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What goes into building a skateboard? Find out.

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Kid, 10 years old July 28, 2014

vary good.

vary good in education and learning.
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Great messages
Kid, 10 years old July 26, 2011

great but for tweens

i love this show but the reason i rated it 10 and up is because ages 1-9 wouldnt understand all this
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Educational value
Teen, 14 years old Written bymiapie456 April 6, 2012

Awesome and Educational

I disagree with the fact that "Educational Value" is not applicable. I learn something new every time, and so does my dad. It is a very educational show! :)
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Educational value
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

Very interesting.

Very educational show! Suitable for all ages.
Teen, 14 years old Written byTHS1892 May 4, 2014

Amazing Info on How Things Are Made

Very educational on the fascinating processes and stages of manufacturing and/or making products. Products being made range from bobsleds to candy canes, supercars to computer chips, and an infinite amount of other things. I have learned so much from How It's Made, sometimes I spend a whole day watching the show.
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Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 12 years old March 16, 2011

Ever wondered how gears were made? This is your kind of show!

THIS SHOW IS THE BEST! Whenever I have free time, I look to the Science Channel to find out how everything is made. Similar show are on the air, but this is the best. The only reason I say consumerism is because in some of the episodes (VERY RARELY) they will have the name of the company that makes the product (e.x., on the tuba episode, they showed the King Misic CO.) Sometimes, the company replaces the name of the company with "How it's made". But other than that, IT'S AWESOME!
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Too much consumerism
Educational value
Adult Written bykejohansen April 9, 2008

A must for most ages

One of the top educational shows on television and great for most ages as they do not talk down, but have the writing ability to educate without information overload that seems to turn most people off. The subjects are those that many people have never thought of, and without such a show, they would not seek it out. Keep up the good work in educational programming. Karen
Kid, 9 years old July 23, 2010

kids 8+ would understand this more thin 7 and under

i love this! (im the copycat) kids 7 and under couldnt understand it
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Too much consumerism
Educational value
Kid, 12 years old June 24, 2010

Kids 8+ Would Understand This Well, Not So Much For 7 and Under.

I love this! The reason why I rated this on for 8+ is because I think kids 7 and under might not understand the concept that well.
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Too much consumerism
Educational value
Adult Written bymkrob77375 April 9, 2008

Great Show to Foster Curiosity

My 5 year old adores this show. Every time he watches it he wants me to ask the show to demonstrate how another product is made! He even puts on his own "How It's Made" skits for me.
Kid, 11 years old May 20, 2016

Eduacational

It's appropriate for all ages and educational.
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Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written byBlackshot March 4, 2016

Actually informational.

One of very few shows that intrigues me.
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Teen, 14 years old Written byWafflesAndIceCream November 30, 2014

Easy, relaxing show.

So I'm watching this show right now. A lot of people like How It's Made because it's relaxing, and makes you tired. I can't disagree. It's actually kind of soothing; a while before I go to bed on school nights, I love to just lay down and listen to the narrator explain how to make things like recycled skateboards (which I'm watching right now!), Halloween decorations, scuba diving lights, and prosthetic ears. So, yeah, this show is appropriate for all ages.
Teen, 13 years old Written bynatknewthat July 20, 2014

great

I have watched this show ever since I was in first grade, when I was 6. I have always loved this show, as I love to see how things are made and how things work. There is an episode about caviar that may be weird for little kids, but otherwise it's just fine.
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Great messages
Adult Written byTimTheTVGuy October 17, 2012

How It's Awesome!

This show is so much fun! Very positive messages,and ton of edacational value.Perfect for the whole family!
Teen, 17 years old Written byabbacus August 2, 2012

Just OK.

Very interesting, but I get bored after a while.
Parent of a 11 and 13 year old Written byheather.parker July 21, 2012

Educational and interesting

This is a good, quality show that's educational and actually interesting for adults as well as kids. This is one of my favorite shows that my kids watch.
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Educational value
Adult Written byJEDI micah May 29, 2012

AWESOME!!!

I love this show! It is so cool how people can make things! Boys of all ages will love this show! It has huge machinery, cool robots, and a good narrator! It can be educational to kids who want to build things in their career! It's a great show!
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Educational value
Great messages
Parent Written bytrebvor December 29, 2011

Correct wording.

Love this show and watch it all the time. But I wish that Lynne Adems would stop using the words " sodder and centrifical " they do not exist. It should be " solder and centrifugal " If we want our children to learn the right thing please use the correct words.
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Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written byI gatti di Roma January 6, 2011

A+

Even young kids will like it.
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Educational value

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