Wave World What happens to sound waves when you record a song?

Jon Chase joins singer-songwriter Charlie-Anne Bradfield in the studio as she performs her song 'Butterfly'. As Charlie-Anne sings, Jon traces the path of the sound waves. He builds a large model to see how the sound waves travel through air. Jon's microphone made out of a plastic cup works just like the real one, turning sound into electrical waves. After ...
  • 2015
  • 00:05:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Ivy's Plant Shop What is pollination and how does it work?

This video explores the process of pollination and the roles different parts of a plant play. The process is summarized at the end though a song. Teacher notes: This video could be used as an introduction to plants and reproduction. Students could write a non-fiction report on plant reproduction or the process of pollination. Working in pairs, they could create ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:42
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/04/2019

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Brain Games What You Don't Know

We all like to think we have a good grasp of the workings of the world around us, but do we? In this episode of Brain Games we explore how you might not be as smart as you think. Bet you could explain something as basic as how a zipper works? Or correctly draw something as simple as a bicycle? If you ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Brain Games What's Going On

Whether it’s remembering where you parked the car, or just finding the light switch in the morning, navigating your busy world can be tough. Luckily your brain has a built-in navigation system to help make sense of your surroundings. In fact, recent discoveries prove that the brain uses place cells and direction cells to help get us to where we’re ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Project X What's to Eat?

This episode looks at what’s on the menu for people and animals. Dr. Fleck and grad student Marc Huot wing down to Chicago to try out "molecular gastronomy" at the renowned Moto Restaurant. Next Dr. Gardy explores a future when food is tailored to each person's unique genetic make-up. She also goes fishing in P.E.I. for blue mussels, the main ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things While You Were Sleeping

Why do we sleep? Contrary to what we have long believed, the sleeping brain is emerging as an energetic and purposeful machine. “In parts of sleep, the brain is at least as active and maybe more active than it is during waking,” says Dr. Robert Stickgold, one of the world’s leading sleep researchers. From regulating our weight to consolidating our ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/04/2016

BBC Documentaries Wild Africa

Wild Africa takes audiences on a spectacular journey across, over and through the magical realms of the wildest continent on earth. Audiences will fly along the Great Rift Valley following the twisting rivers to discover a family of elephants on their epic search for water. Other animals featured include hungry crocodiles as they wait at the water holes for the ...
  • 2015
  • 00:42:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/01/2019

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The Nature of Things Wild Canada: Ice Edge (Part 4 of 4)

Canada’s arctic wildlife is finely adapted to a life on and around ice and yet this frozen landscape is undergoing a massive shift due to humans. A landscape inhabited by wildlife and people who have found an amazing variety of ways to survive. From polar bear cubs making their first discovery of ice to a caribou calf “dancing” in the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:14
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/08/2014

The Nature of Things Wild Canada: The Eternal Frontier (Part 1 of 4)

Go on an extraordinary journey from the spectacle of humpback whales feeding on capelin off Newfoundland to the world's largest intact temperate rainforest in British Columbia that is home to the rare "white" black bear. Acrobatic flying squirrels and thousands of red-sided garter snakes are just some of the incredible array of wildlife we see.
  • 2014
  • 00:44:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/08/2014

The Nature of Things Wild Canada: The Heartland (Part 3 of 4)

Central Canada has both native grassland and boreal forest teeming with wildlife, and yet here too the hands of early humans have shaped the land. From the prairies to Canada's vast boreal forest that stretches almost from coast to coast, we reveal a huge wilderness of extremes that has been shaped over millennia by both humans and wildfires. Here pronghorn ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/08/2014