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Illustration of a man wearing a waistcoat, hands on hips, standing next to a tree. Caption: The father of Arbor Day was J. Sterling Morton,
All About the Holidays
Episode 34
1 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Apples hang from an apple tree. Caption: This, scientists say, is the apple's genetic home.
The Botany of Desire
Episode 2
1 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A poster for Washington state apples displays apples with a caption apple a day. Only the finest. Caption: an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
The Botany of Desire
Episode 5
2 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Red earthworms. Caption: are more likely to develop resistance.
The Botany of Desire
Episode 8
9 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A vast agricultural land with varieties of plants laid in strips. Caption: It's a botanical version of Noah's Ark.
The Botany of Desire
Episode 3
1 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A sketch of a man with a hat holding a plant. Caption: Narrator, John Chapman was born in 1774 in massachusetts.
The Botany of Desire
Episode 1
5 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A farmer carries a small pouch in his field. Caption: Heath farms without using toxic chemicals.
The Botany of Desire
Episode 7
3 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A hamlet in a Peruvian Valley. Caption: the potato plant around 8,000 years ago.
The Botany of Desire
Episode 6
2 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Litchens are found on a rusty car door. Caption: What caught their attention was the abundance of lichens,
The Brain Scoop
Episode 62
1 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Green leafy foliage partially covering the ground. Caption: was this carpet of baby Kankakee mallows.
The Brain Scoop
Episode 38
7 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
The Kankakee Mallow flowers have bloomed at the apex of the plant. Caption: From extinction to several feet tall.
The Brain Scoop
Episode 47
8 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Dried red-leafed plant with a cluster of long, pointed leaves. Caption: Poinsettias are another delightful botanical accent
The Brain Scoop
Episode 15
4 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A person wearing a green shirt and an orange vest carrying a measuring stick works in a forest.  Caption: I'm not stuck at a desk. My job changes.
Career Connections
Episode 51
3 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Side closeup view of a flower with yellow petals, magenta veins, and yellow stamens. Text on image reads, "Core Biology. Plant Sciences."
Core Biology
Episode 1
28 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Closeup of a huge pile of kernels of dried corn. Caption: making corn the number-one crop by weight.
Superlife
Episode 3
6 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Illustration of a rabbit eating a carrot, wearing pants and a shirt, sitting in a field of carrots.
9 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
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
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
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
Illustration of a boy pouring a bucket of water onto a small tree. Caption: Liam began to feel like a real gardener,
10 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 4
Carton insect with multiple legs and antennae. Caption: Du Iz Tak?
11 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
Leaves and branches on a tree. Photosynthesis. Caption: In photosynthesis, trees take in carbon dioxide,
27 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 9
Waffles topped with sliced bananas and blackberries. Caption: Or mix fruit in with your waffles or pancakes.
23 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person handling tubes of materials stacked in metal shelves. Caption: We study endangered plants and how to conserve them.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 2
3 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Closeup of vibrant green leaves. Caption: that form a network throughout the plant structure.
20 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Close up of small, black insects on foliage with holes eaten out of it. A human finger is touching the edge of the leaf and is giant in comparison to the insects. Caption: They're tiny in size but have a huge appetite.
Four Seasons in the Garden
Episode 2
26 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: K - 6
Brown lizard with red spots wearing a collar, standing on a rock. Caption: (Ms. Frizzle) Why, that's a collared lizard!
The Magic School Bus
Season 1 / Ep 107
25 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Cartoon of a plant with a face in a yard. Caption: I am hungry but not for people food.
The Magic School Bus
Season 3 / Ep 310
25 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Students on the magic school bus. Caption: Two things make me sneeze -- pollen and pepper.
The Magic School Bus
Season 1 / Ep 111
25 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Students and their teacher from the magic school bus in standing in a jungle in front of a tree with white puffy blooms on the trunk. Caption: It's your cocoa tree, all right, Ms. Frizzle.
The Magic School Bus
Season 3 / Ep 311
26 minutes
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Magnified view of an orangish-red irregular shape. Caption: and seems to be feeding on microorganisms.
Microscopic Monsters
Episode 1
4 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Microscopic view of spherical green objects. Caption: we call the process photosynthesis.
Microscopic Monsters
Episode 2
4 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Illustration of a person digging in a garden with a shovel. Caption: My mother has a garden.
10 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of two trees talking to each other. Caption: Well, you're in the forest, of course.
My Little Planet
Episode 12
5 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
Illustration of a tree with a face looking upset. Caption: I don't want to become a plank of wood!
My Little Planet
Episode 13
5 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
Illustration of a spider. Caption: We breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide.
My Little Planet
Episode 24
5 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Illustration of a person reaching to take something from a tree's hand. Caption: Take them and find a pretty spot to plant them.
My Little Planet
Episode 3
5 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
Cartoon of a person pulling a plant out of the ground. Caption: Hey, be careful! Don't take it all.
My Little Planet
Episode 20
5 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
A woman seated at a desk in a suit jacket surrounded by books and preserved specimens. Inset picture: Bear-like creature - Caption: Beardogs! … They're a thing. As named, they resemble a mash-up for a bear and a dog.
Natural News From The Field Museum
Season 0 / Ep 6
6 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A stream flows through a mountainous region. Caption: Canada Coastal Forest. Latitude, 50 degrees North. Longitude, 125 degrees West. Rainfall, 3000 to 5000 millimeters. Winter Temperature, minus 2 degrees Celsius.
