Forces of Nature premiered Wednesdays September 14 - October 5, 2016.

Forces of NatureAlice Jones

About the Show

Forces of Nature illustrates how we experience Earth’s natural forces, including shape, elements, color and motion in each of its four episodes. Although we can’t immediately feel the motion of Earth’s fundamental forces, we witness the consequences, such as tidal bores surging through the Amazon rainforest or the intense and ruinous power of hurricanes. 

Read more about the show below. 

A Closer Look at Forces of Nature: Shape, Elements, Color, Motion

More About the Episodes

Shape (Premieres Wednesday, September 14)

We can’t directly see the forces that govern Earth, but we can see their shadows in the shapes of nature that surround us. If we understand why these shapes exist, we can understand the rules that bind the entire universe. 

Elements (Premieres Wednesday, September 21)

The forces of nature make Earth a restless planet, but they also turned our ball of rock into a home for life. How did our planet’s ingredients, the chemical elements, come together and take that first crucial step from barren rock to a living world? 

Color (Premieres Wednesday, September 28)

Earth is painted in stunning colors. By understanding how these colors are created and the energy they carry, we can learn the secret language of the planet. 

Motion (Premieres Wednesday, October 5)

The forces of nature have kept Earth on the move since it was formed billions of years ago. Though we can’t feel the motion, we experience the consequences – from tidal bores surging through the Amazon rainforest to the ruinous power of hurricanes. 


Forces of Nature is a multi-title co-production among PBS, BBC and BBC Worldwide North America.


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