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Sponsored by the National Science Foundation. This series take an engaging look at the breakthroughs and possibilities of new scientific discoveries about our planet, universe, and ourselves.

Microscopic view of cells. Some are blue and some are larger and red. Caption: on how to make early cancer detection cheaper.
Science Nation
Episode 101
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
People on the deck of a boat, one at a large winch. Caption: Their mission: to learn all they can about large lakes.
Science Nation
Episode 102
2 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Science Nation: New Home Movies Resurrect Endangered American Indian Language
Science Nation
Episode 103
2 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Helicopter hovering over a rocky, snow covered landscape. Caption: Traveling by helicopter, plane, and snowmobile,
Science Nation
Episode 104
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person wearing a cap with wires and sensors attached while looking at a computer screen. Caption: by studying how brain regions interact,
Science Nation
Episode 105
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person holding a small crab. Caption: could wreak so much havoc in the marshes of Cape Cod?
Science Nation
Episode 106
2 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Earthworm in a person's hand. Caption: are actually invasive species.
Science Nation
Episode 107
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person holding a small partially transparent cube with wires and other equipment attached. Caption: and are developing microbial fuel cells
Science Nation
Episode 108
2 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Ceiling security camera footage showing store aisles. Caption: to track shoppers as they move in the store and create data
Science Nation
Episode 109
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Brain activity during cognitive control. Prefrontal cortex of an adult shows significantly more activity in multiple areas as compared to a teen. Caption: that teens could put to use in stressful situations.
Science Nation
Episode 110
2 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person in a lab setting with a mostly clear object in their hands. Scissors, wires with leads, and tweezers are on the counter next to them. Caption: We're trying to make a smart Band-Aid
Science Nation
Episode 111
3 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Concrete building with open walls. Wiring, cables, and other instruments are attached. Caption: with their shake test plans in mind.
Science Nation
Episode 112
3 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Computer screen showing east coast of United States with color gradient showing a band of storms parallel to the coastline. Caption: almost 200 tornadoes had occurred
Science Nation
Episode 113
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Computer screen showing the aerial view of a multi-story building and thumbnail views of other buildings. Caption: It's part of a new computing concept
Science Nation
Episode 114
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Dam with no water being released. Caption: (male narrator) Time can take a toll on a dam.
Science Nation
Episode 115
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A rapidly moving river with trees on the bank. Caption: (male narrator) Water, a precious resource for sure.
Science Nation
Episode 116
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person holding a dragonfly between their fingers. Caption: (narrator) It's not easy to catch a dragonfly.
Science Nation
Episode 117
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A lattice-work ladder leading to a platform. Instruments and cables are placed on the lattice and platform. Caption: to study an earthquake at ground zero.
Science Nation
Episode 118
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Cross section of the human brain. Caption: creating a virtual 3-D image of the brain.
Science Nation
Episode 119
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Still image from: Science Nation: Decoding Disasters--Are We Prepared for Another 9-11?
Science Nation
Episode 120
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Science Nation: Cooperative Robots That Learn = Less Work For Human Handlers
Science Nation
Episode 121
2 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Still image from: Science Nation: Physics of Animation
Science Nation
Episode 122
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Floating metal measurement instrument in deep blue water. Caption: thrown overboard to analyze water samples
Science Nation
Episode 123
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Two line graphs with multiple overlapping, rising and falling lines. Graphs are labelled Reproducing Topoplot and Improvising Topolot. Caption: when professional musicians are playing composed music
Science Nation
Episode 124
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Large grey bird perched on the edge of a cage door. Caption: (male narrator) This is Griffin, an African grey parrot.
Science Nation
Episode 125
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Small point of light at the center of an expanding cloud of red, magenta, and gray light. Caption: It's called a supernova.
Science Nation
Episode 126
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup cross-section of a large tree with many rings. Caption: This is a cross-section of a redwood tree.
Science Nation
Episode 127
2 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Science Nation: Ticket to Ride
Science Nation
Episode 128
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Wire frame diagram of a round building with columns and arches. Caption: They're rebuilding Rome pixel by pixel
Science Nation
Episode 130
2 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white photo of a bird with wings extended, perched on a branch. University of Montana Flight Laboratory. Caption: the mechanics of their wing and leg movements.
Science Nation
Episode 131
2 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Computer model of spiral ribbon structures with hollow, hexagonal tubular structures. Caption: (male narrator) What's the best was to know a protein?
Science Nation
Episode 132
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person holding a large animal skull. Caption: The teeth on this thing are huge.
Science Nation
Episode 133
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Magnified view of intricate metal work. Caption: creating a protective barrier.
Science Nation
Episode 134
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Science Nation: Babies and Learning
Science Nation
Episode 135
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Robotic arm placing a baseball hat on a water bottle. Caption: at Barrett Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts,
Science Nation
Episode 136
2 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black butterflies with orange and white wings on a bright orange flower. Caption: (narrator) The colors signal to birds, "Don't eat me, I'm toxic."
Science Nation
Episode 137
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Primate hanging from a rope. Caption: how our distant ape cousins watch and learn.
Science Nation
Episode 138
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Science Nation: Virtual Self
Science Nation
Episode 139
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Small red animal swimming in a tank. Caption: (male narrator) These tiny, red shrimp might be perfect pets.
Science Nation
Episode 140
2 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Small translucent speckled animal nestled on pebbles. Caption: but the Hawaiian bobtail squid is a master of disguise.
Science Nation
Episode 141
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Science Nation: Sleep Deprived Kids
Science Nation
Episode 142
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A line of ants carrying pieces of leaf larger than their bodies. Caption: leafcutter ants maintain a complex society.
Science Nation
Episode 143
2 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Volcano billowing smoke and ash. Caption: (male narrator) Mount St. Helen's eruption in 1980 wasn't a surprise.
Science Nation
Episode 144
2 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Points of light spaced evenly across a surface. A rod with spheres extends down the center. Caption: It's a cubic kilometer full of sensors known as IceCube,
Science Nation
Episode 145
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A cultivated vegetable garden with inmates and razor-wire-topped chain-link fencing in the background. Caption: science and scientists behind bars as well.
Science Nation
Episode 146
2 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person in scrubs looking into an enclosed space while manipulating controls with both hands. Caption: (narrator) Surgeons like Yuh come here to test the robots.
Science Nation
Episode 147
2 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Science Nation: Signing Made Easy
Science Nation
Episode 148
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
People on the deck of a ship, working on various equipment. Caption: probing the oil and gas plumes beneath them.
Science Nation
Episode 149
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
MRI cross section of the human brain. Caption: (narrator) Shelton easily distinguishes the two learning types
Science Nation
Episode 150
2 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
White bird with gray speckles nesting on the ground. Caption: they check nests, count eggs, and keep records
Science Nation
Episode 151
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12