Popular Mechanics for Kids

2001, TV Show

Full Episodes(72)

Latest Episode: On the Front Lines

Mar 06, 2002 Season 4 Episode 6 watch on

Our co-hosts go military. Tyler joins the Skyhawks, an elite parachute team and jumps out of a plane at 10,000 feet strapped to another man’s back. Vanessa pilots a fighter plane and does loops and turns in a simulated dogfight.

Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 22 - Music P...

Jul 02, 2000 Season 1 Episode 22

Episode 22 - Music Production In this episode co-hosts Elisha and Jay learn the secrets of the music industry. Elisha learns how to be a DJ, and discovers the recording secrets that turn an average singer into a professional quality artist. Jay lives out a childhood dream - after learning the tricks musicians use during live performances, Jay plays with a rock band during an actual concert!
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Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 21 - Air Tra...

Oct 03, 2000 Season 1 Episode 21

Episode 21 - Air Transportation In this episode on air transportation co-hosts Elisha and Jay really take flight. In an accident simulator Elisha experiences conditions one would face in an airplane crash landing and learns how to exit a burning plane. Jay visits a jet engine factory and climbs into an F-18 jet.
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Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 20 - Money

Oct 02, 2000 Season 1 Episode 20

Episode 20 - Money Co-hosts Elisha and Jay show us what makes the world go round - money. Elisha acts as a stockbroker for a day; Jay works the floor of the Stock Exchange (where he wears platform shoes to ensure that he will be seen). Later he visits the mint where he pours a million dollars worth of gold bars and he is given the chance to keep a bar worth $150,000 - if he can pick it up!
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Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 19 - Best Of

Oct 30, 2000 Season 1 Episode 19

Episode 19 - Best Of An episode with all of the grossest, scariest and most exciting moments of past shows as our co-hosts, Jay and Elisha, travel the continent to learn how things work. They fight fires, visit sewers, eat bugs, and drive monster trucks. Amazing, embarrassing and entertaining adventures, full of action, learning and fun (including a trip to the White House). Unforgettable fun!
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Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 18 - Robots

Sep 28, 2000 Season 1 Episode 18

Episode 18 - Robots At I.S. Robotics our co-hosts, Jay and Elisha, meet robots that respond to voice commands, use proximity sensors, react to light, sound and touch, and simulate emotions and mood. Jay wears a sensor suit that enables a robot to mimic his every move. Elisha learns how robots disarm landmines, and Jay becomes a member of a SWAT team and uses a robot to bow up a suspected bomb.
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Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 17 - Spacesh...

Sep 27, 2000 Season 1 Episode 17

Episode 17 - Spaceships Get ready to blast off as our co-hosts, Jay and Elisha, visit the final frontier - outer space! At the Johnson Space Center Elisha learns how spacesuits are designed, visits the astronaut training center and launches the space shuttle. Jay meets four astronauts and dreams of becoming one until he puts on a tumbling space suit that simulates motion in the space shuttle.
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Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 16 - Toys an...

Jan 20, 2013 Season 1 Episode 16

Episode 16 - Toys and Games Co-hosts Elisha and Jay visit the Lego factory and help build a life-sized model racecar. Next they explore some of the best selling toys in history - Frisbee, Slinky, Teddy Bears, and Play-Doh. At Nintendo they watch game counselors answer questions from callers stumped by the hottest games of all - video games. Elisha and Jay have the time of their lives!
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Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aquariu...

Sep 22, 2000 Season 1 Episode 15

Episode 15 - Aquariums On this whale of a show co-hosts Elisha and Jay explore Monterey Bay aquarium to learn about the care and feeding of whales, sea lions and other denizens of the deep. Elisha becomes a medical assistant and brushes a sea lion's teeth (bad breath!), Jay watches scuba divers as they clean a shark tank and they visit an aquarium with a window as large as a railway car.
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Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 14 - Emergen...

Jan 20, 2013 Season 1 Episode 14

Episode 14 - Emergency This is hot! Co-hosts Elisha and Jay explore the work of emergency teams - firefighters, airplane crash crews and water bombers. They visit a burn-building where fire fighters train for infernos. Jay handles a water hose, and Elisha watches as a water bomber scoops water from lakes to drop on out-of-control runway fires. They learn expert safety tips in case of a fire.
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Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 13 - Food Pr...

