Science TV Shows!
Educational Science TV shows for kids and parents.
And we recommend related science kits, games, and books to keep them interested!
Alaska Experiment - Discovery Channel - Tuesdays 10pm EST
Can you believe people actually volunteered to move to Alaska....in the winter?
--- Educational Insights - Bioviva! an Ecological Adventure Game
--- GeoSafari - Sea Search Game
--- Janice VanCleave books - Science Around the World: Activities on Biomes from Pole to Pole
Beyond Tomorrow - The Science Channel - Click here for schedule
Explore cutting-edge scientific and technological advancements destined to change the way we live.
--- Ein-O Science - Science 101; Space Lab Kit - multiple subjects
--- Educational Insights - Hows and Whys of Science Kit!
--- Thames & Kosmos - Stepping Into Science
Bindi the Jungle Girl - Discovery Kids Channel - Saturdays 5pm EST
Join Bindi on her adventures with crocs, snakes, bugs, turtles, and all of nature's creatures.
--- 4M Kidz Labs - Dolphins Mobile! 3-D
--- Thames & Kosmos - Animals
--- Educational Insights - My First 3 Nature Games!
Brainman! - The Science Channel - Click here for schedule
Daniel Tammet is a "super brain". He can calculate numbers to hundreds of decimal points in seconds and learn new languages in a week.
Through a set of challenges against other "super brains," Daniel's amazing cognitive abilities are demonstrated.
--- Ein-O Science - Brain and Skull! cross section model
--- AristoPlay - Somebody! Five Anatomy Games
--- Tedco - Bio Tracker 3D Interactive CD-Rom Kit
Build it Bigger! - The Science Channel - Wednesdays 10pm EST
Watch the largest and most complicated structures built from the ground up. From Donald Trump's new tower in Chicago and the tallest skyscraper in Spain to a floating city or battle machines. Whether it's the newest sports stadium or the oldest under water tunnel, the wonders of engineering in each episode will amaze!
--- Slinky Science - Our Amazing Bridges!
--- Ein-O - Gear Lab!
--- Smithsonian Jet Works! build a motorized jet engine!
Cool Fuel - The Science Channel - Click here for schedule
Shaun Murphy and the Cool Fuel crew set off on an incredible journey to conquer the American road without gasoline. Can they make it across the country on custom-built machines, running on fuels such as corn whiskey ethanol, garbage and wind?
--- Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies - HydroCar - The 21st century science kit!
--- Educational Insights - Solar Science Kit!
--- Tree of Knowledge - Solar Power!
Cosmos - Discovery Channel - Starts again January 8th, Click here for schedule
The late great Carl Sagan hosts the digitally remastered series on Discovery. American astronomer Dr. Carl Sagan's impact on the public's perception of science reaches heights unmatched even by his mountain of achievements and awards. His charming delivery and abundant charisma propelled him into the ranks of pop culture phenomena and brought the wonders of science into a realm where the rest of us could marvel at them.
--- Smithsonian - Astro Lab Projecting Planetarium!
--- Build your own Refractor Telescope Kit!
--- Cogno - The Legends book 1 - "Synapse"
DinoSapian - Discovery Kids Channel - Click here for schedule
What if dinosaurs were suddenly roaming the earth in an evolved state alongside humans? This compelling mini-series, built on a strong scientific foundation and shot in the Canadian Badlands where dinosaurs did live millions of years ago, explores what could be the relationship between humans, homosapiens, and these evolved dinosaurs, Dinosapiens.
--- Dinosaur Excavation Science Kits
--- Janice VanCleave's - Dinosaurs For Every Kid book
--- Aristoplay - Dinosaurs 'n Things Game
Everest - Beyond the Limit - Discovery Channel - Click here for schedule
Follow a team of climbers, both professional and amateur, as they face challenges trying to reach the top of the tallest mountain on Earth.
--- Slinky Science - Our Amazing Avalanches and Mud Slides!
