Zig Zag Plant/Butterfly Drinks
elinor wonders why

Fri, Dec 9 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 55 seconds

Episode Number: 121

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Fri, Dec 9 9:30 A.M. Zig Zag Plant/Butterfly Drinks     NHPBS KIDS


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Sat, Dec 3 9:30 A.M. A Garden for All/Band of Explorers     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, Dec 4 9:30 A.M. Leave It to Ari/Snow Friend     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Dec 5 9:30 A.M. The Tomato Drop/Look What I Can Do     NHPBS KIDS
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Tue, Dec 6 12:30 P.M. A Moth Mystery/Just Peachy     NHPBS
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Thu, Dec 8 12:30 P.M. Hiding In Plain Sight/Owl Girl     NHPBS
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Fri, Dec 9 12:30 P.M. A Garden for All/Band of Explorers     NHPBS
Sat, Dec 10 9:30 A.M. Feed The Birds     NHPBS KIDS

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