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PBS Digital Studios

PBS has been producing thoughtful programming for diverse audiences since 1970, and since 2012, PBS Digital Studios has been an innovator in digital-first educational programming, constantly exploring new directions to educate audiences about history, science, culture, and the world around them. PBS Digital Studios includes a network of YouTube channels with millions of subscribers and billions of lifetime views.

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Digital art shows the Titanic ship half sunk into the ocean with a large iceberg next to it.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 6 / Ep 3
5 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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A cartoon shows Benjamin Franklin sleeping on a bed. Sunlight pours into the room through an open window.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 5
12 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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Orange glare flares out from bright central object and is surrounded by flecks of colored light in outer space.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 9
10 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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A group of animals, a gorilla, a rhino, a lemur cat, and a scaled lizard.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 7 / Ep 10
5 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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The sample particles enter the mass spectrometer, which is accelerated, and then separated according to their individual mass of the particles by a magnet.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 7 / Ep 22
11 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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A comparison of passive echolocation used in vehicles and active echolocation in dolphins.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 7 / Ep 18
16 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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Man in glasses parts lips in mid-speech. Bookshelves and art supplies line walls in background. Title card reads, "How to fly. Stay in the air."
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 13
13 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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2 red lines branch off from a red dot at the top connecting to red dots that continue to branch off in twos 5 times to form a crown-shaped contagion.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 10
2 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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View of Earth from space with arrows showing the ocean currents.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 9 / Ep 5
12 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Man talks to us while moving his hands.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 18
8 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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Two people standing apart, both wearing surgical masks.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 16
7 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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Diagram shows brain nerve cells branching like plant roots.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 6 / Ep 11
8 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A woman holds a wailing infant in her arms.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 3
8 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Digital rendering shows a group of purple, green, and red clumps fused together.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 24
11 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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An enlarged view of the cells lining the retina is shown from an eyeball. A colorful and a black and white picture of parrot are shown on either side of the eyeball.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 7 / Ep 23
8 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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Sixteen eyeballs, each with different eye color. Caption: Martin-Schultz scale.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 7 / Ep 9
5 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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Diagram. Eight small strands with one or two red lines on them that represent DNA. The red lines are labeled two, six, seven, nine, ten, fourteen, fifteen, and X.” Next to the smaller strands is a bigger strand that is labeled “Twelve, NANOG, broken NANOG, pseudogenes.”
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 6 / Ep 21
6 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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An illustration depicts the recycling machine, and a recycled product.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 7 / Ep 28
11 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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A battery gauge has 14 blocks, where 7 blocks are full. The grades of the battery gauge reads, from top to bottom, as follows. Gamma rays, X rays, U V, visible rays, and infrared. An arrow points from visible light to infrared.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 4
8 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Woman sits in a room with a space mural and a bookcase behind her. There’s an image of a spring coil next to her.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 19
12 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12