Providing Support for PBS.org

It’s Okay to Be Smart

  • 81 Episodes
  • 0 Clips
  • 0 Previews
Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart Why I'm Scared of Spiders

It’s Okay to Be Smart

Why I'm Scared of Spiders

The science of… OH GOD IS THAT A SPIDER?!

3:06

Why I'm Scared of Spiders

3:06

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart Why Does The Earth Have Layers?

It’s Okay to Be Smart

Why Does The Earth Have Layers?

…or why we live on an onion made of magma

4:31

Why Does The Earth Have Layers?

4:31

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart Why Do Clouds Stay Up?

It’s Okay to Be Smart

Why Do Clouds Stay Up?

There's nothing wrong with having your head in the clouds

5:13

Why Do Clouds Stay Up?

5:13

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart A Slice of Pizza Science!

It’s Okay to Be Smart

A Slice of Pizza Science!

How does math keep a folded slice from drooping?

3:32

A Slice of Pizza Science!

3:32

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart The Physics of Space Battles

It’s Okay to Be Smart

The Physics of Space Battles

How scientifically accurate is your favorite sci-fi space battle?

5:13

The Physics of Space Battles

5:13

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart The Real "Doctor Frankenstein"

It’s Okay to Be Smart

The Real "Doctor Frankenstein"

When it comes to science, is there a monster in us all?

6:12

The Real "Doctor Frankenstein"

6:12

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart Where Does the Smell of Rain Come From?

It’s Okay to Be Smart

Where Does the Smell of Rain Come From?

I smell a science storm a-comin'!!

2:39

Where Does the Smell of Rain Come From?

2:39

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart What If There Were No Sharks?

It’s Okay to Be Smart

What If There Were No Sharks?

Sharks are WAY more important than you may realize.

4:33

What If There Were No Sharks?

4:33

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart The Oldest Living Things In The World

It’s Okay to Be Smart

The Oldest Living Things In The World

For some forms of live, old-age is relative.

5:40

The Oldest Living Things In The World

5:40

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart Sunburn, Sweat and the Science of Summer!

It’s Okay to Be Smart

Sunburn, Sweat and the Science of Summer!

A summertime look at why we sweat, why we burn, and why our fingers wrinkle in the pool

4:16

Sunburn, Sweat and the Science of Summer!

4:16

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart The Sun Is A Magnet!

It’s Okay to Be Smart

The Sun Is A Magnet!

Sunspots, solar flares, coronal mass ejections, OH MY!

1:36

The Sun Is A Magnet!

1:36

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart How Your Body Knows Left From Right

It’s Okay to Be Smart

How Your Body Knows Left From Right

Why are our bodies so symmetrical, but our guts aren't?

4:30

How Your Body Knows Left From Right

4:30

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart Why Your Brain Is In Your Head

It’s Okay to Be Smart

Why Your Brain Is In Your Head

Part 1 of 3 in my series about why our bodies are shaped the way they are.

4:12

Why Your Brain Is In Your Head

4:12

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart The Delicious Science of CHEESE!

It’s Okay to Be Smart

The Delicious Science of CHEESE!

There's science in cheese? You'd cheddar believe it.

5:36

The Delicious Science of CHEESE!

5:36

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart Why Did We Blow On Nintendo Games?

It’s Okay to Be Smart

Why Did We Blow On Nintendo Games?

If you played NES, you did it too. Did it work?

5:10

Why Did We Blow On Nintendo Games?

5:10

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart Carbon and Oxygen and You: Explained

It’s Okay to Be Smart

Carbon and Oxygen and You: Explained

A little bit of explanation for the cycle of carbon and oxygen.

1:28

Carbon and Oxygen and You: Explained

1:28

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart Why Does Time Go Forward?

It’s Okay to Be Smart

Why Does Time Go Forward?

The past is different from the future. Why?

2:44

Why Does Time Go Forward?

2:44

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart The Science of BBQ!!!

It’s Okay to Be Smart

The Science of BBQ!!!

Science is delicious.

7:27

The Science of BBQ!!!

7:27

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart The Science of Game of Thrones

It’s Okay to Be Smart

The Science of Game of Thrones

You know nothing.

7:31

The Science of Game of Thrones

7:31

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart Your Mom is LITERALLY Part Of You!

It’s Okay to Be Smart

Your Mom is LITERALLY Part Of You!

Your mom's never far away.

2:55

Your Mom is LITERALLY Part Of You!

2:55

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart The Far Future of the Universe

It’s Okay to Be Smart

The Far Future of the Universe

SPOILERS: It doesn't end well.

4:58

The Far Future of the Universe

4:58

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart The Amazing Science of DUST?

It’s Okay to Be Smart

The Amazing Science of DUST?

No use cleaning. The universe is full of dust.

5:19

The Amazing Science of DUST?

5:19

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart Sonic the Hedgehog Is Why You Have Thumbs!

It’s Okay to Be Smart

Sonic the Hedgehog Is Why You Have Thumbs!

Ever wonder why you have thumbs?

6:08

Sonic the Hedgehog Is Why You Have Thumbs!

6:08

Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart There Was No First Human

It’s Okay to Be Smart

There Was No First Human

No, YOUR grandfather was a fish

3:44

There Was No First Human

3:44

Support for PBS.org provided by: