Popular Mechanics For Kids 4 Seasons 2013

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1. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 1 - Underground TV-NR CC

Episode 1 - Underground Co-hosts Jay and Elisha go on a mysterious and eerie exploration to where the sun don't shine - underground! Elisha goes on a dark adventure into subway tunnels after closing to see where the trains sleep. Jay visits Boston to witness a massive construction project designed to move a raised highway underground. Charlie does a cool experiment to demonstrate hydraulics.

Starring:
Elisha Cuthbert, Jay Baruchel
Runtime:
23 minutes
Original air date:
January 20, 2013

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    1. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 1 - Underground Episode 1 - Underground Co-hosts Jay and Elisha go on a mysterious and eerie exploration to where the sun don't shine - underground! Elisha goes on a dark adventure into subway tunnels after closing to see where the trains sleep. Jay visits Boston to witness a massive construction project designed to move a raised highway underground. Charlie does a cool experiment to demonstrate hydraulics.

    TV-NR 23min January 20, 2013
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    2. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 2 - Submarines Episode 2 - Submarines Today we go underwater...in submarines! Co-hosts Elisha and Jay take a trip to Catalina Island, where Elisha explores coral reefs in a high-tech bubble sub and Jay boards a nuclear sub! They meet pedal-powered Omer III, the fastest human-powered sub on earth... and see it defend its title at the International Submarine Races in the U.S. Navy's giant water tank!

    TV-NR 23min January 20, 2013
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    3. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 3 - Special Effects Episode 3 - Special Effects A vampire and a monster step out of nighttime shadows... and turn out to be Jay and Elisha! Our hosts take us on an adventure into the castle of special effects... Universal Studios. Jay rides a boat on a collision course with an evil boat he blows up! We see how to make explosions happen and make sure no one gets hurt. Elisha makes fake blood and gets shot - safely!

    TV-NR 23min January 20, 2013
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    4. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 4 - Zoos Episode 4 - Zoos Co-hosts Elisha and Jay take a walk on the wild side at some of the world's coolest zoos and biodomes! At the Montreal Biodome, they explore a deep, dark jungle that turns out to be a man-made tropical forest built to provide animals with an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible. Jay becomes an honorary vet for the day and Elisha bathes an elephant!

    TV-NR 22min January 20, 2013
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    5. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 5 - Cool Cars Episode 5 - Cool Cars Thrill-seeking co-hosts Elisha and Jay go cruising for the world's coolest cars. They visit the renowned Jim Russell Racing Drivers School to learn the ropes of working at a pit stop. Jay changes tires in a hurry, adjusts wings, and learns about race car mechanics. Elisha and Jay go inside the huge trucks to squash real cars and discover what makes a truck into a monster!

    TV-NR 23min January 20, 2013
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    6. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 6 - Coasters Episode 6 - Rollercoasters Co-hosts Jay and Elisha ride some of the most frightening roller coasters in the world! Elisha searches for the most thrilling coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain. They climb the tracks with a mechanic to check for cracks, loose bolts and other hazards. Jay learns how centrifugal force makes a coaster work and that he will be weightless for six seconds!

    TV-NR 22min January 20, 2013
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    7. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 7 - Sports Episode 7 - Sports On your marks, get set... GO! Co-hosts Elisha and Jay sweat their way through the exciting world of sports! They shoot hoops with NBA star Damon Stoudamire and blame their shoes when they lose. Damon takes them to the NIKE lab to show what he needs in a shoe, and how NIKE made it a reality. They explore the science of skateboarding and Jay learns to pitch like a big leaguer!

    TV-NR 23min January 20, 2013
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    8. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 8 - Garbage Episode 8 - Garbage Jay and Elisha plug their noses and take a trip into the smelly world of garbage! Elisha visits a recycling center in California and sorts paper, bottles and cans, and bales them for shipping. She then finds herself knee-deep in mud, feeding pigs while Jay is at Fresh Kills Landfill, waist-deep in garbage.

