Emily's Wonder Lab

TV review by
Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media
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 Parents recommend
Great STEM series inspires kid scientists to wonder.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 2 reviews

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Educational Value

Lots of age-appropriate STEM learning throughout.

Positive Messages

Emphasizes how fun it is to learn about science, and that making mistakes is all part of being a good scientist.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Main character is a female scientist. Kid scientists are diverse, and all show a lot of enthusiasm for science and learning. They also model that it's OK for your prediction to be wrong, and that's how you learn.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Fleeting glimpses of logos on kids' clothing, not mentioned by name.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Emily's Wonder Lab is an excellent series that will get kids excited about science. Hosted by science expert Emily Calandrelli and six kid scientists, each episode focuses on a theme, like "fluorescence" or "non-Newtonian fluids." The science content is more geared toward kids age 5+, but the show is otherwise appropriate for younger kids. There are brief glimpses of brand logos on the kids' clothing.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMitpatriot7083 September 10, 2020

Great for kids!

The show is entertaining for kids and adults. The host treats the kids like they are intelligent and curious scientists which is very refreshing to see.
Adult Written byamandawatson September 10, 2020

Great program

I love this show. Its so interactive. We love doing the experiments in our homeschool .
Kid, 9 years old April 24, 2021

Very good! and good for the world!

This is a very cool show! You can make a Eco freindly craft at the end and learn all about it! Emily is really fun,She is nice and knows alot about science!
Kid, 10 years old October 5, 2020
It definitely has educational value. Nothing inappropriate. It teaches kids about science.

What's the story?

Science expert Emily Calandrelli hosts EMILY'S WONDER LAB along with six kid scientists. Each episode focuses on a theme, like "florescence" or "non-Newtonian fluids." Emily explains the theme and does a demonstration of an experiment to illustrate the concept. Then the kid scientists get to have fun with the concept by having a dance party on a pool of Oobleck or covering themselves in glow-in-the-dark paint. Each 15-minute episode ends with Emily demonstrating an experiment that kid viewers can do at home (with their grown-up assistant's help, of course!).

Is it any good?

Emily is the science teacher we all wish we had as young kids. Her enthusiasm for helping kids understand STEM topics is infectious, and she explains concepts in a way that kids will understand without talking down to them. The kid scientists are super curious and excited about science. They also model that it's OK to make an incorrect hypothesis, because that's how scientists learn. Kids will love watching the really fun experiment demonstrations and will enjoy the kid scientists' silliness. The at-home experiments seem easily doable with grown-up helpers, but parents should note that many require supplies that you probably won't have lying around at home. Emily's Wonder Lab is an excellent way to get kids interested in science!

Talk to your kids about ...

  • What did you learn from Emily's Wonder Lab? Should we try one of Miss Emily's experiments?

  • The kid scientists on the show are very curious. Did watching the show make you curious to learn more about something? How can we make an experiment to learn more about it?

  • Families can talk about different ways to learn about science. How can TV shows inspire you to do things in real life? 

TV details

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For kids who love science

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