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 13, Sound and Noise; Unplugged, host Albert learns some important lessons about hearing and sound from a friendly bat after his car breaks down in Transylvania. The bat helps Albert understand the remarkable qualities of ears. Topics covered in this episode include the effect sound has on people, the consequences of exposure to high levels of noise and noise pollution, and how we can protect our hearing. 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, A Tree Is More Than Just a Tree, Energy - There Are Better Ways, The Earth's Alive, The Value of a Bird, Water and Weather, and Water - The Never Ending Cycle.