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This series produced by the American Museum of Natural History highlights the collection of approximately 33 million artifacts and specimens. Scientists who work at the museum demonstrate some of the items from the museum's collection and discuss their current research.

Person holding the fossilized skull of an animal. Caption: but there's still a liveliness and a connection
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Season 1 / Ep 2
4 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Three turtles, one with a tag around its neck. Caption: The turtles are all here together.
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Season 1 / Ep 2
3 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Irregular pinkish-brown shapes on a white background. Caption: you can actually really see that very fine cellular detail.
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Season 1 / Ep 3
6 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Four observatory telescopes pointed towards a starry sky. Caption: We have one record of the universe streaming by us.
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Season 1 / Ep 5
6 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Illustration of a person standing on the shoreline next to a squid with a body larger than the person is tall. Caption: had just found a giant squid, and would I be interested?
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Season 1 / Ep 8
6 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Fossilized dinosaur skeleton still partially encased in rock displayed next to a model of the same dinosaur. Caption: Out of those, only a few are really prepared well.
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Season 1 / Ep 10
6 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Two toads, one light brown, the other darker brown with light spots. Caption: Maybe temperatures got too warm for these toads.
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Season 1 / Ep 12
8 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Congo expedition of the American Museum of Natural History May 1909 to November 1915. Black and white photos of explorers with crocodile skulls and a map in the background. Caption: Those explorers had collected crocodile specimens
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Season 2 / Ep 16
5 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12