Topics in science, mathematics, natural history and space via games, hands-on experiments and short videos.
Premiered: August 23, 2010
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In a Head Rush special, Kari Byron sends her pal Andrew Hendrix to St Louis, MO to report on the 20th FIRST Robotics Championship. With an appearance by rapper will.i.am, more than 500 schools from around the world compete to see who's built the best bot.
Kari Byron makes metronomes tick in time and shows how boomerangs fly in Space. Shrimps hit the treadmill and whips crack at supersonic speed. Find out what it means to fall from an airplane at terminal velocity and poke pencils through water-filled bags.
Kari Byron turns a regular fire into a flaming tornado. Move a plank with a charged up balloon. Buzz your brain with a ping-pong ball and funnel. Then, figure out what happens to a bubble in zero gravity, and how an Elephantnose Fish finds its lunch.
Kari Byron shines a laser into a water fountain and gets surprising results. Find out how a Mars Explorer survives a Martian Atmosphere. And discover what makes a frog levitate. Then, what is Dark Matter? What makes interleaved books hard to pull apart?
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- Premiered: August 23, 2010
- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: Topics in science, mathematics, natural history and space via games, hands-on experiments and short videos. (more)