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Science and Nature for Children on TV

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TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Wed 30-Jan-13 08:21:14

DS1 (aged 5) has been a fan of Nina and the Neurons for a year or so and I think it is well made. Each week a group of 2-3 children ask a question eg how do locks work. They then come to visit Nina to solve it. There are some cartoon Neurons (who are the five senses) who help her.

I like the combination of Nina breaking down a problem in her lab with the children eg building a lock out of cardboard and then going out to see some real world examples. I think they do a pretty good job in the time of explaining and I've never seen an explanation I disagree with, though one or two where I think, "hmm, did that really fully answer the question?"

Otherwise, DS1 is now getting into David Attenborough programmes, he is watching the Africa series at present, thank goodness for iPlayer!

tougholdbird Fri 01-Feb-13 19:56:45

If you have Sky kids package there is a prog called 'finding stuff out' on the POP channel (most of the other profs on that channel so good) but DD (aged 7) likes that one and it is very good on the science stuff.

tougholdbird Fri 01-Feb-13 19:57:33

For profs read profs <sigh>

tougholdbird Fri 01-Feb-13 19:58:19

Noooo, fgs I mean progs! Blimmin' autocorrect

ModeratelyObvious Sun 08-Sep-13 01:00:40

Is anyone watching Dara O'Briain Science Club? DS1 is enjoying it and it seems to be well done without lots of filler. The exploding glass crystal was cool too!

ModeratelyObvious Sun 08-Sep-13 01:01:06

Any other new ones we should know about?

TheDoctrineOfWho Sat 09-Nov-13 11:15:28

Programme on iplayer about building jet engines that DS1 loved!

OneMoreCasualty Fri 11-Dec-15 20:13:36

More for older kids, but Tails You Win is a good programme about chance currently on iplayer.

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