3-2-1 Contact Season 6
S06 E01Oct 12, 1987
Japan: Precious Oysters, Rare Salamanders Oct 12, 1987 David and Kaori visit the Mikimoto Pearl Farm and see the 100-year process of culturing pearls. David and Kanae Nishio go wading in a forest stream, hunting for a giant salamander. This information supplied by Chuck N. Thank you, Chuck.
S06 E02Oct 13, 1987
Japan: Landslide! Oct 13, 1987 Impeding Japanese throughout is the erosion of Mmighty .t Fuji. David sees what steps are being guarded to help the Japanese society in spite of it. Included is a building where rainstorms and landslides are simulated.
S06 E03Oct 14, 1987
Japan: Paper and Kites Oct 14, 1987 David and Kaori visit the Furutas, whose family has been making paper by hand for two centuries. They follow the Furutas as they make a batch of fine paper. David, Kaori, and Chizuru Ishizaka join a kite expert and test a kite designed to fly in little wind. This information supplied by Chuck N. Thank you, Chuck.
S06 E04Oct 15, 1987
Japan: Earthquake! Oct 15, 1987 David and Kaori get a glimpse of architects designing buildings that can resist the force of some natural disasters.
S06 E05Oct 16, 1987
Japan: Judo and Computers Oct 16, 1987 How would you like to write your messages in a strictly-ordered way, knowing that one mistake could change the meaning of your sentence? It can happen in English, but it's easier to write Japanese wrong. David and Kaori visit a software researcher and test out software that is designed to read and identify handwritten Kanji characters. (David puts his skills to the test and fails.) David and Kaori also participate in a grueling judo workout, after which they learn about a computer that helps train judo students. Finally, Kaori shows David the next closest thing Japanese language has to the English alphabet.
S06 E06Oct 19, 1987
Detectives: Skin and Bone Detectives Oct 19, 1987 Archaeologists are seen trying to demystify the Mayans, Egyptian mummies, and a prehistoric cave where flint was mined.
S06 E07Oct 20, 1987
Detectives: Tool and Trash Detectives Oct 20, 1987 There are ""archaeologists"" in Arizona that are analyzing modern humans from samples of their trash! It's a far cry from the tools of ancient man, or so you would think.
S06 E08Oct 21, 1987
Detectives: Wildlife Detectives Oct 21, 1987 This show observes owls in the wild and the ecosystems in a salt marsh.
S06 E09Oct 22, 1987
Detectives: Dinosaur Detectives Oct 22, 1987 In the centerpiece of this episode, a museum moves a large dinosaur exhibit into place.
S06 E10Oct 23, 1987
Detectives: Pattern Detectives Oct 23, 1987 Can you tell a pattern when you see it? A combination of new and recycled material shows all sorts of patterns in nature.
S06 E11Oct 26, 1987
Architecture: Raising the Big Top Oct 26, 1987 Basic architecture can be whittled down to beams and a sheet. This is seen through circus tents, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome and other things.
S06 E12Oct 27, 1987
Architecture: Home Oct 27, 1987 The frame is vitally important to anything architectural. We see how animals make their perfectly-designed shelters, how the Japanese can join two boards without glue or nails, and find the traditional Kenya home.
S06 E13Oct 28, 1987
Architecture: Stack It Up Oct 28, 1987 How do you build the world's largest Gothic cathedral? It all comes down to using marble cut in certain ways. The arch and the buttress are featured in the ongoing construction of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
S06 E14Oct 29, 1987
Architecture: Made to Fit Oct 29, 1987 There is a branch of architectural science called ergonomics, which states how things are built to fit certain people. David Quinn sees if he can improve the ergonomics of a kitchen.
S06 E15Oct 30, 1987
Architecture: Light But Strong Oct 30, 1987 The shape and composition of architectural materials can prove vital for various reasons. The I-beam and the triangle brace are highlighted in this episode.
S06 E16Nov 2, 1987
Mammals: Rats and Bats Nov 2, 1987 Hard to believe mice and rats are mammals, as are bats. But this program shows why rodents are classified this way.
