elinor wonders why
Zig Zag Plant/Butterfly Drinks

Tue, Dec 21 10:30 A.M. NHPBS      

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

All broadcast times for this episode: (show all)

Tue, Dec 21 10:30 A.M. Zig Zag Plant/Butterfly Drinks     NHPBS
Tue, Dec 21 2:30 P.M. Zig Zag Plant/Butterfly Drinks     NH EXPLORE
Mon, Jan 3 9:30 A.M. Zig Zag Plant/Butterfly Drinks     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Jan 3 3:30 P.M. Zig Zag Plant/Butterfly Drinks     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Jan 3 11:30 P.M. Zig Zag Plant/Butterfly Drinks     NHPBS KIDS

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

Tue, Dec 7 2:30 P.M. Leave It to Ari/Snow Friend     NH EXPLORE
Tue, Dec 7 3:30 P.M. Wind in the Web/The Pokey Plan     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Dec 7 11:30 P.M. Wind in the Web/The Pokey Plan     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Dec 8 9:30 A.M. The Science of Staying Warm/The Seed of An Idea     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Dec 8 10:30 A.M. Backyard Soup/Colorful and Tasty     NHPBS
Wed, Dec 8 2:30 P.M. Backyard Soup/Colorful and Tasty     NH EXPLORE
Wed, Dec 8 3:30 P.M. The Science of Staying Warm/The Seed of An Idea     NHPBS KIDS
Wed, Dec 8 11:30 P.M. The Science of Staying Warm/The Seed of An Idea     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Dec 9 9:30 A.M. The Paper Trail/Bath Time     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Dec 9 10:30 A.M. Wind in the Web/The Pokey Plan     NHPBS
Thu, Dec 9 2:30 P.M. Wind in the Web/The Pokey Plan     NH EXPLORE
Thu, Dec 9 3:30 P.M. The Paper Trail/Bath Time     NHPBS KIDS
Thu, Dec 9 11:30 P.M. The Paper Trail/Bath Time     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Dec 10 9:30 A.M. Olive's Library/Nature Walk     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Dec 10 2:30 P.M. Leave It to Ari/Snow Friend     NH EXPLORE

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