Bonus Footage

Bonus Footage

Cincinnati Zoo CREW Cyrobank

Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) helps preserve the genetic diversity of endangered species by freezing the reproductive material of hundreds of animal and plant species. Amy Miller explains how by keeping the genetic diversity high, endangered populations have a better chance of survival.

Ride the Wave

Ever surf on a 450 million-year-old wave? Brenda Hunda from the Cincinnati Museum Center explains how hurricanes formed giant 6-foot ripples in the ocean sediment in Cincinnati almost half a billion years ago. Over time, the sediment turned into the rock we are standing on!

Frog Thawing

Frogs freeze each winter – but how do they thaw in the spring? Clara do Amaral from Mount St. Joseph University explains how wood and tree frogs defrost each winter.

Isotopes and Habitats

What did an animal that live over 10,000 years ago eat? How and where did it live? Dr. Crowley explains how she uses isotopes, atoms with the same number of protons but a different number of neutrons, to learn about an animal’s diet, if they lived in a first or grassland, and if their habitat was dry or wet.

PCR Explanation

Dr. Richard Lu explains how he and his lab use PCR, polymerase chain reaction, to identify which mice have mutations that could lead to brain cancer.

Trace Fossils

Not every fossil found is the remains of an animal or plant itself. Dr. Brenda Hunda of the Cincinnati Museum Center explains how trace fossils can give paleontologists vital clues to how animals that lived millions or years ago behaved.

Lactose Intolerance

Chris explains why some people are able to enjoy delicious cheese from The Rhined, and why some people get tummy troubles.

Trophic Levels

Dr. Cory Christopher from the Cincinnati Nature Center explains how many insects are needed to raise 1 nest of birds and how native plants provide food and energy for all levels of the food chain.

Planting a Wetland

Hays Cummins and Donna McCullum explain they turned farmland into a season wetland filled with plants native to Ohio and how that brought back hundreds of species of insects, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals.

Robot Farmer

Love Pyles from 80 Acres Farms explains how they use robots to help grow and take care of vegetables.

Light wavelengths and plant growth

Noah Zelkind from 80 Acres Farms explains how different wavelengths of light have different effects on how plants grow.

Restoring Farmland

Hays Cummins and Donna McCullum explain how they worked with US Fish and Wildlife Service to restore 40 acres of farmland back to its natural habitat and preserve the land so it’s protected for all time.

Growing Nanotubes

Abdul Hoque explains how he grows carbon nanotubes!

Reverse Osmosis

Mojo Allen explains how the UC Central Utility Facility’s reverse osmosis system helps recycle and save water

Flash Over w/ the Cincinnati Fire Department!

Chief Flagler from the Cincinnati Fire Department shows Chris how quickly a fire can begin and how you can safely exit your home in case of a fire.

Measuring Cave Erosion

Rachel Bosch explains how she measures erosion in Mammoth Cave.

Lead Detectors

Kiera Gazica explains how she is just nanotube technology to detect lead in drinking water, keep kids and adults healthy!

White Nose Syndrome

Chris explains how White Nose Syndrome is killing bats by the millions and what you can do to protect bat colonies.

Science at Home: Biology

Science experiments aren’t just something for a lab or classroom, you can do them at home!

Science at Home: Finding Fossils w/ Kieron Prince

Chris explains The Law of Superposition and Kieron Prince teaches you how to excavate fossils on your own!

Bug Nets w/ The Bug Chicks

Kristie and Jessica from The Bug Chicks join us to show how to use bug nets to capture insects in the field.

PawPaws w/ Great Parks of Hamilton County

Pawpaws are Ohio’s delicious native fruit – learn how to identify, find, and prepare them with Chris and special guest Tom Hughes from the Great Parks of Hamilton County!

Gravitational Lensing

Matt Bayliss explains how supermassive objects like black holes can cause light to bend due to their gravitational pull!