1. Planet Earth II (2016)
    • Description: A stunning nature documentary that explores different habitats around the world, showcasing the incredible diversity of wildlife.
    • Where to Watch: BBC America
  2. March of the Penguins (2005)
    • Description: Follow the incredible journey of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica as they march across the icy landscape to find a mate and raise their chicks.
    • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video
  3. Born in China (2016)
    • Description: A Disneynature film that takes viewers into the wilds of China to witness the lives of adorable and awe-inspiring animals like pandas, snow leopards, and golden monkeys.
    • Where to Watch: Disney+
  4. The Blue Planet: A Natural History of the Oceans (2001)
    • Description: Dive into the wonders of the world’s oceans, exploring marine life and habitats in this visually stunning documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
    • Where to Watch: BBC America
  5. Chasing Ice (2012)
    • Description: A visually captivating documentary that follows photographer James Balog as he documents the dramatic melting of glaciers around the world.
    • Where to Watch: Hulu
  6. The Magic School Bus Rides Again (2017-2020)
    • Description: An animated series that follows Ms. Frizzle and her class on exciting and educational science adventures, exploring everything from the human body to outer space.
    • Where to Watch: Netflix
  7. Disneynature: Oceans (2009)
    • Description: Explore the mysteries and wonders of the world’s oceans, discovering the incredible variety of marine life that inhabits these vast waters.
    • Where to Watch: Disney+
  8. Bee Movie (2007)
    • Description: An animated film that humorously explores the world of bees and their vital role in pollination.
    • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video
  9. Our Planet (2019)
  • Description: A visually stunning nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough, exploring the beauty of the Earth’s diverse ecosystems and the impact of human activity on the planet.
  • Where to Watch: Netflix
  1. Wings of Life (2011)
    • Description: This Disneynature documentary focuses on the intricate and essential relationship between flowers and pollinators like butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.
    • Where to Watch: Disney+
  2. Dolphin Reef (2018)
    • Description: Dive into the underwater world of dolphins and other marine creatures in this Disneynature film, narrated by Natalie Portman.
    • Where to Watch: Disney+
  3. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (2010-2013)
    • Description: Animated series based on the Dr. Seuss books, where the Cat in the Hat, along with his friends Nick and Sally, explores the wonders of the natural world.
    • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video
  4. Wild Kratts (2010-2021)
    • Description: An animated series where the Kratt brothers go on exciting adventures to explore the animal kingdom, combining education with entertaining storytelling.
    • Where to Watch: PBS Kids
  5. Earth (2007)
    • Description: A visually stunning documentary that follows the migration paths of four animal families, showcasing the challenges and triumphs they face in their journeys.
    • Where to Watch: Disney+
  6. National Geographic Kids (Various)
    • Description: National Geographic Kids offers a variety of short, educational videos covering topics such as animals, science, and geography, suitable for elementary school children.
    • Where to Watch: National Geographic Kids
  7. The Gruffalo (2009)
  • Description: An animated short film based on the beloved children’s book, “The Gruffalo” tells the story of a clever mouse who encounters various predators in the forest.
  • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video
  1. One Strange Rock (2018)
    • Description: This National Geographic series, narrated by Will Smith, explores the unique and interconnected stories of Earth’s extraordinary ecosystems and the life that thrives on our planet.
    • Where to Watch: Disney+
  2. Penguins (2019)
    • Description: A Disneynature documentary that follows the journey of a penguin named Steve as he navigates the challenges of parenthood in the harsh Antarctic environment.
    • Where to Watch: Disney+
  3. The Lorax (2012)
    • Description: An animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s classic book, “The Lorax” conveys a powerful environmental message about the importance of protecting nature and trees.
    • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video
  4. Magic School Bus: The Human Body (1994)
    • Description: Join Ms. Frizzle and her class as they take a magical journey inside the human body, exploring organs, systems, and how our bodies function.
    • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video
  5. Babar and the Adventures of Badou (2010-2015)
    • Description: An animated series that follows Babar’s grandson, Badou, as he embarks on exciting adventures in the magical land of Celesteville.
    • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video
  6. Wild Alaska Live (2017)
    • Description: This live event, presented by PBS and National Geographic, takes viewers on a journey to the wild landscapes of Alaska, showcasing its unique wildlife and natural beauty.
    • Where to Watch: PBS

These documentaries and series offer a mix of educational content, captivating storytelling, and vibrant visuals, making them suitable and engaging for elementary school children. Always check the age recommendations and content ratings to ensure they align with your preferences for your child’s viewing.