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Inventions

Black and white television set. Caption: People couldn't get enough of television.
10 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Back of someone's upper body. Caption: You see, Bill Gibson was a -- well, a dreamer.
8 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 7
3D computer image of a partially destroyed skeletal structure. Caption: digital representations of skeletal anatomy
The Brain Scoop
Episode 43
7 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12
Illustration shows two women drawn in orange and blue lines and tones standing in a white space. One woman with her hand on her hip, holding up a platter with a loaf of bread on it, appears sad or embarrassed looking at the other woman who stands with arms and eyes wide open.
The Great List of Everything
Episode 5
2 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration shows a woman sitting at a table behind a pile of French fries, holding up a fork, with an uneasy facial expression.
The Great List of Everything
Episode 6
2 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration shows a woman standing proudly with her hands on her hips, wearing large cat-eye glasses that make her eyes look enormous
The Great List of Everything
Episode 12
2 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration shows one woman with curlers in her hair leaning in toward another woman wearing pajamas and looking embarrassed as she holds a plateful of spaghetti in the kitchen.
The Great List of Everything
Episode 11
2 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration shows a market with people wearing Victorian-era clothing frowning at a lady wearing pants, who examines some fruit.
The Great List of Everything
Episode 7
2 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration of a woman squinting and sticking her tongue out as she uses an instant camera to photograph her friend, who raises her hands and appears nervous as if she does not know how to pose for a photo.
The Great List of Everything
Episode 1
2 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration shows a woman smiling while holding a clock with various birds depicted on the clock face. Her friend is less enthusiastic and looks disappointed with her arms by her sides and a blank facial expression.
The Great List of Everything
Episode 8
2 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration shows a woman holding a fishing rod near her friend, who crouches near a fishbowl without a fish in it, frowning as she looks toward the fishing pole.
The Great List of Everything
Episode 3
2 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration shows a woman holding a traditional and an efficient light bulb in each hand and looking toward her friend, who leans over to flip the light switch off with an angry look on her face.
The Great List of Everything
Episode 4
2 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration shows a view from the inside of a microwave looking out the window, where a woman presses her face up to it and watches with wide-eyed amazement.
The Great List of Everything
Episode 2
2 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration shows a woman holding a cell phone looking puzzled at her friend, also holding a cell phone, and looking smug.
The Great List of Everything
Episode 10
2 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration shows a magnifying glass held over a 10-cent stamp, which features a dog sitting with its tongue hanging out.
The Great List of Everything
Episode 9
2 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Diagram of a circular structure. Hyperloop - Etihad Towers Portal. Pod entrance and exit and passenger entrance and exit are marked. 120 Pod gates, 8,640 passengers per hour. Caption: It's a proposed method of high speed transportation
The Henry Ford Innovation Nation With Mo Rocca
Season 3 / Ep 24
20 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Still image from: The Henry Ford Innovation Nation With Mo Rocca: Inland Surf Park
The Henry Ford Innovation Nation With Mo Rocca
Season 4 / Ep 2
20 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Still image from: The Henry Ford Innovation Nation With Mo Rocca: Luxury Tree Houses
The Henry Ford Innovation Nation With Mo Rocca
Season 4 / Ep 1
20 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Illustration showing light reflecting off a concave mirror array and concentrating on a central pressure chamber. Caption: Allows us to sterilize surgical instruments.
The Henry Ford Innovation Nation With Mo Rocca
Season 1 / Ep 2
20 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Person at a computer screen which displays a three-rotor windmill. Caption: Build it out of a super strong nickel alloy.
The Henry Ford Innovation Nation With Mo Rocca
Season 1 / Ep 1
20 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Cat standing in front of an automatic food dispenser. Caption: Their labor of love went from passion to prototype,
The Henry Ford Innovation Nation With Mo Rocca
Season 3 / Ep 25
20 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Still image from: The Henry Ford Innovation Nation With Mo Rocca: Spinach Leaf Hearts
The Henry Ford Innovation Nation With Mo Rocca
Season 5 / Ep 2
20 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Still image from: The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation With Mo Rocca: Flyboard Air
The Henry Ford Innovation Nation With Mo Rocca
Season 5 / Ep 1
20 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Carved wooden levers. Caption: I want a fully operational Gutenberg-style one.
56 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 12
ASL
Cartoon of a person looking at a skeleton with the joints highlighted. Caption: It's not the bones themselves that let someone move.
