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CurioCity resources which align with British Columbia's Science 9 content area on the cycling of matter and energy on Earth.

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Looks at how the densities of the materials that make up the Earth have resulted in its layered structure. Also addresses how we know these layers exist. (4:51 min.)

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We at CurioCity plan to provide grades 8-12 educators with a citizen science Action Project involving their Tomatosphere™ plants. This project will enable classes across Canada to do the same inquiry and have a common place to share and compare their data.

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What goes up, must come down, but with rockets they don’t usually come down in one piece! On November 23, 2015, Blue Origin made a historic flight of its New Shepard rocket, sending it 100 km high into space and then successfully landing the rocket at its base. (3:13 min.)

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What are gravitational waves? Gravity seems like a familiar enough concept, but what exactly is waving?

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Professor Brian Cox uncovers what the sun is actually made of and how we can learn this without actually travelling there. Taken from Can We Make A Star On Earth? (3:48 min.)

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The Martian may have been one of the biggest hit movies of 2015, but what did real astronauts think of it? Read former CSA astronaut Robert Thirsk's review to find out!

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A landmark day for Einstein and our understanding of the universe: the detection of gravitational waves. Brian Greene explains the discovery. (3:10 min.)

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After a decades-long quest, The MIT-Caltech collaboration LIGO Laboratories has detected gravitational waves, opening a new era in our exploration of the universe. (5:26 min.)

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Even on relatively short trips close to Earth, astronauts have regularly experienced bone loss. To better understand why, you need to know a bit about how bones are formed and maintained in your body.

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