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Ecology Fundamentals

This video introduces students to some of the fundamental principles in ecology - the study of how living things interact with each other and with their environment. The different types of living and non-living things found in an ecosystem are discussed. Examples of the interaction of living and ...

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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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Addicted to Plastic

This feature-length documentary is an investigation to find out what we really know about plastics and why there is so much plastic in our world. The video illustrates their toxic legacy and showcases the men and women dedicated to developing solutions to plastic pollution.

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A Simple Question. The Story of STRAW

It all started in 1992 when a grade four class asked their teacher what they could do to save endangered species. Laurette Rogers decided that the students needed to do more than letters or a study; she challenged the students to help restore a watershed. The students adopt an endangered species,...

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Mission Possible

In this episode, Jasmine and Sam investigate an accident where a turtle is killed on the highway. The investigation leads the teens into the world of species-at-risk and what role each species plays in the environment.

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Alien Invaders

In this episode, Jasmine and Sam find out why bizarre things are happening in the world. They learn about invasive species, such as zebra mussels and emerald ash borers and how these species can destroy the environment.

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Part of the animal phyla, the sponges' structure, function, classification and ecological roles is examined in this video. Using animations and time-lapse microscopy, students will understand the developmental, ecological and evolutionary nature of sponges.

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This video examines echinoderms, the branch to which Chordates also belong. Five classes are highlighted: sea stars, brittle stars and basket stars, sea urchins and sand dollars, sea cucumbers and crinoids. Phylum characteristics and biological details are provided.

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Belly Up: Salmon in Peril

This video examines the salmon industry. The Heiltsuk and Nuxalk First Nations communities consider themselves "The Salmon People." Salmon provides sustenance, income and ceremonial use. This way of life is threatened by salmon farming and logging practices. Large international corporations set u...

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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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Nourish. Extra

This collection of video interviews consists of: "Why Eat Local?" with Michael Pollen, author; "Edible Education" with Alice Waters, restaurateur; "Urban Farms" with Bryant Terry, chef and author; "Wake Up!" with Nadine Burke, doctor; "Try Something New" and "Herbs" with Jamie Oliver, chef; and "...

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Nourish. Food + Community

This program examines the question: "What's the story of your food?" We need to understand the process our food takes from the seed to the table. This includes asking questions such as: What was in the seed? Who picked the food? and What were the environmental conditions? As consumers, we can exe...

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Investigating Mixtures, Solutions, Elements and Compounds. Slides

This video is a collection of 21 slides that support the video, "Investigating Mixtures, Solutions, Elements and Compounds" (N698).

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Investigating Mixtures, Solutions, Elements and Compounds

This video will assist students to understand and differentiate between mixtures, solutions, elements and compounds. Additional topics discussed include elements, pure substances, properties, atoms, molecules, compounds, types of mixtures, suspension, colloid and alloy.