TV Schedule

Monday, May 21, 2018

Morning

6:02 am
Ella the Elephant
Safety First
Ella is picked to be the safety sheriff on the playground. She gets to wear a shiny badge and enforce the playground rules. At recess she learns that it's a pretty big responsibility keeping the playground safe especially when nobody listens to her. Belinda says Ella's too nice to be the safety sheriff...she needs to be more bossy. When a child gets hurt on the playground, Ella is forced to change her approach. There's a new safety sheriff in town and she's got a magic hat.
6:15 am
Hi Opie!
Opie's Backwards Day
Opie declares it backwards day after he accidentally puts his t-shirt on backwards.
6:23 am
Zerby Derby
Depth Thoughts
Zack and Rex find a shallow part of Zerby Town Lake. They decide to make the shallow part even longer by dumping some gravel into the water. But when Bob the boat comes by he ends up stuck in the shallow water that wasn't shallow before. Zack and Rex realize they need to fix the problem they created. Rex offers to lift Bob from one side of the shallow part to the other. Getting a 'bucket ride' is fun, but Rex would have to do it every time Bob needs to crow. They look around and Zack and Bob realize they just need to make the water shallow enough for trucks to drive through, but deep enough so Bob the boat doesn't drive aground.
6:30 am
Now You Know
Sleep (Season 2)
At the zoo, Howie and Baboo visit zookeeper Carl who introduces them to a ring-­‐tailed lemur and various wild cats, and explains the difference between diurnal and nocturnal animals.
6:38 am
Doki
No Foolin' Fico / Big Top Doki
Fico loves practical jokes, and so does his WEC friend Gotcha Garcia who invites them to a tomato-throwing festival, they're naturally skeptical. Is La Tomatina a real festival? Or is this, as they suspect, just a big messy prank? --- Team Doki gets the idea to put on a real circus how for all their WEC friends and Doki wants it to be amazing, so how can they put on the "Greatest Show on Earth?" They set off to a real circus to find out!
6:59 am
Odd Squad
Olive and Otto in Shmumberland -Pt.1
When Olive and Otto get zapped into Olive's favorite comic book, Olive must use her knowledge of the comic book to escape.
7:15 am
Paw Patrol
Pups Save the Carnival
When Humdinger can't win a prize at the Adventure Bay Carnival, he has his kitten swipe all the prizes, but then they get caught in a runaway bouncy house.
7:28 am
Science Max: Experiments at Large
Hot Air Balloon
A home-made hot air balloon gets turned into a giant floating monstrosity! Plus: dry ice, the coldest temperature possible and Phil wears a suit of blubber and gets into a tub of ice water.
7:50 am
Finding Stuff Out
Nature's Bright Light
From lightning to lightning bugs, nature creates its own light in a spectacular variety of ways. Zoey discovers that we humans have also learned to harness nature's elements to light up our lives. My Great Challenge: In the dark, challengers have to use black lights to find bioluminescent "fish." In the Field: Zoey goes to a bioluminescence lab to understand how creatures glow in the dark.
8:12 am
Science Max: Experiments at Large
Electromagnet
Phil tries to make the strongest electromagnet he can. Plus: playing with ferro-fluid. Wizards! And Phil tries to make it to the North Pole using a compass.
8:35 am
Finding Stuff Out