The Magic School Bus
Season 2 / Ep 202
25 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
ASL
Students from the magic school bus shrunk to small size, climbing into an open cabinet. Caption: Look -- building materials!
The Magic School Bus
Season 3 / Ep 304
25 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
2 early model cars drive down a dirt road lined with trees.
The Men Who Built America
Episode 7
1 hours 24 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Painting of Civil War era military vessels in the water with smoke billowing from their funnels and an American flag in the distance.
1 hours 8 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Glowing filaments of light spiral around a rod in the dark. Luminous neon text reads, "The Nature of Invention."
50 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
The word "Technologie" spelled out in computer chips and cables. Spanish captions.
The Shape of the World (Spanish)
Episode 11
12 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Illustrated man reading large poster. Caption: The printing press meant books could be mass-produced.
Timeblazers
Season 3 / Ep 14
24 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 9
Young girl walking out of a door. Caption: I'm taking it to the experts-- the post office.
Timeblazers
Season 1 / Ep 12
24 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 9
Man writing with a quill in a candle lit room. Caption: Matter of fact, he studied and studied and studied.
Timeblazers
Season 2 / Ep 13
24 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 9
A bear laying across train tracks with two people standing above it. Caption: Train robberies were a big problem in the Wild West.
Timeblazers
Season 1 / Ep 10
24 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 9
Man holding a wooden bucket. Caption: helped spread a terrible plague
Timeblazers
Season 1 / Ep 3
24 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 9
A train in a subway station. Caption: the subway uses electricity to keep rolling.
Timeblazers
Season 1 / Ep 4
24 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 9
Angled view of a large, brown wooden ship with many oars and several ropes hanging down from tall masts while sailing on open water.
Where Did It Come From?
Episode 1
44 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Digital image of an open manhole cover being projected across a grid of screens in a dark room with blue laser lights. Caption. You see, the round shape makes it a safety cover.
Wow! I Never Knew That!
Episode 1
10 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Tilted view of an oven full of red-hot coals surround by tan bricks. Caption. I'm talking about America's first pizzeria.
Wow! I Never Knew That!
Episode 10
9 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Low-angle view of a steam engine pulling several open passenger cars across a tall wooden bridge with fall colored trees behind it and green hills beneath it. Caption. Planes, trains, automobiles, and boats?
Wow! I Never Knew That!
Episode 15
10 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white photo of several white Band-Aids with black animal prints lined up vertically on a black background. Distributed amongst them are several Band-Aids shaped like stars, hearts, and flowers. Caption. Invented something we all use to patch ourselves up.
Wow! I Never Knew That!
Episode 17
10 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Image of a sign with pink lettering that reads, "Cotton Candy," being projected across a grid of screens in a dark room with blue laser lights. Caption. So, how did this feathery goodness spin to life?
Wow! I Never Knew That!
Episode 18
10 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white closeup of a right hand holding a pencil while the left hand holds down a piece of paper with lots of lines and text printed on it. Caption. You need to find a loophole.
Wow! I Never Knew That!
Episode 19
9 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Image of the chest of a person wearing a black tuxedo jacket over a white textured matching necktie and vest being projected across a grid of screens in a dark room with blue laser lights. Caption. No special occasion would be complete without a tuxedo.
Wow! I Never Knew That!
Episode 20
9 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Old-style radio microphone digitally blending with a bright yellow and red background full of icons of musical notes. Caption. It is not as popular as this one.
Wow! I Never Knew That!
Episode 21
9 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Many images in a grid. The center image is of a traffic light pole surrounded by various traffic signs with a red brick building behind and encircled with a neon blue light. Caption. How does this term relate to traffic violations?
Wow! I Never Knew That!
Episode 22
10 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Grainy image of dust and smoke from an explosion on a hill with 2 towers connected by wires visible. Caption. Here's something you get a blast out of.
Wow! I Never Knew That!
Episode 23
10 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Wooden crossbeam resting on 2 wooden posts with strips of beef draped across it in partially grassy field while people stand in the background. Caption. But why is dried beef called jerky?
Wow! I Never Knew That!
Episode 24
10 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Computer-generated image of a silver tin can sitting on a gas burner with high blue flames on a black-tiled surface. Caption. To a specific temperature and then cools them quickly.
Wow! I Never Knew That!
Episode 25
9 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Image of a loaf of sliced bread on a white background made to look like its on a blue digital screen inside a computer with blue laser lights. Caption. Had an idea to build a machine that could slice bread.
Wow! I Never Knew That!
