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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.

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
Still image from: It's Okay to Be Smart: How Did Giant Pterosaurs Fly?
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 13
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: It's Okay to Be Smart: How Evolution Made COVID-19 Our Perfect Enemy (And Why We’ll Beat It)
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 10
2 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Two people standing apart, both wearing surgical masks.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 16
8 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 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
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
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
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
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
Still image from: It's Okay to Be Smart: The Most Extreme Life Forms on Earth…And Beyond?
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 5 / Ep 13
5 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Many hot air balloons taking off into the sky.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 3 / Ep 10
5 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 10
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
Still image from: It's Okay to Be Smart: This Face TOTALLY Changes the Human Story
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
Still image from: It's Okay to Be Smart: Visualizing Herd Immunity (With 500 Mousetraps!)
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 This Chart Actually Means for COVID-19
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 6
7 minutes 35 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 Money Isn't Real (But the Technology Behind It Is)
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 7 / Ep 21
9 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12