Where Does Food Come From
In her quest to make her own egg-salad sandwich from scratch, Zoey finds out where different foods come from, and how consumer choices (such as eating locally) can help the environment. But her biggest challenge is taking care of all the egg-laying chickens she borrows!
8:57 am
Top of the Tops
Master your Toaster
Find out what's inside your toaster to discover how it works and master your toast.
9:00 am
Science Max: Experiments at Large
Loudest Sound
Phil tries to bend the power of sound to his will by making the loudest sound he can. Plus: make cornstarch mud dance, shatter a wine glass and make patterns with sand - all with the power of sound!
9:22 am
Finding Stuff Out
Poison and Venom
Zoey braves scorpions and tarantulas to discover why some animals have poison or venom - and to learn how we humans can protect ourselves.
9:45 am
Science Max: Experiments at Large
Stomp Rocket
Moving Air! A home-made stomp rocket gets maxed out into a giant version. Plus: Phil uses air pressure to break a piece of wood, makes a vortex cannon and vacuum-seals himself to the wall!
10:07 am
Finding Stuff Out
Extreme Cold
Can I freeze myself and then come back to life? Why do things change when they're frozen? Zoey risks ice cream brain freeze to find out - with a little help from her friends in the Arctic and a scientist who works at the North Pole. She finds out that some animals can survive being frozen, and that Inuit have invented ingenious strategies to help us humans survive in extreme cold. My Great Challenge: To understand how blubber keeps animals warm, challengers put on gloves filled with lard and go "fishing" in a tub of ice water. In the Field: Zoey visits a sub-zero climate chamber where machines are tested for their endurance in the cold.
10:29 am
Reading Rangers
Tale and Tail
Giggles tells the Tale of the Tail, a story about a man who one day woke up with a tail. Most people in town make fun of him, until they realize this tale tail has a special purpose.
10:33 am
Science Max: Experiments at Large
Water Car
Water power! A home-made water-powered car gets maxed out to a 500 litre version. Plus: Phil flies on jets of water, and shows how to carve a pumpkin in 15 seconds with a pressure washer!
10:55 am
Finding Stuff Out
Hot Stuff
After burning a batch of cookies, Zoey is determined to find out why heat makes some things melt and others burn - or even explode! A scientist guest will explode Gummi bears and shoot a tennis ball from a cannon, while Zoey finds out why cooking makes food easier to digest.
11:17 am
Science Max: Experiments at Large
Earthquake-Proof
Phil tries to build a tower strong enough to not fall apart when shaken in a massive earthquake. Plus: balancing on wood, getting sucked into sand, cookie towers and a table made of people!
11:42 am
Finding Stuff Out
Creepy Critters
Can animals be evil? Scary animals might seem evil, but after meeting a bunch of creepy critters close up, Zoey finds out that they're just doing what they need to do to survive. My Great Challenge: Challengers pretend to be cockroaches gathering food - but they can only move safely while the lights are off. Once Zoey turns on the lights, they have to race back to base. Last "roach" back to base is out! In the Field: Zoey goes to the aquarium where she swims with stingrays and feeds piranhas.

