Parents' Guide to

Beakman's World

By Leanne Mos, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Madcap science show makes learning a thrill.

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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

The OG Scientist

I watched this as a kid and LOVED IT 100%. The premise is that Beakman, the main character, gets letters asking science questions (how a computer works, what snot is, etc). Durring the show, Lester the Rat often adds color commentary on the subject (nothing inappropriate, but often incorrect with his reasoning LOL). This is very educational and would recomend for anyone who is a fan of Bill Nye.

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Is It Any Good?

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This series does a masterful job of blending entertainment and quality content for kids. It won't be hard to tempt kids' interest, thanks to the wacky star's natural charisma and the show's unique approach to teaching kids about science. The pace is lightning-fast and might lose the youngest viewers, but older kids are sure to love the action (explosions! smashing tomatoes!). Zaloom uses every trick in the book -- from costumes and accents to slapstick comedy -- to keep kids' attention, all with the goal of imparting on them a wealth of fascinating scientific knowledge that will change how they look at the world around them.

Grown-ups will like Beakman's World nearly as much as their kids will, with the possible exception of those squeamish segments that delve into body topics like the origins of flatulence and the make-up of earwax. Of course these gross-out bits are bound to thrill grade-schoolers, and you can't deny that even they offer worthwhile information about some pretty intriguing topics. The bottom line? This is one of those rare shows that entertains, teaches, and inspires kids, all within the confines of worry-free, age-appropriate content and a ton of fun.

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