Want better video quality? Sign in to access HD streaming!


Want to watch better-quality PBS Video? Sign in to access HD streaming!

When you sign in, you'll become a PBS Insider and we'll share your contact information with your local PBS station. You may receive updates to help you stay connected with what's happening online and in your community. Privacy Policy


Oklahoma Road Trip: Tumbleweeds

  • Aired: 01/16/2017
  • 03:18
  • Rating: NR
It’s an old-timey western classic: the tumbleweed. But what kind of plants are they, really? And why do they tumble? We’ll investigate the origins of the humble tumbleweed as well as their purpose. Turns out, it’s all about survival!
Embed Options
Close ×
Oklahoma Road Trip: Tumbleweeds
Oklahoma Road Trip: Tumbleweeds
What's behind those tumbleweeds rolling around out west?
Please copy this text to your clipboard.
Problems Playing Video ?
What's the Deal? is underwritten by the Oklahoma Asssociation of Electric Cooperatives (OAEC), a statewide association created and voluntarily supported by local electric distribution and generation/transmission cooperatives.
PBS Anywhere - funder area
Related Links:


Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS shows with the PBS KIDS Video app for your tablet or phone.

Masterpiece Collection

Own it now! Victoria, Poldark, Downton Abbey on DVD & Blu-ray. Visit ShopPBS.


Oklahoma Educational Television Authority helps all of us explore new worlds and ideas. Give Now