Nature Tech

2008 TV-G 2h 30m DVD

Nature Tech

2008 TV-G 2h 30m DVD
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Winner of an Emmy award for cinematography, this Smithsonian Channel series provides a fascinating glimpse of the emerging science of biomimetics, which looks to natural design for answers to modern problems. Its three segments examine everything from how sharks have shaped swimsuit design, to the ways flies have inspired search-and-rescue efforts and to how cockroaches have informed aerospace engineering.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
TV-G - Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that because nature isn't always pretty and nice, some scenes might be a little too gross -- or even a little scary -- for very young children. For example, one segment focuses on cockroaches and how their movement helps robot designers ... but viewers get to see the bugs perching on top of human food. Another segment follows a goshawk as it hunts, and so on. But kids can learn a lot from this interesting series, and the ick/violence factor isn't as high as in some other nature-focused shows.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Some scenes show animals hunting their prey.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The show encourages applying nature's lessons to technology.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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