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III. What’s New on KnowItAll– A Recap of Content Added to in the Past Year


And now, to the Science Resources...



Summer is a great time for students to explore and engage with content that is new to them! This month, we are featuring our Science and Math content, in two separate blogs. We hope that students of all ages will enjoy exploring these resources throughout the summer months!


Investigating the Ring People in the coastal zone requires scientists of many disciplines. The technology of archaeology goes far beyond shovels.


The BK Collection: All Things Ladybugs




Between the Waters

Between the Waters is SCETV’s immersive transmedia website showcasing the culture and history of Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000 acre historic site on the coast of South Carolina. Located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, Hobcaw is a crossroads representing every era of human history, providing a lens through which many threads of the nation’s story may be examined. Science related content includes:


Catawba River | The Big Picture | SCETV Series & Specials

In 2008, the Catawba River was named the most endangered river in the United States by the advocacy group American Rivers. In this program, The Big Picture looks at the preservation of this river and the citizens that depends on it.


Carolina Classrooms


Carolina Journal | SCETV Series & Specials


Carolina Money


Chernobyl Event (Collection)

Nature Comes Back – 25 Years After Chernobyl

Chernobyl Event: An Update at 35 Years


Citadel Telescope

For astronomers Saul Adelman, professor of physics and astronomy at The Citadel, and Bob Dukes from the College of Charleston, travel is a necessity. Observing the skies over Charleston is challenging, since the city is located right at sea level, and few nights contain clear skies. But with the assistance of a new telescope system, Bob Dukes goes to The Citadel to discuss new discoveries with Saul Adelman. Interestingly, the newly acquired data was not found in South Carolina. This automatic, electronic telescope sits on a mountaintop over one thousand miles away!


Climate Change

This special examines the challenges and impacts of climate change. Extreme conditions, drought, floods, rising seas and hurricanes are part of the conversation.

This special features a documentary, interviews with SC authorities and residents, stories on the local impacts on coastal areas, and panel discussions in each community.

In the documentary, Patrick McMillan takes viewers from the sands of Hunting Island State Park to other communities along coastal South Carolina and Georgia, exploring diverse perspectives on the impact of sea level rise on the Eastern Seaboard.


Congaree Swamp Stories

Congaree National Park partnered with South Carolina ETV  for a technology camp in which students learned from community members about their experiences at Congaree and the importance the area has had in their lives. Students then created stories in their own voices through photos, videos, and their written words.

The story of Congaree National Park and the struggles to preserve it are told in the documentary from Carolina Stories.


Conversations with Scientists & Astronauts


Creating a Career with the Arts in Mind

The first series features a Panel Discussion with the artists, and the second series consists of bios of each artist. Both series reveal numerous details about these careers in the arts, as well as the educational requirements, and the technology and soft skills utilized in each field.


Destination: SC Parks

This series provides facts on geography, plants, and animals found in a variety of South Carolina state parks.


diSCovering science

This series features interviews with scientists and researchers from South Carolina’s colleges and universities, and focuses on a broad range of scientific subjects including biology, chemistry and physics, and multidisciplinary fields such as bioengineering, chemical engineering, high performance computing, and nanotechnology. Topics include alternative energy, Alzheimer’s, biochips, bioengineering, biofuels, biomedical engineering, cardiovascular research, cell research, fuel cells, fungal research, genomics, lasers, organ printing, real-time PCR, regenerative medicine, size-exclusion chromatography, and stem cell research.


Earth Today

This series was developed by DHEC and the S.C. Department of Education to celebrate Earth Day. Topics include recycling, energy conservation, watersheds, air quality, beach trash, storm drains and more.


Earth Today Kid Minutes

Developed by DHEC and SC Department of Education, this series celebrates Earth Day. Topics related to science include heart health, stopping smoking, run-off pollution, nutrition, environmentally sustainable buildings, beach/river sweep, wetlands, brown fields, lead paint, buying recycled products, and recycling. 


