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In this video, Walt Disney Imagineers demonstrate how they use magnets of all types throughout Disney's theme parks. From magnetic connectors that direct guests through attractions like The Seas with Nemo and Friends to playing back sound through audio speakers in Pirates of the Caribbean, Imagin...

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The Classification of Organisms

Scientists have long been involved in naming and categorizing the vast array of life on Earth. This video program highlights the major advances concerning the classification of life, more specifically focusing on current trends in systematics and taxonomy. Concepts and terminology discussed in th...

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After Life: The Strange Cycle of Decay

This video explains decomposition, one of nature's most important processes. For two months in the summer of 2011, a glass box containing food laid out from a typical kitchen and garden for a family of four was left to rot in full public view within Edinburgh Zoo. In this resulting documentary, p...

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Fall Comes to Lac La Ronge

Fall Comes to Lac La Ronge is a 15 minute video produced by Randy Johns and Richard Frisky for KCDC. It details the cycle of the seasons as they slowly transform from the glory of summer to the splendour of fall. How various life forms prepare for fall is highlighted, including the migration patt...

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The Science of Flight. Part 5

This video introduces students to the science of flight and aerodynamics. Students will learn about lift, gravity, thrust and drag -- the four forces that make it possible for an airplane to fly. Professor Peter Plankton and Professor Tess Tube examine Bernoulli's Principle, Newton's Third Law of...

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Our Mother Earth

Mother Earth has been neglected and is in desperate need of care and attention. In this DVD program, young people from around the world bring Earth's plight to the forefront. The Earth is emitting a silent scream and humans are not listening to the language of nature. The young people in the prog...

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Sap Suckering Hoppers

Hoppers are able to blast off with so much power that they have to withstand 400 G-forces a jump! Most people would be surprised to learn they exist let alone that thousands of them call their backyard home. Hoppers are masters of disguise and even when you are looking right at them they are some...

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The Old Oak Tree

In this episode of The Secret World of Gardens, we explore the diverse world of oaks and the strange and symbiotic relationships these trees have with their citizens. Cicadas are just one of the creatures that are drawn like magnets to oak trees - moths, caterpillars, wasps, bees and other insect...

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Garden Mimics

In this episode of The Secret World of Gardens, we explore how you never really know what you are looking at in the garden. Walking sticks look like twigs devour the foliage in plain sight, spiders that are perfect chameleons blend in to kill and caterpillars that mimic poop. And it's not only yo...

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Raven Tales. How Raven Stole the Sun

Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun is an animated film based on a First Nations folklore of the Northwest coast. Frog tells Raven and Eagle about an old man who keeps the sky, the stars, the moon and the light of the world in a set of boxes by the river. Raven transforms himself into a spruce n...

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Great Plains

Series: Planet Earth 2
This video examines the great plains on earth. The great plains cover more than one-quarter of the land on the planet and at the heart of the plains is grass. Grass feeds wildlife around the planet. Great plains described in this program include the African savanna, the Asian steppe, the Arctic t...

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From Pole to Pole

Series: Planet Earth
This video program examines the planet as a whole and the factors that shaped its history. Sun and fresh water govern the lives of all plants and animals on Earth and define their habitats. Seasons are created by the tilt of the Earth's orbit to the sun. A polar bear must prepare her cubs for the...

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Understanding Adaptation to Specific Habitats

During a dream, Jesse adapts to his environment by growing an extra pair of arms. Jesse and Seka pay one more visit to their wetland where Tabby helps them figure out how species have adapted to living there, how they interrelate and how they depend on this environment for survival.

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Sampling the Life Forms in an Urban Wetland

Jesse and Seka learn how to use their senses to help them discover the biodiversity in their wetland. They learn about plot samples, data sheets and start to document everything they see.

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Presentation of Findings: Understanding Human Impact

Jesse and Seka prepare and present their findings to members of city council, their teacher and fellow students. They speak about the importance of maintaining wetlands for the many creatures, plants and people that depend on the wetlands.