Nature's Microworlds
Season 1 / Ep 7
29 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A diagram of an infected tree treated with a pesticide is labeled, protection strategies.
6 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Rolling hillside spotted with evergreen trees. Caption: lodgepole pine, that was introduced from North America
WildFIRE PIRE
Episode 3
3 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Closeup of white blossoms on a tree. Caption: Fruit tree blossoms are very similar to each other,
Four Seasons in the Garden
Episode 3
29 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: K - 6
Closeup of terraced moss on a hillside with water dripping from it. Caption: early land plants most likely lived in moist environments.
20 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Illustration of a stalk of corn showing roots below ground and foliage above ground. Sun Light, CO2, and Sugar are above ground and Water is below ground. Caption: What vital gas is also given off in photosynthesis?
23 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Photosynthesis, it's a crazy, complicated process.
1 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Seed catalog with seed packets of Zinna, Aster, Morning Glory, Cornflower, and Daisy. Caption: We order seeds from catalogs--
6 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
A photo of the rose garden in the backyard of Buckingham palace.
The Queen's Garden
Episode 2
2 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
An aerial view of Buckingham palace.
The Queen's Garden
Episode 1
2 minutes 23 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
Person hiking up a rock trail with mountains behind and tropical flowers along the path. Caption: That's because ecosystems are all around us.
Real World Science
Episode 4
18 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Blue tropical fish eating something from a rock covered in plants. Caption: Consumers cannot produce their own food.
Real World Science
Episode 6
10 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Hands planting a seedling in the dirt. Caption: Plants grow just about everywhere.
Real World Science
Episode 13
12 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Microscopic image showing web-like structures and C shaped tubular organisms. Caption: (narrator) The soil itself is home to a vast number of tiny microbes,
Science Nation
Episode 9
3 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Underwater view of billowing plume of pollutant. Caption: cleaning up oil spills and purifying water.
Science Nation
Episode 82
2 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Two small seedlings with their roots in the soil. Caption: optimally suited to survive and thrive.
Science Nation
Episode 99
2 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Two people moving a flat of plants. Caption: are reimagining the future of farming --
Science Nation
Episode 235
3 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Man walking and looking at trees. Caption: (narrator) Compared to many crops, trees are slow growers.
Science Nation
Episode 208
2 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Person picking up wood chips and putting them into a plastic bag. Caption: (Huber) Cellulose is basically stored solar energy
Science Nation
Episode 202
4 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Rocky shoreline with green algae coating some of the rocks. Caption: how the blooms affect fish stocks and oyster beds,
Science Nation
Episode 234
3 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Closeup cross-section of a large tree with many rings. Caption: This is a cross-section of a redwood tree.
Science Nation
Episode 127
2 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Two scientists examining a plant. Caption: (narrator) Plant virologist Steven Lommel is in charge.
Science Nation
Episode 212
3 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
A large tree with bright green leaves as seen from below. Caption: The forests are working overtime.
Science Nation
Episode 61
2 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A cultivated vegetable garden with inmates and razor-wire-topped chain-link fencing in the background. Caption: science and scientists behind bars as well.
Science Nation
Episode 146
2 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Two young girls looking at plants. Caption: teaching students hydroponic farming
Science Nation
Episode 215
3 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A large brown bird perched on a dead branch. Caption: Some birds are carnivores too.
Science Video Vocab
Episode 92
3 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 4
Forested mountain side. Caption: Forests grow all over the world and are very important
Science Video Vocab
Episode 125
4 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Field of sunflowers. Glucose. Caption: The food they produce is called glucose.
Science Video Vocab
Episode 88
3 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 4
Pine Reproduction 101. Pine tree, a male pinecone, and a female pinecone. Female pinecones have a long protrusion from the center and pine needles around the edges. Caption: Each tree has female pine cones and male pine cones.
Seasonal Science
Episode 4
1 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration of a Venus flytrap with a fly caught in one of the traps. Caption: and the predatory carnivorous Venus flytrap, of course.
Seasonal Science
Episode 5
2 minutes 5 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
A meerkat sitting in the sand. Caption: As part of the attempt to understand our world,
The Six Kingdom Classification
Episode 1
17 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Long grasses and shrubs. Caption: More than 100,000 natural compounds occur in plants,
Science Out Loud
Episode 10
3 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Artwork of a seed planted in the ground. Caption: The tiny seed hasn't begun to grow yet.
11 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 3
Two trees, their branches creating human faces. Caption: I'm just a green-collar guy trying to get his job done.
2 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 9
A sunflower is labeled, Dormancy, to sleep, and, Tropism, to turn.
1 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration of a woman riding the bow of a ship and holding tulips while a throng of people stand beneath her. Caption: Some call this the first bubble economy.
Superlife
Episode 7
9 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Plant sprouting from the ground. Caption: They sprout in less than a week.
Four Seasons in the Garden
Episode 1
29 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: K - 6
A photograph of plant soil. On screen text, germinating. Caption: Germination is the beginning of the growth of a plant embryo.
Way Cool Science
Episode 2
16 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Closeup of pink flowers with water dripping from them. Caption: Plants also need water to survive.
10 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
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
Closeup of the spines on a plant. Caption: that they develop to deter predators.
You at the Zoo
Episode 1
4 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8