Popular Mechanics for Kids

Popular Mechanics for Kids

1997 - 2007, Kids, Other
Teens learn about science and technology.
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Episode Guide

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - On the Front Lines (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    On the Front Lines

    Mark visits Canada's elite parachute team, the Skyhawks; Vanessa flies a fighter plane in California.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - In Deep Water (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    In Deep Water

    Underwater adventures including a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California and Jules' Underwater Sea Lodge.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Horses (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Horses

    Behind the scenes of the Strathcona Mounted Troop, the only non-British cavalry unit to protect Buckingham Palace.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Escape (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Escape

    Visiting Dean Gunnerson, one of the most famous escape artists in the world, for a hint on some of his top-secret stunts; Marines Survival Training Center.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Fighting Disaster (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Fighting Disaster

    Creating a landslide in Oregon; training with a Collapse Rescue Team in Los Angeles; fire researchers.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Wild Rides (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Wild Rides

    Flying high in a powered parachute plane; street luge on a Virginia mountain; kite skiing lessons in Oregon.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Live at PMK (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Live at PMK

    Cirque du Soleil.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Water (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Water

    Behind Niagara Falls; emergency oil-spill team; indestructible-raft ride.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Space: The Great Beyond (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Space: The Great Beyond

    NASA laboratory.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Greatest Hits 4 (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Greatest Hits 4

    Highlights from the current season.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Sci Fi (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Sci Fi

    Vanessa helps put together the comic book Spawn.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Killer Creatures (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Killer Creatures

    Komodo dragons; polar bears; tigers.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Navy Seals (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Navy Seals

    In Southern California; combat training tank; underwater training; underwater explosives; Navy parachute team.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Pirates and Gold (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Pirates and Gold

    Searching the ocean floor; ancient shipwreck; making false gold.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Life Savers (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Life Savers

    Crash test dummies; armored car factory.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Desert (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Desert

    Tyler learns how to ride a sand board and race a vehicle across dry sand.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Ice (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Ice

    Snow scenes in movies; preparing a hockey rink; driving a Zamboni machine; NASA's ice tunnel.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Down Below (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Down Below

    Elisha strikes gold; cave walls; underwater laboratory.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Greatest Hits 3 (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Greatest Hits 3

    Highlights of the current season.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Freaky Flying (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Freaky Flying

    Behind the wheel of a blimp; para-gliding; military spy plane.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Super Bikes (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Super Bikes

    Motorcycle daredevils; Slide Machine.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Spook Out: Scared Silly PMK (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Spook Out: Scared Silly PMK

    USS Hornet; venom from a tarantula; Thrillvania theme park.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Body Mechanics (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Body Mechanics

    Break dancing; orthopedic surgeon; witnessing an operation; triathletes.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Slither and Slime (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Slither and Slime

    Octopus; frozen frog; worm farm.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Dirty Work (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Dirty Work

    Vanessa looks through the city's garbage dump; Tyler tests out what it takes to become a zoo keeper; fish-gutting factory.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Amazing Sea Creatures (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Amazing Sea Creatures

    Dolphins; turtles; manatees; humpback whales.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Ticket to Ride (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Ticket to Ride

    Universal Studios Islands of Adventure; water rides; roller coasters; dinosaurs.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Cool Schools (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Cool Schools

    Underwater acting school; school for bodyguards; Hummer land vehicle.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - How Do They Do That? (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    How Do They Do That?

    Frequently asked questions; viewer requests.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Monster Machines (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Monster Machines

    Megasaurus eats cars for lunch.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Creepy Crawlers (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Creepy Crawlers

    Insects; leech farm; honeybees; exterminator.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Greatest Hits II (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Greatest Hits II

    Best of season two.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - The Fastest Cars, Humans and Airplanes (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    The Fastest Cars, Humans and Airplanes

    Jet-powered truck; Olympian Donovan Bailey.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Boom! (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Boom!

    Detonators and dynamite; pyrotechnics; rock-blasting at a quarry; special-effects explosion.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Trucks (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Trucks

    Big rigs; cleaning trucks; mining trucks; bicycle gears.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Swamps and Gators (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Swamps and Gators

    Secrets of the wetlands; nutria; Everglades safari; Florida's Gatorland.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Zero Gravity (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Zero Gravity

    Free-falling bodies; heavenly bodies; Keck Observatory; rocket ride; astronaut training.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Under the Big Top (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Under the Big Top

    Circus school; acrobatics; Cirque du Soleil; trapeze artist; clowning.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Emergency Rescues! (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Emergency Rescues!

    Rescue dog searches for an avalanche victim; hostage situation; lifeguards.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - After Dark (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    After Dark

    Night owls; bat cave; nightmare lab; neon signs.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Talk to the Animals (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Talk to the Animals

    Communicating with dolphins; animal actors; training birds of prey to clear airport runways.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Earth Power (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Earth Power

    Molten lava; Universal Studios twister ride; setting off an avalanche.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - F.X.! (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    F.X.!