--- Scientific Explorer - My First Geology kit
--- Janice VanCleave's - Earth Science for Every Kid
Fearless Planet - The Science Channel - Sundays, Nov. 11 - Dec. 16, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Discovery Channel's new adrenaline-filled, six-part series is a thrill ride through the earth's most awesome natural wonders, taking extreme filmmaking to a whole new level. Viewers join world paragliding record holder and renowned extreme sportsman Will Gadd as he journeys to some of the most amazing locations in the world Alaska, the Sahara, Hawaii, the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon to understand how these stunning formations were created. The series uses cutting-edge photo-real computer graphics to bring to life the geological processes that created these natural wonders.
--- Educational Insights - Bioviva! Ecological Adventure Game
--- Ein-O - Volcano Science Smart-Box
--- GeoSafari - Sea Search Game!
Gazing Into Space - The Science Channel - Click here for schedule
Science Channel features: "Shuttle Discovery", "Hubble Mission", "Mars Mission", "Cassini Mission", "Timeline", and more!
--- Build Your Own Telescope!
--- Science Tech - Rocket Telescope
--- Janice VanCleave books - Solar System: Mind-boggling experiments you can turn into Science Fair Projects!
Grossology - Discovery Kids Channel - Saturdays 6pm EST
Ty and Abby are a crime-fighting team working for the secret government department of Grossology. Aided by the infamous Lab Rat, this brother-and-sister duo use real scientific facts to stop the world's filthiest criminals.
--- Scientific Explorer - Disgusting Anatomy - Brain
--- SmartLab - Weird & Gross Computer Book Challenge
--- Scientific Explorer - Disgusting Anatomy - Heart
Hot Rocks - The Science Channel - Click here for schedule
Go back in history to ancient civilizations by learning about the rocks on which they were built. Hot Rocks shows how geology has played a key role in Mediterranean life — from the way people look, to what they believe, to the buildings they live in, to what they eat. The geological features of the region have shaped the development of art, money, concrete, roads - even religion.
--- Ein-O - GEO (Earth) Science Smart-Box
--- 4M - Quartz Mining Science Kit
--- Janice VanCleave book - Rocks & Minerals: Mind-boggling experiments you can turn into Science Fair Projects!
Jeff Corwin: Unleashed - Discovery Kids Channel - Click here for schedule
Whether he's three feet away from a 6-ton elephant in Tasmania or getting cozy with a boa constrictor in South America, Jeff will go anywhere - and do anything - to find the world's most beautiful exotic creatures.
--- Wild Goose - Trackin' Animals Game - Wild and Extreme!
--- Scientific Explorer - Pamper your Dog!
--- Tedco - Giant Frog Model!
Kenny the Shark - Discovery Kids Channel - Click here for schedule
Kenny is a tiger shark that has found himself in the strange position of being a family pet, albeit a wisecracking hulking laviathan of a family pet. Kenny has all the characteristics and instincts of any other tiger shark, but he must adapt to the placid ways of suburban family life. If not he'll be put back out to sea which would mean giving up his best friend Kat. And that would be unthinkable!
--- GeoSafari - Sharks Undercover! 3D book
--- Janice VanCleave book - Oceans for Every Kid: Easy activities that make learning Science fun!
--- GeoSafari - Sea Search Game
Mars Rising - The Science Channel - Click here for schedule
Mars Rising offers a comprehensive examination of the challenges, the obstacles, the fears and the successes of a potential future mission to Mars. The quest to the secrets of the universe begins in this six-part documentary series on Mars.
--- 4Tedco - Planet Tracker! 3D Interactive CD-Rom Kit
--- Aristoplay - Mars 2020 game - A race to Mars!
--- Janice VanCleave's - A+ Projects in Astronomy book
Mythbusters - Discovery Channel - Click here for schedule
It's a tough job separating truth from urban legend, but the MythBusters are here to serve. Each week special-effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take on three myths and use modern-day science to show you what's real and what's fiction.
