The Nature of Things Chasing Snowflakes

Scientists are unraveling the delicate mysteries of the snowflake. From the formation of single flakes to the howling 70 km/h winds of lake effect snow storms to the destructive power of avalanches, intrepid researchers are bringing snow science into the 21st century.
  • 2014
  • 00:43:44
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/04/2015

Andrew Marr's History of the World Chess game: Man vs. machine New

We visit New York to trace the story of man versus machine, Gary Kasparov against IBM’s Deep Blue, in a chess game that gripped the world.
  • 2012
  • 00:05:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/29/2020

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Do or Die Choking to Death

On this episode of Do or Die, act fast to save a friend who chokes on a cupcake during an eating contest. Struggle to stay alive when a thrilling wing suit BASE jump takes a turn for the worse. And test your mettle against a killer fish when a thrashing, 600-pound marlin leaps into your yacht. You only have an instant ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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As It Happens Christmas Misdated

Barbara Frum interviews David Hughes, a British physicist, who believed that the correct date of Christmas was in October, on December 9, 1976.
  • 2012
  • 00:05:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/09/2013

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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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

Canadian Museum of Nature Danielle Fraser, paleontologist studying early mammals New

Danielle Fraser is starting her career as a scientist. As a child she loved horses and nature, and as she moved along in her studies she got interested in studying fossils and mammal evolution.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

Do or Die Deadly Mudslide

On this episode of Do or Die, strive to stay alive when you get caught in a stampede of over-anxious shoppers. Escape from two snarling German Shepherds bent on tearing you to shreds. And think fast when a mudslide overtakes your car. Do you have what it takes to survive these Do or Die disasters?
  • 2013
  • 00:21:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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Do or Die Deadly Ocean Pull

On this episode of Do or Die, swim for your life as an ocean current sucks you down into the abyss. Escape from a burning five-story apartment building by hanging precariously from a window ledge. And take cover on the tracks as a thundering locomotive passes just inches above your head. Life comes at you fast. Do you have what it ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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