Environmental Ed

Environmental Ed welcomes students to explore the world around them, and guides them as they learn about the food chain, plant and animal survival, bio-diversity, pollution, conservation, recycling, green energy and technology, environmental health, and more.


Environmental Minutes

Produced by S.C. Department of Education and ETV with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Services, the series focuses on environmental education in short, concise minute programs that schools can use in locally produced school news programs or as part of science lessons. The programs provide student awareness and promote good habits, including recycling. Topics include oil leaks, greenhouse effect, renewable resources, packaging and styrofoam.


ETV Shorts

ETV Shorts spotlights the beautiful state of South Carolina and highlights some amazing people.


Expeditions Shorts with Dr. Patrick McMillan

Naturalist, author, educator and Emmy-winning host Dr. Patrick McMillan embarks on fascinating adventures throughout North and South America. A wide assortment of plant and animal life are featured in these 20 segments from the well-known television series.


Eye Wonder

The series explores science and integrates technology, while focusing on various careers. The videos are less than 10 minutes and are filmed through the eyes of the cameraman, D.V.



Finding Clovis | Carolina Stories

Finding Clovis takes viewers on an archeological adventure at the Topper dig site in Allendale County, South Carolina. Famous for Clovis and pre-Clovis artifacts, there is recent evidence that may support the theory that a comet suddenly wiped out the Clovis culture 13,000 years ago. In the Topper dig, Finding Clovis, world-renowned scientists Allen West, Dennis Stanford from the Smithsonian, David Anderson, Scott Jones, and Al Goodyear from the University of South Carolina will offer their opinions about these significant first Americans, where they came from, how they lived, and what may have been their fate.


From the Sky

From the Sky is a digital series that offers viewers a glimpse into the cities and towns of South Carolina from a “not often seen” vantage point…from above. 

Brookgreen Gardens | From the Sky

Near the northern coastline of South Carolina, just south of Murrells Inlet is an outdoor sanctuary that is like no place else in the world. Brookgreen Gardens is affectionately called the Floral Jewel of the coast. The garden is a blend of exquisite art and beautiful nature that can now be viewed...From the Sky! 

Charleston Harbor | From the Sky

When it comes to South Carolina history, there are few places that are as significant as Charleston Harbor. Through the centuries, the harbor has experienced a wave of transformation, leaving bits of history in its wake. Its remnants, as well as its additions, are quite the spectacle when seen...From the Sky!  

Charleston Tea Garden | From the Sky

With over 25,000 farms and 4 million acres farmland in South Carolina, agriculture is the number one industry in the state.  Corn, Cotton, and Soybeans are some of the top commodities but there’s only one place in South Carolina that grows tea.  In fact, the Charleston Tea Garden is the only farm in North America were tea is grown and manufactured.  After water, tea is the most consumed beverage on the planet and we’re going to see where it all begins...From the Sky! 

City of Columbia | From the Sky

The city of Columbia is not just at the geographical center of the state, it's also at the center of governmental and commercial activity. Affectionately known as Soda City, Columbia is well known for its dedication to the arts, rich history, and southern hospitality. Check out South Carolina's state capital…From the Sky!

Highway 81 | From the Sky

There are over 41,000 miles of road in South Carolina.  Like veins in a body’s circulatory system, they connect the busy cities and small towns to each other, each serving a vital role throughout our state.  It’s at these vessels of transportation where you can find some of the most heart-stirring sights.  So, strap in as we hit the road and explore scenic highway 81...From the Sky! 

Hunting Island | From the Sky

On the southern tip of South Carolina lies one of the most unique ecosystems with diverse wildlife and variety of landscapes. Peaceful Beaches, swampy marshlands, and coastal forests stretch across the state’s 187 miles of coastline. The quintessence of which is Hunting Island, now seen...From the Sky!

Lake Jocassee

The enchanting peaks and serene basins of Lake Jocassee are unlike anything else in South Carolina! And they can best be seen…From the Sky! Fly over the 75,000-acre reservoir that is commonly known as the blue jewel of the Appalachian Mountains.