    TV-NR 24min January 20, 2013
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    9. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 9 - Boats Episode 9 - Boats It's a wet and wild adventure exploring the world's coolest boats! Co-hosts Elisha and Jay work aboard a tugboat, steering boats in and out of port. They check out cranes and machines that move the cargo off and onto boats, and watch as liquids like molasses are piped off the ship and into a liquid bulk facility. Then it's off to the races for an exciting speedboat experience.

    TV-NR 24min January 20, 2013
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    10. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 10 - Buildings Episode 10 - Buildings Co-hosts Jay and Elisha learn the ups and downs of buildings - the hard way! Jay pushes all of the buttons (in an elevator) and learns why elevators don't fall if the cable breaks. Elisha pours concrete, flies a concrete frisbee and helps build the top floor of a building. Next she pushes the ultimate button and demolishes an entire building into dust and rubble!

    TV-NR 24min January 20, 2013
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    11. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aircraft Carriers Episode 11 - Aircraft Carriers Co-hosts Jay and Elisha set to sea on the most dangerous 4.5 acres on earth... an aircraft carrier! They spend three days aboard the USS Eisenhower, and learn that an aircraft carrier is a floating city! It carries up to 6000 people and 100 airplanes. There's a TV station, a jail, a library, even a barbershop! Elisha drives the carrier and Jay helps land a plane.

    TV-NR 24min January 20, 2013
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    12. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 12 - Electricity Episode 12 - Electricity Co-hosts Jay and Elisha get charged up for one shocking adventure after another! At the Boston Museum of Science they create an indoor electrical storm to learn what causes lightening, work on live wires and learn how electricity can help save someone having a heart attack. Jay builds a windmill and our co-hosts learn how an electron microscope works.

    TV-NR 24min January 20, 2013
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    13. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 13 - Food Production Episode 13 - Food Production Co-hosts Jay and Elisha learn where our food really comes from. Jay creates a Ben and Jerry's flavor. On a request from Hillary Clinton, Elisha and Jay teach children to avoid food poisoning and contamination. They visit a gourmet chef who cooks a healthy meal - pasta with mealworms and chocolate-covered crickets for dessert!

    TV-NR 24min January 20, 2013
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    14. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 14 - Emergency Episode 14 - Emergency This is hot! Co-hosts Elisha and Jay explore the work of emergency teams - firefighters, airplane crash crews and water bombers. They visit a burn-building where fire fighters train for infernos. Jay handles a water hose, and Elisha watches as a water bomber scoops water from lakes to drop on out-of-control runway fires. They learn expert safety tips in case of a fire.

    TV-NR 23min January 20, 2013
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    15. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aquariums Episode 15 - Aquariums On this whale of a show co-hosts Elisha and Jay explore Monterey Bay aquarium to learn about the care and feeding of whales, sea lions and other denizens of the deep. Elisha becomes a medical assistant and brushes a sea lion's teeth (bad breath!), Jay watches scuba divers as they clean a shark tank and they visit an aquarium with a window as large as a railway car.

    TV-NR 24min January 20, 2013
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    16. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 16 - Toys and Games Episode 16 - Toys and Games Co-hosts Elisha and Jay visit the Lego factory and help build a life-sized model racecar. Next they explore some of the best selling toys in history - Frisbee, Slinky, Teddy Bears, and Play-Doh. At Nintendo they watch game counselors answer questions from callers stumped by the hottest games of all - video games. Elisha and Jay have the time of their lives!

    TV-NR 24min January 20, 2013
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    17. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 17 - Spaceships Episode 17 - Spaceships Get ready to blast off as our co-hosts, Jay and Elisha, visit the final frontier - outer space! At the Johnson Space Center Elisha learns how spacesuits are designed, visits the astronaut training center and launches the space shuttle. Jay meets four astronauts and dreams of becoming one until he puts on a tumbling space suit that simulates motion in the space shuttle.

    TV-NR 23min January 20, 2013
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    18. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 18 - Robots Episode 18 - Robots At I.S. Robotics our co-hosts, Jay and Elisha, meet robots that respond to voice commands, use proximity sensors, react to light, sound and touch, and simulate emotions and mood. Jay wears a sensor suit that enables a robot to mimic his every move. Elisha learns how robots disarm landmines, and Jay becomes a member of a SWAT team and uses a robot to bow up a suspected bomb.

