:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/26/2020

News in Review - March 2001 Cloning Human Embryos: Ethical Quandary

Britain and other governments have recently taken the controversial step of allowing scientists to clone human embryos for medical research. As has occurred in many countries, an ethical debate on human cloning and its related issues has raged in Canada for a number of years since the technology to do so has become more of a reality. Canada, however, has ...
  • 2001
  • 00:11:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2001

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Canadian Museum of Nature Clues to climate change in Arctic lakes and rivers

Biologist and diatom expert Paul Hamilton finds clues about climate change by studying tiny life forms in the Arctic’s lakes and rivers. Hamilton talks about his work examining microscopic life in the Arctic.
  • 2013
  • 00:02:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2019

Brain Games Compassion

This is a show about your brain and compassion. Through a series of interactive games and experiments, we'll explore your brain's capacity for compassion and question the motives behind both your selfless and selfish acts. And if you play along you'll discover if you're really born naughty, or nice. So get ready to empathize on Brain Games.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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The Nature of Things Conversations with Dolphins Classroom Favourites

What kind of intelligence is behind dolphin communication, and will humans one day be able to have a conversation with them? Scientists around the world are asking themselves the same questions. Over the decades the focus on dolphin research has changed from asking “how intelligent are dolphins?” to “how are dolphins intelligent?”
  • 2016
  • 00:43:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

Quirks & Quarks Cows Give Daughters More Milk

Many human parents try hard to treat their sons and daughters equally. But when it comes to making milk, many mammals can be a bit unfair. Cows, for example, make significantly more milk for their daughters than their sons. Dr. Katie Hinde, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University, discovered this, when she and her colleagues examined millions of dairy records. ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/06/2014