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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.

Still image from: It's Okay to Be Smart: The Shocking Way Your Brain Runs on Electricity
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 9 / Ep 7
18 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A graph plots pressure in Pascal’s versus temperature in degrees Celsius. The horizontal axis is marked at negative 5, 0, and 100. The vertical axis ranges from 1 kilo Pascal to 100 Mega Pascal’s in increments of exponents of 10. At 1 atmospheric pressure water is in solid ice at negative 5 degrees to 0 degrees, in liquid state from 0 degrees to 100 degrees Celsius, and in vapor form above 100 degrees Celsius.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 7 / Ep 29
7 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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Still image from: It's Okay to Be Smart: The Surprising Reason We Eat Spicy Food
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 6 / Ep 19
5 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Still image from: It's Okay to Be Smart: The Transcontinental Burrito Hypertunnel
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 9 / Ep 4
11 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Man with glasses raises eyebrows and parts lips mid-speech. Toys and books are on bookshelves in background.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 7 / Ep 25
13 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Different math equations and graphs are drawn, with a butterfly as the backdrop.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 7 / Ep 7
9 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Seven different butterflies, where four are placed at the corners facing the butterfly at the center and two at either side of the central butterfly.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 7 / Ep 11
11 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Man in glasses gestures with hand and parts lips in mid-speech. Toys and books on shelves displayed in background. Text at right reads, "Gimme that science!"
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 27
14 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A photo depicts many branches of a large tree.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 7 / Ep 24
8 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: It's Okay to Be Smart: What Is Impossible in Evolution?
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 9 / Ep 3
19 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Line graph titled, "Exponential Growth, Covid-19." Y axis reads, "Cases open parentheses Outside of China close parentheses" and X axis reads, "Feb twelfth" at left and "March fifteenth" at right. Pink dots gradually curve upward from left to right where they're labeled "X, 1 point 4."
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 6
7 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: It's Okay to Be Smart: Why Are There 7 Days in a Week?
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 22
15 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: It's Okay to Be Smart: Why Are We Warm Blooded?
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 9 / Ep 6
11 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: It's Okay to Be Smart: Why Do We Lie?
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 26
16 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Eggs of Screech owl, Turkey vulture, Audubon's Caracara, Kingfisher, Common Murree, Yellow Billed. Caption: Stoddard Et Al. Science 20 17.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 7 / Ep 19
7 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: It's Okay to Be Smart: Why Is Sex a Thing?
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 9 / Ep 9
12 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Collage with black and white illustration of a twelfth century Chinese man holding out a scrap of paper.  A red lantern on a pole overhead. Red prohibited symbol covers image of 2 gold bars.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 7 / Ep 21
9 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Aerial view of man in glasses looking up at camera as he wipes his hands with a paper towel next to kitchen sink.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 7
13 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Man in glasses and zip sweatshirt parts lips in mid-speech. Bookshelves line wall in background. Title card reads, ''Cerebellum."
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 8
9 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: It's Okay to Be Smart: Why the Heck Is Glass Transparent?
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 25
5 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12