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Insects

A caterpillar curled in a circle, mostly encased in a protective covering. Caption: Then the caterpillar goes to sleep.
24 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Aerial view of mostly bare light brown land with low lying trees. Caption: Termites are extremely territorial
7 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Honeycomb covered in bees. Caption: As soon as the forager bee returns to its hive,
20 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Illustration of a large ant with two green leaves over it and a person standing in front of it. Spanish captions.
Animapaka (Spanish)
Episode 14
13 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 3
Butterfly on pink flowers with green foliage. Spanish captions.
Animapaka (Spanish)
Episode 17
13 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 3
An illustrated ladybug in flowers. Spanish captions.
Animapaka (Spanish)
Episode 1
12 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 3
A close up of an ant. Caption: Attached to the thorax are the ant's six legs.
12 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Several ants, two carrying larvae. Caption: (narrator) Then the ants build a protective wall across the entrance.
11 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Close up of a cockroach head and body. Caption: A bunch of 'em -- American cockroaches.
Backyard Bugs & Other Arthropods
Episode 2
11 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Hand holding a magnifying glass pointing to something on the ground. Caption: Do you see it?
Backyard Bugs & Other Arthropods
Episode 1
13 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Spider with long narrow legs and a small narrow body at the center of a delicate spider web. Caption: Spiders are arachnids.
Backyard Bugs & Other Arthropods
Episode 3
14 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Close up of honeybees. Caption: which give the honeybee over 12,000 views all at once.
12 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
A butterfly lodging on a grass. Spanish Caption: un puntito aqui y otro puntito aca.
Bios: Nature and Society (Spanish)
Episode 1
31 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Small insect on the tip of a leaf. Caption: Ticks are parasites of birds and mammals.
Branches On The Tree of Life
Episode 15
25 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Illustration of bare feet on the ground with ladybugs and plants. Caption: I want to see bugs.
8 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: K - 4
A close up of a single bee on a honeycomb. Caption: Connected to the thorax are wings.
24 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
A close up of a yellow and black butterfly on a flower. Caption: Have you seen them fly past you,
15 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Still image from: Deep Look: A Flea's Fantastic Jump Takes More Than Muscle
Deep Look
Episode 33
4 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Deep Look: A Tsetse Fly Births One Enormous Milk-Fed Baby
Deep Look
Episode 30
4 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Deep Look: Cape Sundews Trap Bugs in a Sticky Situation
Deep Look
Episode 39
3 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Deep Look: Glasswing Butterflies Want To Make Something Perfectly Clear
Deep Look
Episode 27
5 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Deep Look: Here’s How That Annoying Fly Dodges Your Swatter
Deep Look
Episode 9
4 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A honey bee sucks nectar from a flower.
Deep Look
Episode 2
4 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Deep Look: How Lice Turn Your Hair Into Their Jungle Gym
Deep Look
Episode 13
3 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Deep Look: Kidnapper Ants Steal Other Ants' Babies and Brainwash Them
Deep Look
Episode 22
4 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Deep Look: Meeting a Wormlion Is the Pits
Deep Look
Episode 17
4 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Deep Look: Samurai Wasps Say Smell Ya Later, Stink Bugs
Deep Look
Episode 12
4 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Deep Look: Sharpshooter Insects’ Sexy Vibrations Spell Trouble in the Vineyard
Deep Look
Episode 37
5 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Deep Look: The Curious Webspinner Insect Knits a Cozy Home
Deep Look
Episode 24
4 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Deep Look: These Giant Leaf Insects Will Sway Your Heart
Deep Look
Episode 23
4 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Deep Look: These Hairworms Eat a Cricket Alive and Control Its Mind
Deep Look
Episode 40
4 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Deep Look: This Bee Gets Punched by Flowers for Your Ice Cream
Deep Look
Episode 21
4 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Deep Look: This Dangerous Mosquito Lays Her Armored Eggs in Your House
Deep Look
Episode 34
3 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A photo depicts flies on the surface of a fruit.
Deep Look
Episode 1
4 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Deep Look: This Millipede and Beetle Have a Toxic Relationship
Deep Look
Episode 15
4 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Deep Look: Walking Sticks Stop, Drop and Clone To Survive
Deep Look
Episode 35
4 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Deep Look: Watch Bed Bugs Get Stopped in Their Tracks
Deep Look
Episode 18
4 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Deep Look: Why Crickets Just Won't Shut Up
Deep Look
Episode 29
4 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Deep Look: You Wish You Had Mites Like This Hissing Cockroach
Deep Look
Episode 31
3 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Emily Graslie's Art Lab: Cicada Mania
Emily Graslie's Art Lab
Season 1 / Ep 1
12 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate
15 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Lion running with prey in the background. Spanish captions.
Franja Metro (Spanish)
Episode 8
12 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Still image from: Hi! Fly Guy
7 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 4
Close up of bees on a honeycomb. Caption: As the liquid nectar dries, it thickens and changes
Farm To Market
Season 0 / Ep 11
10 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
Still image from: How to Draw a Monarch Butterfly Real Easy
5 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Micros images of an insect.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 7
9 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A diagram shows illustrations of butterflies, wasps, bees, and caterpillars.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 6
9 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A butterfly emerging from the cocoon. Caption: This process is called "metamorphosis."
