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Popular Mechanics for Kids

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Popular Mechanics for Kids is an educational Canadian television series based on Popular Mechanics magazine. It was notable for starting the careers of both Elisha Cuthbert and Jay Baruchel. The show's purpose was to teach viewers how things work. It was awarded the Parents Choice Award in 2003, and was nominated for the Gemini Awards. The series aired from 1997 to 2001, and re-runs of the show continued to air on many channels until 2008. It aired on BBC Kids and Discovery Kids until December 31, 2009. After the closure of Discovery Kids Canada, BBC Kids stopped airing re-runs in all countries except Canada. The reruns on BBC Kids in Canada ended on May 14, 2011. As of 2013 re-runs of the show continue to air on Knowledge Network. Along with Cuthbert and Baruchel, the cast included Charles Powell nicknamed "Charlie" for the series, Tyler Kyte, and eventually Vanessa Lengies. The show was filmed primarily in Montreal, Quebec, and is currently distributed on VHS / DVD by Koch Vision.

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Underground

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Sep 7, 1997
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Underground Sep 7, 1997 Sewers Tunnels Subways Hydraulics

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Season 01, Episode 02 Submarine

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Sep 14, 1997
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Submarine Sep 14, 1997 Large and small submarines are discussed along with sub fries and sub science.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Hollywood FX

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Sep 21, 1997
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Hollywood FX Sep 21, 1997 Demonstrations of Saloon Brawls are shown, Information on fake Blood and gun fights are told. Learning about how Boat Chases work.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Zoos

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Sep 28, 1997
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Zoos Sep 28, 1997 Taking care of Elephants, and explaining about Termit Mounds and Iguanas.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Cool Cars

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Oct 5, 1997
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Cool Cars Oct 5, 1997 Monster Trucks! Pit-Stops! Vegetable Oil used as Gas!

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Season 01, Episode 06 Roller Coasters

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Oct 12, 1997
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Roller Coasters Oct 12, 1997 This episode is about the science of Coasters, the thrill factor, marathons and the explanation of centripetal force.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Sports

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Oct 19, 1997
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Sports Oct 19, 1997 The exciting pitch in baseball. Bearings, Nike Shoes, and Mountain Biking are also viewed.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 02 Whodunnit!?

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Sep 6, 1998
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Whodunnit!? Sep 6, 1998 Find out the Crime at the Crime scene, the use of spy gear, and spy gadgets. How a polygraph is used to detect most of the ones that did the crime.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Gross Out

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Sep 13, 1998
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Gross Out Sep 13, 1998 Digestive system, disgusting things, snot, and recycled pet-food.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Ocean Adventures

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Sep 20, 1998
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Ocean Adventures Sep 20, 1998 Sugar Cube Subs, Shark-diving, and about Icebergs

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Season 02, Episode 05 Police Force

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Sep 27, 1998
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Police Force Sep 27, 1998 Car Chases, ManHunting, thief proofing bikes, and about guns.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Sports

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Oct 4, 1998
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Sports Oct 4, 1998 The art of goaltending in hockey, snowboarding physics to help to snowboard better, How surfing is done on the waves, and running.

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Season 02, Episode 07 F.X.!

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Oct 11, 1998
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F.X.! Oct 11, 1998 Sound FX, visual effects, martial arts fights, and zoetropes.

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Season 02, Episode 08 Earth Power

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Oct 18, 1998
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Earth Power Oct 18, 1998 Making Tornadoes from Charlie's explanation, Twister the ride, and how Volcanoes are created.

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