Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
Structures. Man-Made and Found in Nature. Part 2
Professor Peter Plankton and Professor Tess Tube explore structures. Students will learn that both humans and animals build specific structures with specific functions and that structures have many forms. Students are introduced to the complex honeycomb structure that bees build. Modern day struc...
The Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Series: News in Review: September 2010
In late April, an explosion rocked an oil-drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. It took almost three months to cap the leaking well, and many beaches and wildlife areas were polluted. This video explores the damage the oil spill caused, the efforts to contain it, and if an ecological catastrop...
Earthquakes. The Horror and the Science
Series: News in Review: April 2010
In late February, an earthquake strikes Chile killing more than 800 people. Two months before another earthquake kills more than 220,000 people in Haiti. Why did so many more die in one country and what makes the earth move?
Series: Wapos Bay 2
In this episode from the Wapos Bay Series, the community is celebrating Kokum Mary's nomination for a lifetime Aboriginal Accomplishment Award. Mushom, Jacob, Talon, and T-Bear go moose hunting for the traditional honour feast. During the hunt, T-Bear encounters an older hunter named Gabriel, who...
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...
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.
Two Canadians Meet in Space
Series: News in Review: September 2009
In July, Canadian astronaut Julie Payette rocketed into space and made history. When she met her colleague, Robert Thirsk, on board the International Space Station, it was the first time two Canadians had been in space at once.
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...
The Ghosts of Futures Past: Tom Berger in the North
Series: The Nature of Things
The Canadian Arctic is one of the world's last great wilderness regions and is facing pressures concerning natural gas exploration. The Mackenzie Valley Pipeline, the largest construction project in Canada in more than a century, will bring natural gas from the Far North to Alberta's Tar Sands fo...
Bread Comes to Life
Through live-action footage, time-lapse photography and animations, Bread Comes to Life tells the story of the sowing, growing, reaping, threshing, milling, mixing, shaping, kneading, rising, baking and breaking of daily bread. Viewers observe the work of a small town baker, visit a large farm, a...