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The World's Largest Salamander | Songs for Unusual Creatures

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The Chinese Giant Salamander is the largest amphibian on the planet, reaching lengths of up to six feet. In this episode, join host Michael Hearts as he travels to the Los Angeles Zoo to meet a Chinese Giant Salamander, and then perform a song inspired by this unusual creature.

Hunting For Tardigrades! | Songs for Unusual Creatures

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Guess which animal can survive temperatures of 300 Fahrenheit, -400 degrees, and withstand 1000x more radiation than any other animal on the planet? The Honey Badger? Wrong! It's the tardigrade (aka water bear). In this episode, host Michael Hearst hunts for this microscopic creature in Virginia.

The Easter Bilby? | Songs For Unusual Creatures

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In Australia the bilby has become a popular alternative to the Easter Bunny. In this episode, we learn all about this unusual Australian marsupial. We'll also make bilby masks and jump around, because, why not?

Dinosaur GPS

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A paleontologist experiments with using Landsat spectral signatures to find fossils.

Dinosaur Train | Introducing the Dinosaur Train Submarine!

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In this Dinosaur Train clip, Mr. Conductor unveils the new Dinosaur Train Submarine, enabling the gang to follow their friend Elmer Elasmosaurus and his family as they migrate to follow their prey.

Beaver Lodge - Wild Kratts | PBS KIDS Lab

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Use this game resource to teach children how beavers build a cozy home for their family. Chris and Martin stumble into the cozy home of a family of beavers.

Utiliza este juego par enseñar a niños cómo los castores construyen un hogar para sus familias. Chris y Martin tropiezan en la casa de una familia de castores. 

Building a Beaver Pond

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Explore the building power of beavers and the large impact they can have on the environment when they build a dam! Viewers see an example of a pond that formed as a result of a dam in a river and learn about the habitat created for many animals as a result of the pond!

Teeth | Science Trek

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Take a trip to the dentist in this video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek. Discover why different animals have different kinds of teeth and what kinds of teeth humans have. You'll be able to answer the questions: What are the parts of a tooth? What is a cavity and how can you keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Endangered Species | Science Trek

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One in four mammals, one in eight  birds, one third of all amphibians and 70% of the world’s known plants are in danger of  extinction. Find out more about endangered species and visit some of the endangered  animals at ZooBoise.

Body Waste that Protects You | Science Trek

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This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek explores the different kinds of body waste that protect the body: earwax, mucus, tears, sweat, and vomit.

Urban Wildlife | Science Trek

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This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek discusses the benefits and problems of wildlife living in a city. It explains why this occurs and how to coexist with wildlife in the same habitat.

Crazy About Hermit Crabs | Kratts Creatures

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Join the Kratt brothers as they introduce hermit crabs and explain the use of shells as a form of protection and their ability to find and change shells as they grow. Viewers learn that hermit crabs live in old snail shells, are very social, and will retreat into their shells when hiding from predators.

Tough as a Badger!

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Join Chris and Martin as they fine one of the toughest animals in Africa — the badger! Viewers learn that the honey badger will stand up to animals much larger than they are, including hyenas, cheetahs, and mountain lions.

The Baby Elephant’s Trunk | Kratts Creatures

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Learn about the one of the best natural tools that an elephant has: the trunk! The Kratt brothers explain that an elephant trunk can hold up to three gallons of water which can be blown into their mouth. Viewers also learn that elephants drink about 53 gallons of water a day!

Elephant’s Feet

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Join the Kratt brothers and learn about the characteristics of elephant feet that make it possible to support the very large animal! Viewers learn that the large, soft, and cushioned undersides of an elephant's feet make it possible to spread out the weight of the animal. The video also explains that the soles of elephant feet expand when the elephant steps down and contract when pulled up, making it possible to get out of materials like thick mud.

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