Ruins | From the Sky

There are countless abandoned buildings and relics scattered across South Carolina.  Some however, offer more than just a glimpse into the past.  Accounts of strange phenomena have forever been associated with certain places across the state. Now, these mysterious ruins will be investigated...From the Sky!

Sandhills | From the Sky

Between South Carolina’s piedmont and coastal plain, there lies a unique and ancient geographic... the Sandhills.  Formed over a hundred million years ago, the sandhills are the result of prehistoric oceans that receded during the ice age.  What was once a shoreline a millennia ago, this area now has a very distinct and flourishing ecosystem that offers a one-of-a-kind view...From the Sky!

Sassafras Mountain | From the Sky

Located along the South Carolina - North Carolina border in Pickens County and towering over 3,500 feet, Sassafras Mountain is the highest point in the state of South Carolina.


History In A Nutshell

In the late 1950s, and throughout the 1960s, the U.S. was in the middle of The Cold War with the Soviet Union. Both sides tried to out-perform one another in every way, including scientific advancements and setting records. The Soviet Union had kicked off the "Space Race" when they launched the first man-made satellite called "Sputnik."  In this episode of History In A Nutshell, follow the events leading up to the U.S. landing on the moon; from test pilots and Project Mercury, through Gemini and the Apollo program! 

Also included in this episode is a bonus feature! For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the South Carolina State Museum hosted a special screening of the PBS documentary Chasing The Moon. During this event, and SCETV got the opportunity to interview two South Carolinians who helped recover Apollo spacecraft after they returned from their journeys to the moon! 

The Space Race (Episode 4): | History In A Nutshell

Part 1 briefly outlines the Cold War, and how the "Space Race" got started, with the Soviets' launching of Sputnik, in October, 1957. Next came the U.S. competing with the Soviets to launch a man into space. The U.S. considered several methods for putting a man into space, but ultimately decided on Project Mercury, and set out to find seven astronauts to carry America's torch into space.

Gemini is the not widely known bridge between Mercury, and the Apollo Program. Gemini would serve as the test-bed for Apollo; to prepare NASA for trips to the moon. After the successes with the Gemini program, Apollo would have rocky beginnings with the loss of the Apollo 1 crew. America ultimately won the "Space Race"  by applying the lessons learned from the Apollo 1 tragedy. After winning the race with Apollo 11, passion and public sentiment for space flight in general set in, and the moon missions ended after Apollo 17.

For the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's historic moon landing, the South Carolina State Museum hosted a special screening of PBS' Chasing The Moon. During this event, South Carolina ETV, and, were able to interview two South Carolinians who served in the U.S. Navy, and helped recover Apollo spacecraft during their careers: Navy SEAL Bob Coggin, from Charleston, S.C., and photographer Milt Putnam, from Seneca, S.C.

Bob Coggin, from Charleston, S.C., served as a U.S. Navy "frogman" diver. A "frogman" is someone who is trained in scuba diving or swimming underwater for military or police work. During the Vietnam War, Coggin was part of a Navy SEAL underwater demolition team. Just after returning to the U.S. from his tour in Vietnam, Coggin received his next assignment: to train for the possibility of recovering the Apollo 8 spacecraft. Once a spacecraft returned to the earth, "frogmen" would assist with its recovery - performing duties such as attaching flotation devices to the spacecraft, and assisting the astronauts' egress from inside the spacecraft.

Coggin was one of these "frogmen" stationed on the U.S.S. Yorktown who assisted astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, after they returned from orbiting the moon on Apollo 8.

Milt Putnam, from Seneca, South Carolina, was a U.S. Navy photographer, who also served in the Vietnam War. Putnam was assigned to take official photographs of several Apollo recoveries: Apollo 8, Apollo 10, and Apollo 11. Putnam, who was stationed on board the U.S.S. Hornet, discusses his experiences chronicling the events of Apollo 11's recovery, and about his career in the Navy.

