By Andy Merrett
Jan 15, 2013
BBC shows off new year science shows for kids
The BBC has announced a raft of new science shows for children of all ages, broadcasting in early 2013 on the CBBC and CBeebies channels.
Favourite duo Dick and Dom will be investigating the lives of people who had genius ideas and helped shape the modern world.
Absolute Genius will be a fun, irreverent, fact-laden, explosion-filled journey to explore the work of some of the most important inventors and scientists in history. From da Vinci to Watt and Archimedes, this series will fuse thrilling experiments and animation to explore the theories and inventions that have shaped the world we live in.
Fierce Earth will explore the true power of planet Earth using a mixture of on-location and archive footage, plus experiments, experts and personal stories. Kids will find out about such powerful phenomenon as hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and lightning.
Super Human Challenge will see presenter Tim Fitzhigham searching the world for people with real life super powers.
With the aid of the Mission Doctor, Dr Megan John, he pits himself against them to find out just how super they really are. Using animation, science and technology this show astounds viewers with just how amazing the human body is and what it can achieve. These are real life Super Human that defy science with super strength, extraordinary stamina and other unbelievable physical abilities.
Junior Vets will give six school children the opportunity to become the first ever juniors to enrol at Edinburgh University’s high-tech Vet School. They’ll work alongside the school’s top vets, treating poorly pets, wounded wildlife and farm animals that are feeling unwell.
Deadly Mission: Madagascar takes eight young teenagers to the front line of conservation to discover for themselves the issues faced there, and work directly wit the scientists and conservationists at the forefront of research. They’ll meet endangered wildlife from Humpback Whales to Bamboo Lemurs, plus get to know the generation of kids growing up in rural Madagascar.
Younger CBeebies viewers will be glad to see new series of Nina And The Neurons, Mr Bloom’s Nursery: Get Set, Grow! and Octonauts.
Nina And The Neurons: Go Engineering sees super scientist Nina (Katrina Bryan) and her young Engineers travel the UK in search of engineering wonders from towering skyscrapers to really long bridges. With the help of Nina’s five animated sense Neurons, they explain how things work and discover how science and engineering have built the world around us.
Mr Bloom packs up his Compo Car and head out across the country to set up a travelling village fete for thousands of Tiddlers. Mr Bloom is, of course, joined by his loveable team of Veggies who are thrilled to discover about life outside the Nursery from a hydroponics farm to an amazing maize maze.
Exact dates and times of broadcast will be revealed in due course.