->''"This is a job for the Zula Patrol!"''

3D/CG animated television series aimed at preschoolers to 2nd Graders that started airing on Creator/PBSKids in 2005 and now runs on {{Qubo}}. Created by Deb Manchester in 1999, Zula Patrol was originally a children's book. This series was designed to entertain while promoting an understanding of science and astronomy through engaging character-driven stories, which focus on specific educational science learning objectives. In every episode of The Zula Patrol, the characters demonstrate inquiry-based learning and critical thinking skills. They also model inquisitiveness, observation, self-reflection, and social experiences that encourage collaboration, teamwork, and an excitement for scientific exploration and problem solving.

Of course, in every new episode, they do learn something new and science-y. However, the show breaks the laws of science about once per new idea they teach.

* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: Every episode ends in a recap of what they learned.
* CatchPhrase: Bula: "This is a job for the Zula Patrol!"
* DeadpanSnarker: Traxie, Truder's Sidekick.
* EverythingTalks: Every single object in outer space can talk. [[FurryConfusion Except for the main characters' homeworld.]]
** GeniusLoci
* ExpositoryThemeTune
* GreatBigBookOfEverything: Every principle taught is in here, somewhere. And it IS a DoorStopper.
* HumanoidAliens: If you were supposed to be a living creature, expect to be this here.
* IntelligentGerbil: Wizzy and Wigg (easily based off of bee/lightning bug)
* LethalChef: Multo. Several episodes depict him making food with all sorts of things, most of them bugs, which the other members of the Zula Patrol aren't exactly fond of eating. 'Time Out' and 'Blue Moon' are good examples of this trope.
* LittleGreenMen: Bula.
* PaperThinDisguise: Dark Truder's signature fallback plan. Also expect Traxie as part of it.
* ParentalBonus: See ShoutOut.
* RubberForeheadAliens
* ShoutOut: To ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', of all things. Specifically, the tagline.
** Also Dark Truder: Dark (In-) Truder is a pun on [[Franchise/StarWars Darth (Dark In-) Vader.]]
* StrictlyFormula