Parents' Guide to

MythBusters Jr.

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Teen phenoms model teamwork, curiosity in fun STEAM series.

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 7+

Duct Tape Saga

I recently watched this show. Think its definitely great. Although while watching the first episode of season one the kids made a duct tape parachute and it was busted because the chute wouldn't stay open. However, I believe it could be confirmed if there was a way to control the chute. If they some how made it so that buster could control the maneuvers of the chute it would stay open long enough to have a safe landing. I wish I could some how get this review to Adam Savage. So he could look further into this. All in all a good show and definitely more kid related.

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age 8+

Great, educational show!

I have 2 girls (10 and 8) who love this show! We are fairly conservative with language in our house. I think I may have heard some milder words used like "crap" or "oh my god." There are explosions, but neither kid gets scared by it. As a parent, I really recommend it!

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Is It Any Good?

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In an era that's seen so many challenge shows bring kids and teens into the mix, this series leaves only one question unexplored: "What took so long?" Just as MythBusters won fans with its blend of humor and science, MythBusters Jr. promises much of the same but with teens in the workshops. The myths are as unpredictable as ever, and there's still a lot of silliness on the set thanks to Adam's raucous personality and the teens' eagerness to play along with their gregarious mentor.

Even so, the science is the thing that stands out in this show, perhaps even more so than in the original series because of the teens' involvement. These makers are impressive programmers, engineers, and builders, and their ability execute experiments on such a large scale speaks to superb problem-solving skills. Viewers don't have to love STEAM topics to enjoy MythBusters Jr., but watching the young cast members put their knowledge to real-world tests -- often to surprising results -- is inspiring on many levels related to and apart from science and math.

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