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Prehistoric Life

Color illustration of a tree with several long spikes of golden resin extending down and running along a branch.
25 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Illustration of two people kneeling next to a dinosaur skull that is larger than they are. Caption: A T. rex skull can weigh up to 750 pounds.
11 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Computer rendering of an olive green and brown Tyrannosaurus rex standing on its hind legs and tilting slightly forward.
25 minutes
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Person laying on the ground with tools and buckets spread around them. No Trespassing sign. Caption: The paleontologists in the field uncover an exciting find.
14 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
A large dinosaur wearing a hat and a necklace changes the lightbulb on a streetlamp while a police officer stands next to her holding the light cover. Caption: She was the dinosaur who did favors for anyone who asked.
9 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
A sketch of a dinosaur, and a man is seen standing below. Caption: Argentinosaurus, 35 meters approximately equals 114 feet. 70 metric tons approximately equals 154,000 pounds.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 51
9 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A cartoon shows a large python wrapping its body and squeezing a small crocodile.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 53
7 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Eons: How Ancient Art Captured Australian Megafauna
Eons
Season 3 / Ep 18
9 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Eons: How Ankylosaurs Got Their Clubs
Eons
Season 3 / Ep 23
7 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Eons: How Earth's First, Unkillable Animals Saved the World
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 30
10 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Eons: How Plankton Created a Bizarre Giant of the Seas
Eons
Season 3 / Ep 25
8 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Slow moving current passes by a grouping of rocks partially covered with moss.
Eons
Season 3 / Ep 6
9 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
An illustration depicts a pair of reptile like dinosaurs running in a desert. Image credit: Ceri Thomas.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 36
8 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Two rat like creatures are seen fighting. Caption: Illustration by Velizar Simeonovski, copyright Darin Croft. From horned armadillos and rafting monkeys: The fascinating fossil mammals of South America.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 50
9 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Bright neon green waves crash to shore with text below that reads, "Harmful Algal Blooms."
Eons
Season 3 / Ep 5
8 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Computer rendering of a walrus perched on the shore, rearing is head back with mouth open, showing 4 long, thick teeth protruding from its gums on the top and bottom.
Eons
Season 3 / Ep 12
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Eons: How Volcanoes Froze the Earth (Twice)
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 29
10 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Dickinsonia fossil from the Ediacaran that is symmetrical and round with rib-like segments that are radially inclined towards the wide end from a central ridge.
Eons
Season 3 / Ep 8
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Eons: The Biggest Frog That Ever Lived
Eons
Season 3 / Ep 14
7 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
An illustration depicts a theropod dinosaur, looking into a nest with eggs and newborn dinosaurs.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 39
7 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Eons: The Dinosaur Who Was Buried at Sea
Eons
Season 3 / Ep 15
12 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Eons: The First and Last North American Primates
Eons
Season 3 / Ep 21
8 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
An illustration of a Daphoenus Demilo.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 45
9 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A cartoon shows the skeletal structure of a giant dinosaur.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 49
12 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Eons: The Hellacious Lives of the "Hell Pigs"
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 24
7 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A Wooly Rhino is grazing on the slope of a mountain.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 23
13 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A painting depicts scientists comparing Piltdown Man's remains to other species. Charles Dawson and Sir Arthur Smith Woodward are seen standing together.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 33
9 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
An illustration depicts an old shepherd, wearing clothes made from animal leather, sitting on a rock.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 48
9 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Eons: The Oddest Couple in the Fossil Record
Eons
Season 3 / Ep 17
8 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
An illustration depicts a pair of dinosaurs fighting each other.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 34
8 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Eons: The Rise and Fall of the Tallest Mammal to Walk the Earth
Eons
Season 3 / Ep 26
7 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Aerial view of a crocodile peeking its head up slightly above bright green water.
Eons
Season 3 / Ep 4
7 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Eons: The Sea Monster From the Andes
Eons
Season 3 / Ep 19
6 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Eons: The Story of the Dino Stampede
Eons
Season 3 / Ep 13
10 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Man faces camera against a black background, gesturing with both hands out and forward.
Eons
Season 3 / Ep 7
9 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
An illustration depicts the dinosaur, Coelophysis, with new born Coelophysis in between its beak.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 32
10 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
The sculpture, of a dragon sprawled, at the steps of Kinh Thien palace. Caption: Remains of Kinh Thien Palace.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 41
12 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Computer rendering of how earth might have looked billions of years ago. It's mostly white and light gray with a fracture of blue down the middle along the horizontal axis.
