Nature Nuggets

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Nature Nuggets are short, minute-long videos drawn from NATURE, one of the most watched documentary film series on public television.

Nature Nuggets began as a new pilot campaign by WNET’s Education Department to test text-based technology as an effective community engagement technique. For this purpose, the minute-long videos from the NATURE series were repackaged for early learners (ages 2 to 6) and promoted as a tool for active science and language learning opportunities to parents, educators and caregivers across the nation.

Nature Nuggets videos are also available on the Nature on PBS YouTube page. For more details on subscribing to the messaging service, check out the WNET Education website.

  • Nature Nuggets: Animal Homes

    Learn how animal homes are built in nature (including those of a humming bird, a duck, a beaver, a spider and a bear) in this Nature Nugget.

    Nature Nuggets are minute-long videos that bring science and animals from PBS’s award-winning series NATURE to early childhood classrooms. Use the support materials below to create active science and language learning opportunities for your students.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Nature Nuggets: A Hummingbird's Nest

    Learn about nests and their builders as you observe a hummingbird building its nest. Nature Nuggets are minute-long videos that bring science and animals from PBS’s award-winning series NATURE to early childhood classrooms. Use the support material below to create active science and language learning opportunities for your students.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Nature Nuggets: Naptime for Chimpanzee

    Watch how a chimpanzee moves from tree to tree and returns to its mother for naptime.

    Nature Nuggets are minute-long videos that bring science and animals from PBS’s award-winning series NATURE to early childhood classrooms. Use the activities below to create active science and language learning opportunities for your students.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Nature Nuggets: Ants Go Marching

    Watch how ants cut through leaves and carry them overhead, while marching in a line.

    Nature Nuggets are minute-long videos that bring science and animals from PBS’s award-winning series NATURE to early childhood classrooms. Use the support material below to create active science and language learning opportunities for your students.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Nature Nuggets: Tortoise Shares Home

    Watch and find out who the gopher tortoise shares his burrow (underground home) with.

    Nature Nuggets are minute-long videos that bring science and animals from PBS’s award-winning series NATURE to early childhood classrooms. Use the support material below to create active science and language learning opportunities for your students.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Nature Nuggets: Spiders at Work

    Watch what a few spiders can achieve together when they begin building a web to capture tiny insects.

    Nature Nuggets are minute-long videos that bring science and animals from PBS’s award-winning series NATURE to early childhood classrooms. Use the support material below to create active science and language learning opportunities for your students.

    Grades: PreK-2

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