News in Review - March 1996 Space: What's Out There?

This report examines Canada's role in space exploration, focusing on the astronomical significance of recent discoveries and the development of space technology.
  • 1996
  • 00:13:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1996

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Bitesize Space Science Spectroscopy and the composition of stars

Jon Chase describes how different elements absorb and emit light of specific wavelengths or colours. He explains how this can be used to identify which elements are present in distant stars by analyzing the spectrum of radiation coming from these stars. Teacher notes: You could discuss how white light can be split into its spectrum and students could make their ...
  • 2014
  • 00:04:11
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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Quirks & Quarks Stormy Weather on Brown Dwarfs

Brown dwarfs are strange interstellar objects that are similar to giant planets in size and sometimes temperature, but more massive and luminous, like stars. Dr. Stanimir Metchev, an astrophysicist at Western University, has been studying the weather on brown dwarfs, and found that all brown dwarfs are home to extreme storms, featuring winds of hundreds or thousands of kilometres per ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2014

News in Review - January 2013 Superstorm Sandy

A rare combination of factors resulted in the formation of a "Superstorm" off the east coast of North America. More than 100 people were killed in the U.S. and there was billions of dollars in damage. We follow the storm's progress as it moves towards North America and throughout its destructive wrath.
  • 2013
  • 00:14:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/15/2013

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Canadian Space Agency Tears in space (don't fall)

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield demonstrates the physics of tears in space.
  • 2013
  • 00:01:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/19/2020

Do or Die Terrible Twister

On this episode of Do or Die, put yourself in the driver’s seat as a massive, swirling tornado charges toward your car. Survive a brutal surfing wipe-out when you’re hammered by a killer wave. And botch a dirt bike jump across an 80-foot chasm and walk away with only bruised heels. If you were forced to make these split-second Do or ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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Bitesize Space Science The Big Bang and red shift

Jon Chase explains the scale of the solar system and universe using simple demonstrations at a shopping centre and race track. He explains the Doppler effect and introduces red-shift and cosmic microwave background radiation, which provide evidence for an expanding universe. Teacher notes: Use the video as an introduction to a Doppler effect demonstration using a buzzer swung around on ...
  • 2014
  • 00:05:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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The Nature of Things The Burgess Shale: Impressions of Life

They were the first animals on earth. All animals today, including the human species, go back in a direct line of descent to those first ancestors. Traces of these first animals have been beautifully preserved in fossils from a deposit in British Columbia, high in the Rocky Mountains in Yoho National Park. It's known as the Burgess Shale.
  • 1992
  • 00:46:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CANAdooDAday The Canadian Dinosaurs

Many Canadians don’t realize that millions of years ago, a large number of dinosaurs roamed the earth, and did so in the place we now call Alberta. This fun ska song tells the viewer all about the great creatures that once called pre-Canada home.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:18
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 06/19/2017

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Story Rock

While in a valley, Scout unearths a story rock and sends the Gumboot Kids to figure out what it is. After putting the clues together, the Gumboot Kids discover that nature has marvellous stories to share if they’re willing to dig for it!
  • 2018
  • 00:05:01
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/27/2019