Science Smart

Curio.ca is pleased to present Science Smart, a collection of concise science-related stories featured on CBC Vancouver’s weekend Our Vancouver show. Conceived and presented by Johanna Wagstaffe, a broadcast meteorologist and science reporter for CBC News Network and CBC Vancouver, these weekly segments present the latest science news as spotlighted on CBC.

  • 2015
  • 9-12
  • 16 Titles

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News in Review - April 2019 Science Smart: Indicators of Climate Change

While the cause of climate change may still be hotly debated – with many scientists saying it’s human activity while others suggesting it’s a cyclical heating up of the planet – the fact that climate change is occurring is not up for debate. There are indicators everywhere, from extreme weather events to rising seas levels, shrinking polar ice caps to ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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Teacher Guide(s)

  • NIR-19-04 - PDF - Science Smart: Indicators of Climate Change

  • NIR-19-04 - PPT - Science Smart: Indicators of Climate Change

Our Vancouver Seeing a Solar System Die the First Time

Astronomers are fascinated by new images captured showing a solar system's demise.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:39
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/10/2015

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

Teacher Guide(s)

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

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

Our Vancouver What the Ocean on Saturn's Moon Tells Us

Johanna Wagstaffe explains the significance of the recent discovery of a deep ocean. 
  • 2015
  • 00:02:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/07/2015

Teacher Guide(s)

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

Our Vancouver Why Nepal's Quake Caused So Much Damage

Johanna Wagstaffe explains the science behind why the shaking was so extreme.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:45
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/04/2015

Our Vancouver Why Scientists Are Still Buzzing About Mars

Discovery of water on the planet is a big deal.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:18
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/07/2015

Our Vancouver Why Scientists Look Forward to the Paris Climate Conference

Johanna Wagstaffe explains what's at stake for the scientific world at the Paris Climate Conference.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/08/2015