Eons
Season 3 / Ep 3
11 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
An illustration depicts the earth of 50 million years ago, with a supercontinent Laurasia. Caption, Paleographic animation by C R Scotese.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 38
11 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Computer rendering of a dinosaur skeleton depicting a creature with short front arms and a long tail that walks on its hind legs.
Eons
Season 3 / Ep 9
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Herd of reindeer passes through a snowy clearing with tall trees in the distant background. Some reindeer lean down, pushing their snouts into the snow.
Eons
Season 3 / Ep 11
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A giant deer roams a grassland.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 31
6 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
An illustration of a hyaenodont. Caption: Illustration by Alan Turner and Maurico Anton.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 43
9 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A skull from the fossils of Homo floresiensis, and a rough sketch of the limbs of the fossil remains are presented.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 40
9 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A pair of Ichthyosaurs hunting prey in the sea.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 27
9 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A large group of penguins.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 55
10 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Eons: When Rodents Had Horns
Eons
Season 3 / Ep 20
8 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A painting of a flooded forest, and insects are seen crawling on the tree surface.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 52
7 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A group of Hippos and Giraffes are grazing in a forest.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 54
7 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A group of four legged terrestrial creatures. Caption: Synapsids.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 26
10 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Eons: When We Met Other Human Species
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 28
12 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
An illustration of a male Woolly mammoth.
Eons
Season 2 / Ep 44
11 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Fossilized remains of the skull of an animal with large teeth. Caption: from the evidence they left behind.
15 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
A close up of an imprint in the shape of a shell left in the rock. Caption: An imprint of the organism is left in the rock.
10 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
A diagram showing the transition from Reptiles (dinosaurs and crocodile-like animal) to Archaeopteryx (feathered animal between a reptile and a bird), to Birds. Caption: between birds and reptiles.
Great Transitions
Episode 2
18 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration of a four-legged animal standing in shallow water on top of a layer of rock. Caption: Many things must happen for an animal to be fossilized.
Great Transitions
Episode 1
17 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
An illustration of a dinosaur standing on two legs with large teeth and an open mouth. Caption: Roar!
5 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: K - 4
Still image from: I'm a Afrovenator
1 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Still image from: I'm a Daspletosaurus
1 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Still image from: I'm a Diplodocus
2 minutes
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Still image from: I'm a Eotyrannus
1 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Still image from: I'm a Giganotosaurus
2 minutes
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Still image from: I'm a Herrerasaurus
1 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Still image from: I'm a Masiakasaurus
2 minutes
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Still image from: I'm a Nothronychus
1 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Still image from: I'm a Panoplosaurus
1 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Still image from: I'm a Pteranadon
1 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Still image from: I'm a Sinornithoides
2 minutes
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Still image from: I'm a Sinosauropteryx
1 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Still image from: I'm a Smilodon
1 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Still image from: I'm a Stegosaurus
1 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Still image from: I'm a Supersaurus
1 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Still image from: I'm a Tyrannosaurus Rex
1 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Still image from: I'm a Ultrasaurus
2 minutes
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Still image from: I'm a Woolly Mammoth
1 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Color illustration of early humans wearing animal skins and carrying spears through a mountainous, snow-covered landscape.
Into the Outdoors
Episode 48
26 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Man in glasses parts lips in mid-speech. Bookshelves and art supplies line walls in background. Title card reads, "How to fly. Stay in the air."
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 13
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
Cartoon character in a costume. On the table in front of it are toy dinosaurs. Caption: Check out my brand-new dinosaur outfit.
Marvie
Episode 14
2 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: K - 4
Central point of light surrounded by nebulous cloud-like structures and glowing light. Caption: The intense light of a supernova travels outward,
55 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Color illustration of a grimacing dragon walking through a hazy forest.
Monstrum
Season 1 / Ep 1
6 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Street view of the entrance of a large, ornate stone building with 4 Roman-style pillars and wide stairways leading up to it. Several banners advertising different museum displays hang on the building or between pillars.
Museum Access
Season 1 / Ep 2
25 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
The front of a large building with animal scenes carved into the cement at the top of it. In front of the staircases leading up to the entrance is a gray statue of 2 large cats crouching with text underneath that reads, "La Brea Tar Pits and Museum."
Museum Access
Season 3 / Ep 10
26 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Complex diagram indicating the relationship of different species of organisms. Caption: and are separated on the theropod family tree.
Natural News From The Field Museum
Season 0 / Ep 1
7 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 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
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
Fossilized outline of a fish in stone. Caption: and eventually turns to stone.