Putnam's photographs of Apollo 11 were used by news media outlets all across the globe. 


History of South Carolina Slide Collection



Hobby Shop

The place for hands-on math and science activities and games. 




Hot Jobs

Find out about a variety of "hot" career choices from people who know them best! Produced for the SC Employment Security Commission (now called SC Department of Employment and Workforce).


Kennedy Space Center: Apollo 16: SCETV Series & Specials


Kids Work!

Kids Work! is a virtual community of workplaces designed to give students an interactive job exploration experience that connects school work to real work. Workplaces include a hospital, a television station and a theater.




Using career profiles and 360 videos, Let's Go! CAREERS brings students virtually inside the work environment, especially in areas that need skilled workers.

Health Science careers have one goal in common: to maintain and restore health and deliver care. South Carolina has a growing "Life Science" industry. Meet individuals who work inside labs, creating life-saving medicine.

Learn about careers in green energy, biofuel, chromatography, biomanufacturing, pharmaceuticals and more.

People in the public safety are committed to helping strangers whose lives are at stake. Meet individuals who work in fire service, emergency management services and for 9-1-1 communication services.

Gain insight into careers in Transportation and Logistics including those of an engineering director, an import team leader and a mechanical systems design engineer.



Making It Grow


Mapping of Kosciuszko’s Tunnel

A documentary highlighting the story of the Kosciuszko tunnel and the technology behind the 3D mapping and preservation efforts concerning the little known tunnel that is a part of the Ninety Six National Historic Site in Ninety Six, South Carolina. The Mapping of Kosciuszko’s Tunnel project is collaboration between SCETV, The University of South Florida (USF), The Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST) and the National Park Service. 


Math in the Middle of Motion

This series provides the opportunity and resources to explore mathematics applications in a real-world context, and to link mathematics to other curriculum areas, including science, music, and more. It features selected guests who talk about how they use math in their jobs. 


Math in the Middle of Design

Hosted by Betty Gasque, a nationally recognized mathematics educator, Math in the Middle of Design provides the opportunity and resources to explore mathematics applications in a real-world context. Students will learn how to link mathematics to other curriculum areas, including science, music, and more. It features selected guests who talk about how they use math in their jobs.



Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering that includes a combination of systems engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, control engineering and computer engineering. As technology advances, the subfields of engineering multiply and adapt. Mechatronics' aim is a design process that unifies these subfields. Many schools in the Upstate of South Carolina are keying in on the educational aspects of this technical field.


Meet the Helpers

Meet the Helpers is designed to introduce “helpers” and explain the role they play in emergency situations.


NASA Online

Find award-winning science, math and technology videos and interactives for grades K-12 produced by NASA and provided for distribution to South Carolina ETV's Knowitall.



Programs in the series establish a connection between the mathematics, science, and technology concepts taught in the classroom to those used every day by NASA researchers. The lesson guide, containing a hands-on activity and the web-based application reinforce and extend the objectives presented in the program.


NASA CONNECT Math Simulations

Our math simulation video segments have been excerpted from the full-length series, NASA CONNECT.

(The programs from this series are listed under the  MATH RESOURCES. Please scroll down.)


NASA SciFiles

The NASA Sci Files™ is an inquiry-based and standards-based, Emmy® award-winning series of 60-minute instructional programs for students in grades 3-5. Programs are designed to introduce students to NASA; integrate mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method; and to motivate students to become critical thinkers and active problem solvers. 

View all multi-part programs in each series by first clicking on Part 1. After viewing, scroll down until you see More in this Series on the website. Then scroll across until you see the next part of the specific title you are viewing.


NASA Science Simulations

Play interactive science activities on an assortment of topics. 


Nature Notes with Rudy Mancke

These educational capsules are effective lesson triggers, featuring SCETV's NatureScene naturalist, Rudy Mancke. The Nature Notes series looks at locations around South Carolina and some parts of the U.S. by getting an intimate look at creatures and plant life. Rudy provides interesting information in his usual science-is-all-around-us style.


