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Embark on a quest for the coolest, fastest, wildest and weirdest in this award-winning series! Join your fearless hosts Elisha, Jay, Vanessa and Tyler on action-packed adventures to discover how things work. From the depths of the ocean to the outer reaches of space, this 24 episode collection takes you on an exciting journey that will spark the curiosity of kids and adults alike.

Slither & Slime and Other Yucky Things Get down and dirty with the creepiest critters at the stinkiest places on the planet.

Super Sea Creatures and Awesome Ocean Adventures Swim with dolphins, dive with sharks and more in these fascinating underwater voyages.

Rip-Roaring Rollercoasters and All Access to Fun Catapult into a world of excitement with a backstage pass to amusements parks, rock concerts and other cool places.

Radical Rockets and Other Cool Cruising Machines Buckle up for a ride on the fastest and most exciting vehicles on land, sea and outer space.

Gators & Dragons and Other Wild Beasts Take a walk on the wild side with the fiercest and most fascinating creatures that you will ever meet.

X-treme Sports & Other Action Adventures Hang out with all-star athletes and get your heartbeat racing with action-packed sports.


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Product Details

  • Format: Box set, Color, Content/Copy-Protected CD, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: KOCH VISION
  • DVD Release Date: November 8, 2005
  • Run Time: 552 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AYYV6A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,030 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Pet Vet Mom on January 26, 2006
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We initially borrowed "Radical Rockets" from the library and my 4 year old son instantly became a die-hard fan of PMK. I decided to invest in the 6 DVD set for Christmas and it has been worth every penny! These are easily his favorite videos. While Charlie may seem silly to adults, his experiments get real science across to kids in a fun and easy way. My son thinks he's hysterical and talks about the PMK kids as if they're his buddies. His preschool teacher says he talks about his "mechanics videos" all the time as he explains (in his 4 year old way) things like how rockets work or how to survive in the desert to her. Highly recommended and definitely worthwhile - a fun, educational series for kids.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mother of 2 on July 11, 2007
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Having a boy and girl is often tough when they want to watch different movies. I thought this was a must have! I purchased the set right before we went on a 13 hour drive for vacation and it was a hit. I did not feel guilty letting them watch dvd's that I knew were informative and fun to watch. My children were entertained and educated at the same time. A double bonus! These are great for boys and girls. Would recommend them to teachers!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Carol J. Reimann on July 27, 2006
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My kids ages 6 and 7 LOVE PMK, they've learned so many really cool things watching PMK. I bought one DVD just to see what it was like, then two more and two more, and two more. Now I just ordered the newest ones coming out. They are always telling me about this fact or that and I actually like watching them too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By KJDesperado on November 18, 2008
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If I leave my youngest daughter to make her own television veiwing choices, inevitably she will gravitate towards mindless cartoons. The most notable exception is PMK. Se loves these programs and even watches them repeatedly. I've watched most of them with her and find them pretty informative. I was looking for new episodes tonight because when I got home from work she reported to me that our cat has tapeworms, explained her diagnosis, and recited what she knew about tapeworms and their causes in pets from the program section "nix and tics" talking about parasites. She hadn't seen that program in months, but clearly it stuck. It is apparent she's learning from these programs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl D. Williams on June 14, 2012
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My 5 yr old grandson loves these DVDs. They are well written and well developed story lines. Our whole family has learned so much about science. I would recommend this series to any one with elementary children to introduce concepts of science. We first checked them out from the library and loved them so much that we ordered our own copies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barbara J. West on September 30, 2008
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Our kids love this DVD set. They watch their DVD players when they go to bed, but they can only watch educational DVDs. This is the perfect option. They both (4 and 7 years) love them.
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By C. Miller on August 16, 2008
Format: DVD
This review is a combination of opinions: mine and those of my 8-year-old.

These DVDs rock! We now know to bring a big plastic sheet with us in the desert, and how to get drinking water from condensation. (Although, we have yet to test it.)

We have been inspired to combine cornstarch and water for a fun "non-Newtonian fluid." And, Alex is definitely learning - the other day, he started talking about "non-Newtonian fluids" even though he hasn't seen that episode for at least a month.

Very interesting. For example, learning physics through juggling lessons (hopefully we'll put that one into practice soon!)

This DVD set, while I have watched only a few episodes, appears to be without violence, so we let our 3-year-old watch as well. He is just as entertained as our 8-year-old.

Also, five stars for no gratuitous use of junk food, unlike Bill Nye and so many other brainy shows. There is nothing in this series to irritate atheists nor libertarians.
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My son is 5 months old and already very interested in how things work. I have been borrowing various videos from the library trying to find things that will interest him through various levels of his development, while at the same time limiting the 'fluffy candy dumbing down' effect most kids shows have to offer.
I thought maybe these would be over his head, but they are energetic enough to hold his attention.
I like to watch his shows with him to see what they are teaching, and these videos are interesting to me as well. They open the door to a lot more research we can do on the web when he gets older.
What I like most is the sense of adventure they impart, there are tons of fascinating things going on all over the world that kids can be a part of exploring.
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