Real World Science
Episode 15
15 minutes
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Person holding a large animal skull. Caption: The teeth on this thing are huge.
Science Nation
Episode 133
2 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
illustration of Coelophysis. On screen text, dinosaurs. Caption: Female, Coelophysis lived about 220 million years ago.
44 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Person speaking. Caption: To de-extinct a species requires finding viable DNA,
The Brain Scoop
Episode 3
3 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Skull of a dimetrodon and a human side by side. The temporal opening on both skulls is highlighted. Caption: allowing for improved chewing and biting capabilities.
The Brain Scoop
Episode 20
6 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Host Emily talks to Lance Grande at the Fossil Lake in Wyoming. Caption: One of the longest-lived lake systems we know of
The Brain Scoop
Episode 22
6 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Two people sitting side by side at a table working on something under a bright light. Caption: Then you scrape the matrix from the fossils.
The Brain Scoop
Episode 26
5 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person holding a fossil of a spiral shaped animal. Caption: Hildoceras bifrons is an extinct species of ammonite
The Brain Scoop
Episode 53
5 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Illustration of a giant shark dwarfing the whales it swims with and is about to bite into one. Caption: megalodon was maybe 50 feet, or 15 meters, in length.
The Brain Scoop
Episode 23
3 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A diagram titled, ghost lineage, shows cars of different ages.
The Brain Scoop
Episode 72
12 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person speaking. Caption: Well, today we're gonna talk about mammalian diversification.
The Brain Scoop
Episode 6
3 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12
Large skeleton with tusks in a museum. Mastodons were around about 20 million years before mammoths. Caption: Mastodons were on Earth before mammoths,
The Brain Scoop
Episode 49
3 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Illustration of large mammals with curving tusks. Caption: and many of his paintings hung with the articulated skeletons
The Brain Scoop
Episode 58
8 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person gesturing towards preserved remains of a dinosaur. Caption: This shape tells us that it's a meat-eating dinosaur.
The Brain Scoop
Episode 16
7 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white photo of a partially exposed fossil in the ground. 1900 field museum geology expedition (in which the brachiosaurus is found). Caption: It was declared the largest dinosaur known
The Brain Scoop
Episode 33
5 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person using a wooden mallet to break open a stone. Caption: About half have something in them.
The Brain Scoop
Episode 41
7 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A large ship is in the water piping fossil fuels. An expanded view from the ship depicts a man researching in a lab setup. Caption: What happens over the last 70 million years.
The Brain Scoop
Episode 66
12 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration of globular organisms with fine hairs projecting from their body. Caption: When they die, their shells become part of the sediment.
33 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Cartoon of a group of large cat-like animals with two protruding fangs. Caption: (narrator) This tells us a little about the life of baby saber-tooths.
5 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration of a man standing with his arm out to touch a skeleton so large most of it is not captured in the image. Caption: the first model of a complete dinosaur skeleton.
20 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Cartoon characters in prehistoric times standing among large dinosaurs. Caption: They're even good mothers.
The Magic School Bus
Season 2 / Ep 203
25 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Barren, brown landscape with low, flat-topped hills. Caption: This is a journey into a very, very distant past.
Wild Chronicles
Season 3 / Ep 312
6 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Dinosaurs running across a sandy expanse bordered by low trees. Caption: This area was home to some of the iconic dinosaurs --
Wild Chronicles
Season 3 / Ep 315
4 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Partially exposed fossil in rocks and sand. Caption: We may not have that in any other specimens.
Wild Chronicles
Season 3 / Ep 326
4 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Person carefully handling a very small humanoid skull. Caption: that researchers dubbed "the hobbit."
Wild Chronicles
Season 3 / Ep 319
3 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Bones of a skeleton laid out in relation to each other. Caption: In 1974 scientists found Lucy -- a hominid species
Wild Chronicles
Season 2 / Ep 203
6 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Person kneeling on the ground and reaching for an object. Caption: It's the ancient graveyard of a lost civilization.
Wild Chronicles
Season 3 / Ep 332
6 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Rocky hillside with a few small plants. Caption: this barren desert was covered by a vast inland sea.
Wild Chronicles
Season 3 / Ep 340
5 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Still image from: Wild Explorers: Cami Interviews a Paleontologist
Wild Explorers
Season 0 / Ep 20
3 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Still image from: Wild Explorers: Dinosaur Top Ten!
Wild Explorers
Season 0 / Ep 26
3 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5