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Canadian Museum of Nature Arctic fossil forest of 50 million years ago

Fossil sites in the Arctic from about 50 million years ago provide a glimpse of life that evolved in the tropical forest under extreme greenhouse conditions. The Arctic was a warm, wet, swampy, forested place 50 million years ago. Ellesmere Island is a key fossil site in Canada's High Arctic, where the remains of unique mammal species can tell us ...
  • 2011
  • 00:03:36
  • 13-14
  • Ajouté le: 13 déc. 2019

Canadian Museum of Nature Arctic fossils

Giant beavers and an Arctic forest? Curator Kieran Shepherd describes some of the surprising fossil finds in Canada’s Arctic and the work required to find them.
  • 2019
  • 00:01:26
  • 13-14
  • Ajouté le: 13 déc. 2019

Canadian Museum of Nature Algae in the ice and climate change

Biologist Michel Poulin describes the importance of the “lungs of the ocean” – tiny algae and phytoplankton that drive the food chain in the Arctic.
  • 2019
  • 00:01:17
  • 13-14
  • Ajouté le: 13 déc. 2019

Canadian Museum of Nature Botanist Jeff Saarela discusses climate change and shrubification

Some thoughts from a botanist about how climate change could affect the range and type of plant life that is fundamental to life in the Arctic.
  • 2019
  • 00:01:14
  • 13-14
  • Ajouté le: 13 déc. 2019

Canadian Museum of Nature The return of Tiktaalik, the fish with legs!

The amazing ancient fish with limbs, Tiktaalik roseae, is now back in Canada. See the fossils and hear from the American scientists who discovered them in 2004 in the Canadian Arctic. Tiktaalik will be preserved in the fossil collections of the Canadian Museum of Nature on behalf of the Government of Nunavut.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:13
  • 13-14
  • Ajouté le: 12 déc. 2019

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
  • Ajouté le: 12 déc. 2019

Canadian Museum of Nature Lemmings: The Arctic tundra's "lunch box"

Mammalogist Dr. Dominique Fauteux introduces lemmings – the tundra’s “lunch box”. These small Arctic rodents have an ecological footprint much bigger than their tiny size would suggest. Their population cycle has a great impact on their Arctic predators — from the Arctic fox and ermine, to the snowy owl and gyrfalcon. Video presentation partially in French with English subtitles.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:48
  • 13-14
  • Ajouté le: 12 déc. 2019

Canadian Museum of Nature Camel discovery in High Arctic

Who knew camels originate from the Americas and lived in the Arctic? An amazing discovery in Canada’s Arctic reveals a camel that lived on Ellesmere Island about 3.5 million years ago. New insight into camel evolution comes from an amazing discovery of bones from the leg of an extinct giant camel in Canada's High Arctic. Natalia Rybczynski, Ph.D., a palaeobiologist ...
  • 2013
  • 00:03:58
  • 13-14
  • Ajouté le: 12 déc. 2019

The Nature of Things Under Thin Ice

Under Thin Ice follows Canadian extreme divers and cinematographers Jill Heinerth and Mario Cyr on a journey to investigate how Arctic wildlife is adjusting to global warming. The Arctic is a majestic world, home to wildlife rarely seen further south: bowhead whales, polar bears, narwhals and walruses. Life thrives on and under a legendary blanket of snow and ice, covering millions ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Ajouté le: 6 déc. 2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Invisible Copycat

While out on his walk, Scout hears a mysterious copycat repeating everything he says. But who could it be?
  • 2017
  • 00:05:01
  • 5-8
  • Ajouté le: 4 déc. 2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Storybook in the Sky

Scout tells the Gumboot Kids he is preparing to watch a storybook in the sky. But what kind of storybook is in the sky?
  • 2017
  • 00:05:02
  • 5-8
  • Ajouté le: 4 déc. 2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Shrinking Friend

Scout notices his friend has shrunk. But how can this be? With three clues in hand, the Gumboot Kids search for the answer.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:01
  • 5-8
  • Ajouté le: 4 déc. 2019

Documentary Under Thin Ice (long version)

In Under Thin Ice, two divers, Jill Heinerth and Mario Cyr, tell us about their risky expedition to the Canadian Arctic. They had first intended to document arctic ecosystems and marine wildlife, but were faced with an unexpected reality. The Arctic is warming very fast and the animals are not where they used to be. Through their testimonies, Jill and Mario ...
  • 2019
  • 00:51:51
  • 9-12
  • Ajouté le: 27 nov. 2019

News in Review - November 2019 Greta Thunberg: Climate Activism and the Youth Movement

Climate change is on everybody’s mind but a teen from Sweden has taken it to a new level of awareness. Greta Thunberg, 16, has taken her activism around the world as she brings her unfaltering message that we must stop damaging our planet now. From school walkouts to global marches and strikes, she fearlessly faces off against politicians, pundits and ...
  • 2019
  • 00:18:41
  • 9-12
  • Ajouté le: 20 nov. 2019

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News in Review - November 2019 Vaping Alert: Are E-Cigarettes Really Safe?

