Educational TV Programming 

Educational Shows on PBS, PBS Kids & Netflix
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PBS Kids

  • Cyberchase - Using gadgets and following clues, this team helps solve problems using math – 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.
  • World Girl - Increase your vocabulary by watching Word Girls solve mysteries – 5:30 a.m.
  • Arthur - Teaches kids how to deal with childhood challenges – 7:30 a.m.
  • Pinkalicious & Peterific - Creative adventures – 9:30 a.m.
  • Martha Speaks - Language and literacy learning – 1:30 p.m.


  • Sesame Street – Series teaches numbers, colors and alphabet – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That - Follow Nick and Sally on adventures as they travel the world with the Cat in the Hat – 12:30 p.m.
  • Odd Squad - Learn about problem solving while watching Odd Squad solve cases – 2 p.m.
  • Wild Kratts – Science: wild animal adventures – 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Daniel Tigers Neighborhood – Exploring your neighborhood – 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • Molly of Denali – Problem solving adventures – 8:30 a.m.

Educational Shows on Netflix

Top 10 for Elementary Students

  • The Magic School Bus - Science concepts including human body, gardening, weather, and more!
  • Octonauts - Ocean habitats and animals
  • Brainchild - This science-based show answers all sorts of questions kids tend to ask
  • Ask the Storybots - The only thing more curious than the bots are kids. Celebrity appearances and a music video at the end of each episode only add to the fun.
  • The Who was? Show - Based on the popular book series, this live-action sketch-comedy show brings important historical
  • figures, like King Tut, Marie Antoinette, and Pablo Picasso, to life in an entertaining and hilarious way.
  • Dino Hunt - Top scientists examine fossils found in Canada while looking for an elusive, new species
  • If I were an Animal - Observe different animals as they age from babies to adults.
  • Disney nature: Oceans - This documentary explores the ocean depths and the creatures who live within.
  • Growing Up Wild - Five baby animals in different parts of the world grow up learning to survive the wild.
  • Dream Big - This compelling documentary showcases some of the world’s biggest engineering achievements.

Top 10 for Middle/High School students

  • The boy who harnessed the Wind - Based on the book of the same name, the real-life story of William Kamkwamba, who saved his village by inventing a windmill
  • CaRmen Sandiego - The story of the legendary professional thief has been remixed into a cartoon series teaching geography and culture.
  • Night on Earth - New technology showcases the hidden lives of nocturnal creatures.
  • Dangerous Animals - Find out the most deadly creatures on earth!
  • Bill Nye: Science Guy - Bill Nye faces climate-change skeptics as he demonstrates the importance of scientific evidence.
  • Big Miracle - A biographical drama based on a true story. Drew Barrymore stars in this film about a reporter writing about whales trapped in the Arctic Circle.
  • Abstract - Inspire the creatives with this documentary series on some of the world’s foremost designers, including
  • photographer Platon, graphic designer Paula Scher, and sneaker designer Tinker Hatfiel
  • The MARS Generation - Teenagers at NASA’s Space Camp dream of traveling to Mars while experts reflect on the future and history of NASA.
  • The mind, Explained - Ever wonder what’s happening inside your head? From dreaming to anxiety disorders, discover how your brain works.
  • Our Planet - This Netflix series is a lot like Planet Earth, except it urgently calls for viewers to think about the ways
  • that human actions are putting the nature and animals the series covers in peril.