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Insects

Cartoon of an ant. Caption: The ant had never heard such joyful noise.
6 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
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
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
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
Still image from: Hi! Fly Guy
7 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 4
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Translucent white termites in the dirt. Caption: Termites are social insects,
45 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 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
Still image from: The Very Impatient Caterpillar
8 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 2
Six bees. Caption: Is it possible that the animals communicate amongst themselves?
7 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12
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
 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