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16 Great Documentaries About Education on Netflix

If you're looking for something to watch on Netflix and you're interested in documentaries about education, then this is for you. Here are great documentaries about education on Netflix right now.

Documentaries About Education on Netflix

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

A broadcaster recounts his life, and the evolutionary history of life on Earth, to grieve the loss of wild places and offer a vision for the future. | Stream on Netflix

History 101

Infographics and archival footage deliver bite-size history lessons on scientific breakthroughs, social movements, and world-changing discoveries. | Stream on Netflix

The Hidden Lives of Pets

Bow wows and purr-fect pets! Meet amazing creatures from around the world and dig into the latest science on our animal friends' senses and skills. | Stream on Netflix

The Mind, Explained

Ever wonder what's happening inside your head? From dreaming to anxiety disorders, discover how your brain works with this illuminating series. | Stream on Netflix

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Night on Earth

This nature series’ new technology lifts night’s veil to reveal the hidden lives of the world’s creatures, from lions on the hunt to bats on the wing. | Stream on Netflix

72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America

Powerful cats, indestructible arachnids, and flesh-melting pit vipers are just the beginning of this series about Latin America's deadliest creatures. | Stream on Netflix

Puff: Wonders of the Reef

A baby pufferfish travels through a wondrous microworld full of fantastical creatures as he searches for a home on the Great Barrier Reef. | Stream on Netflix

My Octopus Teacher

A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world. | Stream on Netflix

Chasing Coral

Divers, scientists, and photographers around the world mount an epic underwater campaign to document the disappearance of coral reefs. | Stream on Netflix

Seaspiracy

Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species — and uncovers alarming global corruption. | Stream on Netflix

Kiss the Ground

Science experts and celebrity activists unpack the ways in which the earth's soil may be the key to combating climate change and preserving the planet. | Stream on Netflix

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Black Holes | The Edge of All We Know

Follow scientists on their quest to understand and capture the first image of a black hole while exploring the limits of our knowledge of the universe. | Stream on Netflix

Get Smart With Money

Financial advisers share their simple tips on spending less and saving more with people looking to take control of their funds and achieve their goals. | Stream on Netflix

 

The Speed Cubers

This documentary captures the extraordinary twists and turns in the journeys of Rubik's Cube-solving champions Max Park and Feliks Zemdegs. | Stream on Netflix

Mission Blue

This documentary follows oceanographer Sylvia Earle's campaign to save the world's oceans from threats such as overfishing and toxic waste. | Stream on Netflix

Bill Nye: Science Guy

The dynamic, bow-tied host behind the young adult science show faces climate-change skeptics as he demonstrates the importance of scientific evidence. | Stream on Netflix

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