Parents' Guide to

Nature Tech

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

The natural world inspires technology in fascinating series.

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While the show can get a little gross -- like when there are shots of insects crawling over human food, for example -- overall, it's fascinating. And while the photography is spectacular (the show won an Emmy for cinematography), the best part is actually the series' inspirational nature.

For example, one episode features a segment on how geckos can climb vertical glass walls and even hang upside down on ceilings. The show proceeds to reveal, via microscopic photography, just how they do it -- and then looks at some human problems that could be solved by this ability. It's only a short step from there to asking your kids to come up with their own ideas for "natural" technology.

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