The National The Year in Science

The National's science correspondent Bob McDonald talks about the scientific highlights of 2016. Stories include Donald Trump's controversial statements about climate change, Elon Musk's vision for life on Mars, efforts to cover Chernobyl 30 years after the world's worst nuclear accident, the discovery of a new planet in our solar system, using Star Trek-style technology for data encryption, nano machines ...
  • 2016
  • 00:13:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/06/2017

Canadian Museum of Nature Tiktaalik, the 350-million-year-old "walking fish"

An amazing fossil find on Ellesmere Island in Canada’s Arctic leads to the earliest evidence of the ancestor of all limbed animals.
  • 2019
  • 00:01:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/12/2019

Our Vancouver Twin Study in Space

NASA capitalizes on a rare opportunity to study space's impact on the human body.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:42
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/01/2015

News in Review - September 2009 Two Canadians Meet in Space

In July 2009, Canadian astronaut Julie Payette rocketed into space and made history. When she met her colleague Robert Thirsk on board the International Space Station, it was the first time two Canadians had been in space at once. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the mission that brought the two astronauts together and examine Canada’s role ...
  • 2009
  • 00:15:22
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/15/2009

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BBC Documentaries Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet

Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet is an exciting adventure that transports audiences back to Cretaceous Alaska. The main characters in the story are a herd of large, frilled, plant-eating dinosaurs — Pachyrhinosaurus. The film follows their youngsters, and from the moment they hatch, they face predators, weather extremes and natural disaster as they fight for survival through the seasons. It's an ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:13
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/30/2019

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Our Vancouver Water on Mars: What Does It Mean?

Evidence of salty water on the red planet is another clue in the search for past life on Mars
  • 2015
  • 00:02:34
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/30/2015

Bitesize Space Science Waves and communication

Jon Chase demonstrates how electromagnetic waves are used in communication using an infra-red remote control and an outside TV broadcast. He discusses how television broadcast uses microwaves to communicate between Earth and satellites in space. Jon describes and performs a rap about the electromagnetic spectrum and the different types of waves. Teacher notes: The class could use the rap to ...
  • 2014
  • 00:03:50
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 1

This opening episode of We Are Canada features a 25-year-old who's creating a global roadmap for accessibility, two cousins with an innovative idea for feeding Canada's hungry kids, plus more! Featuring Dr. Shawna Pandya, Sarah Polley, Jeremy Bryant, Andrew Hall and Maayan Ziv.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/11/2017

Doc Zone Weather Gone Wild

Summer snowstorms. Disastrous flooding. Devastating wind and ice storms. Rampaging wildfires. Ruinous drought. Our weather has taken a turn for the extreme. And it’s going to get worse. As intense and unpredictable weather becomes the new normal, how can we adapt and survive? As a result of climate change, the new global buzzword is “adaptation,” as cities and citizens scramble ...
  • 2014
  • 00:43:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2014

The Nature of Things Weather: Dragons of Chaos

The Nature of Things takes a look at weather's chaotic character and how modern society is coping. We hear firsthand accounts from people who have survived some of the most ruthless weather conditions. Bob Howard and Ken Osborne describe how the cottage they were in was suddenly lifted from its foundations and deposited in a lake by a tornado. Documentary ...
  • 2000
  • 00:53:43
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013