elinor wonders why
Zig Zag Plant/Butterfly Drinks

Thu, Jul 7 9:30 A.M. NHPBS KIDS      

Zig Zag Plant - A mystery is afoot at Elinor's school when one of the class plants grows in an unusual shape. Instead of growing straight up like the other plants, this plant is growing in a zig-zag pattern. Elinor and her friends investigate what could have happened to this plant to make it grow like that. After learning that most plants always grow up towards the sky, the kids piece together the clues and discover that this plant spent some time on its side, and then some time right side up, resulting in the zig-zag pattern! The kids love the shape of this plant, and name it "the Zig Zag Plant." Butterfly Drinks - Insect Day is coming up at school and Elinor couldn't be more thrilled to finish her home-made butterfly costume. However, she quickly runs into a problem, because she can't drink anything when her hands are busy being the wings in her costume! Elinor sets out to solve the problem with her dad by learning how real butterflies drink. After some careful watching, she realizes that a butterfly doesn't even have a mouth, but a proboscis, which looks like a long straw, and that's how they drink nectar from a flower! This gives Elinor the idea to add a super long drinking straw to complete her costume.

Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 121

All broadcast times for this episode: (show all)

Thu, Jul 7 9:30 A.M. Zig Zag Plant/Butterfly Drinks     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Jul 7 3:30 P.M. Zig Zag Plant/Butterfly Drinks     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Jul 7 11:30 P.M. Zig Zag Plant/Butterfly Drinks     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Aug 2 10:30 A.M. Zig Zag Plant/Butterfly Drinks     NHPBS

Future Broadcast times for "Elinor Wonders Why": (show all)

Tue, Jul 5 11:30 P.M. Speedy Swimming/Strawberry Jam     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Jul 6 9:30 A.M. Mz. Mole's Glasses/Elinor Stops The Squish     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Jul 6 10:30 A.M. Mz. Mole's Glasses/Elinor Stops The Squish     NHPBS
Wed, Jul 6 2:30 P.M. Mz. Mole's Glasses/Elinor Stops The Squish     NH EXPLORE
Wed, Jul 6 3:30 P.M. Mz. Mole's Glasses/Elinor Stops The Squish     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Jul 6 11:30 P.M. Mz. Mole's Glasses/Elinor Stops The Squish     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Jul 7 9:30 A.M. Zig Zag Plant/Butterfly Drinks     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Jul 7 10:30 A.M. Echo Location/Ears to You     NHPBS
Thu, Jul 7 2:30 P.M. Echo Location/Ears to You     NH EXPLORE
Thu, Jul 7 3:30 P.M. Zig Zag Plant/Butterfly Drinks     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Jul 7 11:30 P.M. Zig Zag Plant/Butterfly Drinks     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Jul 8 9:30 A.M. Speed Racer/One of These Goats     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Jul 8 10:30 A.M. Bird Song/No Need to Shout     NHPBS
Fri, Jul 8 2:30 P.M. Bird Song/No Need to Shout     NH EXPLORE
Sat, Jul 9 9:30 A.M. Mz. Mole's Glasses/Elinor Stops The Squish     NHPBS KIDS

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