CurioCity resources which align with Quebec's Secondary III Science and Technology content area: The Material World

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CurioCity resources which align with the Manitoba Senior 3 (Grade 11) Physics Curriculum Topic on The Nature of Light.

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Most people depend on sight more than any other sense to interact with the world. But millions of people worldwide are either blind or have impaired vision. Fortunately, modern medicine is finding ways to improve and even restore sight!

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This MinutePhysics video looks at the pros and cons of putting telescopes in space. The pros greatly outweigh the cons, particularly overcoming the distortion that our atmosphere creates when objects are viewed from earth. (2:20 min.)

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Your eyes don’t always capture the world exactly as a video camera would. But the eyes are remarkably efficient organs, the result of hundreds of millions of years of coevolution with our brains. Michael Mauser outlines the similarities and differences between your eye and a video camera. (4:56 miln.)

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I work in the archives at the Canada Science and Technology Museum and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. The archives contain photographs, drawings, posters, and any other documents that have a historical importance in Canada’s scientific and technological heritage.

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My job is to care for the physical stability of artifacts (artifacts are what we call objects that are officially in the Museum’s collection). This involves examining artifacts, looking for any signs of deterioration and taking steps to intervene so that they are able to last for future generations.

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Sometimes our eyes do weird things. One of the things that it sometimes does is get floaters. What are they? Where do they come from? Join us today on SciShow as Hank explores the science behind these little specks.

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