21 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Still image from: Into the Outdoors: Lyme Disease
Into the Outdoors
Episode 4
7 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 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
A world map illustrates the amount of bug species consumed, on a scale from 0 to 300 plus.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 7 / Ep 27
14 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
A butterfly flying in the sky.
Journey With Dylan Dreyer
Season 2 / Ep 1
19 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Close up of a black insect with translucent black wings and black antenna. Caption: our killer can locate her victims remotely.
28 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Illustration of an animal with a long neck and dinosaur-like head emerging from the water. Spanish captions.
Kool Books (Spanish)
Episode 68
12 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 5
Still image from: Marvie Makes a Movie
Marvie
Episode 24
1 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: K - 4
Microscopic view of roughly oval shaped organisms. Caption: We've found what these stream insects feed on -- diatoms.
Microscopic Monsters
Episode 7
4 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Magnified view of thin, tangled threads. Caption: a fungus composed of a tangled mass of threads
Microscopic Monsters
Episode 9
4 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
closeup of beige and brown insects in wood. Caption: They'll soon reduce this log to frass.
Microscopic Monsters
Episode 10
4 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Close up of a monarch butterfly feeding from a purple flower. Spanish captions.
47 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12
Close up of a very large brown moth with a large spot on each of its four wings and dark dots on the tip of two of them. Caption: And that led into studying bat-moth interactions,
10 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Museum Access: The Wild Center
Museum Access
Season 2 / Ep 9
28 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration of two people in a basket passing by tree roots. Caption: You're just passing through the root level.
My Little Planet
Episode 14
5 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Illustration of three insects sitting on a ceiling beam, looking down on a fourth insect who is talking to two children in bed. Caption: (Suzie) Do you know the story of the princess dragonfly?
My Little Planet
Episode 26
5 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Stacks of man-made box hives with bees swarming them. Caption: Now, they prepare to unload their shipments of livestock--
Nature
Season 26 / Ep 1
29 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Two people with tools in their hands in a desert-like setting, digging in a mound of earth. Caption: Searching for these 112 to 98 million-year-old remains,
Natural News From The Field Museum
Season 0 / Ep 3
5 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Ants climbing on the shoots of grass.
Nature's Microworlds: Insect Specials
Season 3 / Ep 2
29 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A butterfly with its wing spread out and sitting on a flower.
Nature's Microworlds: Insect Specials
Season 3 / Ep 3
29 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A locust chews on a shoot of grass.
Nature's Microworlds: Insect Specials
Season 3 / Ep 1
29 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup of a tick on a leaf. Lyme Disease. Caption: Ticks are carriers of Lyme disease.
Real World Science
Episode 20
13 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Small light and dark brown butterfly with wings closed sitting on a leaf. Caption: (Sally) Some of these butterflies are challenging--
Roaming the Red Hills
Episode 11
5 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Close up circuitry. Penny included for scale. Circuitry is smaller than the penny. Caption: at the University of Maryland are building microrobots,
Science Nation
Episode 46
2 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Monarch butterflies on foliage. Caption: In monarchs, they study a parasite.
Science Nation
Episode 65
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A light blue and white stripped caterpillar on a person's finger. Caption: (male) This little guy can grip, hold, and move.
Science Nation
Episode 161
2 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 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
Person pointing at the ground. Caption: study the ants as an invasive species
Science Nation
Episode 66
2 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Two insects on a plant. Caption: insects, usually males, have some signature moves:
Science Nation
Episode 222
3 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 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
Mosquito on a person's skin. Caption: it would scare them away.
Science Nation
Episode 91
2 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Bees in a hive. They have identifying chips glued to their back. One bee is larger than the rest and has bright colored glue affixing the chip. Caption: (male) The queen is well-known, but doesn’t run the show.
Science Nation
Episode 34
3 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Small mechanical objects with wings. Caption: And so began the creation of the Robobee,
Science Nation
Episode 71
2 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A person in a white suit, hat with mesh face covering, and gloves that come past the forearm. Caption: Lets put the gloves on to finish off the complete outfit.
Science Nation
Episode 192
5 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 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
People outside, standing and looking at something being held by one of them. Caption: and look very carefully just beneath the wing,
Science On The Newshour
Episode 5
29 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
A black caterpillar with orange stripes and hair crawling on a tree branch. Caption: Insects live in different habitats
Science Video Vocab
Episode 100
4 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 4
Yellow insects with black markings on their back in the dirt. Spanish captions.
Science Video Vocab (Spanish)
Episode 101
4 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 4
Butterfly lays the egg, egg hatches to larva, larva changes into a pupa, pupa turns into a butterfly. Caption: They are egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
Science Video Vocab
Episode 131
4 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Butterfly lays the egg, egg hatches to larva, larva changes into a pupa, pupa turns into a butterfly. Spanish captions.
Science Video Vocab (Spanish)
Episode 119
4 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
An animation of a mosquito biting a hand. On screen text, full belly, partial blood me. Caption: and she can lay the next generation of blood suckers.
