Popular Mechanics for Kids
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.
Where to Watch Popular Mechanics for Kids
Every episode of Popular Mechanics for Kids you can watch online for free. Heads up, there will probably be a few ads.
Season 1Amazon Prime | Dove Channel | Tubi TV | Rent or Buy
S01 E02Sep 14, 1997
Submarine Sep 14, 1997 Large and small submarines are discussed along with sub fries and sub science.
S01 E03Sep 21, 1997
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.
S01 E04Sep 28, 1997
Zoos Sep 28, 1997 Taking care of Elephants, and explaining about Termit Mounds and Iguanas.
S01 E06Oct 12, 1997
Roller Coasters Oct 12, 1997 This episode is about the science of Coasters, the thrill factor, marathons and the explanation of centripetal force.
Season 2Amazon Prime | Tubi TV | Rent or Buy
S02 E02Sep 6, 1998
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.
S02 E03Sep 13, 1998
Gross Out Sep 13, 1998 Digestive system, disgusting things, snot, and recycled pet-food.
S02 E05Sep 27, 1998
Police Force Sep 27, 1998 Car Chases, ManHunting, thief proofing bikes, and about guns.
S02 E06Oct 4, 1998
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.