Episode 26
10 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
2 feet wearing red and white basketball shoes on a wooden floor with a basketball to the left. 2 hands reach down and tie the shoelaces on the right foot. Caption. Grabbing the ends of both shoe laces and pulling real hard.
Wow! I Never Knew That!
Episode 4
10 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup of a yellow bowl full of white popcorn kernels against a black background. Caption. And in just minutes you are enjoying.
Wow! I Never Knew That!
Episode 6
10 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Image of the chest of a person in a military uniform with a tan bullet-proof vest holding a black handgun held close projected across a grid of screens in a dark room with blue laser lights. Caption. There's a 10 72 on the scene.
Wow! I Never Knew That!
Episode 7
10 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Woman with dark hair and wearing a pink polo shirt leans against a wooden railing on a bridge over a stream. She looks at a smiling man in a green sweater sitting on the railing. Caption. Just cut to the chase?
Wow! I Never Knew That!
Episode 8
10 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
At a science fair, a teenager presents an experiment to two students at a table.
Xploration DIY Sci
Season 3 / Ep 3
22 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Inside a science museum, we see an inflated parachute above a gated-off machine. In the background is a large dinosaur skeleton.
Xploration DIY Sci
Season 3 / Ep 2
22 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Inside a crowded theater, we look over the heads of hundreds of people towards a lit-up stage.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 4 / Ep 2
22 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Xploration Earth 2050: Drones
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 2 / Ep 8
22 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Futuristic robot sits at a virtual desk, typing at a virtual keyboard in front of an arched screen display.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 4 / Ep 11
22 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Disk-shaped robots play soccer on a green table designed like a real soccer field.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 3 / Ep 12
22 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Xploration Earth 2050: Future of Learning
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 2 / Ep 16
23 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Student sits in a dark room in front of a computer monitor that displays a split screen of technical data.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 4 / Ep 9
23 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Screen displays a jagged white line of close-together sound waves against a black background.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 3 / Ep 1
21 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
In a dark room, a student converses with a hologram of a holocaust survivor.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 4 / Ep 8
22 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
At an easel on a desk, we look over the shoulder of a man as he sketches a detailed drawing of a human skull.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 4 / Ep 13
22 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Peering through the helmet of an elaborate space suit, a scientist experiments with magnetic poles.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 3 / Ep 8
22 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Futuristic compact teardrop-shaped green vehicle on three wheels drives on the street amongst traffic.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 3 / Ep 4
21 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Realistic rendering of a human heart and its arteries are displayed on a computer screen.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 3 / Ep 7
22 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Recently Added
Still image from: Xploration Earth 2050: How Things Are Made
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 2 / Ep 17
22 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Three people in space suits walk through the red desert of a Mars simulation. Each carries a large box on their backs, labeled with a distinct number.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 4 / Ep 4
21 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
We see a crowded street full of people talking, riding motorcycles, and walking in a third-world country.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 3 / Ep 3
22 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Inside a high-tech lab, we see a humanoid robot with a gold helmet, holding out its hand. On its chest are emblems for NASA and GM.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 4 / Ep 6
22 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
From above, we see a simple white tennis shoe on a dark-colored carpet.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 4 / Ep 10
22 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Two silver metal cylinders sit side by side, each on top of a piece of foam. One is flawless, the other is riddled with tiny holes.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 3 / Ep 6
22 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Public works facility stands under a cloudy sky.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 3 / Ep 11
22 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Xploration Earth 2050: Robot Revolution
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 2 / Ep 13
22 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Inside a simulation room, we see a white vehicle floating slightly above the floor.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 3 / Ep 9
22 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Smiling boy holds a device. Behind him is a row of adults wearing shirts labeled “STEM.”
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 4 / Ep 7
22 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Students wearing protective eyewear use handheld 3D technology.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 3 / Ep 2
22 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
In a dark room, a person walks in front of a row of screens displaying Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 3 / Ep 5
22 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Close-up of a machine in a makerspace.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 3 / Ep 13
22 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
In a grassy field, we see rows of solar panels angled toward the sun.
Xploration Earth 2050
Season 4 / Ep 12
21 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Xploration Outer Space: Future of Space Exploration
Xploration Outer Space
Season 2 / Ep 9
21 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Xploration Outer Space: NASA Spinoffs
Xploration Outer Space
Season 2 / Ep 2
21 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
ASL
Still image from: Xploration Outer Space: Surviving in Deep Space
Xploration Outer Space
Season 4 / Ep 3
22 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12