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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Lively series features STEM principles, fantasy violence.

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My 7 year old really likes this cartoon series, she always come up with fact about things that she has learned watching Contraptus.

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This lively maker-themed cartoon mixes humor with lots of creative thinking and building in order to problem solve. Each roughly 10-minute episode features a conflict or problem of some sort that Dr. Contraptus wants to resolve using scientific research and engineering principles. Despite being set in the Renaissance, much of what he builds, like vehicles, television-like screens, and robots, reflect today's technology. Granted, not everything works the way he expects it to, but Dr. Contraptus' willingness to refine his ideas and his machines underscores the process by which great inventions are created. Contraptus does have its fair share of fantasy violence that may not be appropriate for younger viewers. Nonetheless, it offers a fun and colorful way to teach kids basic STEM principles.

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