    Special effects; blue-screen studio; sound tracks; kung-fu battle.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Sports: Riding, Gliding & Sliding (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Sports: Riding, Gliding & Sliding

    Snowboarding with the Canadian Olympic team; NHL goalie for a day; surfing.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Police Force (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Police Force

    Police training; LAPD high-speed pursuit; handling handguns.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Ocean Adventures (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Ocean Adventures

    Diving with sharks; whale blubber; bottled water from icebergs.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Gross Out (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Gross Out

    Tyler and Elisha visit a recycling plant; digestive system; manure.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Whodunnit!? (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Whodunnit!?

    Tyler and Elisha help detectives investigate a break-in; surveillance gadgets; polygraph.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - North Pole (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    North Pole

    Inuits of the Arctic Circle; dog sled; building an igloo; traditional feast.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Fly at Your Own Risk (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Fly at Your Own Risk

    Elisha flies in a vertical wind tunnel; pedal plane; wing-walker.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Music Scene (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Music Scene

    Scratching, mixing, lighting and speakers for concerts.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Air Transportation (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Air Transportation

    Air-crash survival; a hot-air balloon; a jet-engine factory.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Money (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Money

    The stock market; the Royal Canadian Mint; collectors coins.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Greatest Hits (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Greatest Hits

    Highlights.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Androids and BOTS (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Androids and BOTS

    Bomb robots; androids; robot making.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Spaceships (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Spaceships

    Johnson Space Center in Houston; space suits; flight simulation; neurolab; space camp; habitation module.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Toys and Games (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Toys and Games

    LEGO factory; classic toys; video games.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Aquariums (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Aquariums

    Aquariums; training sea-mammals; Monterey Bay Aquarium; fishing for specimens.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Emergency (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Emergency

    Firefighters and emergency services; forest fires; firefighter training; an airport crash-crew.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Food (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Food

    Inspection, making ice-cream and gum, and eating bugs.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Electricity (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Electricity

    Electricity: lightning; power-line maintenance; resuscitation; windmills; aurora borealis; electron microscopes; generators.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Aircraft Carrier (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Aircraft Carrier

    Aircraft carriers; catapults.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Big Buildings (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Big Buildings

    Factors in tall structures such as concrete, elevators, and blowing them up.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Big Buildings (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Big Buildings

    Blowing up buildings, concrete and elevators for big structures.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Boats (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Boats

    Tugboat; ocean research vessel; tall ships; Coast Guard cutter; high-tech navigation.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Garbage (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Garbage

    Garbage trucks; solid waste disposal; garbage archaeologist.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Sports (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Sports

    Basketball; ball bearings; bike of the future; curve balls; golf balls; skating; lifts; ramps.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Coasters (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Coasters

    Roller coasters.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Cool Cars (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Cool Cars

    Stereo lithography and car design; gasoline engines; alternative fuels; race cars; monster trucks.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Zoos (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Zoos

    Zoos; biodomes; endangered species.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Special Effects (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Special Effects

    Special effects; movie makeup; illusions; robots; fake blood.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Submarines (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Submarines

    Coral reefs; nuclear sub; the Titanic.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Underground (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Underground

    Sewers and tunnels; subway trains; underground escape tunnel; Channel tunnel.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Popular Mechanics for Kids (Episode 136)
    Episode 136:

    Popular Mechanics for Kids

    Tyler holds his breath for a class at the underwater acting school; Vanessa, school for bodyguards.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Popular Mechanics for Kids (Episode 134)
    Episode 134:

    Popular Mechanics for Kids

    Tyler takes a romp with some rhinos and finds out what he has to do to become a zookeeper; Vanessa visits a stinky fish-gutting factory.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Popular Mechanics for Kids (Episode 133)
    Episode 133:

    Popular Mechanics for Kids

    The giant theme park in Florida, Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Popular Mechanics for Kids (Episode 111)
    Episode 111:

    Popular Mechanics for Kids

    Vanessa tries to be a motorcycle daredevil, Tyler tests Slide Machine.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Popular Mechanics for Kids (Episode 110)
    Episode 110:

    Popular Mechanics for Kids

    Tyler hunts ghosts and sees tarantula; Vanessa turns into a zombie.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Popular Mechanics for Kids (Episode 109)
    Episode 109:

    Popular Mechanics for Kids

    Tyler and Vanessa breakdance, visit orthopedic surgeon, and see how doctors tune super athletes for triathlon.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Popular Mechanics for Kids (Episode 105)
    Episode 105:

    Popular Mechanics for Kids

    Vanessa creates a landslide; Collapse Rescue Team; fire researchers.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Popular Mechanics for Kids (Episode 104)
    Episode 104:

    Popular Mechanics for Kids

    Searching the ocean floor, visiting the under water sea lodge, a pool, and buoyancy.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Space Station (Episode 101)
    Episode 101:

    Space Station

    Vanessa gets a lesson in virtual reality; Tyler tests his skills in a lifeboat.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Popular Mechanics for Kids (Episode 89)
    Episode 89:

    Popular Mechanics for Kids

    Spawn comic; NASA's Deep Space Network.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Popular Mechanics for Kids (Episode 68)
    Episode 68:

    Popular Mechanics for Kids

    Ages 6-14. Engages, stimulates and stretches kids' curiousity of how things work. Fascinating subjects include tunnels, roller coasters and more.

  • Popular Mechanics for Kids - Popular Mechanics for Kids

    Popular Mechanics for Kids

    Trucks and how the gears work on a bicycle.

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