Afternoon

12:04 pm
Science Max: Experiments at Large
Sugar Cube Bridge
Building an arched bridge! Starting with sugar and ending with something strong enough to walk across - it's all in how you build it. Plus: a giant house of cards, glass so strong you can hit it with a hammer and exactly how many eggs will support Phil's weight!
12:26 pm
Finding Stuff Out
Squishy Animals
What would we look like without bones? How does an octopus walk? Why do snails have shells? Zoey investigates a variety of soft-bodied invertebrates (including leeches!) to find out how "squishy animals" get along without bones. My Great Challenge: It's a slug race! Challengers cover themselves in slime and compete to see who's the fastest "slug." In the Field: At the aquarium, Zoey handles jellyfish and meets an octopus that can squish itself into tight spaces.
12:48 pm
Princess P Party Planner
Practically Perfect Party Planners - Episode 18
Princess P applies her proportional reasoning skills to the world of party planning in this exciting math series. In this episode she budgets for a costume party
12:51 pm
Science Max: Experiments at Large
Hoop Glider
Defying gravity is Phil's mission, but maxing out a hoop glider proves to be harder than it seems. Plus: an egg drop with a pumpkin, hovering helium balloons and more anti-gravity fun!
1:14 pm
Finding Stuff Out
Darkness
Do carrots really help you see in the dark? To overcome her fear of the dark, Zoey investigates why it gets dark, and learns how animals and plants have evolved to adapt to darkness. My Great Challenge: To understand how owls hunt at night, Zoey blindfolds the challengers and has them "hunt" for squeaky stuffed animals. In the Field: Zoey and a bat expert go on a nighttime bat-finding expedition.
1:36 pm
Science Max: Experiments at Large
Generating Electricity
Just how much power can be generated by one human being?
1:58 pm
The Media Lab
Think Before You Post
This series explores various aspects of digital literacy and explores how students can become better digital citizens. In this episode Katt and Professor Cheddar talk to Digital Citizen experts about the seriousness of posting material on-line.
2:02 pm
Finding Stuff Out
Stuff that Sticks
Why is there sticky stuff? We often think that sticky is icky, but Zoey finds out that nature and technology use stickiness in all sorts of useful ways. From snot and glue to burrs and Velcro, the world needs sticky stuff. My Great Challenge: Challengers compete to make their "gecko" mascots climb a wall using different-sized magnets. In the Field: Zoey visits an aeronautics lab to find out about glue so strong it can hold an airplane together.
2:24 pm
Science Max: Experiments at Large
Vibrobot
Vibration is the idea behind a shaky vibrobot, one maxed out enough so Phil can ride it! Plus: spinning an 8-foot coin, suspending water in mid-air and lasers!
2:47 pm
Finding Stuff Out
Into the Woods
Do we need forests? Zoey zip-lines through the woods to discover how forests are important for animals, provide raw materials for useful products, and keep our planet healthy. Some forest critters even come visit her in her studio! My Great Challenge: Challengers compete to identify which everyday items - from Ping-Pong balls to electric guitars - come from the forest. (Hint: all of them do!) In the Field: Zoey goes to the woods of British Columbia, where a forest expert helps her understand why the earth has different kinds of forests.
3:11 pm
Science Max: Experiments at Large
Spool Racer
Storing energy is how a home-made spool racer works. But can Phil build one out of a giant cable spool!?
3:33 pm
Finding Stuff Out
Did I Really See That?
How do illusions occur? From camouflage to placebo effects to mirages in the desert, the world is full of things that trick our brain. Zoey investigates the science behind illusions with help from twin scientists who make her think she's seeing double. My Great Challenge: Kid magicians compete to see who has the better illusion tricks. In the Field: Zoey visits a professional magician to understand how our eyes can deceive us.
3:55 pm
Science Max: Experiments at Large
Light Challenge
Bending light to your will! Phil gets challenged to use light to solve a puzzle that gets more and more difficult.
4:17 pm
Finding Stuff Out
Ouch!
Why is there pain? Cuts, bee stings, broken bones, no one likes pain. But Zoey discovers that pain is actually useful, it's our body's way of telling us if we're hurt, sick, or in danger. My Great Challenge: Challengers pretend to be doctors as Zoey quizzes them about how to treat different kinds of pain (whether with ice, heat, lotion, or knock-knock jokes.) In the Field: At the hospital, Zoey and her brother meet a doctor specializing in anesthesia and pain management. It's a sibling competition to see which of them is more resistant to pain.
4:41 pm
Science Max: Experiments at Large
Lightning
Static Electricity! That's what's behind lightning bolts, whether they come from the sky or are made in the lab using the power of science!
5:03 pm
Finding Stuff Out
Inventions
Is there anything left to discover or invent? Not only is the world full of ingenious inventions, many of them were invented by kids! Zoey meets the next generation of Einsteins, to find out what they're inventing or discovering. My Great Challenge: Team Newton and Team Archimedes compete to see who can discover the purpose of weird and unusual inventions. In the Field: Zoey goes to a national science fair to meet kid inventors who definitely do think there's plenty left to discover and invent.
5:25 pm
Science Max: Experiments at Large
Hot Air Balloon
A home-made hot air balloon gets turned into a giant floating monstrosity! Plus: dry ice, the coldest temperature possible and Phil wears a suit of blubber and gets into a tub of ice water.
5:48 pm
Finding Stuff Out
Nature's Bright Light
From lightning to lightning bugs, nature creates its own light in a spectacular variety of ways. Zoey discovers that we humans have also learned to harness nature's elements to light up our lives. My Great Challenge: In the dark, challengers have to use black lights to find bioluminescent "fish." In the Field: Zoey goes to a bioluminescence lab to understand how creatures glow in the dark.
6:10 pm
Science Max: Experiments at Large
Electromagnet
Phil tries to make the strongest electromagnet he can. Plus: playing with ferro-fluid. Wizards! And Phil tries to make it to the North Pole using a compass.
6:32 pm
Finding Stuff Out
Where Does Food Come From
In her quest to make her own egg-salad sandwich from scratch, Zoey finds out where different foods come from, and how consumer choices (such as eating locally) can help the environment. But her biggest challenge is taking care of all the egg-laying chickens she borrows!

