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Modern Sweetness

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Consider the nature of sweetness and whether certain foods, including modern apples, have "sweetness without dimension."

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions. 

Leaping Lemurs of Data

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Duke's Lemur Center study behavior, genomics, physiology and conservation biology.

Oceans | Science Trek

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Humans have only explored 5% of the Earth’s oceans. Find out what’s under the surface.

The Earth is covered with one giant body of water. We’ve divided it into 5 oceans. On this Science Trek: host Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guest scientists will answer students’ questions about the oceans and the creatures and plants that call the oceans their home. 

Zoology | Science Trek

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Zoologists study animals of all shapes and sizes.  Zoologists help us understand how animals live and interact with the world.  On this Science Trek, host Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests, Steve Burns, director of Zoo Boise and Holly Holman, Zoo Boise’s veterinarian answer students’ questions. Viewers will also visit Zoo Boise and learn about its very special conservation program.

Caring for Patients

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A red-tailed hawk being transitioned into an outdoor space is shown as the process of caring for injured birds is discussed.

Unlikely Animal Relatives | San Diego Zoo Kids

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Take a look at three unlikely animal relatives: manatees, elephants, and hyraxes.

Botany: Idaho Botanical Garden Tour | Science Trek

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Take a tour of parts of the Idaho Botanical Garden to learn more about the plants around us. The garden is a living museum, fostering a love of nature and an understanding. Find out more about the English garden, carnivorous plants, and some interesting ways to grow food.

Dinosaur Basics | Science Trek

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Dinosaurs once dominated the earth. Find out more about these creatures and learn how folks at the Museum of Idaho put together the traveling version of “Sue,” largest, best-preserved, and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found.  You can answer fun questions like: how much did dinosaurs eat and what did dinosaurs taste like?

Teri and Jairus: Biome Buddies

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This video segment from ZOOM compares and contrasts some of the more interesting climatic and ecological characteristics of the Death Valley desert with those found in the temperate rainforest of the Pacific Northwest.

Predators | Science Trek

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This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek reveals the many adaptations that prey have to avoid predators, and that predators have to catch prey. You will discover how both depend on each other.

Salmon | Science Trek

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This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek follows the life cycle of Idaho's salmon from a mountain stream to the ocean and back. These anadromous fish face some obstacles in completing this cycle. Find out how dams affect their progress.

Bird Migration | Science Trek

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This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek explains why birds migrate south for the winter and the benefits of migrating back north in the Spring for the nesting season. Follow scientists and students as they catch, band and release birds at the Idaho Bird Observatory during their migration.

Coral Kid

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Although they occupy less than one quarter of one percent of Earth's marine environments, coral reefs are home to more than 25 percent of all known marine fish species. These habitats have been called the "rainforests of the sea," both because they support an abundance of species, and because they are predominantly located in impoverished regions of the globe with high human population growth rates. Reefs are also particularly vulnerable to exploitation, as are most rainforests. In this video segment from ZOOM, a Florida girl explores the warm shallow waters off the coral island on which she lives.

Bats | Science Trek

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This episode of IdahoPTV's Science Trek describes the key role bats play in the ecosystem.  They help pollinate plants so we have food. They eat insects so bugs do not overwhelm us. But 25 percent of all bat species are threatened with extinction.  Watch a biologist discuss how he catches and handles bats. Find out why they are becoming an endangered species.

Bear Research | Science Trek

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In this video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek join two biologists as they set a trap for a bear as part of their research project about bear movement. Learn what a GPS collar is used for and what information a bear's tooth reveal.

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