Nov 27, 2000 Season 1 Episode 13

Episode 13 - Food Production Co-hosts Jay and Elisha learn where our food really comes from. Jay creates a Ben and Jerry's flavor. On a request from Hillary Clinton, Elisha and Jay teach children to avoid food poisoning and contamination. They visit a gourmet chef who cooks a healthy meal - pasta with mealworms and chocolate-covered crickets for dessert!
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Electricity

Sep 20, 2000 Season 1 Episode 12

At the Boston Museum of Science they create an indoor electrical storm to learn what causes lightening, work on live wires and learn how electricity can help save someone having a heart attack.
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Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aircraf...

Jan 20, 2013 Season 1 Episode 11

Episode 11 - Aircraft Carriers Co-hosts Jay and Elisha set to sea on the most dangerous 4.5 acres on earth... an aircraft carrier! They spend three days aboard the USS Eisenhower, and learn that an aircraft carrier is a floating city! It carries up to 6000 people and 100 airplanes. There's a TV station, a jail, a library, even a barbershop! Elisha drives the carrier and Jay helps land a plane.
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Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 10 - Buildin...

Jan 20, 2013 Season 1 Episode 10

Episode 10 - Buildings Co-hosts Jay and Elisha learn the ups and downs of buildings - the hard way! Jay pushes all of the buttons (in an elevator) and learns why elevators don't fall if the cable breaks. Elisha pours concrete, flies a concrete frisbee and helps build the top floor of a building. Next she pushes the ultimate button and demolishes an entire building into dust and rubble!
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Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 9 - Boats

Jan 20, 2013 Season 1 Episode 9

Episode 9 - Boats It's a wet and wild adventure exploring the world's coolest boats! Co-hosts Elisha and Jay work aboard a tugboat, steering boats in and out of port. They check out cranes and machines that move the cargo off and onto boats, and watch as liquids like molasses are piped off the ship and into a liquid bulk facility. Then it's off to the races for an exciting speedboat experience.
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Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 8 - Garbage

Jan 20, 2013 Season 1 Episode 8

Episode 8 - Garbage Jay and Elisha plug their noses and take a trip into the smelly world of garbage! Elisha visits a recycling center in California and sorts paper, bottles and cans, and bales them for shipping. She then finds herself knee-deep in mud, feeding pigs while Jay is at Fresh Kills Landfill, waist-deep in garbage.
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Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 7 - Sports

Mar 09, 2002 Season 1 Episode 7

Episode 7 - Sports On your marks, get set... GO! Co-hosts Elisha and Jay sweat their way through the exciting world of sports! They shoot hoops with NBA star Damon Stoudamire and blame their shoes when they lose. Damon takes them to the NIKE lab to show what he needs in a shoe, and how NIKE made it a reality. They explore the science of skateboarding and Jay learns to pitch like a big leaguer!
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Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 6 - Coasters

Jan 20, 2013 Season 1 Episode 6

Episode 6 - Rollercoasters Co-hosts Jay and Elisha ride some of the most frightening roller coasters in the world! Elisha searches for the most thrilling coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain. They climb the tracks with a mechanic to check for cracks, loose bolts and other hazards. Jay learns how centrifugal force makes a coaster work and that he will be weightless for six seconds!
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Cool Cars

Jul 27, 2014 Season 1 Episode 5

Thrill-seeking co-hosts Elisha and Jay go cruising for the world’s coolest cars. They visit the renowned Jim Russell Racing Drivers School to learn the ropes of working at a pit stop.
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Zoos

Jul 27, 2014 Season 1 Episode 4

Co-hosts Elisha and Jay take a walk on the wild side at some of the world's coolest zoos and biodomes!
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Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 3 - Special ...

Jan 20, 2013 Season 1 Episode 3

Episode 3 - Special Effects A vampire and a monster step out of nighttime shadows... and turn out to be Jay and Elisha! Our hosts take us on an adventure into the castle of special effects... Universal Studios. Jay rides a boat on a collision course with an evil boat he blows up! We see how to make explosions happen and make sure no one gets hurt. Elisha makes fake blood and gets shot - safely!
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Submarines

Sep 05, 2000 Season 1 Episode 2

Today we go underwater...in submarines! Co-hosts Elisha and Jay take a trip to Catalina Island, where Elisha explores coral reefs in a high-tech bubble sub and Jay boards a nuclear sub!
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Popular Mechanics For Kids - Season 1 - Episode 1 - Undergro...

Sep 04, 2000 Season 1 Episode 1

Episode 1 - Underground Co-hosts Jay and Elisha go on a mysterious and eerie exploration to where the sun don't shine - underground! Elisha goes on a dark adventure into subway tunnels after closing to see where the trains sleep. Jay visits Boston to witness a massive construction project designed to move a raised highway underground. Charlie does a cool experiment to demonstrate hydraulics.
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