Cosmos: Coyote's Crazy Smart Science Show (Season 1, Ep 3)
Catalogue Number: AS0003
Producer: Animiki See Distribution Inc.
Subject: Arts, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Early Childhood Education, First Nations Studies, History, Indigenous Peoples, Science, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Grade Level: 3 - 5, 6 - 8
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2017
Running Time: 22:03
Our Science Questers go in search of star knowledge and build a medicine wheel; Kai shows us how to make a star projector. Coyote tells his Cochiti cousin’s legend, the Jar of Stars. And we learn about the formation and characteristics of Grandfather Sun and the moons in our solar system.
Métis Cree actor, Roseanne Supernault, talks about the blanket of stars that watch over us, Grandmother moon who guides us, and Grandfather Sun who provides light and warmth. Animation illustrates the Ininewuk (Cree) traditional Wolf Star (North Star) Story told by grandmother. Shishalah Elder, Xwu’p’a’lich Barbara Higgins shares some Sechelt star stories.
Chickasaw Nation astronaut, John Herrington, describes his space flight experience, and tells us about the stone monuments, medicine wheels, built by North American indigenous people to chart the skies and mark the seasons. The stones line up with the sun’s position on our equinoxes and solstices. And indigenous people in the South Pacific predict weather by reading the twinkling of the stars.
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.
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