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General Information about Halloween
CBC Kids: Monster 101: All about ghosts
Check out this fun infographic to learn more about ghosts. What do you call a group of ghosts? How do you know if a ghost is in the vicinity?
CBC Kids: Monster 101: All about vampires
Welcome to Monster 101; let's learn more about vampires with this infographic. Strange facts include: a group of vampires is a clutch and it was thought that a pumpkin could turn into a vampire.
CBC Kids: Monster 101: All about werewolves
Think you know everything there is about Werewolves? Check out this "Monster 101" infographic and learn how to spot a werewolf and about some famous werewolves.
CBC Kids: Monster 101: All about witches
Welcome to Monster 101 and learn all about witches. For example, why did they carry brooms? This infographic has information about witches and has examples of Good Witches and Bad Witches.
Field Pumpkin - A Halloween Gourd
Don't miss this entertaining video from Untamed Science. The article also has some great information about the common pumpkin, its history as food, jack o'lanterns and its relation to other gourds.
Halloween Trivia Questions
Fun questions and answers to share on Halloween
It's Halloween! Why Do Things Sound Scary?
The scariest night of the year is here. Halloween has a long tradition of frightful sounds and deathly noises but why do some things sound scary?
Meet the Helpers: Firefighter
In this 3-minute video, a firefighter describes his job and his equipment to kids.
Wonderful trivia and facts all about the pumpkin -- the vegetable most associated with Halloween.
Pumpkins & More
Find the answers to your questions about this large squash. Learn about pumpkin varieties, nutritional value, facts and history, growing tips, and more. From the University of Illinois Extension.
Scaredy Squirrel's Halloween Safety Public Service Announcement
Watch this video to find out how Scaredy Squirrel is preparing to be safe while he trick-or-treats this Halloween.
TED: Can You Solve the Vampire Hunter Riddle?
You’ve stealthily descended into the darkness of a vampire cave, setting a sequence of mirrors as you go. When the sun reaches the right angle in the sky, a beam of light will ricochet along the mirrors, strike a diffuser, and illuminate the great chamber where the vampires sleep. Can you place the diffuser correctly and flood the lair with sunlight?
TED: Vampires: Folklore, Fantasy, and Fact
The myth of the bloodsucking vampire has stalked humans from ancient Mesopotamia to 18th-century Eastern Europe, but it has differed in the terrifying details. So, how did we arrive at the popular image we know, love and fear today? And what truly makes a vampire...a vampire?
TED: Why Is It So Fun to Be Scared?
At this very moment, people are lining up somewhere to scare themselves, be it with a thrill-ride or a horror movie. In fact, in October of 2015 alone, about 28 million people visited a haunted house in the US. But you might wonder: What could possibly be fun about being scared?
What is Pumpkin Spice and Why Is It So Popular?
A fun article that explains why this flavour is so popular in the fall.
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