NatureScene (South Carolina)

NatureScene was one of the most successful series produced by South Carolina ETV, taking viewers for a field trip in nature with Naturalist Rudy Mancke from 1978 to 2003. Along with Rudy were hosts Beryl Dakers and Jim Welch, and Director of Photography Allen Sharpe.


Open Line | SCETV Series & Specials

A public affairs series of South Carolina ETV.


Original SC

Original SC is a series featuring stories of everyday South Carolinians living, working and experiencing all that the Palmetto State has to offer. The series is a part of PBS Digital Studios.


Palmetto Places | SCETV Series & Specials

Series that explored and celebrated the architectural and cultural heritage of South Carolina's small towns and countryside. 

(Science related)


Palmetto Scene

ETV’s public affairs team brings you an exciting program designed for every audience member. Palmetto Scene is a South Carolina video magazine that explores the people, places, and culture of the Palmetto State. 


Palmetto Special

This series explores South Carolina history. Produced by Daniel H. Pipes, the series not only teaches students the history of South Carolina, but helps them appreciate their state.


Parks Adventures Minutes

These short minute programs are provided for schools to incorporate into their school news programs or use in the study of South Carolina geography and science habitat. Each minute focuses on an aspect of flora or fauna found in South Carolina state parks.


Pee Dee Explorer

Pee Dee Explorer features over six hours of video vignettes that characterize the natural, cultural, and agricultural landscapes of the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. Pee Dee Explorer is divided into chapters that provide various contexts for telling the story of the region. Each chapter contains a collection of video stories and accompanying text, based on well-known and "off the beaten path" landmarks found in the Pee Dee.

A. The Pee Dee: An Introduction

B. The Natural Landscape

C. The Indigenous Landscape

D. The Historic Landscape

E. The Agricultural Landscape

Science-related segments include:




Plates & Quakes | Standard Deviants TV

This program covers plate tectonics, continental drift, sea-floor spreading, Pangea, earthquakes, seismology, seismic waves and the Richter Scale, 

* South Carolina educators, please register for an account on to gain access to all of the resources that are available to South Carolina educators.  Please use your school email account when registering. 


Project Discovery

Earth Day: Congaree National Park

Project Discovery Earth Day Special at Congaree National Park. A look at the history of the park and the diversity of life that flourishes in this protected bottomland forest and river system.

Kennedy Space Center | Project Discovery

Project Discovery visits the Kennedy Space Center. 


Project Discovery Revisited


Reef-X | SCETV Series & Specials

Reef-X documents how decommissioned military equipment is cleaned, carefully prepared, and then placed in the ocean bed to build reefs off the coast of Beaufort, South Carolina.


Ring People

Forty centuries ago, Native Americans left their mark on the landscape of coastal South Carolina. Today, archaeologists from South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), a dozen universities and the National Park Service search for clues to our earliest-known coastal dwellers. The story takes viewers to remote sites as scientists discover the ancient South Carolinians who built monumental rings of shell.


Riverbanks Roundup

The SC Department of Education worked with Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens to explore the science-based aspects of the animals, flora and fauna at the zoo. Guests on the series include various professionals who take care of the animals and who have vast knowledge of maintaining these thriving habitats. 


Riverbanks Roundup Bits

A series of short programs filmed at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, S.C.  The programs focus on science topics, habitat and other interesting aspects of extraordinary animals such as koalas, penguins, gorillas, and elephants.





RiverVenture is the story of South Carolina's cultural and natural landscape as told by its rivers. Take a virtual "float-trip" across South Carolina, following the Saluda, the Congaree, the Santee, the Cooper, and the Catawba Rivers.


From the Appalachian Mountains, the Catawba River south through the Carolina Piedmont, where it becomes the Wateree River and eventually flows out to the Atlantic Ocean as the Santee River. From the earliest Native Americans to present day kayakers, people have always been drawn to the power of the Catawba River. On your Catawba RiverVenture you will explore several areas of the river that tell the stories of how the Catawba River has shaped the land and our history, and how we are still connected to the river today.