S06 E17Nov 3, 1987
Mammals: Keeping Warm Nov 3, 1987 Fur and hair are mammals' chief arsenal to stay warm. But what about sea otters?
S06 E18Nov 4, 1987
Mammals: Live Birth, Warm Milk Nov 4, 1987 This show witnesses the births of elephant seals and wildebeests. Also seen are young black bears and kangaroos.
S06 E19Nov 5, 1987
Mammals at Play Nov 5, 1987 Play is an important part of growing, as we see from watching babboons, chimpanzees, sheep dogs and even kids playing.
S06 E20Nov 6, 1987
Big Mammals: The High Cost of Living Nov 6, 1987 There is a price ecosystems pay when big animals are confined. This program shows the elephant, the rhinoceros and the tapir groping with spatial problems.
S06 E21Nov 9, 1987
Modeling: Things on Wheels Nov 9, 1987 Models are used to test ideas before they become large-scale. A class of intermediate-school students go through modeling tactics in building a spring-driven car. We also see newsreel clips of models that produced both commonplace items and inventions that didn't pan out.
S06 E22Nov 10, 1987
Modeling: Through Ice and Air Nov 10, 1987 Models observed in this episode include those of Canadian ice shields, fast bicycles, and modern airplanes.
S06 E23Nov 11, 1987
Modeling: The Earth Nov 11, 1987 Surveyors are seen at work, as are schoolkids who devise a map of their own neighborhood.
S06 E24Nov 12, 1987
Modeling: Knees and Small Things Nov 12, 1987 Models are shown in museums and in the medical world.
S06 E25Nov 13, 1987
Modeling: Spaces Nov 13, 1987 Much of this program focuses on a zoo's constructing an uncannily accurate rain forest for its animals.
S06 E26Nov 16, 1987
In the Air: Finding Your Way Nov 16, 1987 Built largely on material recycled from Season 1, this episode includes insight on how pigeons and bats negotiate their world. Bats rely on sonar, but as for pigeons and how they navigate, that's a different story.
S06 E27Nov 17, 1987
In the Air: Drifting with the Wind Nov 17, 1987 Main Concept: Variances in wind currents can be used to create different forms of transportation such as soaring, gliding and hot air balloons. Even inanimate objects like a kite depend on the wind to function properly.Wind power is introduced with Flying Scooters at an amusement park. Hopey learns about the sport of ""soaring"" by taking a trip in a glider sail plane.Repeat of a sequence from the episode Hot/Cold: Temperatures on Earth/In Space: In the mountains of Colorado, Lisa participates in a balloon race to better understand why a hot-air balloon rises.David visits a local Kite Club in Tokyo where he meets a Japanese ""kite doctor,"" who uses science to improve a kite's performance.
S06 E28Nov 18, 1987
In the Air: Born to Fly Nov 18, 1987 Jan Carter, Entymologist at the Cincinatti Zoo and Botanical Garden teaches us about the life cycles of the butterfly. David speaks with Glen Wiggins, curator at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto Canada, about Dragonflies and their wings and Moths and their Proboscis. Then there's a recycled segment from season 1, Episode 22, where Marc visits a beekeeper. Then back to David and Glen Wiggins about Beetles. This show's information is supplied by Chuck N. Thank you, Chuck.
S06 E29Nov 19, 1987
In the Air: Fat Things That Fly Nov 19, 1987 Hopey finds a hibernating ground for ladybugs. David observes beetles at the Royal Ontario Museum. Todd gets fooled by Barbara Reinalda and her softball pitches.REHASHED FROM SEASON 1 (Show 8): Trini takes rides the Goodyear Blimp around New York City.MUSIC VIDEO: Airborne.
S06 E30Nov 20, 1987
In the Air: Unbelievable Flying Objects Nov 20, 1987 David visits Aerovironment Inc. where they are building a full scale Pterodactyl model that has been designed based on the few clues scientists have about the real animal. Then David visits Burt Rutan, designer of the Voyager, the first plane to travel around the world without stopping. There David and Burt discuss the custom airplane designs and experimants Burt has made. This information is supplied by Chuck N. Thank you, Chuck.