Big Bang: Coyote's Crazy Smart Science Show (Season 1, Ep. 2)
Catalogue Number: AS0002
Producer: Animiki See Distribution Inc.
Subject: Arts, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, First Nations Studies, History, Indigenous Peoples, Science, Social Studies
Grade Level: 3 - 5, 6 - 8
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2017
Running Time: 22:01
Haida elder, Dr. Káawan Sangáa Woodrow (Woody) Morrison, shares a creation story and concepts about time and space from an Indigenous perspective. We learn some Big Bang science: cosmology (the study of the universe), the age and the expansion of the universe, and space time.
Questers observe the Andromeda galaxy through a telescope with astronomer Charles Ennis, then they look at the sky with their eyes to see what the ancestors used to see. An animated story about the star child Astra, a speck of stardust that came to earth is presented.
Blackfoot elder Dr. Leroy Little Bear says indigenous science is a different way of looking at things. The relationships between everything on earth also include a cosmic relationship. The stars are spiritual beings with energy waves that give us life on earth.
We learn about Navajo/Ute physicist, Dr. Fred Begay who worked on nuclear fusion and clean energy at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Astronaut John Herrington from the Chickasaw Nation compares indigenous stories with the Big Bang theory. Energy, time, space, and matter all began with the Big Bang and the ancestors were natural scientists.
COYOTE’S CRAZY SMART SCIENCE SHOW (Coyote Science) is a fun, educational science series designed for elementary students. Drawing on wisdom from pioneers in Indigenous education, including Dr. Leroy Little Bear, Amethyst First Rider, and Dr. Lorna Williams, Coyote Science bridges the worlds of Indigenous and Western science, teaching kids scientific concepts through discussions with Indigenous scientists, storytelling, animation, music, and experiments.
BIO: Created by Loretta Todd, a Métis–Cree filmmaker who was one of the first Indigenous women to pursue film studies at Simon Fraser University in BC. Loretta is an amateur science geek who always wanted to inspire Indigenous children and youth to learn more about science, especially Indigenous science. Using her creative skills as a creative, L. S. Todd is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning filmmaker known for powerful, visual storytelling and cultural leadership.
Best Overall Sound in a Youth or Children's Program or Series – LEO AWARDS
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