While you may recognize some present day landmarks on your journey, your Catawba RiverVenture is a virtual trip and doesn't represent the true distances between these landmarks.

RiverVenture needs your help!

Riverventure Headquarters has heard reports of problems in the estuary. A sign warns people not to collect or eat shellfish such as oysters and clams. People are testing the water for strange reaons...

  • Find out why the shellfish bed in this area has been closed.
  • What are other potential problems for the estuary?
  • Gather clues and file a River Wrap Report when you're ready!

The panorama is full of objects, some obvious and others hidden. Scroll over the landscape and see how many you can find!

For Educators

Students engage in a scientific mystery that they solve by exploring interactive panoramic images of Charleston, SC and picking up clues along the way. This module focuses on the estuary, the point where fresh water meets salt water, and problems that pollution causes for creatures in this environment. After students learn about runoff, building booms, point source pollutants, and the dilution solution they are asked 10 quiz questions to solve the mystery in the River Wrap.

Table Rock Park is one of the most popular attractions in the South Carolina State Park system.  Carrick Creek Falls is one of the largest and most photographed waterfalls along the trail, and a visitor can easily access its plunge pool from the trail.

After floating through the hilly Piedmont, you arrive at the Sandhills of South Carolina. Between 55 and 100 million years ago the sea level was higher and the coast was farther inland. Marine fossils and beach sand remain as evidence of the ancient beachfront in the Sandhills. Over millions of years, the sea level dropped and by 10,000 BCE humans occupied the central area of the state.

For Educators

Students engage in a scientific mystery that they solve by exploring interactive panoramic images of Columbia, SC and picking up clues along the way. Along the waterways they study the history, geography, ecology, plants and wildlife of this region and also learn how rivers were instrumental in forming this historic city.




Cove Forest | SC Life

Cove forests are unique ecosystems found exclusively in North America, in the southern Appalachian Mountains of the United States. They are a special type of forest known as mixed deciduous, meaning that forest's trees lose their leaves in fall. Cove forests are restricted to mountain "coves," which are bowl-shaped valleys with very rich, fertile, damp soil. Many cove forests have streams wandering through part of the forest. The cove forests of the South exhibit the greatest plant and tree diversity of any forests in the United States. The cove forests of South Carolina are restricted to the northwest portion of the state, extending from the north of Westminster to north of Greenville, Jones Gap State Park, Table Rock State Park, Oconee State Park, and Caesars Head State Park all contain cove forest communities.


PHOTOS - Don’t miss the photos while you’re there!


Salt Marsh | SC Life

Salt marshes are found around the world, but the one you are about to tour can be found right here in South Carolina on the North American continent. Salt marshes are located only along the coast. This is because a salt marsh is an area that is flooded by saline (salty) water. The salt marshes are better developed as you move farther south in South Carolina.

PHOTOS – Be sure to view the photos before you go!


Saving Sandy Island | Carolina Stories

A documentary about the struggle to save an exceptional South Carolina island and its Gullah community from development. Home to endangered species and rare long leaf pine forests, Sandy Island is the largest undeveloped freshwater island on the east coast. The program tells the story of the unique coalition of conservationists, state agencies, businessmen and community residents who came together to save this extraordinary place and preserve a historic culture. 


Science Splash


Scientific SC | KnowItAll Interns

Dr. Ernest E. Just was born in Charleston, S.C. in 1883. He was an African American biologist, teacher, and scholar who focused on the cell, fertilization, and marine biology. He researched all over the world, making major discoveries about the cell surface and the changes it undergoes during the process of fertilization. He also developed important techniques for studying the breeding habits and eggs of marine invertebrates.

Scientific SC is an animated video series that chronicles the lives of South Carolina’s scientists and inventors along with their discoveries. It is designed to give students a primer on the scientists, as well as short lessons on their work and how it relates to topics in the South Carolina science standards, all in around two minutes.