Seasonal Science
Episode 1
2 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person shaking seeds out of the head of a plant into their hand. Caption: Even the smallest seed contains everything needed to grow
14 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Person in a white coat working in a science lab. Caption: Researchers are making genetically modified silkworms.
Superlife
Episode 5
5 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Spot on Science: Monarchs, Migration, and Milkweed
Spot on Science
Episode 10
5 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Spot on Science: Water Bugs and Water Quality
Spot on Science
Episode 4
5 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
An ant, Anochetus levaillanti. Caption: some have tons of hair; some have big spines.
7 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Translucent white termites in the dirt. Caption: Termites are social insects,
45 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Cartoon of an ant. Caption: The ant had never heard such joyful noise.
6 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Partially dissected body of an ant. Crop, ileum, rectum, mid gut, venom gland. Caption: Alongside that is where the venom gland sits.
The Brain Scoop
Episode 31
6 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Giant walking stick pinned to a board for display. Caption: This one's from Malaysia.
The Brain Scoop
Episode 10
5 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Closeup of the bottom side of a winged insect's body. Caption: All insects are roughly made up of the same sections --
The Brain Scoop
Episode 21
7 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person holding a small insect. Inset of a picture of the insect. Caption: Necrophila Americana
The Brain Scoop
Episode 13
9 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person holding a grasshopper. Melanoplus Differentialis. Caption: And this is a differential grasshopper,
The Brain Scoop
Episode 14
11 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Close up of insects pinned to a board. They have green stripes down their backs. Caption: This is the largest collection at the museum.
The Brain Scoop
Episode 40
6 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Closeup of the front half of an ant. Camponotus nigriceps. Caption: They bore through wood, but don't eat it.
The Brain Scoop
Episode 54
7 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Closeup of a small beetle crawling on the edge of a leaf underwater. Caption: (Crystal) Riffle beetles live underwater
The Brain Scoop
Episode 39
6 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
People using laser pointers to mock-swordfight. Spanish captions.
The House Of Science (Spanish)
Episode 3
23 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 5
Cartoon character swinging a net while surrounded by butterflies. Caption: Oh! I can't see! Get your hands off! Aah!
The Magic School Bus
Season 2 / Ep 205
25 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Magic school bus in miniature size in a pack of ants on the ground. Caption: (Ralphie) Giant potato chip being foraged dead ahead!
The Magic School Bus
Season 1 / Ep 112
25 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Cartoon characters with faces and the bodies of bees. Caption: They thought we were bees from their hive
The Magic School Bus
Season 3 / Ep 301
25 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Photo of bees near an artificial beehive.
6 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A beekeeper and a scientist fully geared in protective suits move toward a bee rearing station.
The Queen's Garden
Episode
2 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: The Very Impatient Caterpillar
8 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 2
Still image from: The Very Impatient Caterpillar (Spanish)
8 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 4
Six bees. Caption: Is it possible that the animals communicate amongst themselves?
7 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12
A person looking up at a pair of primates in the trees. Caption: That's why scientists are interested in studying them.
14 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 9
Illustration of a red, yellow, black and white butterfly. Caption: (music) Butterfly wings head for the sky
5 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Bee gathering nectar from a flower. Spanish captions.
10 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
A bee gathering nectar from a flower. Caption: A honeybee is an insect.
Everyday Science for Preschoolers
Episode 9
1 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: K - 4
A black and yellow butterfly with orange spots feeding from a light orange flower. Caption: a caterpillar turning into a butterfly --
Wild Chronicles
Season 3 / Ep 308
3 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
A tadpole swimming in murky water. Caption: Their lifelong competitors take weeks to transform into frogs.
Wild Chronicles
Season 1 / Ep 138
2 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Closeup of ants swarming over a beetle. Caption: And they also kill each other in battles over turf.
Wild Chronicles
Season 3 / Ep 325
3 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Ants crawling on the ground. Caption: (Greene) One thing we're learning more and more about ant colonies
Wild Chronicles
Season 4 / Ep 401
5 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Closeup of a black and yellow insect with stripes on the thorax. Caption: finds a European honeybee colony and marks its location
Wild Chronicles
Season 1 / Ep 102
5 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
 Cartoon of an ant carrying a large piece of food.
Zoobabu
Episode
2 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
 Cartoon of A bee flying in a house.
Zoobabu
Episode
2 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
 Cartoon of a butterfly flying in flowers.
Zoobabu
Episode
2 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
 Cartoon of a caterpillar on a grape vine.
Zoobabu
Episode
2 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
 Cartoon of a flying cicada.
Zoobabu
Episode
2 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
 Cartoon of a dragon fly flying over a pond.
Zoobabu
Episode
2 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
 Cartoon of a fly landing on a plate of leftover food.
Zoobabu
Episode
2 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
 Cartoon of a grasshopper in dry grass.
Zoobabu
Episode
2 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
 Cartoon of a ladybug flying among plants.
Zoobabu
Episode
2 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
 Cartoon of a flying mosquito.
Zoobabu
Episode
2 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3