Synopsis by Sally Barber
Nature Knows Best is a 13-volume children's series exploring contemporary environmental issues, as well as possible local and global solutions to ecological problems plaguing the planet. Backed by solid research, the programs offer information in an entertaining format. Animation and fun characters capture the attention of viewers, while presenting important concepts. In part five, Energy - There Are Better Ways, host Albert visits fossil fuel and nuclear energy plants where the pros and cons of using, producing, and cooling energy become evident. The episode explores both conventional and alternative energy sources. Viewers also become aware of ways in which they can reduce energy consumption. The series is appropriate for youngsters in elementary through junior high grades. Other titles include Air - It's Everywhere, Rain Forests - Long May They Reign, Oceans - Save the Wave, Food for All Seasons?, Rubbish and Waste - A Boomerang, Animal Factory, Sound and Noise: Unplugged, A Tree Is More Than Just a Tree, The Earth's Alive, The Value of a Bird, Water and Weather, and Water - The Never Ending Cycle.