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Wolf Research | Science Trek

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This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek shows the process a research biologist goes through to trap, measure and put a radio collar on wolves.

Digestive System | Science Trek

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Your body needs food for energy, vitamins and minerals. But food needs to be broken down into a substance your body can use. That’s the job of your digestive system. Find out more on this episode of Science Trek.  Host Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests, gastroenterologists Drs. Matt Sericati and Brian Story answer students’ questions.

The Heart: Blood Basics | Science Trek

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The heart’s job is to pump blood, so it’s important to know more about blood. Blood does more than just carry oxygen to your cells. The body’s circulatory system keeps you warm, carries away waste and helps you stay healthy. There's more to blood than you think.

Five Senses | Science Trek

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How do your five senses all work? What do they have in common? What happens when something goes wrong? In this Science Trek, host Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests will answer students’ questions about our five senses.

Sleep | Science Trek

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We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, but what do scientists really know about sleep? Host Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests, Dr. Janat O’Donnell and Nancy Nadolski, a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in sleep issues, will answer students’ questions about sleep.

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.

Touch | Science Trek

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This short video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek describes the role of skin in our sense of touch. There are at least 7 different sensors in the skin that detect pain, temperature, light and hard pressure, vibration, and movement. The sensors send the signals along nerves to the brain.

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.

The Brain | Science Trek

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This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek examines the anatomy and function of the different parts of the brain: the cerebrum, cerebellum, hemispheres, limbic system, neurons, spinal cord, brain stem and cortex. It emphasizes that the 3 pound brain grows into adulthood so it is important to protect it.

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?

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.

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