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Shows that attempt to teach valuable science lessons in the basic format of a Saturday Morning Kids Show or Sketch Comedy. Usually, each episode is focused on a specific field. The host of such a show is often an endearing Mad Scientist type in a lab coat.
- Bill Nye the Science Guy
- Beakman's World
- The Curiosity Show is an Aussie example.
- Doctor Who began as this combined with a history show. Considering that it now involves fighting alien cyborgs with 'scientific' terms like "instantaneous biological meta-crisis" you can see that its experienced something of a Genre Shift in the last 50 years.
- Mystery Hunters, which showed the science that can be used to explain paranormal activities.
- Newton's Apple
- Not Another Science Show
- Mr Wizard
- Science Court (later Squigglevision)
- Square One TV, but with mathematics instead of science. (Isn't math actually a science?)
- Mixed with Cooking Show to create Alton Brown's Good Eats.
- 3-2-1 Contact, a Retool of The Curiosity Show for American audiences.
- Owl TV
- Some shows are aimed at young adults rather than children, e.g. Brainiac Science Abuse, Myth Busters.
- Parodied by Bob and Ray in the "Mr. Science" skits.
- Mari and Gali is a rare Japanese example. Its view on Curie temperature is highly creative, to say the least.
- Definitely at the hard science end are Rough Science and Science Shack, by BBC's Open University.
- Wonder Why, appearing at the beginning of 1990s.
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