Short Takes with Naturalist Rudy Mancke

Naturalist Rudy Mancke, renowned for his work on South Carolina ETV’s NatureScene series, talks a tad about some of his favorite creatures, sharing his enthusiasm for nature and his knowledge about fascinating things all around us in SC. From his office at the University of South Carolina that is filled with artifacts and creatures of every size and description, Rudy shares a minute of information on interesting science topics!


South Carolina Focus | South Carolina Public Radio

SC Focus is a regular feature of South Carolina Public Radio and covers a wide variety of subjects, both serious and whimsical.  SC Focus can be heard at various times throughout the week during the news programs on all South Carolina Public Radio stations.



South Carolina from A to Z | Carolina Stories

VIDEO (Scienceerelated)


South Carolina from A to Z | South Carolina Public Radio

AUDIO (Science-related)


South Carolina Hall of Fame:

G. Late 20th & Early 21st Centuries / Science & Space Exploration


They Were Here: Ice Age Humans in SC | SCETV Series & Specials

In the last decade, scientists have made startling discoveries indicating that Ice Age humans were in the Western hemisphere between 15 – to 20,000 years ago. Four archaeological sites related to these Ice Age humans are being studied, and one of those sites, called the Topper Site, is located in Allendale County, South Carolina. The story of the Topper dig site has gained international attention, since it challenges previously established notions of when humans first arrived in the Western Hemisphere.


This Is Brookgreen Gardens | Carolina Stories

Segments pertaining to Science include:


Total Solar Eclipse (2017)

South Carolina was the prime location for a total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918. On Aug. 21, 2017, the eclipse began near Lincoln City, OR, at 1:15 p.m. Totality ended at 2:48 p.m. near Charleston, SC.


SC Astronauts | Venture

South Carolina has played an important role in space exploration. Charles Duke, who grew up in Lancaster, S.C., walked on the moon in 1972. Charles Bolden, who grew up in Columbia, served as pilot on the Shuttle Columbia in January 1986. Ron McNair of Lake City, S.C. lost his life in the Shuttle Challenger explosion on January 28, 1986. South Carolina's youngest astronaut, Frank Culbertson, grew up in Holly Hill, S.C. 


A Visit from the Past: Tall Ships of Charleston

Charleston hosted a gathering of old ships from all over the world, called “Tall Ships 2000.” This is a year-long program where children can participate in learning how to sail, maintain a ship, and can interact socially with people from all over the world. Learning how to sail on one of these ships would be the experience of a life time. Captain Orvall H. Banfield briefly discusses how these wooden sailing ships are constructed, how the sails work, and the program’s purpose of educating youth. Astronomical navigation and building scale models of ships are also discussed.


Web of Water

Rivers touch some aspect of our lives every day, quietly serving a need for drinking water, farming, power, industry and recreation. In the spring of 2008, educator Ian Sanchez kayaked from the mountains to the sea, making connections between our cultural and natural landscapes. Web of Water includes videos shot on location of Ian's three week adventure, teacher and student resources, map and diagram collections, and additional streaming video from the broadcast documentary.


The Wolves of Yellowstone

A Question of Balance: The Wolves of Yellowstone | Journeys to Living Labs

 Amid much controversy, the Grey Wolf was reintroduced in Yellowstone National Park in 1996. Wolf packs once roamed the region, but were despised by ranchers who lost livestock to these efficient canine predators. By the 1930's, wolves had been completely wiped out in Yellowstone by hunters and trappers. Discover how the ecosystem of the park was affected first by their disappearance and now, after the successful return of the wolves. 


* South Carolina educators, please register for an account on to gain access to these resources.


Zoo Minutes

Footage from the world renowned Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens is utilized in each segment with an opening that points out habitat and scientific name. These segments are perfect for any school news program, and they are suitable for all ages.


27:Fifty | SCETV Series & Specials

A magazine-style public affairs program packaged by South Carolina ETV and featuring stories produced by PBS affiliates. 




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