Grade 8 Science
Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
HMCS Regina. Episode 3
In the video, Donald MacIntosh, veteran and survivor of the HMCS Regina sinking, explores the role the Canadian Navy played in the Second World War and that of the corvettes in protecting convoys while experiencing great personal risks.
Saskatchewan River Delta
This video program examines the Saskatchewan River Delta. Plants, animals, birds and insects call this ecosystem home. First Nations and Métis people use the delta for their livelihood. Scientists from around the world study the delta as it is the world's largest inland freshwater delta. The buil...
Series: Planet Earth
Part of the Planet Earth Series, this program examines fresh water. Three percent of water on Earth is fresh water. Fresh water controls the distribution of all life. This episode examines water systems around the world from the descent of rivers from the mountain sources to the sea. Wildlife tha...
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.
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.
Identification Practice and Understanding Classification Systems
Jesse dreams of being lost in the woods and starving. When he reaches for some red berries Seka reminds him that they could be poisonous. Jesse and Seka learn about different ways of classifying life forms and discover that classification is something that we do all the time.
Discovering the World of Biodiversity
Jesse and Seka must come up with a science project on biodiversity. They ask for help from Seka's sister, Tabby, a biologist, is surveying the life of a cattail marsh in order to build a case for its preservation.
Classification Practice and Learning About Microorganisms
Jesse wakes up from a nightmare and freaks out when he realizes that his body is host to millions of microorganisms. Jesse and Seka meet a scientist at the wetland who introduces them to the world of slimy algae, useful bacteria and millions of other microorganisms.
Canada's Amazing NEPTUNE Project
Series: News in Review: February 2010
Although humans have travelled all the way to the moon and back, the bottom of the sea remains largely unexplored. Now some Canadian scientists are doing something about that by placing sensors and cameras on the seabed off Vancouver Island. This story looks at the NEPTUNE Canada project.
The Great Lakes
This episode tells the story of the changes in the geology and landscape of the vast central area of North America. In recent geologic history, five interconnected freshwater lakes are formed. We explore a long vanished mountain range, the remains of a tropical salt-water sea and trace the story ...
The Canadian Shield
Geologic time has shaped the Canadian Shield into a complex ensemble ranging over millions of square kilometres. The geography of the Shield has been surveyed from North to South, and yet its underground world still leaves much to be explored. The Canadian Shield is one of the last frontiers of h...
The Atlantic Coast
This episode tells the story in three dramatic chapters of how tectonic upheaval pummelled and pounded eastern North America until the shape we recognize today finally emerged. The discovery of fossils provides proof of how North America and Africa were once bound together. Tectonic movement lies...
From studying the sediment deposits at Anticosti Island, to rebuilding the history of one of the most significant mass extinctions (443 million years ago), scientists are piecing together elements that continue to shape this diverse region. Scientists reveal the fractures in this active earthquak...