Finding Stuff Out

Finding Stuff Out is a show that instills children with a fascination for the real-world application of science: physical and life science, mathematics and technology. With actual kids getting access to places the home viewer doesn't normally get to go and featuring kid participants engaged in activities the the home viewer doesn't normally get to do.

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  • How Things Break
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    August 9, 2014

    The Big Question: How can you break things with a karate chop? Harrison is on a quest to break a karate board with his bare hand, but first he'll need some expert help - from a materials engineer and a karate master -- to understand the science behind why things break. Hiii-yaaa! Challenge: Kids compete in an egg-drop challenge, to see what kind of padding materials can protect a raw egg when it's dropped from a great height. In the Field: Harrison has a dynamite time at a rock quarry when an expert helps him blow up rocks with real explosives!

  • Astronauts
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    August 4, 2014

    The Big Question: ,Can kids go into space?, Harrison wants to go to space, but first he'll have to learn how to float in zero gravity, sleep ,standing up,, and figure out how a rocket works. Fortunately, he knows some real astronauts who can help him out. Challenge: Challengers in a ,zero gravity, rig compete to see who can fix a broken satellite the fastest. In the Field: At the Canadian Space Agency, Harrison samples astronaut food and learns how to ,catch, a delivery of space groceries with the Canadarm2 robotic arm.

  • Cars
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    May 26, 2014

    The Big Question: Is a Ferrari faster than a cheetah? Harrison finds out how a car works when a teenage race car driver brings her mini Formula 1 to Harrison's house. Challenge: Challengers race remote-controlled cars along a track filled with obstacles to understand how road conditions can make driving hazardous. In the Field: Harrison goes to a race track and gets to drive a real Ferrari! Then, with an expert driving instructor at the wheel, they burn rubber to see who's faster - the Ferrari or a cheetah?

  • Water
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    March 17, 2014

    Question: ,Will water ever go extinct?, Harrison's water is shut off today because of a water main break, so he's extra interested in how water is formed, and how we can conserve it. Challenge: In some countries, kids have to carry water from a well instead of getting it from a sink. Our challengers compete to see how much of their daily water they can carry before time's up. In the Field: Harrison goes to fire-fighter training, where he puts out real fires with water.

  • Best of Finding Stuff Out
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    November 29, 2013

    As Harrison prepares for his school science fair, he realizes that science is all around us. Highlights from this past season, including questions about the sun, plants, teeth and spiders, help prove his point.

  • Sports
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    October 11, 2013

    Harrison takes an in-depth look at sports - from the precise designs of the various balls, to the specialty clothing, to the importance of practice. There's a lot of science in sports; Harrison finds out how even cheering for your favourite team is good for you!

  • Growth
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    October 4, 2013

    Every living creature that is born grows up. But HOW do they grow, and WHY do they stop growing? Harrison finds out if girls grow faster than boys and if you can make yourself grow taller. He also uncovers the real difference between humans and other creatures, and how scientists are working to make us more like salamanders.

  • Plants
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    September 30, 2013

    Harrison discovers that plants are living things, and humans depend on them for survival not just for food and clothing, but also for the very air we breathe! Harrison investigates why flowers smell so nice and fruit tastes so good.

  • Structures
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    September 23, 2013

    Structures are things that we build, that make life easier, like a house or a bridge. Harrison finds out how animals have been building structures for millions of years, as well as the best way to build structures, to keep them strong and sturdy, and realizes that humans could learn a lot from beavers.

  • Habitat
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    September 20, 2013

    Without a habitat, neither plants, humans nor animals could survive. Why do worms come out when it's wet? Why don't dolphins live on land? How can fish breathe under water? Harrison finds out about the world we live in, and all of the little worlds within it!