Il était une fois - Notre Terre
Intermediate
64 Videos

These episodes of Il était une fois (Once Upon a Time) focus on Earth's ecosystems and the various technologies being developed to help preserve them.

Il était une fois - Notre Terre - 9. Les écosystèmes - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In the first episode of this new cartoon series, "Once Upon a Time... Planet Earth," deforestation issues are addressed from outer space... Just grow a few trees in a spaceship and plant them on land later!

Il était une fois - Notre Terre - 9. Les écosystèmes - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Maestro tells his students about the famous "Biosphere" project in Arizona, the largest enclosed ecological system in the world.

Il était une fois - Notre Terre - 9. Les écosystèmes - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

These young people want to do their part for the planet. Under the Maestro's supervision, they prepare a butterfly garden after learning that butterflies are an endangered species.

Il était une fois - Notre Terre - 9. Les écosystèmes - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Maestro surpervises the building of a pond for the butterfly garden. Everything goes according to plan, despite the work of a few practical jokesters.

Il était une fois - Notre Terre - 9. Les écosystèmes - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In the next segment of this Il était une fois... episode on ecosystems, the Maestro teaches us how to build a butterfly garden. You can build one anywhere—even on your apartment balcony!

Il était une fois - Notre Terre - 9. Les écosystèmes - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this episode on the ecosystems, guide Nam explains the importance of mangroves in the food chain. You'll also see the rafflesia, the largest flower in the world.

Il était une fois - Notre Terre - 9. Les écosystèmes - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In part seven of this episode on the ecosystems, the young students are on a field trip (a marsh trip to be exact), where they witness firsthand the destruction of this precious ecosystem. But this is not a new phenomenon: once upon a time in Polynesia...

Il était une fois - Notre Terre - 9. Les écosystèmes - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In the final part of this Il était une fois... episode on the ecosystems, the Maestro explains what happened to the people and the famous statues of Easter Island. It's a lesson we'd do well to learn from.

Il était une fois - Notre Terre - 25. Technologies - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Maestro gives us an overview of some of the major innovations of the last century, from the invention of the radio to the discovery of the first exoplanet. We've come a long way in just a few decades!

Il était une fois - Notre Terre - 25. Technologies - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In the second part of this Il était une fois... (Once Upon a Time) episode on technology, the kids attend a technology show in Japan, where they play some amazing virtual reality games... and some practical jokes.

Il était une fois - Notre Terre - 25. Technologies - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The home of the future includes a talking refrigerator that gives you chocolate bars for breakfast! Unfortunately, it also includes some pesky robots....

Il était une fois - Notre Terre - 25. Technologies - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Technology not only helps clean up our planet, but also allows us to explore the entire universe. According to the astrophysicist Alfred Vidal-Madjar, in five hundred years, we will have visited all the planets in the solar system.

Il était une fois - Notre Terre - 25. Technologies - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Modern technology comes to the rescue! Planet Earth has a chance of recovering from man-made pollution.

Il était une fois - Notre Terre - 25. Technologies - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

A group of smart young people found revolutionary ways to solve our planet's woes. Electronic books, Internet mail and much more...

Il était une fois - Notre Terre - 25. Technologies - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The students present the Maestro with various solutions for eliminating pollution on our planet, including vertical farms and biotechnology.

Il était une fois - Notre Terre - 25. Technologies - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In the last segment of this Il était une fois... episode on technology, we learn more about what vertical farms can do to help the planet thrive. The first commercial vertical farm recently opened in Singapore.

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