E-cigarettes were designed to help smokers quit, but they’ve turned into a popular habit for many young people. Teens are enticed by the flavours, colours and allure of the product. But a growing number are falling ill with lung-related issues, and in the United States several have died. While no one product or ingredient has been linked to the illnesses, ...
  • 2019
  • 00:13:27
  • 13-14
  • Ajouté le: 20 nov. 2019

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Découverte A Giant on the River

It’s a race against the clock. In Montreal, some of the world’s most skilled civil engineers are working to complete one of North America’s largest, most complicated bridge construction projects in record time. With projected yearly traffic of 50 million vehicles, the new Champlain Bridge will span the majestic St. Lawrence River. Normally, a structure of this type would take ...
  • 2019
  • 00:51:59
  • 13-14
  • Ajouté le: 23 oct. 2019

News in Review - October 2019 Smart Cities: Utopia or Blight?

Smart cities are the way of the future. Well-planned, massive projects that promise smarter, efficient, greener living with the promise of economic prosperity. At an estimated cost of one hundred billion dollars Forest City in Malaysia is one of the largest master-planned cities in the world. But the project has met with severe criticism including those who say the Indigenous ...
  • 2019
  • 00:17:04
  • 13-14
  • Ajouté le: 17 oct. 2019

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News in Review - October 2019 Alberta's Energy Future: Pipelines vs. Renewables

For decades Alberta’s economy has been tied to oil and gas production. But when industry recession hit, Alberta’s economy took the hit. Some parts of the energy sector blame the government for not building pipelines to get their product to market. Some are turning their sights in another direction. They say the future of energy lies in renewables like sun, ...
  • 2019
  • 00:10:51
  • 13-14
  • Ajouté le: 17 oct. 2019

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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
  • Ajouté le: 1 oct. 2019

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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
  • Ajouté le: 30 sep. 2019

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BBC Documentaries Incredible Predators

Incredible Predators deconstructs the world of major predators as never before, taking an intimate look at the remarkable strategies they use to succeed. Advanced filming techniques expose the planet’s top predators in extraordinary footage, putting the audience right beside them as they hunt — on land, under the sea or in the air. Far from a film about the kill, instead ...
  • 2016
  • 00:42:05
  • 9-12
  • Ajouté le: 30 sep. 2019

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BBC Documentaries Tiny Giants

Tiny Giants reveals the astonishing lives of small animals in a world of giants. Audiences will be transported in a very intimate way into another world and experience the titanic battles these creatures face to survive. A chipmunk in a wild wood and a scorpion mouse in Arizona's scorched desert are both forced to grow up fast when they find themselves ...
  • 2014
  • 00:43:13
  • 9-12
  • Ajouté le: 30 sep. 2019

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BBC Documentaries Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art 3D cameras deliver the reality of flying right alongside birds as we join a variety of different species on their seasonal journeys. As we fly with the birds on their migrations, we discover the fascinating ...
  • 2016
  • 00:39:46
  • 9-12
  • Ajouté le: 30 sep. 2019

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News in Review - September 2019 Climate Change: Canada’s Melting Permafrost

In Canada's Arctic, climate change is already impacting communities and changing ways of life. According to scientists, Canada's northern climate is warming almost three times faster than the global average. As things warm up, the permafrost in the North -- that frozen underlying layer of ground -- is also melting. And that's threatening the way of life for many who ...
  • 2019
  • 00:12:52
  • 9-12
  • Ajouté le: 5 sep. 2019

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Bitesize Space Science Spectroscopy and the composition of stars

Jon Chase describes how different elements absorb and emit light of specific wavelengths or colours. He explains how this can be used to identify which elements are present in distant stars by analyzing the spectrum of radiation coming from these stars. Teacher notes: You could discuss how white light can be split into its spectrum and students could make their ...
  • 2014
  • 00:04:11
  • 15-17
  • Ajouté le: 5 sep. 2019

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