    TV-NR 24min January 20, 2013
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    19. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 19 - Best Of Episode 19 - Best Of An episode with all of the grossest, scariest and most exciting moments of past shows as our co-hosts, Jay and Elisha, travel the continent to learn how things work. They fight fires, visit sewers, eat bugs, and drive monster trucks. Amazing, embarrassing and entertaining adventures, full of action, learning and fun (including a trip to the White House). Unforgettable fun!

    TV-NR 24min January 20, 2013
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    20. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 20 - Money Episode 20 - Money Co-hosts Elisha and Jay show us what makes the world go round - money. Elisha acts as a stockbroker for a day; Jay works the floor of the Stock Exchange (where he wears platform shoes to ensure that he will be seen). Later he visits the mint where he pours a million dollars worth of gold bars and he is given the chance to keep a bar worth $150,000 - if he can pick it up!

    TV-NR 24min January 20, 2013
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    21. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 21 - Air Transportation Episode 21 - Air Transportation In this episode on air transportation co-hosts Elisha and Jay really take flight. In an accident simulator Elisha experiences conditions one would face in an airplane crash landing and learns how to exit a burning plane. Jay visits a jet engine factory and climbs into an F-18 jet.

    TV-NR 24min January 20, 2013
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    22. Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 22 - Music Production Episode 22 - Music Production In this episode co-hosts Elisha and Jay learn the secrets of the music industry. Elisha learns how to be a DJ, and discovers the recording secrets that turn an average singer into a professional quality artist. Jay lives out a childhood dream - after learning the tricks musicians use during live performances, Jay plays with a rock band during an actual concert!

    TV-NR 24min January 20, 2013

Product Details

Director Sid Goldberg
Starring Elisha Cuthbert, Jay Baruchel
Season year 2013
Network Fisher Klingenstein Films
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Martha Taishoff on February 1, 2013
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All of my children and their friends love watching these DVDs. I bought the original DVDs about 5 years ago and was very excited to see episodes that were only available on VHS are now available on DVD. Some of the shows are a little dated but the kids don't seem to mind. They are scientific in a fun, easy to understand way. If your kids are interested in how things work, how things are made or science this is an excellent set to have. I keep them in my car for long trips and my kids have brought them to school for their teachers to show episodes to the class. Our favorites include "Radical Rockets" and the Aquarium episode. Best for ages 6 and up.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By The Mighty Moo on June 21, 2013
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I watch this with my son and discuss what we are seeing together and while he learns about the many different topics, he's also entertained as the show has some fun/goofy bits and humor as they deliver the details about whatever the hosts are doing.

Some of the shows in this season are a bit less educational (race cars or toys) but those are still pretty fun to watch.

If your kid likes science or shows about how things work, this is a fine series to enjoy.

Also, given that watching all of the seasons on Prime is free...you can't go wrong!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By H. Nelson on May 25, 2013
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My five year old really likes watching these episodes....they were probably created over 10 years ago ( not exactly sure) but they are still very informative and very good. We just watched the show about submarines last night.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By thecarpentersx4 on June 8, 2013
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This is a very informative, fast paced show that kids love!! It's very entertaining and the kids beg to watch it ;)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Atilla on June 5, 2013
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This is my 6yr old's favorite show now. Whenever he gets my Kindle he always starts watching PMK. Glad it is offered on Prime.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Russ M on April 24, 2013
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My four year old son loves all of the Popular Mechanics For Kids videos and has learned quite a bit from them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Richard Stevens on February 18, 2014
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This is an excellent series for young minds that want to know how things work. It is getting harder to find programming like this.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kelly4me on April 16, 2013
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This 5 DVD set is a great value. There are 22 episodes with a wide variety of topics. My 7 year old loves this series. His two favorites are the roller coaster and toy testing episodes. He's even been inspired to request that we do some new science experiments based on the show.
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