Evening

7:00 pm
Ep. 4 - Guilty Pleasures
In the 20th century, what we eat changed so much that our great-grandparents would hardly recognize it. Today we spend less of our time on food than ever before. How did this happen and what does it mean? This episode explores modern food's uneasy relationship between convenience and quality.
7:46 pm
Learning Portraits
Learning Portrait: Dan Kunanec
Part of TVO's Learning Portraits series, Dan Kunanec talks about teaching the Green Industries course at Don Mills CI, and how it is a learning experience every day.
7:52 pm
Recruiting In Rural Medicine
Parts of northern Ontario are struggling to recruit and retain physicians. Ontario Hubs producer Jeyan Jeganathan travels to White River, Ont., a community that has been without a doctor for several years. And then to Marathon, Ont., a community that is seen as a model in rural medicine.
8:00 pm
Making Ontario Barrier-Free; Taking Learning Outside
The government of Ontario promised to achieve accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities by 2025. The Agenda examines the success, or lack thereof, of that plan's implementation. Then, Ontario Hubs producer Jeyan Jeganathan learns about the benefits of forest schools - an education model helping to bring kids closer to nature. And, the life and times of Senator Anne Cools.
9:00 pm
Ep. 2 - Foraging
Jimmy Doherty meets up with a tribal elder named Happy to learn the trick of foraging for wild plants in Uluru, in the Northern Territory. He also tries his hand at mud crabbing in the beautiful wilderness of Western Australia's Cape Leveque.
9:43 pm
The Future of Beekeeping
The Agenda heads to Niagara College to see its beekeeping program, which will graduate its first students this year. Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan looks at how the industry is evolving and, more importantly, growing in Ontario.
9:53 pm
Main Street Ontario: Manitoulin Island
After many years of taking their shows on the road across Ontario, the Debajehmujig Creation Centre converted an old grocery store into an artistic hub. Since then, it has become a vital home for Indigenous artists and storytellers to create and tell their stories in Manitowaning on Manitoulin Island.
10:00 pm
Ep. 2 - Separation
Travelling to Vietnam, China and Japan, historian Amanda Foreman explores the role of women in Asia in Confucian and Buddhist societies. Covering a period from the 1st century AD to the present day, she'll look at how Asian ideals of feminine virtue and the division of space between the female world of the home and the male world of business and politics became a hallmark of Chinese identity. Part of yin and yang, they have cast a long shadow across women's lives, not just in China, but across Asia.
11:00 pm
Making Ontario Barrier-Free; Taking Learning Outside
The government of Ontario promised to achieve accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities by 2025. The Agenda examines the success, or lack thereof, of that plan's implementation. Then, Ontario Hubs producer Jeyan Jeganathan learns about the benefits of forest schools - an education model helping to bring kids closer to nature. And, the life and times of Senator Anne Cools.

