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Curiosity Quest

Curiosity Quest

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Host Joel Greene and his crew explore what viewers are curious about. In each episode of this PBS children's television show, Joel ventures on a quest to answer viewers' letters of curiosity. Each quest takes the viewer on location for an unscripted, hands-on, educational exploration. In addition, throughout each program, Joel hits the streets to get real and often comical answers to questions pertaining to each episode.

Large machinery on piles of garbage. Caption: We're obviously standing on top of the landfill.
Curiosity Quest
Season 1 / Ep 1
26 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Hundreds of batteries of all types. Caption: Things like metal -- zinc, nickel, cobalt--
Curiosity Quest
Season 1 / Ep 4
25 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 8
Long pile of thousands of old, dirty tires. Caption: First question: Where do you get all these tires from?
Curiosity Quest
Season 1 / Ep 6
26 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
The exposed spine of a roof with insulation and plywood falling around it. Caption: What happens to a house when it's demolished?
Curiosity Quest
Season 1 / Ep 7
26 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Industrial forklift moving several flattened cars. A giant pile of shredded metal in the background. Caption: We mix flattened car bodies, appliances, and sheet metal
Curiosity Quest
Season 1 / Ep 8
26 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 8
Split image of a toilet and concrete lined channels of dirty running water. Caption: Goes into the sewers, comes here.
Curiosity Quest
Season 2 / Ep 6
26 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Computer screen with wire form of a play structure. Caption: so they can see in detail where every part goes.
Curiosity Quest
Season 2 / Ep 8
26 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
A carpet of green grass in a backyard with palm trees. Caption: (Steve) It looks 100% natural.
Curiosity Quest
Season 2 / Ep 11
26 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Conveyor belt with trash spread out on it. Caption: Those small decisions can make a big impact
Curiosity Quest
Season 3 / Ep 4
25 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup of a stout cylindrical cactus with long, sharp spines. Caption: They're drought-tolerant, don't require much water,
Curiosity Quest
Season 3 / Ep 9
25 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Two people with a box full of plants in pots. One plant is removed, and the woman is touching a leaf. Caption: There are insects that don't move.
Curiosity Quest
Season 3 / Ep 13
25 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Mostly red cranberries coming out of a chute into a large bin. Caption: They're red, ready to come off the vine,
Curiosity Quest
Season 4 / Ep 2
25 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Still image from: Curiosity Quest: Karate
Curiosity Quest
Season 4 / Ep 3
26 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Still image from: Curiosity Quest: Arena Floors
Curiosity Quest
Season 4 / Ep 4
25 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Still image from: Curiosity Quest: Boat Safety Training
Curiosity Quest
Season 4 / Ep 5
25 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Two women walking. Both wear sunglasses, one walks with a dog in a guide harness. Caption: I got a guide dog about 12 years ago.
Curiosity Quest
Season 4 / Ep 6
25 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Still image from: Curiosity Quest: Making Snow
Curiosity Quest
Season 4 / Ep 7
26 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Still image from: Curiosity Quest: Firefighter Training
Curiosity Quest
Season 4 / Ep 9
26 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Still image from: Curiosity Quest: Pizza
Curiosity Quest
Season 4 / Ep 10
25 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Still image from: Curiosity Quest: Harlem Globetrotters
Curiosity Quest
Season 4 / Ep 11
25 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Still image from: Curiosity Quest: Rock Climbing
Curiosity Quest
Season 4 / Ep 12
26 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Still image from: Curiosity Quest: Horseback Riding
Curiosity Quest
Season 5 / Ep 1
26 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Stacks of disposable meal trays in foreground with a school cafeteria in the background. Caption: I saw a sign that said "Recycle Polystyrene Here."
Curiosity Quest
Season 5 / Ep 3
25 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Still image from: Curiosity Quest: Cheerleading
Curiosity Quest
Season 5 / Ep 4
27 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Close up of a rodent's face with a pile of food to one side. Caption: Last year we rehabilitated between 60 and 80 animals.
Curiosity Quest
Season 5 / Ep 5
26 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Still image from: Curiosity Quest: Movie Animatronics
Curiosity Quest
Season 5 / Ep 6
26 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Curving river with unnaturally even banks winds through green fields. Caption: which is like a highway for water.
Curiosity Quest
Season 5 / Ep 7
25 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Two people pick oranges off an orange tree. Caption: Four or five hundred oranges per tree.
Curiosity Quest
Season 5 / Ep 7
25 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Still image from: Curiosity Quest Goes Green: Weights And Measurements
Curiosity Quest
Season 5 / Ep 8
26 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Bird on a perch in an enclosure. Caption: When they're ready, they go.
Curiosity Quest
Season 5 / Ep 9
24 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Still image from: Curiosity Quest: Mrs. Fields Cookies
Curiosity Quest
Season 5 / Ep 9
25 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Two people standing next to a long, rectangular indoor pool full of small fish. In the background there are many other pools. Caption: They'll be about two years old when we release them
Curiosity Quest
Season 5 / Ep 12
25 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Gloved hands reaching into a large cardboard drum full of lightbulbs. Caption: that live in the area that bring them for recycling.
Curiosity Quest
Season 6 / Ep 2
27 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Two sea turtles swimming in the water. Caption: tells her to go back to that same beach.
Curiosity Quest
Season 6 / Ep 3
24 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 7
Whale fin breaking through the surface of the water. Caption: See nature, wildlife, glaciers."
Curiosity Quest
Season 6 / Ep 3
25 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Still image from: Curiosity Quest: Toothpaste
Curiosity Quest
Season 6 / Ep 4
24 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Still image from: Curiosity Quest: Vic Firth Drumsticks
Curiosity Quest
Season 6 / Ep 6
26 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Still image from: Curiosity Quest: Braille Publisher
Curiosity Quest
Season 6 / Ep 8
26 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Still image from: Curiosity Quest: Making Mattresses
Curiosity Quest
Season 6 / Ep 9
26 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Person pulling a blue bin with "Goodwill" printed on it across a paved loading dock. Caption: How that clothing gets processed, organized, sold,
Curiosity Quest
Season 7 / Ep 1
25 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Still image from: Curiosity Quest: Race Cars
Curiosity Quest
Season 7 / Ep 3
25 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Two men surrounded by plants. Both wear gloves and cowboy hats, one holds a plastic crate. Caption: Is it true about you waking up before the sun rises?
Curiosity Quest
Season 7 / Ep 4
25 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Still image from: Curiosity Quest: Ice Sculptures
Curiosity Quest
Season 7 / Ep 5
25 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Industrial metal pinchers pick up a giant pile of discarded fishing nets. Caption: "You're gonna make electricity out of old nets? How?"
Curiosity Quest
Season 7 / Ep 8
25 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Edge of a manhole cover with "No Dumping Drains to Bay" printed on the ground. Caption: That goes into storm drains and ends up in the Santa Ana River.
Curiosity Quest
Season 7 / Ep 10
25 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8