Finding Stuff Out
Children write in their questions about the scientific world around them and friendly kid hosts answer back with tons of educational facts.
S01:E101 - Colour
With the help of an animal expert, Harrison finds out how chameleons change color and viewers find out if they’re lion sighted in a color blindness test. A physicist explains why there are some colors that we can’t see, and viewers get a bug’s eye view of the world in order to discover how bugs see things that are invisible to humans! Harrison carries out an experiment to see if kids will turn their noses up at a batch of blue scrambled eggs!
S01:E102 - Insects
Harrison visits an entomologist who explains to him how insects that eat insects can replace the poison farmers use to keep bad bugs away from their crops. Harrison is joined by a biologist who puts on a fascinating show and tell with all kinds of live bugs. He then puts school kids to the test by asking them to eat everyday products that most of us don’t realize contain…you guessed it…bugs! And viewers find out that a lot of household products are made using insects (everything from carpets to lipstick!).
S01:E103 - Moon
Harrison investigates intriguing facts about the moon, like why people think wolves howl at the moon (they don’t), whether the moon really turns people into werewolves, who the first men on the moon were and why the moon appears to follow us. Viewers at home test out their jumping skills as Harrison demonstrates where we’d be without gravity!
S01:E104 - Sleep
Harrison sets off on an investigation of such sleep phenomena as yawning, snoring, and sleepwalking. Along the way he shows kids how to make other people yawn and how to make it seem like they are fast asleep (with fake snoring!). Viewers get to find out what causes nightmares and how to make bad dreams go away.
S01:E105 - Volcanoes & Earthquakes
Harrison gets permission from his school to build a very large volcano and with the help of a real-life volcanologist he creates a grand finale in the form of one of the largest mentos and cola eruptions ever concocted on television! Viewers learn what to do if the earth starts shaking.
S01:E106 - Flight
With the aid of a wind-tunnel and a four-time national radio-controlled airplane champ, Harrison takes to the school yard to discover why some things fly better than others and viewers find out what it really takes to leave the ground.
S01:E107 - Weather
Harrison is visited by a real-life television weatherman who shows us how he predicts the weather. Viewers will learn how to gauge wind strength and direction from famous storm chaser George Kourounis as Harrison talks to him live from a location in America’s Tornado Alley.
S01:E108 - Sickness
Harrison is visited by a microbiologist who helps him take a close look at an invisible world and figure out how to stop viruses from hurting us. In the name of science, Harrison performs a top secret experiment at an elementary school to find out how quickly germs can spread. Viewers at home learn how to grow their own fungus.
S01:E109 - Animals Big and Small
Harrison sets out to explore why it is that some animals evolve to be big, while others evolve to be small. He is visited by a miniature horse and its foal who help him find out why animals are bred to be different sizes. Viewers are encouraged to test their own ability to make themselves seem as big as possible!
S01:E110 - Electricity
A physicist visits Harrison to explain how electricity is generated, and teaches us how it can be conserved. Viewers can take part in a fun experiment to see electricity at work in their own bodies.
S01:E111 - Language
Harrison is visited by a very special guest - a parrot - and he tries to figure out if he can understand what it’s saying! Meanwhile, viewers get to test out their ability to communicate with dogs. Harrison also discovers why humans speak so many different languages.
S01:E112 - Tools
An anthropologist and real-life expert in prehistoric tool-making teaches Harrison how to make Neanderthal knife blades and to paint like a “cave kid”. Harrison invites kids at home to join him in making simple machines – a wedge, an inclined plane, and a lever - using nothing more than a sheet of paper.
S01:E113 - Sound
Harrison is joined by rapper and musician Kid Koala, a special guest canine, and opera singer Lindsay Michael. Individually, these experts help us find out about the delicate mechanisms that help us hear. The special guest canine helps Harrison figure out whether dog whistles really are silent, and Lindsay Michael tests out whether a person can actually shatter a crystal glass with their voice. Viewers at home find out if they have bat-like hearing!
S01:E114 - Oceans
Finding out how crucial the ocean is to our ecosystem, Harrison discovers that although monsters might get the attention, it’s the little things that count. For example, a tiny creature called phytoplankton creates half of the oxygen that we breathe. Using potatoes, a marine biologist helps Harrison figure out how fish drink!
S01:E116 - Best of Finding Stuff Out
The final show of the first season brings together highlights of the previous fifteen episodes. The most amazing experts, incredible experiments, and entertaining animals – and the funniest bloopers - all come together to help Harrison’s first season go out with a big bang!