Late Night

12:00 am
Ep. 2 - Foraging
Jimmy Doherty meets up with a tribal elder named Happy to learn the trick of foraging for wild plants in Uluru, in the Northern Territory. He also tries his hand at mud crabbing in the beautiful wilderness of Western Australia's Cape Leveque.
12:43 am
Main Street Ontario: Markdale
In 1973, David and Penny Chapman bought an old creamery and started a small business making ice cream. They built up their company bit by bit, while staying true to where it all began in Markdale, a village south of Georgian Bay.
12:49 am
Fuzzy Divide: The Rise of the Nectarine
The Agenda's Ontario Hubs reporter Jeyan Jeganathan looks at the next big fruit in Ontario, nectarines. More growers in Niagara are opting to grow nectarines in favour of their close relative, peaches. Not only are nectarines more profitable, but they're what consumers are demanding.
12:55 am
Learning Portraits
Learning Portrait: Dan Kunanec
Part of TVO's Learning Portraits series, Dan Kunanec talks about teaching the Green Industries course at Don Mills CI, and how it is a learning experience every day.
1:00 am
Ep. 2 - Separation
Travelling to Vietnam, China and Japan, historian Amanda Foreman explores the role of women in Asia in Confucian and Buddhist societies. Covering a period from the 1st century AD to the present day, she'll look at how Asian ideals of feminine virtue and the division of space between the female world of the home and the male world of business and politics became a hallmark of Chinese identity. Part of yin and yang, they have cast a long shadow across women's lives, not just in China, but across Asia.
2:00 am
Ep. 4 - Guilty Pleasures
In the 20th century, what we eat changed so much that our great-grandparents would hardly recognize it. Today we spend less of our time on food than ever before. How did this happen and what does it mean? This episode explores modern food's uneasy relationship between convenience and quality.
2:46 am
Climate Watch Shorts: Why ticks are moving north
Summer tick season used to be a problem only in the southern part of Ontario, but tick populations are moving north as the climate grows warmer. A parasitologist at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph explains how this migration is affecting people and their pets.
2:50 am
Learning Portraits
Learning Portrait Jimmy Wisdom
Learning Portrait Jimmy Wisdom
2:54 am
Main Street Ontario: Ottawa
Smoked meat sandwiches weren't the only attraction at Nate's Deli. The man behind the counter of this famous deli was none other than Dave Smith, whose kindness has reverberated across the city of Ottawa.
3:00 am
Ep. 1 - Constructing the Cosmos
With his trademark wit, Richard Hammond takes on the ultimate engineering project: how on earth do you build a planet that is just right for life? What do you need to build a planet like ours, and what happens if you get anything wrong? With eye-popping graphics, Hammond opens up a cosmic toolbox to work it out and build the whole thing, piece by piece, from the top of a three-kilometre-high tower in the Californian desert.
4:00 am
Ep. 2 - Feathered Dinosaurs
Richard Fortey travels to northeastern China to see a fossil site known as the Dinosaur Pompeii, which has yielded spectacular remains of feathered dinosaurs and rewritten the story of the origins of birds. Among the finds he investigates are the cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex, a dinosaur with strong parallels to today's pandas, and some of the most remarkable flying animals that have ever lived.
4:50 am
Fuzzy Divide: The Rise of the Nectarine
The Agenda's Ontario Hubs reporter Jeyan Jeganathan looks at the next big fruit in Ontario, nectarines. More growers in Niagara are opting to grow nectarines in favour of their close relative, peaches. Not only are nectarines more profitable, but they're what consumers are demanding.
5:00 am
Making Ontario Barrier-Free; Taking Learning Outside
The government of Ontario promised to achieve accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities by 2025. The Agenda examines the success, or lack thereof, of that plan's implementation. Then, Ontario Hubs producer Jeyan Jeganathan learns about the benefits of forest schools - an education model helping to bring kids closer to nature. And, the life and times of Senator Anne Cools.