--- MythBusters the Book! - Don't Try This at Home!
--- Thames & Kosmos - Milestones in Science! - The History of Science
--- How Everything Works Book! - Making Physics out of the Ordinary!
Naked Archaeologist - History International Channel - Wednesdays at 8E/9P
In this documentary series shot on location in Egypt, Israel and Greece, the two-time Emmy Award winning producer and director Simcha Jacobovici digs deep into the most extraordinary finds in the Middle East, showing viewers Biblical archaeology like they've never seen it before: He dances, he raps, he clambers under barbed wire and over fences - and he crosses swords with the world's foremost archaeologists, historians and scientists.
--- 4M Kidz Labs - Mystic Egyptian Tomb! - dig & play
--- GeoSafari - Ice Age Dig - Neanderthal Man!
--- ToySmith - Buried Treasure Digs
Naked Science - National Geographic Channel - Click here for schedule
From hyper hurricanes and the birth of the universe to glacier meltdowns to prehistoric Americans, get real answers to sciences most provocative questions.
--- Learning Resources - Cross-Section Erupting Volcano!
--- Educational Insights - Hows and Whys of Science Kit!
--- What If...? Intriguing Answers for the Insatiably Curious! - Book
Planet Earth - Discovery Channel - Watch the series again, Sundays, at 8 p.m. ET/PT
More than five years in the making, PLANET EARTH redefines blue-chip natural history filmmaking and continues the Discovery Channel mission to provide the highest quality programming in the world. The 11-part series will amaze viewers with never-before-seen animal behaviors, startling views of locations captured by cameras for the first time, and unprecedented high-definition production techniques. Award-winning actress and conservationist Sigourney Weaver is the series' narrator.
--- Thames & Kosmos - Animals! - Little Labs
--- Young Scientists Club - SET 10 - Seeds, Fruits, and Plant Parts, Eggs, Owls!
--- Janice VanCleave book - Science Around the World: Activities on Biomes from Pole to Pole!
Serious - Discovery Kids Channel - Click here for schedule
Travel around the world with Serious Arctic, Serious Jungle, Serious Desert, and Serious Andes. 8 fearless kids chosen from tens of thousands of applicants from all over the world take on different challenges with the people and animals in some of the world's most extreme environments.
--- Young Scientists Club - Sci-ology! 12 fields of science Game
--- Tree of Knowledge - Ecology!
--- Ein-O - Nature Explorer
Storm Chasers - Discovery Channel - Click here for schedule
IMAX filmmaker Sean Casey and research meteorologist Josh Wurman head out to intercept one of nature's most deadly creations, tornadoes. Their team follows the first tornado of the season as it hits Tulia, Texas, and ultimately destroys the town.
--- Learning Resources - Wild Weather science kit
--- SmartLab - Weather Station - you build it!
--- Janice Van Cleave's - Weather experiment book
The Universe - The History Channel - NEW episodes Tuesdays 9E/8C
From the planets to the stars and out to the edge of the unknown, history and science collide in this epic exploration of the Universe and its mysteries. It's a very old universe. Yet just 50 years since man first ventured into outer space, the heavens are yielding their greatest secrets. We wonder, is there anywhere else out there that that can support life? Using cutting-edge computer graphics, this series brings the universe down to earth to show what life would be like on other planets, and to imagine what kind of life forms might evolve in alien atmospheres. Episodes examine how discoveries were made and the scientists and explorers who dared to venture into the uncharted territory of the universe.
--- ToySmith - Glow Ceiling Stars! 135 count
--- Tedco - Exploring Space Interactive CD-ROM & 3D movie
--- ToySmith - The Star Finder star wheel!
Verminators! - Discovery Channel - Mondays 10pm EST
Bugs, vermin, and more bugs...and some more vermin. What else do you need?
We recommend everything in our Insects category:
--- Insects, bugs, worms, beetles, ants, butterflies, and more!
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