In the Spirit of Halloween

The autumn season is at our doors, and with it, the spirit of Halloween. What do you like most about this holiday? The costumes? The treats? The monsters that hide in the shadows to spy on your every moment? Halloween has got something to satisfy anyone, be they small or big kids. From scary vampire bats to sea monsters, and from zombie attacks to pirate raids, this collection includes the best content to experience the unique thrill of Halloween.

  • 2015
  • 13-14
  • 12 Titles

Included in this collection

The Nature of Things Bat and Man: Unlocking the Secrets of Bats

Bats have been around since the time of the dinosaurs and they have adapted and thrived in virtually every corner of the planet. In this fascinating documentary, renowned researcher Dr. Brock Fenton and other scientists help us make sense of these strange and astonishing mammals. More than merely a hardy and adaptable species, they are scientifically extraordinary creatures — in ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Catching the Monster Sturgeon

Sturgeon scientist battles huge fish in Fraser River to implant tracking device.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/11/2015

Dragons' Den Dragons' Den: Best of Season 1, Volume 1

Episode 1: The Dragons make their debut, as hopeful entrepreneurs pitch a portable, multi-use exercise device using rubber bands; an exercise “banana” that helps women tighten their pelvic muscles; electronic gift cards; Omega-3 salad dressing; napping centres for overtired executives; and a tidal-powered turbine to generate electricity. - - Episode 6: Ideas pitched in this episode include glass that can be ...
  • 2006
  • 01:25:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2015

Exhibitionists Exhibitionists, Season 1, Episode 5 

In this episode, Exhibitionists visits artists who are tackling what gives them shivers of fear. One artist addresses the fear of moving on, a choreographer watches terrified as her work in progress is shown for the first time to a live audience, an actor faces the fear of failure, and we see an existential video about scary caves. Other artists and their ...
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/25/2017

Dot. Ghoul Away

When a ghost moves into Mister Sherman’s house, Dot takes on the job of getting rid of it in the hopes she can sway her neighbour into liking Halloween again.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/07/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

Wandering Wenda H: A Haunted Holiday at the Howling Hog Hotel

Our holidaying heroes are at a hotel that is haunted by the ghost of a hide-and-seeking hog searching for her master, Howard.
  • 2017
  • 00:08:42
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 08/02/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

Ideas Ideas from the Trenches: The Living Dead

There are about 50,000 PhD candidates in Canada. Most of them toil away for years in relative obscurity. This is the debut of an occasional series which tries to turn their research into an hour of radio. In this inaugural episode, producers Tom Howell and Nicola Luksic follow the work of PhD student Myriam Nafte, who studies the circulation and ...
  • 2014
  • 00:53:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/14/2014

The Nature of Things Invasion of the Brain Snatchers

Parasites brainwashing their hosts — it sounds like something straight out of science fiction. But this is no zombie movie, this is a fascinating new field of study. Scientists have collected hundreds of examples of brain-manipulating parasites. Researchers are starting to untangle how these parasites have evolved to control their victims, whether caterpillars, fish, birds, rats, cats — or humans! And at ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2014