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Microscopic Monsters

1 hour 8 minutes

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The Micronauts, a miniature team of scientists, explore the ecology of ponds, streams, and forests. Viewers experience a unique view of where primitive organisms thrive as the Micronauts make fundamental discoveries about the nature of life.

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Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes

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Microscopic Monsters
Episode
1 hour 8 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Magnified view of an orangish-red irregular shape. Caption: and seems to be feeding on microorganisms.
Microscopic Monsters
Episode 1
4 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Microscopic view of spherical green objects. Caption: we call the process photosynthesis.
Microscopic Monsters
Episode 2
4 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Irregularly shaped mostly transparent object as seen through a viewport in an out-of-focus structure. Caption: According to my key, it's called an amoeba.
Microscopic Monsters
Episode 3
4 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Microscopic view of a green organism with long, tubular arms coming off a central body. Illustration of a ship next to it. Caption: Around these creatures are single-celled organisms.
Microscopic Monsters
Episode 4
4 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Gas saturation scale showing CO2 and O2 percentage of saturation. Indicator is outside of normal range on the CO2 side. Caption: The CO2 reading is going off the scale.
Microscopic Monsters
Episode 5
4 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Microscopic view of roughly oval shaped organisms surrounded by much smaller green spherical objects. Caption: I want to look closer at how they feed.
Microscopic Monsters
Episode 6
4 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Microscopic view of roughly oval shaped organisms. Caption: We've found what these stream insects feed on -- diatoms.
Microscopic Monsters
Episode 7
4 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Magnified view of a very small animal with a segmented body and many legs. Caption: Only in a waterfall are there such creatures.
Microscopic Monsters
Episode 8
4 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Magnified view of thin, tangled threads. Caption: a fungus composed of a tangled mass of threads
Microscopic Monsters
Episode 9
4 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8