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Bang Goes the Theory

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Hip British science show is informative and fun.

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This popular British import demystifies the science that goes into the ways bridges and other infrastructures are built to withstand natural and man-made disasters, how wheels work, and the unique approaches to curing medical conditions like asthma. Bang Goes the Theory also takes an objective look at some of the scientific community's more contentious issues, like fracking (a controversial way of extracting natural gas from the ground) and genetic modification of fruits and vegetables.

Bang Goes the Theory is family friendly, and science fans will certainly find it interesting. But the show's hip and dynamic hosts, along with the simplified explanations about a wide-range of phenomena from around the world, make the series compelling enough to appeal to a wider audience. Those who tune in will be pleasantly surprised by the the different things they will learn here.

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